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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 9 years ago

Was it racist for Joan Rivers to call Michelle Obama "Blackie O"?

Was it racist for Joan Rivers to call Michelle Obama "Blackie O", after her shameless attempts to become the black version of Jackie Kennedy Onasis?

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  • 9 years ago
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    That's what comedians do. Comedians have far more liberties to stick it to people in the public eye whether they are in government, or high-flying actors, business people, people in trouble with the law, etc. That's where they get their material to do their job so they are given quite a bit of leeway. Laughter is a good stress reliever so if they are good, they perform a service for the public. If they make us laugh, it relieves our stress and often makes us view things in a more realistic light.

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  • stabs
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    3 years ago

    purely a white Wookie calling a brown Wookie is racist. people can call absolutely everyone a Wookie without worry of retribution. for sure if a Wookie is offended by using being compared to someone think ofyou've got an fullyyt diverse inter-species type of conflict. this can bring about the compelled attendance of a chain of social information instructions and probable a civil effective of no longer a lot less then twenty bananas and a coconut.

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  • 9 years ago

    Not so much, because she is a comedian and court jesters and things can get away with that sort of stuff. But it is a bit unfair because Michelle O. can't make funny Jewish jokes about Joan Rivers, because she is Mrs President and you can't make funnies like that if you live in the White House. You have to be very dignified.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I shouldn't laugh but its so funny Joan Rivers is one of the baddest on the planet , She has made a living bring harsh

    Chris Rock is also just as controversial and is also a legend

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  • 9 years ago

    I think so...but then Joan Rivers is a comedian so don't take anything she says seriously.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Did she really say that? Its kind of funny but in a 'dark ' humor kind of way. Bada boom!

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  • CC
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You didn't know.....anytime anyone says anything negative about the Obama's its racist.

    • Adam Smith6 years agoReport

      So if Obama called Romney's wife "Whitey R" that'd be okay, right?

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  • 9 years ago

    would it be racist if you did it to another black woman that youv'e never met in your life? Nah it was rascist even though i didnt hear or see it

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  • 9 years ago

    Yeah, she's clueless.

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  • 9 years ago

    No, it was humor

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