imo i think rosie was way off base. i love rosie but i think she was wrong. she was reading into it what she
was thinking not what kelly was thinking. just wondering what everyone else thinks? if you want to watch it here's the link, it occurs right about 2 min 30 sec into the interview. you can skip ahead to that point.
rosie o'donnell chided talk show host kelly ripa on the view
tuesday, calling her comment last week about clay aiken – who guest hosted friday's live with regis and kelly
– "homophobic" and "a little odd."
during an interview with dancing with the stars
winners cheryl burke and emmitt smith on friday's live, aiken put his hand over ripa's mouth
so he could interject a question. "oh, that's a no-no," "i don't know where that hand's been, honey!" ripa said.
on tuesday's view,
o'donnell told her co-hosts, "to me that's a homophobic remark. if that was a straight man, if that was a cute man, if that was a guy that she didn't question his sexuality, she would have said a different thing."
ripa was quickly patched in by phone to address o'donnell's accusations.
"he reached across and covered my mouth with his hand," ripa said. "i have three kids (and) he's shaking hands with everybody in the audience. it's cold and flu season. that's what i meant, and to imply that it's homophobic is outrageous, rosie. and you know better. you should be more responsible."
o'donnell emphasized that "from where i sit" as a gay woman, the remark seemed homophobic. ripa insisted, "i respect all people, regardless."
rosie o'donnell chides kelly ripa for 'homophobic' remark | rosie o'donnell, kelly ripa : people.com
Nov 23, '06
Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
Sorry Marie, I didn't catch the show. Sometimes it's all in how it's said, KWIM?
I usually like watching Regis and Kelly, although I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it.
I only caught "Regis and Kelly" both days because i was cleaning, and didn't stop to change the channel (normally i go to Lifetime to get my Golden Girls fix).
Kelly said that to Clay like she was lecturing a child (when she was saying "that's a no-no", etc). Clay was just kidding around the whole show, having fun. Honestly it seemed like a she-could-dish-it-out-but-couldn't-take-it issue.
Then the next show talks about Clay like he was just the worst, rudest person, yet he wasn't there to defend himself.
I haven't seen The View for a long time, so i didn't see Rosie making her (as usual, unasked for) opinion known. Joy Behar annoys the crap out of me, and that's plenty enough reason for me to avoid that show.
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Nov 23, '06