Lisa Lampanelli defends calling Lena Dunham the N-word - and won't stop using it 'any time soon'
Lisa Lampanelli made waves recently when she posted a picture of herself and Lena Dunham and referred to the "Girls" star as her "ni**a." Now the comedian has come out to defend her statement.
"The N-word ending in 'er' is far different context from the word ending in 'a.' Ask any person who knows the urban dictionary, it means 'friend,'" she tells The Huffington Post. "And by the way, if I had put the word ending in 'er,' that would have been a very derogatory thing about Lena meaning she is less than me, and I view her as very above me."
The image in question, above, is G-rated, but the caption was anything but. "Me with my ni**a @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls - I love this beyotch!!" Lampanelli wrote.
Lampanelli stands by the fact that she didn't do anything wrong -- and she doesn't plan to change her act any time soon.
"I have been using these words since I started in comedy and guess what, people? I won't stop anytime soon, just because you're a** is up on Twitter," Lampanelli says. "I have always used in my act every racial slur there is for Asians, blacks, gays, and Hispanics. To me, it's acceptable if the joke is funny and if it is said in a context of no hate. It's about taking the hate out of the word."