Thursday, December 25, 2008

Why Do Celebrities Say Such Stupid Things?

Actress Kate Winslet is the latest celebrity to utter something incredibly stupid. In an interview concerning her latest movie, “Revolutionary Road,” she was asked if she had any trepidations about a scene involving statutory rape in which her character, a 36-year-old woman, has sex with a 15-year-old boy.

The winsome actress angrily retorted, “I’m so sorry, ‘statutory rape’? I’ve got to tell you, I’m so offended by that. No, I really am. I genuinely am. To me, that is absolutely not this story at all. That boy knows exactly what he's doing.”

Ignoring the fact that a child cannot give consent, I wonder if she feels the same way about a 36-year-old man who seduces a 15-year-old girl?

Another recent member of the “Celebrities Saying Stupid Things” club is “The View” hostess and actress Whoopi Goldberg. The comedienne, famous for both her comedic acting ability and foul mouth, asked Republican presidential candidate John McCain, “Do I have to be worried about becoming a slave again?”

Putting aside the fact that Goldberg was never a slave to begin with, she was apparently innocent of knowledge concerning the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery, or the Civil War with 600,000 fatalities. She was also unaware that Sen. McCain spent spent six years in an Asian hellhole to help ensure that she would never be a slave. Goldberg neglected to thank the senator for his efforts on her behalf.

No list of “Celebrities Saying Stupid Things” would be complete without mention of the redoubtable Rosie O’Donnell. O’Donnell, whose peculiar habit of hanging upside down for her health gives new meaning to the term “Moonbat,” joined the ranks of tinfoil hat 9/11 conspiracy theorists by claiming the World Trade Center buildings had to have been an inside job.

“I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel,” she said, much to the surprise of blacksmiths and steelworkers everywhere who have been melting steel in fire for centuries. She was also unaware that steel starts to lose its structural strength at only 400 degrees. I can only surmise that she studied metallurgy at an obedience school since her knowledge of the field is on the same level as my dog’s.

These are just a few of the more recent outrageously stupid statements by celebrities.

There will be more.


Monterey John said...

It seems that their intelligence is inversely proportional their success in Hollywood.

UNRR said...

This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 12/26/2008, at The Unreligious Right