John Mayer, The Ultimate Douchebag?

John Mayer poses for the Gap

John Mayer poses for the Gap

Playboy sat down with John Mayer recently and while he has come off looking skeevy in past interviews, Mayer may have dug himself a new hole with this one.

Mayer talks about his appeal to black people and uses what I consider offensive language to make his points. John - stick to the music and close your mouth. Or learn to say "this is off the record" when you're doing interviews.

What do you guys think? Excerpts are below; full interview is here. -Dr.FB


PLAYBOY: If you didn’t know you, would you think you’re a douche bag?

MAYER: It depends on what I picked up. My two biggest hits are “Your Body Is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” If you think those songs are pandering, then you’ll think I’m a douche bag. It’s like I come on very strong. I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why black people love me.

PLAYBOY: Because you’re very?

MAYER: Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?” And by the way, it’s sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a nigger pass. Why are you pulling a punch and calling it a hood pass if you really have a hood pass? But I said, “I can’t really have a hood pass. I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.’"

PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.

MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.

PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?

MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.

PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.

MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his dick. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.” That’s what “Heartbreak Warfare” is all about, when a girl uses jealousy as a tactic.

Comments (7)
  1. Wow. If I didn’t think he was a douchbag before, I definately think he is one now. What a moron.

  2. Just plain nasty. He’s an insult to all women.

  3. dumbass. if he wasnt a liberal people would hang him. Big difference between “a” and “er.”

  4. He’s an idiot.

  5. teresa, i agree…i’m not a fan of his–your body is a wonderland is not really my kind of song, but i do think he has talent, but i think like so many pop stars, if he’d just work on his talent instead of his celebrity we’d all be the better for it…

  6. Ya, he needs to quit doing interviews or needs to learn how to use a filter and not let those thoughts just spill out of his head.

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