Skip to comments.Aubrey O'Day Calls Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro 'Brilliant' Men on 'The Sean Hannity Show
Posted on 09/02/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Aubrey O'Day really put her foot in her mouth this time.
The former Danity Kane member dug herself into a hole Monday night in a heated debate on Fox News' "The Sean Hannity Show" when the 25-year-old singer spewed out claims that both Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro were "brilliant" men.
"As someone who has met [Castro]... I met him and worked with him while I was in Cuba. I'm not defending his behavior, but in many instances, but I do have to say, I will 100% agree, he's an incredibly brilliant man, he has outlived tons of our Presidents," O'Day said.
When Hannity gave the pop singer a second chance to clarify her point, O'Day reiterated, "I'm sure many murderers are brilliant people."
"Was Hitler a brilliant man?" Hannity asked.
"I don't condone Hitler one ounce, but yes, he was a brilliant man," she said. "He ran a country and convinced everyone of horrible things."
In response, Hannity shook his head and cut to Greta Van Susteren. In an effort to save what dignity she has left, O'Day issued a statement to TMZ.
"Murderers and dictators generally are some of the smartest people out there - they just use their brain power for evil purposes. I don't condone any of their evil behavior, but I was asked about their intellectual firepower... and in my opinion you can't have a low IQ and wreck [sic] that much havoc on the world," O'Day said. "What Hitler succeeded in doing, was deplorable... And I hope we never see such an abusive use of power again."
Still, despite such qualifiers, some members of the Jewish community find the singer's statements unforgivable.
Rabbi Chaim Cunin of Chabad House told TMZ, "When a woman like her uses public airwaves, with access to millions of wonderful citizens of America, and calls some of the most despicable, unspeakable hatemongers of history brilliant, then something is lacking with her intelligence. This is a constant reminder of how careful we need to be when we talk about hate, because hatred is always present."
He added, "We need to make sure we are careful and that hatred doesn't rear its ugly head. I'd like for her to think about some older Holocaust survivor having that comment beamed into their home while they are enjoying the freedom that this beautiful country provides and having to listen to her disgusting comments."
Why does Hannity let these ultra-lites on his set??????
Well, you have to have something on the ball to become a mass murdering tyrannical dictator of any country...
What was her purpose being on the show anyway?
Operative word is think! Libtards do not think...they 'feel' or 'emote'.
Not her brains... I guess.
I think because you keep your friends close and your enemies closer. It is good for people to see how ridiculous these people are.
Who is this woman and why is she in Cuba with Fidel Castro?
That’s true, but this girl’s elevator only goes to the second floor.
Her only evident attribute.
Not every dummy can kill millions or purge a country of its upper and missle class and kill all of his political opponents.
I would presume because she is hot, in a trashy way.
I think I see both of her attributes...
a PETA slut
I say we take up an offering to buy her a one-way ticket to Cuba since she loves it so much.
I knew there was something funny about my bike tires.
Has she been “spanked” by “brillant men” before? Sounds like a cop out for an evil garce.