Stasi: Famous Rich, White, Male Racists Get Off Easy
Linda Stasi in the New York Daily News shows how if you’re famous, rich, white, male and a racist, you don’t really suffer the consequences that much.
Remember the horror and outrage a few months ago when swamp-dwelling “Duck Die-Nasty” bazillionaire Phil Robertson endorsed pedophilia (“marry girls when they’re 15”), homophobia, (“insolent, arrogant, God-haters”) and racism (“I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash”)? He lost, well, nothing but two weeks of work at A&E.
The same can’t be said for old (or young) rich white women, not that very many racist women have been outed — yet.
Rich ol’ white woman Paula Deen, for example, got broiled, baked and fired not just by the Food Network, but by her marketing partners and the media after a disgruntled ex-employee sued her in a racial discrimination case.
Nobody bothered to care (except the judge who threw the discrimination case out) that the racially violated employee was a white woman Deen had fired for being a lazy ass…
The Clippers owner — the tarnished Sterling whose two-dollar girlfriend, V. (for visor?) Stiviano, gave (she denies it) his racist phone conversations to TMZ — probably won’t lose the team (it’s in a family trust for one thing, and the NBA probably doesn’t have the legal rights for another), or his money (he paid $12.5 million, and it’s now worth half a billion)…
Finally, Jeremy Clarkson, star of BBC’s “Top Gear,” used the N-word while reciting the children’s rhyme, “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” on camera. He now says he did “everything in his power to not use that word.” What?
Don’t worry about Jeremy. He was vindicated by none other than Britain’s education secretary, who declared that Clarkson should not lose his job. What kind of nursery rhymes are they teaching over there?