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?
- fireflyLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- stabsLv 43 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.
- Guru HankLv 79 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.
- Anonymous9 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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- PiNKiCELv 49 years ago
I think so...but then Joan Rivers is a comedian so don't take anything she says seriously.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Did she really say that? Its kind of funny but in a 'dark ' humor kind of way. Bada boom!
- CCLv 79 years ago
You didn't know.....anytime anyone says anything negative about the Obama's its racist.
- 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
- Bogus DiddleyLv 79 years ago
Yeah, she's clueless.
- Boss SallyLv 49 years ago
No, it was humor