Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Social Commentary

Okay, since I have been discussing several things that have happened in the news of late, I thought I would throw the whole Kelly Ripa vs. Clay Aiken vs. Rosie O'Donnell thing out there. In case you missed it basically Clay was guest hosting on Regis and Kelly and Kelly Ripa must have said something that annoyed Clay or whatnot and he reached over and covered her mouth with his hand and said "You never know where that hand has been..." or something to that effect. Rosie O'Donnell has weighed in on this issue and called Kelly homophobic because of what she said and did. First off, Clay is not out of the closet so as far as anyone is concerned he could be gay or straight. Rosie also stated that had it been someone else (like attractive) Kelly would have reacted differently. Nice Rosie. Out Clay Aiken AND call him fugly. Good Lord. Mel Gibson and Michael Richards really did say hateful things, but Kelly basically conveyed that she didn't want someone's hand over her mouth. It's not like she said "get your fucking gay-ass hand off my fucking straight mouth." I could give a crap who people sleep with and I think Rosie overreacted and stuck her nose in somewhere it doesn't belong. Has Clay come out and spoken about how he felt so offended or discriminated against? No. Until that time, Rosie is just putting words and thoughts into people's heads.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Sarah said...

I heard on the radio this morning that Clay is co-hosting with Kelly on Friday but I didn't know any of the backstory. I don't care if you're gay or straight, don't put your hand on my mouth! It's a matter of personal space.

Peyton said...

Rosie O'Donnell sucks ass... she needs to butt out... she is clearly making this non-issue an issue.

Avery's mom said...

bravo on your statement

catnapping said...

I've seen Kelly Ripa do exactly the same thing to Regis many times.

And Clay is a very sweet person. I think maybe she was wrong to be so rude to him.