Mendoza: Lampanelli Is a Racist
Slurs incite new war between 'Celebrity Apprentice' contestants
Lisa Lampanelli is drawing fire for wisecracks she made during a radio broadcast last month about fellow "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Dayana Mendoza. (Although Lampanelli and Mendoza played nice together on Sunday's show, it's apparent from the coming attractions that they soon get back to the business of hating on one another.)
"I actually would love to see her giving birth," the queen of mean said on Howard Stern's auxiliary Sirius Satellite Radio channel. "She’s a spic! She’s going to do it f---ing soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
Mendoza, a former Miss Universe, replied via E! News: "As an individual, I'm resilient and can handle Lisa making fun of me personally. But as a Latina, Lisa's words aren't just offensive to me, but to millions of other individuals. To be generalized by stereotypes and called a 'spic' degrades and belittles anyone of Latin descent."
The problem here is that Lampanelli is now juggling two public personas. On stage, her act is one long racial slur from beginning to end. It's funny because it's so grossly wrong.
Yet on "Celebrity Apprentice" -- the vehicle she chose for her introduction to most of America -- Lampanelli casts herself as a compassionate defender of political correctness. (So far, she has railed against Arsenio Hall for sexist language, and Lou Ferrigno for threatening her with violence).
No one gets to have it both ways.
"Celebrity Apprentice" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
i hope lisa wins this show..... dayana is just there for 'the donald's eye candy'. she's stupid and still cant speak english so that anyone can understand. at least when lisa speaks, she makes herself very clear. her ideas are well thought out and she speaks precisely. she doesn't have to keep explaining herself, and she doesn't spend the entire task wining.....
i hate watching 'the donald' tripping over his dirty old man tongue...... fire baby dayana!!!!!!
Lisa Lampinelli is such a nasty and negative person. She is just jealous of Diana and it's so nice to see Diana take the high road and let Lisa hang herself.
To refer to Diana and Lou as F-ing losers and to put herself above them was just disgusting to watch. She is a hypocrite and has way too high of an opinion of herself.
I hope Diana takes the entire competition and wins celebrity apprentice. She is such a sweet and positive person.
We have enough trouble with our corrupt Republican corporate political puppets! We don't have time for this kind of BS!