Comedian Retta livetweeted the Emmys Monday night, and her spiel included a portion about a particularly vocal seat filler placed next to her who bothered her for a part on Parks and Recreation, among other faux pas. Since then, he’s made offensive jokes about her being fat and smelly. Oh and he also commented that he thought she was part of the cast of Precious.
You will be angered. Hollywood is full of gross people like this guy.
Can we not call these jokes. These are attacks and insults. Calling them jokes minimizes the severity of them.
I am a fat girl in LA and it is such a superficial city. Fat girls are reminded daily that they are fat. I can only imagine that for a large WOC in the industry it’s even worse. I hope Retta just brushes this off because she is awesome but frankly he is defaulting to the most common and obvious insults.