Thursday, July 15, 2004

Another Season, Another Reason, for Dropping Whoopi

Many of you have written the blog to call our attention to the fact that SlimFast has dropped Whoopi Goldberg from their advertising campaign.

Here is SlimFast's statement:

"We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms Goldberg chose to express herself and sincerely regret that her recent remarks offended some of our consumers," said the Slim-Fast general manager, Terry Olson.

And Whoopi's response:

"I've done material on every president in the past 20 years, from Reagan to Carter, from Clinton to Bush. It seems now that people from the other side are using this to further their own agenda."

I know nothing about the contractual agreement between Ms. Goldberg and SlimFast. However, when you hire a comedian like Whoopi you have to expect her to do some blue material now and then.

Furthermore, Whoopi has the right to speak out in support of the candidate she prefers in this presidential race. What she said about Bush was pretty tame by the standards of this blog. She supports Kerry, as is her right, and she spoke out for him in her characteristic style.

If you are as unhappy with their decision as I am, let SlimFast know about it.


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