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Guys We F*cked hosts accept criticism amid accusations that they 'fetishised black men'

“I don’t like… black people who act like white people.”

CORINNE FISHER AND Krystyna Hutchinson, hosts of the Guys We F*cked podcast, have responded to criticism born of an episode of their show which aired four years ago.

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Earlier this week, a clip of the episode, originally broadcast in 2014, resurfaced on Twitter, and was the subject of intense controversy due to the hosts’ racist remarks about black men they have dated.

The podcast, which acts as a platform for the hosts to re-visit past sexual experiences through anecdotal recall and interviews with former sexual partners, received renewed criticism after a Twitter user posted a particularly problematic clip on Monday.

The conversation is rife with racial sentiment as Corinne recalls sleeping with a black man, saying:

But this was like a real black guy, like basketball player height, deep voice, lives uptown. He doesn’t act black enough, though. Well, I just mean, like, act, more like … thug.

She added: “I don’t like… black people who act like white people.”

Yesterday, the hosts used their SRY ABOUT LAST NYT Twitter page to post a statement in response to the anger generated as a result of their wholly racist remarks.

Acknowledging the upset caused by the conversation, they stressed that while they apologised at the time of broadcast, they understand that there is a need to reinforce their regret given the fact that the clip has resurfaced.

The episode dealt with a personal dating preference and experience, and as we later learned, the conversation ended up becoming what we now understand is the fetishisation of black men.

The lengthy post went on to highlight the changes they have made to their content and conversation since the podcast’s initial launch.

At the time, our podcast was a much more salacious free-for-all about sex and dating compared to the more socially conscious conversation on gender, sexuality and feminism it has become in later years.

Corinne and Krystyna continued:

We have left this controversial conversation from 2014 up over the years because it happened and never in the show’s history have we deleted any episode or any piece of episode, no matter how uninformed or ignorant it made us appear, as this show was initially created as a learning experience for its hosts to become better partners and better members of society.

They concluded with a word of appreciation for those ‘moving the conversation forward’.

Unsurprisingly, the post, which has amassed less than 1,000 likes in just under 24 hours, has been met with mixed reaction, with many Twitter users stressing that accepting the apology is not a privilege which should be afforded to the white community.

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