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John Mayer and Playboy, Part 2: The self-loathing Twitterpology

February 10, 2010 |  3:24 pm

Mayer oops John Mayer took to Twitter today to apologize for using a racial slur in his recent interview with Playboy magazine. 

Actually, he did more than that, manifesting a microburst of self-loathing that took about an hour to rain down in painful 140-character parcels. And who's to say a new storm won't roll in before we know it.

"I think it's time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews."

OK. He's been thinking it's time to stop a lot of things, I guess?

"I just wanted to play the guitar for people. Everything else just sort of popped up and I improvised, and kept doubling down on it ..."

Well, now, that's about to tip over from highly evolved meta-awareness to just plain old feeling sorry for yourself, John. You're not about to go fail whale, are you? 

Others in the Twitterverse, including @adilla, have ideas about what might happen next:

"Just waiting for @johncmayer to follow up his apology with an announcement that he's going to rehab. I mean, it kinda worked for Tiger, no?"

But alas, @johncmayer tweets back that there is no rehab for what ails him. 

~~ A moment, please, while the Ministry attends to this single, shimmering, perfectly shaped tear it just shed ~~

Perhaps our little John is finally growing up. Though if he were, he might have realized that speaking the n-word in that interview is far from the only thing that set the "let me offend you" bar so very, very high.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Oops, he did it again. Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images for VH1.

Related dispatches from an artist's journey through angst (with love and porn mixed in):

John Mayer opens his mouth to Playboy and makes our brain hurt

John Mayer in Rolling Stone: Not over Jennifer Aniston, but an innovator in masturbation

John Mayer back on Twitter; year 2010 now free to proceed

John Mayer equates dating with shame, presses on somehow

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