Monday, April 20, 2009

When Stupid People Attack! Jackie Chan And Miss California

There was a time in the distant past when people in the public eye weren't allowed to speak what was on their mind. Baseball players talked about baseball, politicians talked about politics and so on. It was a great time when stupidity was kept in the closet. Developing technology has allowed stupidity to reign supreme. A moronic comment, which may have been suppressed 20 years ago is now heard instantly around the world.

Jackie Chan is one of the biggest box office stars in the world. At a young age he learned the art of wacky karate and has entertained millions the world over. At a recent forum, where Chan was a featured participant, he was asked about censorship in Chinese cinema. His answer would have been perfect coming out of the mouth of a racist or a member of the Communist Party. The beloved film star said "I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not" and added "I'm really confused now. If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic." The cherry on top of the idiot sundae was "I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled, If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want." Did you know that he's done all of his stunts and may suffer from Brain Damage? Well it's comforting for a racist to know that Mr. Chan agrees that the Chinese, or Chinamen if you will, can not be controlled.

Carrie Prejean is Miss California USA and was one of the top five finalists for Miss USA. As Miss USA you are expected to look hot in a bikini, smile, and laugh at Donald Trumps comments about your body. There has been a recent spell of pageant contestants answering questions badly or falling on their ass, so they should be aware to be careful when walking or opening their mouth. When asked her feeling about gay marriage by judge Perez Hilton, Ms Prejean let loose a series of words that resembled a sentence in name only. Her response was "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage, And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised." I know that it is hard to want a nuanced answer from a beauty contestant but what the hell is an opposite marriage? The better question is why was that a question? The question should be about world peace, or pets. While Ms Prejean goes on to starring appearances on Fox News and the 700 Club, the winner Miss North Carolina will now get to spend a year doing charity work and getting drooled on by Donald Trump.

The opinions expressed by karate stars and hot women wearing sashes should not be of any consequence of all. I want my wacky karate stars to comically fall down a flight of stairs and my pageant contestants to walk competently in high heels and a bikini and not fall down a flight of stairs. When you ask stupid people to think and talk, expect stupid shit to come out of their mouth.

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