Did you hear this story about Gwyneth Paltrow tweeting the n-word?
She says she used the phrase because it's the lyric to a song. Fair enough - but I sorta think that still crosses a line.
Words are powerful. Sometimes, we give them too much power, and we need to try and negate that power. But that's a slow process, and it starts by teaching kids lessons - privately.
An international film star (Oscar-winning, at that) can't take to her very-public twitter account with a word that is possibly one of the most heated, racially-charged insults ever - and not expect to ruffle a few feathers.
After all - not all her followers know her friends said she could "take it back."
There are some things you just don't say.