Monday, September 10, 2007

It seems that even after the Imus event this summer, the Isaiah Washington feud earlier this year, some in Hollywood/celebrity circles think that they can still speak in a hateful fashion and no one will notice.

Jerry Lewis, during his MD telethon this weekend chose to use the word "fag" during his broadcast...on air...LIVE. Now it must be said, as most media sources helpfully point out, that it was the 18th hour of the telethon. You know, now that you mention it, sleep deprivation always make me blurt out hate speech like a Tourette's patient as well. I hope I get a free pass like Jerry.

Of course gay rights groups were all over it and demanded an apology which they received albeit half-hearted. It's clear that hateful speech is a part of his everyday life or it wouldn't have slipped out so easily. Jerry Lewis won't be held to task like the recent others because he is so beloved and does such good things for those kids of his.

The line in the sand just got a bit clearer.

1 comment:

Revday said...

Thanx for the Cat Stevens... one of my all time favorites.