Katt Williams Not Exactly Sorry for Anti-Hispanic Tirade. In Fact, He's not Sorry at All
Remember last week when a publicist for comedian Katt Williams issued a statement saying how sorry the comedian was for an anti-Hispanic tirade he went on during a performance in Phoenix last month? About that...
Williams was on CNN over the weekend where he not only didn't apologize for the tirade, but denied that he authorized his publicist to apologize on his behalf.
"They put out a DVD called Katt Williams: Nine Lives while I was in jail without my permission," Williams explains, suggesting his handlers don't necessarily speak for him.
If the apology is off, Valley civil rights leader Jarrett Maupin -- who first called for Williams to apologize, and then called for a boycott of Williams (which was later called off after the comedian's faux-apology) -- tells New Times the boycott of all things Katt Williams is back on.
See Williams' appearance on CNN below. See footage of his tirade here.
As you can see in the video, Williams says the only thing he's sorry for is the fact that "the word anti-Mexican is being said to a black guy in America,"
He goes on to grumble that "I don't think I need to apologize for being pro-American."
Maupin says Williams' new-found patriotism is "BS," and he should leave that sort of talk to the Tea Party. He says he hopes the boycott of Williams will spread beyond Arizona's borders.
"[Williams] is gonna find out real fast he needs blacks and Hispanics a lot more than blacks and Hispanics need Katt Williams," he says.
Maupin says he's been in discussions with venues and hotels across the country to spread the word about the boycott of all things Katt Williams. One thing's for sure, Maupin says: Williams will have a hell of a time finding a venue in Phoenix willing to put the name "Katt Williams" on its marquee.
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