The Ghostbusters reboot opens in theaters this weekend. If you listen to the haters it will be the worst movie of all time, even worse than Heaven’s Gate released in 1980. Deep in the negative reaction is a sad case of entitlement with an ample dose of sexism.
The big news with the current season of Big Brother on CBS is not even two weeks into the 3 month game, we have a serious controversy. Several of the houseguests are nasty people who spew some nasty racist, homophobic, and sexist comments that went out live over the 24 hour feeds. It hit the Internet and led, post Paula Deen, to be picked up by several news organizations. That made CBS and the producers have to offer public statements and spend their Sunday episode on the issue. Being a long time viewer of the show, I can tell you that no one should be surprised by the ugliness. CBS hires awful people and profit from that awfulness.
Recently G4TV host Olivia Munn got a try out on The Daily Show. Some feminists complained because they assumed she got the job because of her looks rather than talent. Munn responded that she worked hard to get the chance and threw some F-bombs in indignation. Funny thing is both sides are correct.
“I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere. I think that anyone who’s out there trying to bring down why any woman would get anywhere, or why we’re different, just needs to f***ing turn her f***ing computer off, take the sandwich out of her mouth and go for a god**mn walk f***ing walk. You know what? Just walk it off, b***h. Just walk it off, b***h.”
Munn is a nerd pinup girl and has been for several years. As host of “Attack of the Show” she has played off that sexiness as host and for skits on the show. During the AOTS 2009 Comic-Con shows she appeared in various suggestive costumes based on sexy comic and video game female characters. There is no doubt that she got her chance on television based in part on her looks. She should just accept it.
Having said that Olivia Munn is funny and works very hard. I’m a fan of her show and she does a good job. I think she has a good handle of the timing need to make the funny. Sometimes I laugh when she just makes a face at her co-host or deadpans a response to something he says.
Here is a clip from “Attack of the Show”:
She deserves her shot on The Daily Show but does she really think they would have given her the shot if she looked like singer Susan Boyle? Seriously?
To any feminist who are upset that Olivia is too pretty to have comedy talent, you do have a point that The Daily Show needs more women but to make the suggestion that Munn is less talented because she is too sexy then you all need to get over yourselves. Hot chicks can be funny and not in a dumb bimbo way like they are on Fox News.