Friday, April 13, 2012

Lampanelli calls Mendoza a spic

Race is the easiest way to make fun of someone. You name one stereotype and people start laughing. However, when you're on a national reality TV show not meant for comedy, things can go way wrong. A recent Latino Rebels post stated Celebrity Apprentice's Lisa Lampanelli’s racial slur joke got slammed by Venezuela’s Dayana Mendoza. So what exactly did she say? "I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a spic. She’s going to do it fucking soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.” I'm sorry what? Implying that Hispanics (in this case Venezuelans) give birth to lots of kids and calling her a spic. If you don't see anything wrong with this then you must be blind.

Yes Lampanelli is a comedian, but that crosses so many lines. There have been countless comedians whom have been targeted for using racial slurs: George Lopez, Kramer, Andy Dick, Chris Rock, etc. If you haven't learned from these mistakes then you 're just dumb. Lampanelli is one of the strongest characters on the program and doesn't keep quiet. We'll see how this ends up. P.S. Thanks to Twitter, we're all able to see how people really feel lol.
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