The past few days haven’t been a part of a banner year for Gwyneth Paltrow, who arrived in London (with her children) for a concert given by Jay-Z & Kanye West & tweeted to her drips, using the forbidden N-word, for the public record!
Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh http://say.ly/ySc3rTP
There was a bit of a Twitter scuffle to which she countered,
Hold up. It’s the title of the song!
If you ask me – I’d say she feels comfortable enough to use the word, song or not. One doesn’t speak the forbidden word, encased in a “song” or solo, unless you’re black. Isn’t that the way it is? Otherwise, there’d sure be a lot of bad folk slinging around the insult, all the time, night & day.
However; we must remember, in this country (America) we have freedom of speech & expression. She (Paltrow) is certainly free to be the kind of person that spews racism right & left. Usually in private, with similar-minded friends. Here I thought she was a Liberal who adhered to the sacred precepts of political correctness.
One of the iconic sitcoms of my childhood, The Munsters, is being re-stuffed in the form of Mockingbird Lane, starring Jerry O’Connell, for NBC. Collider reports this good news for the dusty old comedy.
As a kid, I saw the original fabricated house-prop on the set of Universal, many times, during the late 1960’s & early 70’s. We would always end up on a family vacation in Southern California, seeing all the tourist traps, new & old. Before Universal streamlined its lot into an amusement park, there were tours through the working sets (while not in use). Everything from the house from Psycho to brick building, faux-residential districts was something to rubber-neck at.
Seeing the reality, behind these TV shows & films was always a shock & letdown. The allusion of larger than life can be shattered so easily when you’re only a few years out of diapers. A good lesson it was, in the slight of hand that old Hollywood conjured for it audiences.