Gossiping is always a big trend in Hollywood. Gossiping about a Vice Presidential nominee however is not. But with the introduction of Sarah Palin to Americans, she is now the country’s newest overnight celebrity, and the gossip begins.
According to New York Times business reporter David Carr,
“To readers of women’s magazines — [Palin] represents the ideal blend of femininity and toughness, mother and mayor, good girl and governor. As the saying goes, “She’s just like us.Only better.”
Perhaps because Hollywood celebrities do not read women’s magazines, they can not agree that Palin epitomizes any of these ideals. In fact, they believe in the exact opposite. In recent interviews and blogs, many A-listers have shared their distaste for the new Republican Nominee, accusing her of being “evil” and “unprepared”.
Comedian Margaret Cho is the latest star to chime in on Mrs. Sarah Palin.
Writing the following on her blog:
“At first I thought Sarah Palin was some kind of Republican pandering – a misguided attempt to woo Hillary voters over to the dark side, as if they believed women voters were so stupid that they would vote for anyone in skirt, but now I see that she is much, much worse…I am a feminist and a Christian – and when I see Sarah Palin – I see neither. And it is official. She is evil…This is serious and bad.”
Girlfriends Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson also use the internet to air their thoughts on John McCain’s running mate. They have released a joint statement on Ronson’s official Myspace blog, saying:
“I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin.
I couldn’t be more supportive of a woman in office, but let’s face it, it comes down to the person, and their beliefs, male or female.
Is it a sin to be gay? Should it be a sin to be straight? Or to use birth control? Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?”
Pop Star Pink also had some choice words for a certain vice presidential candidate, telling PopEater:
“If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map.”
She continued by saying:
“This woman hates women. She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that’s going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would’ve been capable of…. I can’t imagine overturning Roe vs. Wade. She’s not of this time. The woman terrifies me.”
Matt Damon talked about Sarah Palin to The Associated Press, where he compared the possibility of her being President to a ‘really bad Disney movie’. Damon stated:
“I think there’s a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that’s a really scary thing… I don’t know anything about her and in eight weeks, I don’t think I’m going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town and she’s the governor for Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes… Do the actuary tables and there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that [John] McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it’ll be President Palin… It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom, you know, ‘oh, I’m just a hockey mom’… and she’s facing down President Putin (of Russia)… It’s totally absurd… it’s a really terrifying possibility.”
Animal rights activist Pamela Anderson is clearly not a fan of her either. An E! reporter asked the former “Baywatch” babe if she she’d seen the photo of Palin, a proud hunter, with an animal fur in the background.
“I can’t stand her,” Anderson replied after rolling her eyes. “She can suck it!”
It is safe to say that this won’t be the last we hear of celebs gossiping about Mrs. Palin. Things are just getting started, and with her vice presidential debate next week with Senator Joseph R. Biden, we will take a closer look at seeing if Sarah represents either the qualities Carr has stated, or those that these celebrities accuse her of.