Who’d dare call Joan Rivers a racist?

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  1. mpw Guest

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    Who’d dare call Joan Rivers a racist?

    Darcus Howe did (kind of) on BBC Radio4’s ‘Midweek’ program yesterday and she really flew into one.

    You can hear the show here (it’s a .ram file from the BBC website) but I only heard the segment so I don’t know how far into the show it was, it’s during the interview with Howe and he says something like “…I know the word ‘black’ offends Joan…” BOOM! Joan explodes. :D

    For those who don’t know Radio4 is the BBC’s ‘grown up’ station in the UK normally very well mannered and mature and ‘Midweek’ is arts, literature etc.
     
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    "As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman which is without discretion."
     
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    Here's an mp3 of just the argument

    The guy sounds like a race-baiter. I'm no fan of Joan Rivers, but I'm less of a fan of people who need to feel victimized because of their race.

    Good for her.
     
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    hahah, that was hilarious.

    I wouldn't want to get in an argument with her. She sounds scary.

    How DARE you!

    Don't you DARE called me a rascist!
     
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    There's also a transcript on the BBC's website – although there are a few chunks strangely missing from it, based on the mp3 bitfactory linked to.

    Hopefully the discussion on plant photography went a little more smoothly...
     
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    I bet the listeners go up next time the show is on..!

    I like her come back, totally ripping into him for being a useless parent, she sounded like she was holding back before..! Have to agree with bitfactory, good on her.
     
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    I had heard about this, but hadn't actually heard it all with my own ears. Brilliant! :D
     
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    Its a good bit of radio.Joan Rivers lost the plot entirely and ranted and raved,mind you nice guy as Darcus Howe is he has trouble not winding people up.
    PS If you listen to the tape he didn't call her a racist.
     
  10. mpw thread starter Guest

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    I'd never heard of him before so maybe he is a nice guy but on the basis of that show he does sound like he's got an almighty chip on his shoulder and went looking for the fight.

    I especially disliked the bit where Joan says "..I don't care whether you're black, white or..." and he butts in with "I do." nothing but inflammatory.
     
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    i like the part where she says OK, continue talking about your stupid film. highlarious.
     
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    I think this illustrates the over sensitivity of the world today with regards to multiculturalism. It seems people are too quick to label people as being racist. I do think that guy implied Joan is a racist "...I don't know whether you're a racist or not..." , but on the other side of the coin it seems freedom to express ones views regarding different races tends to lead a person as being labeled racist even if they are not.

    The world is becoming smaller and yet we are too afraid to think for ourselves.
     
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    If you think she SOUNDS scary, you should SEE her. I bet her makeup cracked with that one.
     
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    Haha, I heard a replay of that on the radio this morning while I was in the shower. She's actually nuts.
     
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    How does that statement imply she is a racist.
     
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    I'll say she's a racist just to hear her do that again. That kicked ass!
     
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    He said, "Since black offends Joan..." in the beginning of the argument. She took that, I think rightly, to be an implication that she was a racist.

    I say good for Joan. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but I think she reacted perfectly to that situation.
     
  18. mpw thread starter Guest

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    I think he was asked to state that he wasn't calling Joan a racist and wouldn't just said he didn't know whether she was or not. IMO the guy was an arse.
     
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    makeup? i think it was more likely part of her face itself!
     
  20. vixapphire macrumors 6502

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    i agree 100%. i'm not a big fan of hers either, but fair is fair.
     
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    Not a big fan? I genuinely hate her. Hate hate hate!
     
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    I disagree (in part). Throwing a big, fat, temper tantrum/hissy fit is rarely the perfect reaction to anything. People like that are imbalanced and scary.

    Good of Joan to call him on it, tho.
     
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    Wow...I just wandered off the the picture association thread and found this....

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    If she and Rivers went on celebrity death match (is that still around?), they wouldn't even have to make clay figures of them.
     
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    Why do you have a thing against aging, plastic surgery extremist comedians? Does that make you a Joanist? LOL :p
     
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    He was referring to the habit of calling people Afro-americans and not Black a euphemism the gets right up the nose of many black people.Darcus Howe is a respected journalist,editor,writer and academic he made a point which Rivers reacted to with a huge hissy fit he then truthfully said he didn't know if she was racist or not.The lady protests too much methinks.
     

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