|“||Sit, Spin and Shut the Fuck Up, NIGGER!!! And I WILL call you That RIGHT IN YOUR FACE!!!||”|
|Chris, March 2010|
Niggos is one of Chris's many minced oaths, this one meant to refer to black people. While he only used the term once, and the actual N-word multiple times, it has become a popular term among Christorians that use it to allude to Chris's history of problematic behavior where African American people are concerned.
Etymology of "Niggos"
His only known use of the term was in the 3 March 2009 chat, where BlueSpike coerced him into saying "BILLY MAYS is the new mayor of CWCville, and Christian Chandler will be thrown in CWCville jail, where he will be raped by a bunch of niggers." Chris repeated the line as ordered, but ignored his instructions and attempted to outsmart BlueSpike by saying "niggos" instead of the dreaded N-word. Yes, out of all the things Chris could have done, like...
- Refuse to say the N-word,
- Literally say "N-word",
- Say something else like "blacks" or "African-Americans",
- Leave race out of the matter entirely by saying "criminals" or "prisoners",
- Bleep himself out, or
- End the conversation and simply not be a retard,
He chose to coin a dumb and offensive term which, as if to add insult to injury, sounds like a lame brand of cereal. It should be noted that Chris's creativity was completely in vain. BlueSpike pointed out Chris's stupidity, and our autistic hero had to spell out "nigger" properly several times. He even got the hang of it and started singing "Don't Trust Them New Niggas Over There" on his own will until BlueSpike cussed him out for it. Chris has done this more than once before. So much for respecting the minorities.
Chris has never again used the word "niggo" and probably doesn't even remember the whole incident. Nonetheless, "niggo" is still considered a CWC-ism, and is classified as a CWC-neologism.
Chris and the actual N-word
Chris has used the N-word on occasion, such as when he came up with a cover of "Don't Trust Them New Niggas Over There" later in 2009, as even though he modified most of the lyrics to make fun of gay people to establish his commitment to heteronormativity, he forgot to change up the rhyming a bit to switch a racist slur to a homophobic slur. Chris, likely being oblivious to the fact that African Americans get a pass to use the N-word as a means to reclaim it, or that the character who sang the song is explicitly racist against his own race, failed to see any problem with singing "nigga" twice. With that in mind, his usage of the term is few and far between, although Mimms and Lucas indicated that he used lesser racial slurs and epithets when playing his card games against black people.
The most notable incident with Chris using racial slurs happened in a video posted on his YouTube channel on 17 March 2010, Chris finally dropped the N-bomb on camera. The Surfshack Tito e-mails, released shortly afterward, featured further use of the slur, suggesting that Chris has entirely gotten over the resistance he showed in his conversation with BlueSpike. His use of the slur led directly to the vandalization of the CWCipedia by opening it up to public editing. Chris being Chris, he failed to connect the two events.
It should be noted that Chris has only used racial slurs against African Americans when prompted to by trolls. While his handling of race relations in his webcomic and in real life definitely cringe-inducing, it's likely that the usage of slurs comes less from a place of deep-seated racial hatred and ignorance on his part, and it's more often a result of Chris flipping his lid or being manipulated. It's also worth noting that Chris explicitly used the N-word towards a troll who, like the Rocket Power character he's named after, is Polynesian, not black.
- Chris and race
- Chris Drops the N-Bomb
- Man in the Pickle Suit
- Surfshack Tito
- Song for Jackie.MOV - Chris's infamous blackface video.
- Lars Is Jivin'.MP4 - Chris in all his thugnificence.