The rapper, who has been a regular presence on the show since Season 5, recently told MTV News that he’s “not an asshole.”
He was referring to the recent comments he made about race on “The Hills,” which were widely condemned on social media.
He said he’s a “racist, sexist, homophobic, racist bigot,” but added that he can’t say it because “I feel I’m supposed to be able to say it.”
“I just feel like my heart’s in the right place,” Jonas said.
“I don’t want to be an asshole.
I want to have a conversation.
I feel like we’ve been treated unfairly and there’s been a lot of people who haven’t.
It’s just not fair.”
Jonas said he thinks the racism in the show is being addressed, and that he hopes the show “will start moving in a better direction.”
“It’s just been like an amazing ride,” he said.
Jonas also said that he thinks that the show has gotten too politically correct in recent years.
“We have a lot more tolerance for racism now,” he explained.
“It feels like we’re more accepting and accepting of each other now.”
Jonas, who previously made headlines for his racially charged comments about Black Lives Matter protesters during an episode of “HBO’s Real Sports,” said that his racist thoughts haven’t changed since he’s been on the air.
“If you’re a black person who’s been saying something in your mind that’s racist, you’re an asshole,” he added.
“But if you’re white, it’s OK.”
Jonas also took issue with the recent wave of racial incidents in the United States.
“My race is still the same, it is still a very real issue.
And I am a white person.
But it’s not an excuse,” he stated.
“The racism I’ve seen in this country is a problem, and it’s a problem that needs to be addressed.”
“You know, it doesn’t change.
It doesn’t make any difference.
And it’s been an incredible ride, man,” he concluded.
“So, I just feel that I’m in the same boat as everyone else, and I don’t know why, but I feel I can’t just sit there and be like, ‘I’m going to shut up and just say what I want.'”
Jonas, 27, is one of the most outspoken athletes on the television series, which features a wide array of celebrities and sports personalities.
The show, which was first created by Michael Schur in 2005, has had a diverse cast of guests, including former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, comedian Bill Maher, actress and activist Lupita Nyong’o, rapper Lil Wayne, actor Ryan Reynolds, and actor Jason Statham.
The series is based on the autobiography of former NFL player and current “Saturday Night Live” writer, host, and executive producer Alec Baldwin.
“Hollywood, you’ve been playing this game since the ’70s.
And that game is that you are not going to say what you want, you have to say the right things,” Baldwin told the “Late Show” hosts at a panel discussion about “The Hollywood Reporter” awards on Tuesday.
“You have to be very careful of what you say, and you have no idea how to respond to this.
So, there’s no excuse.
But if you think you can, you can.”
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