Dec 21, 2006

O'Donnell VS The Donald

I think everyone is missing the point about this war of the words between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump.

Last week as owner of the Miss USA pageant, Trump gave Miss USA a second chance after she was caught drinking under age. For those of you who missed it, the controversy went something like this...

Rosie on The View: Trump "left his first wife -- had an affair. Left the second wife -- had an affair. But he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America? Donald, sit and spin, my friend."

Then she flipped her hair over to mock his famous comb-over hairstyle.

Donald retorted during several interviews with: "Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie. What moral compass does she have? I mean just take a look at her, take a look at that face. I mean, can you imagine her poor girlfriend having to kiss that every night? You can have her. You'd better be careful or I'll send one of my friends to take your girlfriend! I imagine it would be pretty easy to take her girlfriend away, considering how Rosie looks."

He also called her a "fat slob" and "despicable."

Okay, now it's my turn.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Rose O'Donnell a comediene and a talk show host? Like...um...Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien? They've certainly made disparaging remarks about EVERYONE including The President and Donald Trump in the name of comedy. But Trump didn't start discussing THEIR appearance.

I mean, come on! Jay Leno has a chin like The Man in the Moon and Letterman is an Alfred J. Newman look alike. O'Brien's Night of the Living Giant Red-Head appearance is downright spooky. But did Trump talk about how ugly they are and threaten to sleep with their wives when they made jokes about him?

No he didn't.

So why is it okay to talk about Rosie's appearance? Because she's a woman? Because she's a lesbian? Because she's not Miss USA?

A couple of weeks ago Rosie was accused of perpetuating racism and descimination when she told a joke using a Chinese accent...even though she was talking about people in China. Outrage in the Asian-American community against O'Donnell has been growing, and a New York city councilman explained that it is not a trivial matter.

Give me a break, Mr. councilman. What about the people like Donald Trump who are perpetuating the last acceptable descrimination against obesity.

Why isn't anyone (besides me) outraged about that?

9 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Gee, I guess hypocrisy happens, huh? Even among the very rich? A shame, but I guess I'm not surprised enough to be outraged. Disappointed, sure.

Have a merry and blessed Christmas, K!

John

Karyn Lyndon said...

I wouldn't expect anyone who is height/weight proportionate to understand.

Anonymous said...

i will agre with most of what you said not sure anyone ask him about other coments made buy talk show people

Miss Meghann said...

Wandered over here after you left me a comment and THANK YOU! Great great post, and I am totally with you -- especially with your last statement about obesity-mocking being one of the last institutionally acceptable forms of ridicule/prejudice within society. Excellent post :)

Nankin said...

Just figure that Donald Trump is too stupid to understand that the whole world doesn't revolve around him. My sister has been overweight all her life and because of it, our dad assumed she was automatically stupid. How little these people know about relity.

Christina said...

I agree with your post. I also agree with Nankin's comment - The Donald is too self centered to even care about how his words affect others. And look at him - he's no prize either, he just has lots of money.

Christina said...

Happy New Year, Karyn!

Anonymous said...

Jokes about what's obvious--rather, what appears obvious--to the eye is not only taking the easy way out. It's an unfortunate reaction for an adult male who, despite his wealth, cannot afford to let free his foolish pride and go to therapy.

Rik no Orkut said...

Faria sentido se eu entendesse!