LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – John Mayer is apologizing for his Jessica Simpson napalm comments, Jennifer Aniston insults, and white supremacist remarks from 2010 Playboy and Rolling Stone news interviews. John Mayer previous apologized for his white supremacist comments shortly after they were made. But now Mayer is apologizing also to Aniston and Simpson. In a news interview with NPRâ€™s All Things Considered, Mayer admits he was wrong when he made the comments two years ago.
What did Mayer say of Simpson? Mayer’s original comments were made about Simpson to Playboy. The highly edited news comments at the time read â€śYeah, that girl is like … it was crazy. Thatâ€™s all Iâ€™ll say. It was like napalm, â€¦. napalm.”
What exactly is napalm? As reported on LALATE at the time, napalm is an â€śaluminum soap of various fatty acids that when mixed with gasoline makes a firm jelly used in some bombs and in flamethrowersâ€ť or â€śan incendiary mixture of polystyrene, benzene, and gasolineâ€ť.
While Mayer’s comments about Simpson concerned their romance, Mayer’s remarks about Aniston were about the actress’ profession. â€ś The brunt of her success came before … Twitter. I think sheâ€™s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, ‘These are the new rules’ … Iâ€™ll always be sorry that it didnâ€™t last. In some ways I wish I could be with her. But I canâ€™t change the fact that I need to be 32.”
In contrast, Mayer previously apologized about his white supremacist comments shortly after they were made. Playboy asked Mayer at the item “Do black women throw themselves at you?” Mayer invoking a physical body part said the following to the news publication at the time. ” I donâ€™t think I open myself to it. My [body part] is sort of like a white supremacist. Iâ€™ve got a Benetton heart and a â€¦. David Duke [part]. Iâ€™m going to start dating separately from my [part].”
Mayer now tells news that he was wrong for making the comments. He says “I had nothing to say â€“ I was going through a time in my life where I didn’t really want to share what was going on, but I didn’t want to be boring.”
He called his comments â€śfree associating garbage,â€ť claim that he “wasnâ€™t prepared to be honest.â€ť He added â€śYou will eventually learn that you cannot correct your way out of everything,â€ť he said. â€śI was thinking, ‘if they donâ€™t like me, there must be something they are missing.’â€ť
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