Skip to comments.Michelle Obama In Hot Water Over Racial Slur
Posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:38 PM PDT by kingattax
It seems as though the racist accusations have turned on First Lady Michelle Obama after she made a grammar gaffe on Monday while speaking about part-time job salaries. Unlike when she inappropriately slanders someone or something for being racist, in her recent offending comments she was in fact acting the part.
The First Lady used the word gypped while describing the earnings for part-time jobs, with specific regard to when she herself was a working mother as an ABC news reporter at the White House Summit on Working Families. The remark is now drawing some criticism from media outlets for the racial slur.
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Michelle Obama was a news reporter? When?
I’ll be the first to admit, I did not know ~gypped~ was a racial slur. Learned something new today.
After everything she’s done, this is what she’s in “hot water” for? That’s a common phrase that I’ve heard throughout my over five decades.
Yeah, I’m sure her mindless followers will leave her in droves. Come on.
“Gypped” is a word I and most I knew used now and then as kids and young adults and we had no idea where the word came from. It just meant cheated to us.
But Moochelle and most adults now should well know where it comes from in these PC times.
Give me a break. Whoever it is that is upset needs to get a life. MO should NOT apologize. Her comment clearly was not intended with malice.
Yeah, she said “gypped”. She meant to say ‘jewed”.
They put the demonstrators into a Paddy Wagon and drove them off to jail.
How many people complain about this term..?
None, because Irish have LIVES.
in her defense, no one knows where that comes from. It’s like when you say there is a “chink in the armor”
At one point she gave the Romani some respect, but it turns out she’s an indian giver.
Gypped is supposed to be derived from Gypsy. Today, that’s considered racist against Gypsies or as they are otherwise known the Roma. As another poster indicated, it is akin to saying someone “jewed you down.”
I still don't see how it's a racial slur. Just one more thing for someone in the 2% to whine about.
Seems pretty niggardly of them to go after her for that.
gypped comes from “gypsy” which comes from “egyptian”.
how many gypsies are there left to offend? gypsies aren’t just one race of people. they came from a bunch of different countries and peoples. and for the large part they earned that reputation.
if she had said jewed, that’d be a different story.
Yeah, she said gypped. She meant to say jewed.
At least it wasn’t “welshed.”
Well I hope they don’t get off scot-free!
HAY! WATCH IT!!!
I am asking the same thing. When was she a reporter?
This is a lefty navel-gazing non-issue.
“gypped comes from gypsy which comes from egyptian.”
A derogatory term for an Egyptian is “gyppo” and is probably as much a contraction of “Egyptian” as a reference to the endemic/inherent dishonest shown by ‘gyppo’/Muslim to the non-Muslim.
It’s only considered racist by liberals and idiot rinos.
If it’s Roma, it’s accurate. These people claim gypping and stealing from others as a way of life. If they don’t like the derivation, then I don’t feel gypped.
Can we still refer to Harpo Marx or will the Irish be offended?
...but every night the men would come around...and lay their money down.
“In like Flynn” was a good one.
“All this for a damned flag?”
And madworldnews.net is not the top news source.
“The term gypped is derived from the word gypsy, which refers to the Romani people. Its used to describe one who swindles or cheats someone and has many negative connotations.”
I’m with you - I’ve used the word all my life. I’m certainly no fan of Michelle, but she’s given us more than enough ammo to go after her in many other areas. I give her a pass on this one...and I’m with her too, I’m no fan of Gypsies either.
Now if she had used the term “Jewed”, that would be different in my book...as it points much stronger towards a specific group of people and is not an everyday word, at least for most people.
I’ll bet that touched off a Chinese Fire Drill at the White House.
Rochester, NY, only place I ever heard that when you don’t show up when you’re supposed to, you japped. And I was born in Tokyo. LOL
I bet “gypped” came first, and then “gypsies.” Gonna look it up.
I am most encouraged that, while there is disquiet some persons have over the First Lady, she has her defenders here. The biggest laugh about the term Gypsies is from England. The politically correct brigade,decided the word was insulting. They instituted the word "travellers" to designate parasitical wanderers who camped on public parks. The actual Romany descendants objected to the designation "traveller" applied to them.
The joker was that only 5000 to 7000 real Romany exist in England today. The other 90,000 are persons in caravans and campers who never work. They settle on nice parks and leave filth and debris and move on. They get funds from the government, as do the indigent in the city.
The old traditional Gypsies of George Henry Borrow's biographies, like the name Gypsy. They would prefer Romany though.
The article is missing the point in talking about the origin of the word... the issue is that she was given an opportunity that required her to work hard.
Hard work pays off for most us, it's what we teach our children, isn't it? Not in the White House I guess, there they view this story of life as being gypped, that working above and beyond is a rip off? Geeze...
It is not a racial slur if it was not used in the context or someone did not know it was one.
Hey, watch it buddy.
This is ridiculous. If you’ve ever been to Europe the Gypsies are like parasites (yes, they are over Paris too). I can’t believe I’m defending Michelle Obama.
I don't agree. Gypped always meant cheated. The travelers had the reputation of offering a service, but shortchanged you by trickery. Jewed down meant you lost in a bartering session; no cheating, just raw negotiating.
So you think gyp is to gypsy as chink (Hole) is to a Chainman? Too bad they took analogies out of the SAT's.
I doubt that honest Gypsies would deny that larceny has been a major occupation of a significant percentage of them.
And everyone who makes fun of Moochelle is called a racist. hee hee
They came from India about a thousand years ago (proof from DNA testing etc), and went to various European countries. They are also one of two groups Hitler wanted to completely eliminate. They like the Jews, are still despised in Europe.
despised....however in their case the negative stereotypes are largely true.