Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What's up with Racists?

Has anyone noticed that there have been quite a few racial slurs by celebrities lately? First Michael Richards blows up on stage and yells the N word over and over from out of nowhere and then Andy Dick tries to make fun of it and it is so awkward that he ends up having to apologize.

Now, MSN is asking the question, “Were Rosie’s comments racist?” Is this some sort of celebrity epidemic where they see a racist and see how much press it gets so they jump on it and start spouting racial slurs? And should they apologize?

I don’t want it to sound like I support racism but clearly, if you feel that way then your apology is somewhat tainted. It’s not like Kramer was saying something and let the N word slip in there. He just kept yelling at them. Then he goes on TV and explains that it just started pouring out of him and he feels so ashamed.

Really? That is your excuse? If you’re racist then you’re racist. If you feel bad about it then maybe you should apologize but if you are a racist then you wouldn’t have a problem with what you said. None the less, celebrities need to keep their mouths shut.

That is all,

Newt

3 Ripples in the pond:

Thomas said...

You seem to have a lot of posts about racism... it's like an obsession... get help.

I also think it is funny that all of these celebrities keep spouting off racist remarks and apologize after. If it was an apology because they have just realized it was wrong (and like that is going to happen), then OK but it is only an apology to save their career.... Also, why isn't Kanye yelling out that "Celebrities don't care about black people" ? Anyone?

Kristy said...

I'm just sick of celebrities speaking in general. Seriously, why can't they just stand there, look pretty, and read the script they are handed? After all, isn't that what they get paid for.

Thomas, I have no idea why Kanye isn't speaking out, but I have an even better questions. Why hasn't the big mouthed Jesse Jackson and his sidekick Al Sharpton spoken out?

leo said...

When I was a kid I learned a little rhyme. It went, "stick and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me". Seems like that would work now.