Is Steve Perry a racist? Sarah Silverman thinks so. RollingStone.com has the story and a response from Perry. So what's this all about? Apparently Silverman told Playboy in a new interview that "the onetime lead singer of a very popular band from the 1980s" told her she had "the best nigger jokes." Silverman's response: "I’ll just say this: After that, I stopped believin.’"

So, Steve Perry's a racist, then? Not so, says Steve Perry:

I walked up to her after the show and I said, ‘I can’t believe that somehow you seem to be getting away with all these slurs and the n-word, I just can’t believe how you’re doing this,’ and I looked at my friend and I said, ‘I can’t believe how she’s getting away with this,’ and she looked at me and kind of smiled. It wasn’t like I was condemning her or condoning her, it was just that I can’t believe how somehow creatively she was making everybody in that club of all colors and all ethnic backgrounds laugh. That’s what it was.

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Looks like this is another instance he says/she says, only it for "he" substitute "muscular voiced ex-Journey frontman" and for "she" swap in "forever-controversial deceptively sweet comedian."