Sandra Bernhard Axed After Sarah Palin Remarks
A Boston-based charity has dropped comedienne and Kabbalah devotee Sandra Bernhard from a fundraising event due to jokes she made about vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin being gang-raped.
The AP reports that Rosie's Place publicity director Leemarie Mosca says that Bernhard's recent wish for Palin to be "gang-raped" by "my big black brothers" doesn't jive with the women's shelter's outlook.
"In light of our mission, we don't think violence against women is a laughing matter," she said.
Bernhard was scheduled to appear at "Funny Women...Serious Business" on October 16 before she was nixed from the roster.
Bernhard, who says she is "terribly upset" by the shelter's decision, took to her website to explain her comment. She wrote that it had to do with "women, racism, freedom and the extreme views of Gov. Sarah Palin."
"In no way am I making any sort of joke about crimes against women—quite the contrary. I'm speaking out about someone who doesn't do enough to protect women," Bernhard said.
Hmmm. Seems Bernhard's mouth doesn't just look big...