Phil Mushnick: May 2012 Brooklyn Nets/Jay-Z Comments Draw Fire
New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick is not a big fan of the Brooklyn Nets. His May 4, 2012 column talked about the new Brooklyn Nets logo and color scheme and Mushnick decided to get a little racist-y while talking about it.
What Did Phil Mushnick Say About the Brooklyn Nets?
Here's the Phil Mushnick quote:
"As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N------s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B----hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!"
Wow. So to sum up. The colors black and white somehow equate to every negative aspect of hip-hop culture. When did this happen? I guess Mushnick must think that NFL referees all dress like Biggie and Tupac.
At any rate, Mushnick has long acted like an internet troll dressed up as a newspaper columnist. His Brooklyn Nets comments, however, may have crossed a line.
Reaction to the Phil Mushnick column has been swift.
Mushnick, however, hasn't backed down. He told the Village Voice that his column was meant to criticize Jay-Z's use of language.
Deadspin had probably the best response to Mushnick's outrage at hip-hop culture.
You know who doesn't get to whine about the coarsening of the culture? The guy who works for Rupert Murdoch, that's who.