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Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore

Posted on 10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT by blam

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To: Red Badger
"Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked.

It won't hurt her at all.

But if a white actor said something about "nappy hair"...

101 posted on 10/25/2007 5:21:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
denounce renounce....
102 posted on 10/25/2007 5:25:37 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Whoa there!
Racism?
You’d have to be in orbit around Alpha Centauri to be farther off!
What’s wrong with ‘bi-racial’? Therefore not claiming to be all of either parent’s race?
You say it’s society’s fault for forcing mixed race people to identify as one or the other race( usually black if there’s a drop of black blood anywhere), now you think it’s racist if I DON’T think that way? Now, telling mixed-race people they can claim all of their genetic heritage is pushing their African-ness down and believing everything good about them is due to European ancestry?
That’s a helluva conclusion to jump to!
And it, in itself, is racist.


103 posted on 10/25/2007 5:29:48 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: blam
"Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked.

No you silly thing, you're black, you're a democrat and you're one of the super-rich elite ! Say what you want, it doesn't matter.............

104 posted on 10/25/2007 5:30:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I could be Agent "HT")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Exactly!
But I’m willing to bet underwater property in New Orleans that she would NOT accept a sweet apology if someone else had made a comment about black people’s noses! That would be racist!
What she said isn’t?


105 posted on 10/25/2007 5:34:33 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky
Of course it is racist. But she is half white. She does not acknowledge her white side instead she acknowledges the father that abandoned her as a child.
106 posted on 10/25/2007 5:38:11 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: Sue Perkick

BIG SIGH!

Geez he’s hot


107 posted on 10/25/2007 5:40:38 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
Supposedly it was one of Berry’s Jewish assistants who made the ‘Jewish cousin’ suggestion.

That means she had time to think it over.

108 posted on 10/25/2007 5:41:48 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: laweeks

Ironically she’s actually had her nose “thined” earlier in her career. Check out the film she made with Eddie Murphy.


109 posted on 10/25/2007 5:56:34 PM PDT by Brofholdonow
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To: angcat
instead she acknowledges the father that abandoned her as a child.

Of course, follow the money....

110 posted on 10/25/2007 6:05:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I could be Agent "HT")
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To: blam

Lets see. She’s the one that one the Academy Award that year that Hollywood felt they had to award one to a “black” actress, right? A gratuitous award.


111 posted on 10/25/2007 6:21:03 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: blam

Well..she was right....it does.


112 posted on 10/25/2007 6:31:41 PM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: Sue Perkick

Thank you!!


113 posted on 10/25/2007 6:34:36 PM PDT by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
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To: maggief

Oh MY!
You’re my new best friend.


114 posted on 10/25/2007 6:36:09 PM PDT by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
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To: Uncle Miltie
I’ve never heard a useful bit of language pass her lips.

Not even that inspiring Oscar acceptance speech?/sarc off. You're sure right about looking though.

115 posted on 10/25/2007 6:45:54 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Covenant with Death: Giuliani Shall Not Pass!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
shudder......shudder..... lol
116 posted on 10/25/2007 6:55:42 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Some elected people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them!!!)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Well you are right of course, it is called the ‘one drop’ rule. That is where terms like Quadroon, Octaroon, and ‘High Yellow’ came from. Many states, before the civil war, both north and south, had laws forbidding free blacks from living there, blacks being any one with a single known black ancestor (or who looked that way, and could not prove otherwise). This was revolting racial bigotry which 20 years ago we seemed to be getting rid of, but is coming back in a distorted way these days, through victimization politics.


117 posted on 10/25/2007 7:00:55 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Covenant with Death: Giuliani Shall Not Pass!)
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To: maggief; najida; RDTF; Fishtalk; MotleyGirl70; freekitty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1wH5ZUfkxA


118 posted on 10/25/2007 7:01:19 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Don’t hate me because I’m really, really, really good looking!


119 posted on 10/25/2007 10:05:07 PM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: Sue Perkick

I’d weep if you’d post some pics of Vin Diesel.


120 posted on 10/25/2007 10:07:01 PM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: Sue Perkick
That should be one pretty and/or handsome baby! :-)
121 posted on 10/26/2007 4:21:38 AM PDT by Mila
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To: blam
Halle Berry clashes with UK DJ over `racist` remark

What was meant to be a friendly chat to promote the new "X-Men" movie turned into a frosty discussion about race on a popular morning radio program, but the British Broadcasting Corp. defended its disc jockey - reports Associated Press.

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry appeared on Chris Moyles' Radio One breakfast show Thursday and clashed with her host after he impersonated what he described as a "big, fat, black guy." "Are we having a racist moment here?" Berry, the first black actress to win an Academy Award for a lead role, asked Moyles after she took exception to his impersonation. Moyles, who is white, said he just couldn't do American accents. Moyles made it clear on air that there was nothing racist in what he said, a BBC spokesman said Friday on condition of anonymity, in line with the corporation's policy.


122 posted on 10/26/2007 4:39:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Sue Perkick; maggief; najida; RDTF; Fishtalk; freekitty; Marie
Here's another video of Gabriel.
123 posted on 10/26/2007 4:49:49 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: angcat
I've always been under the impression that she was rather close to her mother. In various interviews that I have seen over the years, I don't remember hearing her mention too much about her father, but in her Oscar acceptance speech she did acknowledge her mother, who was sitting in the front row of the ceremony, "I want to thank my Mom who's given me the strength to fight every single day to be who I want to be and given me the courage to dream that this dream might be happening and possible for me. I love you Mom so much."
124 posted on 10/26/2007 4:56:55 AM PDT by Mila
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To: fantom
Listen to Sarah Silverman , Mencia , Chris rock , Will and Grace etc etc. We all need to lighten up....

Chris Rock does some hilarious skits about black people.

How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police (Warning! Some foul language)

Heck, even Jerry Seinfeld has made cracks about being Jewish. And have you have seen Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm? He makes fun of himself being Jewish just as much as he makes fun of Christians. I'm Catholic and I think it's funny stuff.

In the world we live in if you don't have a sense of humor you'll go bonkers.

125 posted on 10/26/2007 5:11:17 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Sue Perkick

thanks for a great way to start the day!


126 posted on 10/26/2007 5:25:54 AM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: maggief

Tell me something, is tha heat on? WOO HOO! :]


127 posted on 10/26/2007 5:52:24 AM PDT by 007girl ("If you're gonna go out, go out fighting." Stoney Lebby-Maddox/11 years old)
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To: Sue Perkick

Thanks! :]


128 posted on 10/26/2007 5:55:45 AM PDT by 007girl ("If you're gonna go out, go out fighting." Stoney Lebby-Maddox/11 years old)
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To: blam

I seem to remember Halle Berry playing the race card a time or two.

You live by the sword, you die by the sword.


129 posted on 10/26/2007 6:09:18 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: RockinRight
Watch an SNL episode from the 70s...or Blazing Saddles...and realize that half that stuff would be “offensive” today.

Blazing Saddles could never be made today. In fact, I'm surprised that it's still available for sale. Mel Brooks would probably be charged with hate crimes if he were to try to make it today...

Mark

130 posted on 10/26/2007 6:20:57 AM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: MarkL

Yes but it’s SO hilarious!!!!!


131 posted on 10/26/2007 6:49:01 AM PDT by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

People are not too sensitive - we are just tired of hearing from racists, like Barry, who claim victimhood but have no problem saying racist comments. The JJ, Sharptons, NAACP, La Raza, etc. of the world are the real racists and we are tired of the holier than thou talk while they go about using the N word, calling whites the devil and claiming that they are always put down by the MAN.


132 posted on 10/26/2007 7:06:44 AM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: blam
Maybe the next anti-racism commercial she does they can sit her in the back Jewish section.
133 posted on 10/26/2007 7:11:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry Mr. BOR.)
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To: Marie
I don't like to make people cry but I can do that :)

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134 posted on 10/26/2007 7:49:17 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

WOW! I have never seen a bad picture of this guy.

Thanks!


135 posted on 10/26/2007 7:55:42 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: blam

During the 1996 baseball season, a company that I owned a 10% interest in provided Ms Berry’s executive protection. She chose to use us because we were a minority owned firm at the time. She was coming to Cincinnati because her then husband, Derek Jeter (?) was playing here, and the games had playoff implications.

She was very nice, but to be blunt a complete and total airhead.

Like almost every actor you will find in Hollywood, that particular art doesn’t require a MENSA level intelligence as she, and others we all know demonstrate on a routine basis.

And as this clearly demonstrates. What is odd to me is nobody in her entourage pointed out the obvious potential for outrage about it BEFORE she went on the show. As the article clearly shows, quite a bit of planning and effort was put into this stunt.


136 posted on 10/26/2007 7:56:29 AM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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To: blam

It just goes to show that almost nothing these people say on these “spontaneous” talk shows is actually spontaneous.


137 posted on 10/26/2007 8:02:34 AM PDT by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: JennysCool

Irony: the guy that played Sgt. Schultz was Jewish.


138 posted on 10/26/2007 8:03:27 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they have to)
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To: ClearBlueSky

” I don’t get the identification with the black race only.”

Because, in general, people are judged by apperence.


139 posted on 10/26/2007 8:05:26 AM PDT by Unassuaged (I have shocking data relevant to the conversation!)
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To: roses of sharon
Nice to see her squirm!

Well right now she's on her Movie and 'I'm Pregant!' tour. There never is any mention of who impregnated her. I wonder why?

140 posted on 10/26/2007 8:06:33 AM PDT by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: Sue Perkick
I don't like to make people cry but I can do that :)

Now *this* is a pleasant way to start the day! :-)

141 posted on 10/26/2007 8:47:54 AM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

first of all, i bring up her calling herself black mainly because during her oscar speech she called her self black, despite the fact that she has a white mother, and her black father abused the wife and abandoned both of them...

since she is both, she should pick one race just to capitilize on it like she did in that speech....


142 posted on 10/26/2007 10:54:47 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: MotleyGirl70

Thank you for brightening up my day.

To be ? years younger. LOL


143 posted on 10/26/2007 12:55:23 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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