Well now, she’s written a letter of ‘apology’. I’ve printed it below, so you can judge for yourselves how apologetic she actually is. Personally, I don’t think it’s that much anyway, read on;
DANIELE WATTS’ PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE LETTER TO LOS ANGELES POLICE :
‘I want to acknowledge that when we met last September, I allowed fear, shame, and anxiety to prevent me from relating to you in a peaceful way. Hopefully you can forgive the fact that my heightened emotions disturbed what might have otherwise been a carefree stop on your way to a nice cup of coffee.
‘With all the recent news coverage on the issue of biased policing, we probably all have a clearer understanding of the subtle – and often bizarre – ways that racial conflict continues to haunt many people in America. Sgt. Parker, when you said sarcastically, “Thank you for bringing up the race card, I never hear that,” I felt provoked because I had previously encountered many disheartening experiences related to “being black” both in my personal life, and as reflected in society overall. Your willingness to dismiss my experience with sarcasm was hurtful, and caused me to respond defensively.
‘Looking on the brighter side, we do believe that the public discourse that surrounded our encounter was beneficial, as it provided an opportunity for the public to discuss, and more deeply understand the “taboo” subject of interracial relationships. As you may know, interracial marriage was only made legal in the United States in 1967, and for many, it is still a very sensitive issue. I am grateful for our meeting because it allowed me to examine the shame and self-hatred I had been bottling inside, and release it.
‘We truly appreciate role you’ve played in bringing awareness to so many issues.
‘With Love, Daniele Watts & Brian James Lucas.’
Now, when someone has cause to write a letter of apology, it’s traditional to use words like ‘apologise’, and ‘sorry’. I’ve read the letter four times, and I can’t see either of those words. The first paragraph, in my opinion, is more sarcastic than apologetic. “What might otherwise have a been a carefree stop on your way to nice cup of coffee”? Wow, she STILL can’t accept that she did wrong. So straight away, she’s fucked up the apology, by not actually being sorry.
The second paragraph is HER being accusing the LAPD officer of sarcasm, whilst making another, thinly veiled accusation of racism. Yep, definitely not an apology. The third paragraph is her basically accusing the LAPD of hating mixed race couples, whilst trying to be Martha Luther King (see what I did there?).
Watts could not have been less apologetic, if she’d written letter that read;
Fuck you, you’re a racist cunt, and I hate you because you’re a racist cunt, and a pig, and you smell of bacon. Oink oink Pig.
Hugs and kisses
Oh yeah, I’m also nominating her because she can’t spell her own fucking name. It’s ‘Danielle”. Two L’s. I know that because it’s also my wife’s name.
Nominated by: Quick Draw McGraw