Whoopi’s Just Deserts
As most of you are no doubt aware, SlimFast canned Whoopi Goldberg after a Kerry fundraiser where she “reportedly fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush’s name in a riff about female genitalia and was reported as saying the country should ‘keep Bush where it belongs and not in the White House.’ She pointed to her crotch while making that remark.”
Well today, predictably, Whoopi started whining about her well deserved firing…
“America’s heart and soul is freedom of expression without fear of reprisal,” she said in a statement.”
This is the same sort of liberal elitist vision of free speech that Tim Robbins was so fond of. You know, the one where anything the Hollywood liberal says is classified as “free speech” and if anyone tries to disagree with them it’s “censorship”. I didn’t buy that back then and I don’t buy it now.
“The fact that I am no longer the spokesman for SlimFast makes me sad, but not as sad as someone trying to punish me for exercising my right as an American to speak my mind.”
You know, Whoopi apparently hasn’t grasped one of the most basic lessons of life: that your actions have consequences. She chose to do an offensive, vulgar, rant about George Bush at a John Kerry fundraiser that was guaranteed to offend roughly half of the people who are using SlimFast’s product. Yet, she chose to go ahead and do it anyway. So be it. Whoopi calls that exercising her “right as an American to speak my mind”. On the other hand, when a lot of SlimFast customers chose to exercise their “right(s) as…American(s) to speak (their) mind(s)” she described it as “punishment”.
I call it “just deserts”.