Damon Wayans was refused again today for a trademark on the word “nigga” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Wayans was hoping to start a clothing line called ‘Nigga’, but was denied the name because of an Act of Congress that makes it illegal to “register a word that is scandalous or that disparages a particular group.” He will once again appeal the ruling, but the chances of a different outcome are slim.
This sucks. Because if Wayans would have won, we all know that Kevin Federline would have instantly bought five of everything with Britneys money and then promptly had his ass beaten as he left the store. Damn. But even more annoying is that this AP article and every one like it dances around the word “nigger” like we all live in a Harry Potter book and there’s one magic word no one dare speak. It’s obviously vile and offensive, just like a dozen other rascist slurs, but it’s not a haunted spell. As long as you don’t preface it with “kill all the”, can we please just act like grownups. Kthx.
Source = AP