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Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

Last Updated May 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm PDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny is calling his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of “straight white male” to the racial slur as “very incendiary,” but he says he’s not sorry.

The host of “Ginormous Food” appeared on Van Lathan’s podcast “The Red Pill” on Tuesday. He said he has received death threats over the Friday tweet making the comparison amid a slew of criticism. While unapologetic, he told Lathan: “I take responsibility for it. I said those things.”

Denny dropped several N-bombs during his nearly hour-and-a-half-long appearance on the podcast, including some after Lathan objected. Lathan called that is “unbelievably telling.”

Lathan also works for the gossip and entertainment site TMZ.

Repeated requests for comment by The Associated Press to Denny and the Food Network were not immediately returned.