Wayans hits back at being branded a racist

Last updated 10:43 06/08/2014
Sydney Morning Herald

Comedian Marlon Wayans says labelling Australian singer Delta Goodrem 'the most unrhythmic white woman' wasn't racist.

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NOT IMPRESSED: Marlon Wayans captured Delta Goodrem dancing at a Jay Z and Beyonce concert.

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Comedian Marlon Wayans has hit out at critics who have labelled him racist and insists he will not apologise for posting a photograph on social media of Australian singer Delta Goodrem, whom he labelled "the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN".

The White Chicks actor has faced a barrage of online criticism after he posted a photograph on Instagram and Twitter of himself and a dancing Goodrem at the Beyonce and Jay Z concert in in Pasadena, Los Angeles, on Monday night.

"This b***h dancing to AC/DC," Wayans wrote alongside the photograph, which shows him casting a critical eye in Goodrem's direction as she waves her arm in the air.

The photograph has been liked by more than 27,000 Instagram users, but also earned Wayans a considerable amount of criticism, including from one woman who said Wayans' "hypocrisy and racism is sickening".

Criticism of Wayans' photograph seems to have touched a raw nerve, and he took to Twitter and Instagram to defend himself against "all the sensitive people out there". But he was unapologetic for his actions.

"Ok so let me start by saying suck it long, hard and til y'all mouths hurt to all these sensitive ass people," he tweeted.

"Secondly, I ain't apologising for a joke...

"I love that all these people calling me racist cuz I stated a fact. She can't dance. Apparently neither can u. Now f*** outta here.

"one day people are gonna understand... I simply don't give f***. And I refuse to succumb to this new world order if not having an opinion.

"All comedians, say what u say and let it be said. Never say sorry for a fact, just say f*** off. Be you, be true."

He also tweeted the photograph again, twice, including one version in black and white.

"Still can't dance. I'm gonna annoy u annoying sensitive asses with collages ...," he wrote beside the black and white photograph.

Goodrem did not appear to have been insulted by the photograph, tweeting a short clip of Seinfeld's infamous Elaine dance in response to Wayans. 

And in fact, Wayans tweeted that he and Goodrem spent a good deal of Monday night's concert talking.

Asked online if he and Goodrem were "doing lunch soon", he responded: "I would in a heartbeat. We talked half the concert."

He also suggested he could teach Goodrem some moves, tweeting a clip from his late 1990s skit in The Wayans Bros in which he performs various moves, including "the baseball" and "the home-run".

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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