Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Denies Sarah Silverman’s Claims About Racial Slur : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

In an interview with Playboy set to hit newsstands tomorrow, comedian Sarah Silverman responds to questions about her provocative brand of humor by telling a story about how “the onetime lead singer of a very popular band from the 1980s” came up to her after a show and said, “You’re my favorite comedian. You have the best nigger jokes.” Silverman didn’t outright name Journey’s Steve Perry, but she added, “I’ll just say this: After that, I stopped believin’,” a poke at the band’s classic “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Was she joking? In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, Perry took Silverman’s accusation very seriously, adamantly denying he ever used “the n-word” after meeting her backstage at a comedy show. “I’m really shocked. She was so friendly and so nice,” Perry tells RS. “I don’t understand why she would go there, it’s so bizarre. I don’t use that word, are you kidding? That’s so derogatory.” Perry admits he met Silverman on a pair of occasions “a long time ago” after being “amazed at her ability to make people actually laugh at every racial slur and every ethnic group she could possibly come up with,” but insists Silverman’s recollection of their meeting is just another episode concocted by the controversial TV star for comedic effect.

via Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry Denies Sarah Silverman’s Claims About Racial Slur : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily.


One Response

  1. Lemme get this straight…a comedian known for using racist slurs gets on Perry’s case for using a racist slur (assuming it’s true). Can you say “glass house”, Ms. Silverman?

    And if it is true…Perry’s joined the ranks of the everyday human race, with all our bumps, warts, and faults. Big deal. *walks away humming a certain Avenue Q song while watching the rabid Perry-ites get their panties in a collective twist*

    (the Avenue Q song in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbQiSVeQwVQ )

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