John Mayer Playboy interview causes Twitter stir

Strummy guitar dude John Mayer talked man-whoring, sexual napalm and his racist dangle with Playboy in an interview that’s been very popular on Twitter this morning.

In the interview, Mayer, 32, offers up honest commentary on his high profile relationships, repeatedly professes his passion for jacking off and love for pornography and also addresses his reputation as a “douchebag” and a “manwhore.” Feminists are having a mini-wank over the somewhat misogynistic tone of a few of Mayer’s comments, but his comments about women and race are certainly the most talked about:

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.

Mayer dished on Jessica Simpson something fierce, explicitly describing the former Mrs. Lachey’s sexual charms:

MAYER:…that girl is like crack cocaine to me.

PLAYBOY: You were addicted to Jessica Simpson?

MAYER: Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.

PLAYBOY: But before you dated her you thought of yourself as the kind of guy who would never date Jessica Simpson.

MAYER: That’s correct. There are people in the world who have the power to change our values. Have you ever been with a girl who made you want to quit the rest of your life? Did youever say, “I want to quit my life and just fuckin’ snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to fuck you, I would start selling all my shit just to keep fucking you.”

Mayer also speaks at length about his failed relationship with Jennifer Aniston (expressing a lot of guilt and regret each time), his very gay moment involving Perez Hilton and his desire to “write pornography.” I found it difficult to dislike the guy reading the article, even not being a massive fan of his music. Something about his honesty is appealing, despite coming off as pretty heavily self-absorbed. It’s a pretty interesting interview, and you can read it in its entirety on the Playboy website.


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