Preggy, leggy Halle Berry went on The Tonight Show last week to promote her new movie, but apparently she ran out of things her publicist told her she should talk about, so she started showing Jay Leno a bunch of nerdy pictures made with that program that distorts photos like a funhouse mirror (Stars waste time at their computers, just like us!)
When she got to the one where her nose looked like something that grows in your yard after a long rain, she said “And here’s where I look like my Jewish cousin!” Immediately stricken with the fear that the cabal of Jews in charge of the media empire that dictates the movie industry might be offended, she squealed “O my god, have I just, like, ruined my career?” She’s been doing damage control ever since.
“What happened was, I was backstage before the show, and I have three girls who are Jewish who work for me. We were going through pictures to see which ones looked silly, and one of my Jewish friends said [of the big-nose picture], ‘That could be your Jewish cousin!’ And I guess it was fresh in my mind, and it just came out of my mouth. But I didn’t mean to offend anybody. I didn’t. I didn’t mean any harm.”
Of course you didn’t, Halle honey. Just send a nice fat fruit basket and we’ll call it a day.
This reminds of something Ted Nugent once said. No, not “This next song is so sexy, even the ******* are going to be ****** ***** tonight,” which was, at once, the best and worst thing I’ve ever heard, but at the same show he said some derogatory things about Mexicans but he followed it up with, “No, it’s all right, I even hire the mother *******!” (Pointing at his Hispanic guitar player.)
I like how she followed up the big nose Jews comment with the Hollywood Jews stereotype followed by the I know Jews (and they said it first) so it’s okay excuse.
I’m not really offended, I just think she’s an idiot now, where I had no opinion of her before.
By the way, in her defense, Jews need to stop promoting the stereotypes before we can fault others for doing it. Most of the time, I hear the “Jews are big nosed greedy entertainers or bankers with overbearing mothers” comments from other Jews, in front of non-Jews. Not in a derogatory way but in an attempt to be funny kind of way. Granted, most of them have been very secular Jews and I imagine they don’t get the same “stomach flutter” religious Jews get when they hear the same thing.
I’d rather look at Halle Barry than Anne Coulter any day.
I have a soft spot in my brain (it’s called friable) for wannabes – I’ve known and have been victimized by so many of them. At least this one looks good in a bikini. I have a large enough repertoire of stupid remarks to make about ‘what she is’, but I won’t – it’s either a matter of my civility or boredom with the stumbling stupidities of gaff-aholics.
*FYI – non-Jewish commenter*
Obviously her friends felt comfortable enough with her to make that joke in front of her. She just forgot the golden rule of such humor – it’s only ever “okay” if you’re talking about your own kind. There would not have been any issue if she made a joke about black people.
I guess the best thing would be if people stopped making any kind of stereotypical jokes at anybody’s expense…