In the piece, Morgan suggested that the word will only be eradicated from usage “when America’s black community applies the same level of tolerance to its own use of the word as that now applied in the National Football League: zero.”
The backlash was swift.
John Legend entered the fray via his Twitter account:
Morgan was understandably defensive:
Legend fired right back:
Morgan’s “column” has been shared nearly 20,000 times, according to the Daily Mail. The debate lingers on…