The Sinn Féin President who was recently reelected has defended his use of the N-word on Twitter. Adams has said he lives “on the edge on twitter.” The controversy has received international condemnation. Aengus Ó Snodaigh insisted the Gerry Adams row was “about nothing” but also claimed “there is a time and a place where it (the N-word) can be used”.
The Sinn Fein leader said that “penal laws were ended because people stood up for themselves, like Django did in the movie.” Adams went on to compare the fight of his local Ballymurphy residents as similar to the civil rights movement in Django “People of my own home district, Ballymurphy, have stood up for themselves”
Adams has since apologized for the use of the N-word.