Fallon Bandleader Accuses 'Tea Party Extremists' of Sending Him Racial Epithets on Twitter
If you thought you'd heard the last of Jimmy Fallon's band and the case of the offensive song played on NBC's Late Night last week as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann walked onto the stage, think again.
On Thursday, the bandleader responsible for the song choice was interviewed by Pitchfork, and he not surprisingly made some accusations of racism at "Tea Party extremists" (serious vulgarity warning):
Pitchfork: What kind of reactions have you received since?
?: I've seen some really colorful epithets in the past four days, but "nigger fuckhead ghetto stick" is probably the one that takes the cake. I'm still trying to get my head around that one. Blocking 3,500 tea party extremists [on Twitter] in a three day period is no fun, especially when you're a drummer dangerously close to carpal tunnel. In the end, was it worth it? Absolutely not.
But here's the really delicious part. It seems Bachmann - the "Lyin' A-- B--ch" - might have been the one that saved this man's job:
Pitchfork: Was there a moment when you were scared that you might get fired?
?: Yeah, last Wednesday, the day before [Thanksgiving]. We were seeing where she was going to go with it because, if you call the right channels, next thing you know advertisers are in the NBC building asking for proper action to be done. So we were definitely waiting with bated [sic] breath. And then her camp was like, "Look, it's Thanksgiving. Let's just put all this behind us and call it a day."
So the woman that was attacked basically called off the dogs and saved this man's job.
You'd think he'd be more grateful and not go after her supporters this way.
But that would require some common decency he possibly doesn't possess.
(H/T Fox Nation)