Poll: Who was wrong Kelly or Rosie?

  1. 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.
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    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
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Nov 23, '06
  2. Poll: Who was wrong?

    • Kelly was making a homophobic remark

      8.00% 2
    • Rosie was taking the remark out of context

      92.00% 23
    25 Votes
  3. 37 Comments

  4. by   UM Review RN
    Sounds like Rosie needs to get a grip. Kelly sounds more like a germaphobe than a homophobe.
  5. by   Tweety
    Shut up Rosie, you're a disgrace to homos everywhere. You're embarrasing Clay, he doesn't want you on his side.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Kelly needed to get a grip about Clay. It was quite obvious that he was just kidding around when he was co-hosting, yet here she takes it, runs with it, on the NEXT show instead of addressing it to Clay directly that she had a problem with what he did ('that's a no-no, etc.' is not direct, since it sounds more playful.)

    As for Rosie, it's a little hard for her to (truthfully) say that's a homophobic remark, considering Clay has never confirmed or denied his sexuality.

    I much prefer when Joy Philbin subs for Kelly.
  7. by   Tweety
    I agree Marie, Kelly should have just shut up about instead of disrespecting Clay the way she did. She was being a witch, but she wasn't homophobic.
  8. by   UM Review 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.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    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
  10. by   Tweety
    I just can't help but think that Clay is moritified at Rosie's remarks. It would be one thing is if he is an out-of-the-closet gay man. But he says that he is hetereosexual, so why would Rosie even bring up this sort of thing. It makes her look stupid and embarrases Clay....lose-lose situation.
  11. by   Tweety
    The so-called homophobic remark: YouTube - Clay Aiken and Kelly Ripa

    The next day: YouTube - Clay Aiken gets ripped by Kelly Ripa

    Gotta love YouTube!
  12. by   UM Review RN
    I usually head for the Golden Girls too, Marie, but I have time for that because they air something like three or four programs in a row.

    But lately.... dh got VOD so I come home, watch the news, and fall asleep watching movies. (No commercials to wake me up because of the change in volume, yay!!)

    I watched the View maybe twice, before Rosie got on there and I really didn't care for it. I preferred Rosie's own show.

    But this TV-star bickering, I dunno. It's the holidays. I hope there'll be a truce soon.

    (Has Clay said anything about it yet?)
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Kelly's Childish Tirade

    "Spoiled Brat" comes to mind.
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
  15. by   UM Review RN
    OK, now that I've seen it, and if that had happened to me, I would probably have had to say something. Except Kelly was trying to recover with a cute, snappy comeback whereas I would've just probably reflexively slapped him.

    Clay clearly invaded Kelly's personal space, however jokingly, and I think she just reacted.