Roseanne, Telling the truth?
Comic Roseanne Barr, no stranger to controversy, created plenty with her comments about gays on a recent edition of her call-in AM radio show, featuring black lesbian blogger Jasmyne Cannick, on suburban southern California station KCAA:
"They don't care about minimum wage. They don't care about any other group other than their own selves – because, you know, some people say being gay and lesbian is a totally narcissistic thing, and sometimes I wonder. I've never heard any of them say anything except for, 'Accept me 'cause I'm gay.'"
Well. Barr apologized promptly and profusely, then issued several statements on her own blog, roseanneworld.com, of what she wished she'd said:
"Gays are under attack in this country because separatism works. Building bridges is the only way to defeat our common enemy," Barr wrote. "I never should have said ALL, or NEVER . . . but like everyone else on Earth, I used generalities and that is ALWAYS WRONG! . . . I should have said, "Many people, gay or straight are narcissistic and this culture thrives on that being the case."
It's worth pointing out that not many suburban AM talk-radio shows even have black lesbian blogger guests. Now Cannick, along with many of you, asks, "Was Rosanne right?"
"One of my big criticisms about the marriage fight in California has been that it's all about marriage," Cannick blogged later. "That's it. It's not about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people who are living in poverty, homeless, incarcerated, unemployed, on welfare or less better off than their politically active counterparts ...I wish the gay leadership could get that. I wish they could understand that Black same-gender-loving people care about more things than just marriage and that if they showed that they did, too, the doors for real conversations could be opened."
yer but who the hell is she when shes not screwing around, binging on burgers, spending millions on crap and snorting coke off naked bodies at celeb pact orgies ??