Friday, December 01, 2006

Double Standard?

Danny DeVito was on The View Wednesday, apparently "drunk as a skunk" (Joy Behar's words). He told a long, drawn out story about having sex with his wife in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House, and also made several off-color remarks about President George Bush, some of which had to be "bleeped out". But according to an AP report, everyone is laughing it off. Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck even said, "But he was a fun drunk!"

So why is this OK?

The comments that Mel Gibson made while drunk - off-color comments about Jews - have all but ruined him. The media tore him up. Why is it OK to make rude comments about the President while drunk, but not about Jewish people? I don't condone rude comments about either Jews or the President, but why is one so much more forgivable than the other?


wendy bird said...

it seems more and more people are just plain rude. they say what they want with no concern about how it makes other feel, and what is worse they seem proud that they did. their mother's are probably mortified.

Timmie Smith said...

Off-color remarks about Jews are racist. Off-color remarks about the president is political commentary/humor. The president chose to be the president. That is a big difference.

I agree that it shouldn't acceptable to be rude, but the reason DeVito gets away with it while Mel gets hung out to dry is that DeVito is a comedian and we expect such things from him. Mel wasn't trying to be funny when he went off.

cjh said...

I agree with Tim for the most part. Also, bad-mouthing one person is different from bad-mouthing and entire group. Unless, of course, you were once on Seinfeld and bad-mouthed 2 individuals with the N word. I'm not sure what's going on lately but it seems like the crazy celebs need their PR people more than ever.

Bubba said...

The VIEW sucks. Rosie sucks. She should go away with Tom Cruise, forever!

I saw 2 guys chasing cars in NY this week.

Wes Raine said...

I saw the video on YouTube and thought it was funny because he was so stinkin' drunk. Did you notice the part where he almost threw up? He reminded me of so many of my friends who try not to act drunk when they are actually so far gone. As far as what he said, I couldn't care less. I pretty much feel the same way about anything that comes out of the mouth of a celebrity. They are all so out of touch, they lack credability.