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!!!!!!
We have enough trouble with our corrupt Republican corporate political puppets! We don't have time for this kind of BS!
Most importantly, Arsenio has been so out of line along with his BFF Clay.
Aubrey won that money for her team's charity, she did all the work and had ALL the ideas! Her team whined about her instead of thanking her.
It appears she is controlling because nobody else EVER has any input!!
I'm surprised Trump allowed Arsenio to be so cruel to Aubrey.
Lisa is annoying, she never stops putting others down.
Her, O'Donnell, Griffin and Silverman are terrible comedians.
I can't see either of them winning, but it makes for good TV. Think that is what is going on here. The same goes for Arsenio, who went over the top with his hissy fit, and it appeared staged. However, I have seen him do nothing else of note at all, so maybe, this is why his moment stays in my mind. I am also suspicious that the Jay Leno blank check coming in late, was on purpose. He seems to be favored by Trumps, and I won't be surprised if he saves that check for the final task!
Surprisingly, the best player for me on either team is Clay Aiken. He is very intelligent and witty, seems to be writing all the scripts, is the voice of reason amidst all the screaming and turmoil, and I would hire him! No one else comes close.
Lisa gets paid to talk and act the way she wants, and bully other people? When the world is trying to help young people when they face bullies, and the biggest one of all thinks she 'is it'? On the episode of Celebrity Apprentice, where Lisa makes comments about Dayana 'in her head', I would have slammed on the brakes of the car, told her to get out, you're fired!
I hope Lisa is 'fired' real soon, it's sure gonna take Donald Trump to put her in her place. hhmmm, maybe that's his plan, to give her a 'stage' only to 'upstage' her....mmmmwwwahhhaaahahaha. ;)
I am sooooooooo fed up with all these reality shows that just leave you bored and angry after watching them. There is sooo much chaos on these shows anymore that you sit there and just end up soooooooo angry and you NEVER ENJOY what you just watched! Now Trump is obviously trying to get attention by running his show the same way. They probably told Lisa she could be any kind of bitch she wanted to be as long as she acted BAD!!! When are we going to get back to producing GOOD SHOWS??? REAL GOOD SHOWS that are ENJOYING TO WATCH????????????