It’s really a shame that people don’t know how to behave. Some fools insisted on using the n-word at Alligator Lounge last week while singing “Gold Digger” and other songs. After being kicked out of the club, they took to Yelp to complain. Ugh.
Non-black patrons of Alligator Lounge who refused to stop saying racial slurs during a karaoke night took to Yelp to defend their behavior — claiming that the n-word is no longer an offensive word but “a friendly way to refer to your friends.” The three reviews, which have since been taken down, defended their right to use the n-word and deny any wrongdoing while at the popular Williamsburg dive bar.
“It is 2017 and and ‘nigga’ is no longer an offensive word but instead a friendly way to refer to your friends,” Julita K. wrote in her review, which is in full below along with the others.
On Tuesday night, when the karaoke’s host, Saman Boyd — a black woman who regularly hosts karaoke at the dive bar — told them to stop, she alleges that they mocked her and pointed at her while singing the word along with other songs…
“I state clearly before songs that contain the n-word that we have no n-bombs at my karaoke. If you say it, your song will get cut off, and you’re free to put another song. That’s just the rule,” Boyd says. “It’s usually not a problem. It’s a word, and it’s in songs; I get that. But for my space, I don’t want to hear you saying it. I don’t think I should have to censor the song selection for people who can’t follow the rules.”
When one of the women said the word during a Lil’ Kim song, Boyd cut her off, the host says. The group then allegedly got very heated and mocked Boyd, pointing at her while singing the n-word during later songs, she adds. That’s when she got the bouncer, who asked them to leave.
The co-manager Lisa Graziano responded, telling Eater:
“We have zero tolerance when it comes to what could be perceived as racism,” she says. “We stand behind her. Those were her rules in that moment, and she is a person of color, and she should not ever have to feel that people are mocking her.”
Yelp, has removed some of the more idiotic posts, but here’s a screen capture of user Julia K.’s comment: