Ohh where to begin! @Amazing Alex. You could be right. Maybe its less offensive in Australia. I know Rihanna when challenged by a journalist on her use of the word said that it is less demeaning in Barbados where shes from. However, and get this right Amazing Alex, within American English usage the C word is absolutely at par with the N word. The Mirriam Webster definition calls it "obscene, disparaging and deragotory reference to a woman". You must not have read my post coz I DID correct Silky and point out that he did NOT say the N word. Thirdly statements made in interview do not fall under that privacy umbrella you are claiming, not even the most deft of politicians would even claim such a thing. Public statements will attract public scrutiny and rightfully so. Finally, your zealousness is to be commended but be careful that you dont run people off this board or turn them off O'loughlin with the aggressive attacks at any criticism levelled at him. I know I'm not the first to tactfully suggest this to you. @Zia. Very wise post. People do take things differently. And I'm willing to bet that theres a section of more casual viewers who saw what I saw and may not give him a second shot. Which would be a tragedy really. @Diane. I do agree that generally he comes across as sweet and funny. And very very huggable. Not all the time, but 98% of the time. I can work with that. Hopefully that covers all ground. On to less contraversial topics. Soooo new episode Monday huh?
@Silky To be clear, Alex has never in public the N word. I was just saying that the C word is as bad as that word and is unacceptible. I wont tell you what the C word literally means because this is a site accesible to kids and also I dont know how old you are. I'll just say that its a deeply mysogyinistic word that dehumanizes an entire gender by reducing them to a body part. Like other deragatory words, there is NO context in which it can be used casually. Period. He gets no pass from me there. Alex has the looks, charisma and talent to break out of television but he needs to watch that mouth or it will cost him big.
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