Popeater’s Rob Shuter is reporting that John Mayer won’t get a chance to issue a mea culpa on Oprah anytime soon. Shuter has a source who claims that Oprah wouldn’t give Mr. “David Duke” Dick a platform unless he’s ready to really admit he screwed up, and given the lame excuses we’ve heard from him I doubt that’s going to happen anytime soon. It’s unclear from this statement whether the source claims that Mayer actually approached Oprah (it doesn’t sound like it), if she’s explicitly said he’s not welcome, or if it’s just unlikely that the Mighty O would give him a platform since she’s such a friend to Mayer’s ex, Jennifer Aniston:
Whenever a celebrity does something stupid, they often end up begging for forgiveness on Oprah’s sofa — but not John Mayer. Apparently, he’s going to have to find someone else’s shoulder to cry on, because the talk show queen is refusing to have the attention-seeking singer on her set. Oh, Johnny-boy, you know you’ve done bad when Oprah won’t let you boost her show’s ratings!
“Oprah is the smartest person on TV and will not let John use her or her show to ask for forgiveness,” a TV insider tells me. “If John really wants to apologize for his racist and sexist comments, he should find somewhere else. The only way Oprah, who is a dear friend of Jennifer Aniston, would ever book him is if John were interested in having a much deeper conversation about race, women and fame.”
So, Mr. Mayer: Stop whining about being misunderstood and start thinking about the words you use — because it isn’t just Oprah who doesn’t want to listen to you anymore! And with your mouth, you should maybe consider Maury Povich or Jerry Springer before someone classy like Oprah.
Mayer hasn’t updated his Twitter much since the controversy over his really over-the-top, arguably racist Playboy interview. He apologized and then put up a couple more tweets, one with a link highlighting his charity work and another on a new digital music gadget from Toshiba. If Mayer has any kind of sense, and I doubt he does, he’ll stick to neutral posts on things he finds interesting or he’ll stop tweeting altogether. He just seems to get into trouble every time he opens his mouth or types a sentence.
Mayer e-mailed an apology to Holly Robinson Peele, who he name-dropped in the interview as an attractive African American woman, but she said it wasn’t enough and that she was “disgusted and offended” by his remarks. She initially was flattered, until she read the whole article and realized that he used the N word and compared his male part to a notorious white supremacist. She also said that “it’s time for him to really just drop the frat boy act” and “take responsibility for these hurtful comments.” Will Mayer reach out to leaders in the African American community in an attempt to 1. revamp his image and 2. maybe get some insight as to why he shouldn’t casually drop the N word and talk stupid sh*t about getting a “hood pass” and not dating black women? It would be a start.