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Kirstie Alley Speaks Out On Behalf of Maligned Celebrities

January 19, 2011

Kirstie Alley took to Twitter earlier today to make a stand.

“BETTER late than never on GOLDEN globes. I LOVE artists and it pains me to have them degraded in the name of FUNNY. To me it’s just NOT.”

Clearly she’s referring to the jokes of Ricky Gervais, and while they weren’t terribly original or funny, it’s hard for me to go all the way to ‘degrading’ on this one – they were, after all, jokes made to attendees of the Golden Globes.  Which means, you are at the freakin’ Golden Globes and famous enough to have jokes made at your expense. That’s not just free food and booze for one night, you’ve probably been doing some living high on the hog more than once if you made it onto the HFPA nomination or invitation list.

Oh wait, was Kirstie Alley even there?  Hmm.  Maybe that’s why she felt degraded.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 2:43 am

    I think that Ricky Gervais making jokes about you on the Golden Globes is kind of like SNL taking a jab about you.

    Who gets insulted? In fact, it’s kind of an honor.

    • January 19, 2011 9:49 am

      I’m not even sure that many people got insulted, I think they just didn’t laugh – those are two different things. There are plenty of joke that don’t offend me, they just simply aren’t funny to me.

  2. January 19, 2011 3:28 am

    Gervais does that mean Brit humor Americans love to watch from the comfort of their Ashley Furniture matching sofa and loveseats, but would be offended and angered if they were in fact the butt of those same jokes. It’s a bit annoying, but not entirely unexpected. And without Simon Cowell to harsh mellows, it seems Americans believe they have found a new Cowell in Gervais. These things never last. For soon there will be another Brit who charms Americans with their brand of insult humor and Gervais will find himself the butt of many, “Ricky who?” jokes at best or being likened to Paul Hogan and his career prospects, at worst.

    • January 19, 2011 9:50 am

      I like Simon a lot better, comparatively.

  3. January 19, 2011 11:19 am

    I like Simon too. Once he’s insulted you, well you know you’ve been insulted. It’s a great feeling. Nothing subtle about that.

  4. January 19, 2011 1:13 pm

    I love that Kirstie Alley, a has been with all the time in the world, takes a moment out of her fame seeking to reflect on what really matters.

  5. January 23, 2011 2:33 am

    Poor Hollywood celebrities, being made fun of by that mean Ricky.
    I guess they’ll be crying all the way to their next million-dollar paycheck.

    • January 23, 2011 11:20 am

      Everything about the situation was mildly terrible, really. Well, except for my friend Lez Bo Bo the Clown, she loved the spectacle of it.

  6. January 23, 2011 3:36 pm

    On the subject of performers whose careers are mostly viewed in retrospect (I’m being kind here), I just spotted this item on Google News.
    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/star-caught-with-drug-at-festival-20110124-1a1hg.html
    Tottie Goldsmith a ‘star’? Maybe, once upon a time. In some wildly divergent alternative universe.

    • January 23, 2011 10:06 pm

      ….a niece of superstar Olivia Newton-John.

      When they have to mention famous cousins and whatnot, you are probably not a very big ‘star’.

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