Progressive Blogger Clayburn Griffin believes that white men having non-white wives could “sometimes be a sign of racism.”
While it may sound unintuitive, Clayburn explains that one “shouldn’t assume someone isn’t racist just because they own a minority sex servant,” and, on the contrary, may only be in a relationship with a minority “because they’re racist.”
Clayburn made this opinion public after another Twitter user came to comedian Bill Burr’s defence over accusations that Burr himself was racist and problematic.
Burr was on the receiving end of feminist backlash after mispronouncing acclaimed Mexican musician Natalia Lafourcade’s name, and remarking that feminists would be upset by a cis-white male presenting the nominations for Latin music.
Bill Burr butchers women’s name and then is awkwardly forced to accept the award for her at the Grammys pic.twitter.com/xp3143GY1J
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 14, 2021
Accusations of racism against Burr hold little water, however, as Bill has a black wife, and is the father to a black baby with her.
While Clayburn said he is not implying that Burr and his wife have that relationship, he did add that one could “never know.”
Degrading a woman to a “sex slave” in the name of racism 🥴 without knowing a single thing about their relationship pic.twitter.com/ayRFAPVMCM
— Nicoco (@PetiteNicoco) March 15, 2021
“As I said, I’m not suggesting he’s a racist but it is what some racists do,” said Clayburn in a follow-up tweet.
“I don’t know the nature of Burr’s relationship, which is why I specifically said I’m not suggesting this applies to him.
In response to the accusation, Burr’s wive, Nia Renee Hill, responded: “B*tch, shut the f*ck up.”
Bitch, shut the fuck up. https://t.co/AL06vVKP1X
— Nia Renée Hill (@niasalterego) March 15, 2021
Progressives also tried to cancel Burr after he defended his former Mandalorian co-star Gina Carano.
Story cited here.