First, big thanks to–screenwriting star Caitlin McCarthy, for kicking off our discussion.
A ‘Winnner’ has been chosen. Eloquent COMMENTS from our readers sited this celebrity’s ‘dishonesty,’ ‘deeply embedded and enduring racism’ and ‘flagrant overuse of butter.’ Yes:
PAULA DEEN ‘wins’– with Miley Cyrus as ‘dishonorable mention’ (saved from first place by compassionate commenters who argued that Miley is merely acting her age, as well as acting out the Curse of the Child Star).
For those wanting to re-live the Year in Disgrace, no one summed it up better than Caitlin did (quote preserved below). And I agree with a Comment proclaiming that Caitlin ends here with the ‘best statement’ that’s been made on the subject of Cyrus.
Speaking of smart words about not-so-smart celeb.s, a must ‘re-read’ piece is our wise and witty Guest Post by Luis M. Luque on our Disgraced Celebrity of 2013: Paula Deen Cooks Up a Hot Mess…
CAITLIN’s ‘TAKE’ ON THE YEAR IN DISGRACE:
Is it me, or did more celebrities make anti-gay and racist comments this year? Phil from “Duck Dynasty” has the headlines right now, but who can forget celebs like Paula Deen, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin (et tu, Steve?!) having to apologize for unfortunate comments. It’s the 21st Century, people. Let’s not go backward!
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made me wish Chris Farley was still alive — he would have enjoyed playing the disgraceful pol on SNL.
If Justin Bieber doesn’t retire, it’ll be a disgrace that he got my hopes up.
And it’s a disgrace that anyone wants to date George Zimmerman. Really, ladies. Adopt a dog if you’re that lonely.
Speaking of ladies, for once they haven’t topped my list of disgraces. But I’ve got my eye on you, Miley. Please, put your tongue back in your head and stop the twerking. I may be old, but you look ridiculous.
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