Oh Shut Up, Star Jones
Between Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean, a lot of people have been openly discussing their homosexuality in the past couple of weeks. Well, at least those two people. I mean, other people for sure, too, but those are just civilians so WHO CARES. These are big time celebs! (If you actually want to keep score, the Frank Ocean announcement was even more “important,” considering how the hip hop community is just toxic with homophobia–one need only look to Frank Ocean’s own pals in Odd Future for a recent example. So to make that kind of statement and pull public Tumblr support from Beyonce and Jay-Z might “mean more” than the dude everyone kind of figured was gay who hosts his own daytime talk show about “Summer Foods That Are Fun To Throw Off A Pontoon Boat” or whatever. But don’t keep score, guys. It’s weird to do and a little bit gross!) Anyway, amidst all of this activity, former talk show host Star Jones has FINALLY broken her LEGENDARY SILENCE about what she casually dismisses as a publicity stunt. From ONTD:
[Anderson Cooper is] a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack, Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide … There [are] times when you generate information for ratings.
Oh fuuuuuuuuuuck you, Star Jooooooones! If you live in a stomach-stapled-botox house, don’t throw insecurity stones! What an asshole. Then again, this is actually not as bad as the time right after the Indian Ocean tsunami, back when Star Jones was still on national television and America was still pretending like her opinions on things had value, when she explained that she had actually been in the region devastated by the tsunami just a few days before, and that God had blessed her to allow her to take her first class flight home before the tsunami hit killing 230,000 people, none of whom were as BLESSED as this glorious creature. God hated those 230,000 people but He loved his little lamb! Well, not so little back then, not yet, this was pre-surgery, but soon she would just be perfect. And now she is. American treasure.