John Mayer on his racist, misogynistic douche explosion: “I done goofed”


John Mayer was on the Today Show this morning for their outdoor concert series. Unlike Lady Gaga’s visit a few weeks ago, the sky did not open up to pour down God’s tears on douchey John Mayer. It’s a shame. Instead, the audience was forced to sit through John’s guitar masturbation and ridiculous O-faces. Which brings me to my question: if John Mayer still a horrible douche? We haven’t been covering him at all lately, and he’s been pretty quiet since her racist, misogynistic, homophobic douche explosion in Playboy. Remember how he thinks he has a “hood pass” but he wouldn’t use it because his dick is a white supremacist? Yeah. So, is he still that same dude? I don’t know, but listen to Matt Lauer’s interview with Mayer:

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Basically, when Lauer asks him about the Playboy douche explosion, Mayer says: “I learned…Don’t talk just to see if you have something to say. Talking just to see if you have something to say is a really bad way of finding out you had nothing to say…. I done goofed.” I done goofed? Here’s one of my biggest problems with Mayer: it’s not so much that he’s a faux-intellectual who thinks he’s the biggest f-cking genius on the planet, but jointly with that belief, he thinks we’re all f-cking idiots. Like we aren’t even capable of “getting” him. I just feel like Mayer is talking down to us, to his fans, to everyone. A–hole.

And these f-cking pants. He thinks he’s SO FUNNY.



John Mayer on July 23, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. pookie says:

    I hate that he makes a lot of money. And I hate he had his hands on Jennifer Aniston.

  2. denise says:

    lol@ Pookie

    JoHn Mayer is one strange fellow. He writes beautiful songs, but seems like such an airhead when he is not singing.

  3. ViktoryGin says:

    A douche and still can’t get rid of his funk. Tool.

  4. Sarah says:

    I don’t get his appeal. I didn’t get his appeal even before it was obvious he’s a total tool. Ugh.

  5. MaiGirl says:

    Even before the Playboy interview, I could not stand this manchild. He reminded me so much of every effete little navel-gazing boy “poet” I knew when I was an English major in the mid-’90′s. Everything about him is annoying and pedestrian, and everyone knows it but him.

  6. JaisyMaisy says:

    Ha! I love how you referred to John Mayer as “her.”

    He really is awful. I loved him when Room For Squares came out ages ago, but since then he’s just become a joke.

  7. Bite me says:

    Hate to admit this but half of my heart is one of favorite joints by the asswipe

  8. gg says:

    That is one bugly guitar.

  9. cantbelievethis says:

    Wow, he looks like crap.

  10. GatsbyGal says:


    He’s using a variation of “Ya dun goofed!” which was uttered by the hillbilly father of 11-year-old youtube sensation Jessi Slaughter.

  11. mollination says:

    Kaiser summed up my biggest pet-peeve perfectly —- the people that believe if you don’t like them, you must simply be too small minded to “get” them. No douche, I get it. I just don’t like it.

    Mayer definitely thinks he’s a step ahead of everyone when really, everyone’s all “no, I know what you’re saying. I just disagree….DOUCHE.”

  12. Popessa says:

    I’m betting he’s regretting that tatoo sleeve by now…

  13. BiggieShortie says:

    Yeah, you done did, asswipe.

  14. meme says:

    Listen up John Mayer, those pants are a nod to early Dave Matthews who wore crazy shit pants in the early days. And I’ve seen you at DMB concerts sitting with the sound guys and we all make fun of you. Because deep down in your heart, you want to be Dave. Well, it ain’t gonna happen, douchewad.

  15. Melanie says:

    I don’t know…that’s actually a good lesson. Alot of people stay stupid stuff all the time because they don’t really have anything to say but they think if they just start rambling it may lead them to something smart or funny to say. Some people can pull it off and other people can’t. I think he’s one of those kind of celebrities that just goes in and bses with the interviewer.

    Also, I think, “I done goofed up” is a reference to that viral video of the father on youtube that’s screaming at his daughter’s haters.” He’s said, “Y’all done goofed up.”

  16. LolaBella says:

    I wish that entertainers would just do what they are paid to do – entertain me. I don’t want to know your politics, or your sexual preference or whether you’re an ova-lacto vegetarian or whether you dress to the left. Just keep the TMI to a minimum, shut up and write/sing/play your damn guitar!

    Oh, and John, we KNOW that you’re plugged in 24/7, we don’t need your spewing of memes and pop culture references to remind us!

  17. Strawberry says:

    He is a humongous waste… of guitar talent. I agree with LolaBella, probably why much of what I still listen to is classic rock and folk since back then the talent spoke for itself.

    Autotune done goofed it up for the music industry, in a big way.

  18. malachais says:

    he’s getting a bit old for people to think he’s just a cute idiot.

  19. buckley says:

    Mayer says: “I learned…Don’t talk just to see if you have something to say. Talking just to see if you have something to say is a really bad way of finding out you had nothing to say”

    This sounds like one of his songs.

  20. hanh says:

    He probably doesn’t write his own songs.

    Oy he’s a douche. He needs to go away already. Why women still swoon over him is confusing.

  21. Sassy says:

    Never liked him. I hate the way he plays guitar (usually a guy playing guitar is sexy to me… but not Mayer. Blech) and I really hate the way his face goes into half orgasm, half taking a dump mode, when he’s singing. He’s nasty.

  22. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    John Mayer is a great musician.

  23. Pix says:

    I loathe John Mayer. I hate his face and dislike his music even more. If I hear his songs on the radio i change the channel immediately.

  24. buckley says:

    Nothing interesting about his music IMO.
    Sugary dreck.

  25. P.J. says:

    Glad he has learned the hard way to be more circumspect about what he says in public.

    I liked the song, thanks for the clip.

  26. mine says:

    He is the same racist douche bag but trying to hide it better. I feel sorry for the poor women that give him time. Those women help make him a jerk.
    Time is up for all of these closet racist.
    This jerk turn my stomach. Hate that full arm tat.

  27. Moreaces says:

    He probably thinks he’s making a bold statement by wearing those god awful paints, He looks slow on the last pic.

  28. Cinderella says:

    I wonder how many times he got slapped around in school. A guy like him had to get pummeled at least once.

  29. original kate says:

    what a little slice of shit.

    lord, i’m feeling cranky today.

  30. Incognita says:

    I find his big, Herman Munster head distracting. He’s such a turd-gobblin!

  31. neema says:

    John Mayer is a /b/tard


  32. Chris says:

    Regarding people who get tattoo sleeves on one arm, I’m waiting for it to become fashionable for people to get around in long sleeve tops with one sleeve up and one sleeve down. Or is that already happening? As for Mayer, I’ve never really got why he was able to bed so many famous women. I thought I must’ve been missing something, so discovering that all you guys don’t rate him either is very validating.

  33. 6 says:

    Does anyone know if he has had a little nip/tuck? He looks different than he did years ago (maybe he just lost a lot of wieght? I don’t know). Just wondering.

    He is a horrible musician and I use the term musician lightly. I cringe when he is referred to as a guitar god. He is just a pop star and he can’t stand it.

    Did I mention that I don’t care for him?

  34. Gail says:

    I had the hardest time figuring out who this thing was. The girls at work kept telling me he was a singer, then I would forget. I spied a cd and thought, oh hey isn’t that the boy all these chicas keep reminding me about? Popped it in, sampled a few songs and laughed out loud. You have GOT to be kidding me. There’s no accounting for taste, but what exactly is the appeal? It’s obvs not his (snort) musical talent or his looks. Then he turns out to be an unredeemable asshole too? I don’t get it.

  35. GatsbyGal says:

    @Neema – No, I’m pretty sure he’s from ebaum’s. (First and second rule, dude.)

  36. ThatBKChick says:

    I think he has a personality disorder. There are serious issues with John. He’s aluded to not feeling “significant” and insecure” etc.

  37. Alexa says:

    RE his “tattoo sleeve” Popessa et al. – when I first noticed he had one, I thought for sure it was a fake that he was probably wearing as a joke. (I’m sure there exists a faux tattoo sleeve you can pull onto your arm to shock your parents/partner/kids.) I still can’t believe he got one of those. Does he have a problem with alcohol or drugs (pot maybe)? That tattoo just seems so out of place on him.

    Ya know, I actually feel kinda sorry for him now. I get the feeling he really has “done goofed” and it has had a profoundly negative effect on his career. I’ve experienced that myself and it’s majorly humiliating. (Had a tendency to randomly send offensive emails via “Reply to All” and would also forget that when the president of the company I worked at would ask if anyone had any comments or questions at the All Company meetings – nobody, including him, really wanted to hear anyone comment or question him.)

  38. San says:

    Hey blogger go and read poetry and some actual books. He said he didn’t have a hood pass. He used David Duke and white supremicist dick to illustrate he’s never had sex with women of other demographics but will start dating outside his race. Read books from the Harlem Renaissance and poetry from Michael S. Harper so you can understand artists using metaphors to talk.

  39. Truthzbetta says:

    Maigirl has the Tool’s number. LOL.

    Maigirl v. Mayer, here’s the score — game, set, match, and ya lost Mayer. Now pick up your remaining ball and do kindly go away.

  40. Gail says:

    John Mayer is waste product from the bowels of music that was crapped into the toilet bowl of middle-aged, middle-class fem pop. Can we flush now?

    Ooooo – metaphors ARE fun! Anybody else have one?

  41. juicyjackie says:

    He does seem to be a douche, but one thing you have to admit is if you had a sitdown conversation with him you would know it would be interesting and he would push your mental buttons ….. all likely he would offend you, but at least you wouldnt be bored with generic soundbites

  42. grrrlgrace says:

    I used to buy his music because I truly believed that he sang from the heart. Not any more.