Lange launched a super-inappropriate and racist sexual tirade, which involved a twisted fantasy about Champion in a totally disgusting way. He described in disturbing detail how he tried to pleasure himself while imagining that Champion was a slave and he was her owner.
It is not clear whether Lange was drunk or high while he wrote his repellent tweets, but they sound like they came from someone with a totally twisted mindset.
Trying to maintain erection and jerkoff to chick on First Take but they keep cutting back to Stephen A Smith and the white guy. Frustrating!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 4, 2014
Here's the scenario I'm using to jerkoff to chick on First Take I'm T. Jefferson & she's my slave. She beats the shit out of me & runs free— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 4, 2014
I attempt to whip @CariChampion cuz she disrespected the Jefferson Plantation but she grabs whip & beats me I cum like a fat founding father— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 4, 2014
After these revolting tweets began to get attention, someone started the #iSupportCari hashtag to make it known that this is not OK. Several people tweeted using the hashtag to let their disgust be known and suggested that ESPN do something about Lange's abuse of Champion.
Lange may be a comedian, but this rant is nowhere near comedic. It is not only thoroughly unacceptable, but it is also sad and concerning. The Comedy Central star has some obvious issues and may benefit from some psychological help. Lange should also know that making these racial remarks puts him in a place of total ignorance and shows he has no moral standards whatsoever.
And then Lange attempted an apology:
This observation came while I was watching one of my favorite tv shows ESPNs First Take. I also noticed she was black.— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014
I won't debate if the tweets were funny. That could take minutes of precious time left in my career. The issue is do they warrant an apology— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014
So that's a NO. But if it upset the lady in question that's another story. Let me say to @CariChampion if this hurt u in any way I'm sorry— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014
But it was short-lived as he followed up, telling "PC groups" to "f*** themselves." Classy. He then retweeted the few people on his side, and then said this: "Now that we're all cool again. Zoe Saldana is f***in hot!"
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