Friday, December 24, 2010

Best of 2010 Part 2

Here it is, your second installment of the Ghetto Hippie Best of 2010.

Biggest I Should Have Lost My Job Moment, But Didn't: Regis Philbin

Did you see Nicki Minaj perform on the Regis and Kelly Show (AKA Bootygate)? You might have missed it. And if you don't know who Nicki Minaj is, it's time to do some googling.  So Nicki was on the Regis and Kelly show to promote her new album Pink Friday.  After her performance Regis and Kelly came over to share a few words with Nicki, and in the words of E! Entertainment, Regis "finally completed his transformation to a dirty old man."  After coming extremely close to touching Nicki's midsection, Regis follows through by patting her on the butt.  Yeah true story.  Kelly Ripa, his co-host, couldn't hold back her shock.  There were several news articles, and twitter posts, but in the end it wasn't much of a scandal for Regis.

So today, I will take a couple of lines on my blog to let Regis now how I feel about his antics.

Dear Regis,

What's wrong with you?  What on earth makes you think you have the right to touch anyone without their consent?  Are you aware of the concept of sexual harassment?  What you did, was inappropriate, offensive, and illegal.  Here's the thing though, if you've done this on national TV, what have you done when no one was looking?.  On top of all of this, you know what else you did?  You showed the world that a wealthy, famous man, can touch anyone's butt and suffer no real consequences.  Young girls across the country have now learned that lesson from you.  What a tremendous legacy you've left.  As soon as I saw the YouTube link (not provided here, you'll have to find it yourself) my first thought was, I'm never going to watch your show ever again.  But I immediately realized that I already never watch your show.  So I guess I won't start watching your show.  And here's to hoping that you are held accountable someday for perpetrating and condoning sexual harassment.  I won't hold my breath, but...

...anything can happen. 

That's what we've learned from you.

Ghetto Hippie

1 comment:

  1. OMG. I didn't even know about this. Amen to your open letter to Regis. That's how much he doesn't matter to awesome people- I didn't even know this happened and I have twitter!
    The amount of sexual misconduct and harassment that I have to encounter on a daily basis is overwhelming, sad, and enraging all at once. So here is my letter to all the beautiful young wombyn in our society:

    Dear amazing beautiful you,

    You don't have to be scared when you walk down the street, you don't have to look over your shoulder in fear of violation. You are love, and you are protected by all the other beautiful wombyn in this world that are reading this just like you are. When you walk- walk with your head high and walk in the light and glamor that is your essence. For only those that you choose will ever know just how amazing you really are. It is inside your heart that you will always find all the protection that you need.