Thursday, February 14, 2008
Not to be outdone by Diane Keaton saying the work “fuck” on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, Jane Fonda went on the Today show to talk about how she’s about to star in the Vagina Monologues and said the word “cunt”.
Apart from the 700 amazing things about this, one of the best is watching Meredith Vieira just completely gloss over it and pretend it never happened. At least Diane Sawyer was able to laugh at Diane Keaton in the same way a teacher might laugh at a sassy student because the student is actually funny but then everything is lost for the rest of the day. Vieira is too uptight. She needs to laugh about it.
Actually, it would have been hilarious if Vieira just launched into it with Fonda and said, “You’re damned cunting right, bitch. I tell you, I fucking had the same fucking ass raping cunt face re-fucking-action.” And then she should fart for like 5 seconds and then slump in her chair and yell out to stage crew to bring her a shot of tequila and start complaining about her husband's inability to perform cunnilingus.
Meanwhile, Jane Fonda’s been around the block and she knows she can’t say certain things at certain times so I don’t believe it wasn’t at least partially on purpose. The only other option is that she’s losing her mind which, when you think about it, could be just as interesting. Still, it’s so interesting how celebrity behavior is more like that Norwegian Rat thing than anything else. One person does something and then all of a sudden there’s a flurry of other celebrities that coincidentally do the same thing; buying kids, depression, rehab, mental illness, bisexuality, rehab, kabbalah, political activism, rehab, saying the word “nigger” or “faggot”, dying, swearing on morning television, rehab.
Jane Fonda wins though because you can’t, short of a whole sentence of slurs, beat the word cunt on morning TV and its demographic of robe wearing, pancake eating parents who have to hurry their kids along to school. In Nebraksa.