John Mayer and Playboy, Part 2: The self-loathing Twitterpology
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 ..."
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 ~~
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Oops, he did it again. Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images for VH1.
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