October 23, 2007, - 2:28 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Oh my G-d. Have I just like ruined my whole career?
That’s what actress Halle Berry asked Friday Night on “The Tonight Show,” after she showed Jay Leno a distorted photo of herself with a giant nose, commenting that it’s “like my Jewish cousin.” (She was on to promote her awful “Things We Lost in the Fire” movie, which–schadenfreude!–bombed big-time. Today, it’s at #15 in box office returns.)
Of course, if you were watching, you didn’t see/hear that because, as The New York Post’s Page Six reports, Jay Leno and his NBC friends saved her by editing out the word “Jewish.” Would they have saved a conservative this way? Watch the video (thanks to Allah for locating it) and tell me:
Please also tell me: Where are all the Ann Coulter critics who are so concerned with Anti-Semitism? I guess a bigoted, liberal (half)Black actress gets a pass where a conservative, blonde, white commentator does not. What was that which George Orwell said about all the animals in the barnyard being equal, but some being more equall than others?
BTW, in case you haven’t heard, Berry & her male model boytoy are expecting a baby. Let’s hope he/she/it isn’t born with a nose like her “Jewish cousin.” Otherwise, she’s takin’ it straight to the plastic surgeon for some work (just like she got on her own “Jewish cousin” nose–thanks to reader Lexi for the tip on that).
As reader Maxine Weiss comments:
Why does Halle Berry get a pass after making a totally anti-Semitic remark ?
Yet, everybody jumps over Ann Coulter for essentially …nothing ???????
Halle Berry’s is the far worse remark, because she was talking about physical characteristics, in a very derogative way.
Coulter was just discussing religious differences in general.
A comment best made to the Nazi-funded Media Matters for America gang a/k/a “The New Anti-Semitism Police.” What’s the matter, Media Matters–Cat Got Your (“Jewish Cousin’s”) Nose (and Tongue)?
So, where have I heard similar comments about the “Jew nose” before? Oh yeah, now I remember . . . .
Since the Berry “Jewish Cousin’s” nose cat is out of the bag, trust me on this: She won’t get the Mel Gibson or Ann Coulter treatment anytime soon. Instead, it’ll be the equivalent of her quickly wiping a speck of dust off her shoe.
Don’t get me wrong. I can laugh at myself and my ethno/religious group with the best of them. But what’s good for the Goose is good for the Halle. And clearly, Jay Leno and NBC had a problem with it, or they wouldn’t have secretly edited it out.
**** UPDATE/Exit Question: How much did Apple pay Halle Berry for this interesting bit of Mac “product placement”?
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