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Thursday August 19, 2010 7:34 pm

VIDEO: Jennifer Aniston Uses the R-Word on TV

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Television, Videos,

Although I’ve been known to highlight some of the stupid stupid things Regis Philbin has ever said on air, he (surprisingly) is not the focus of today’s gaffe. Jennifer Aniston is.

On today’s episode of Live with Regis and Kelly, Aniston talked to Philbin (and guest host Kristin Cruz) about her recent photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar. When Regis commented that she got to play “dress up” to channel Barbra Streisand, that’s when the flub came out. “I played dress up,” Jen responded. “I do it for a living, like a retard.” Oops!

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The minute I heard that R-word come out, I knew Aniston was going to get flak for it. And I was right.

“Special Olympics is always disappointed when the R-word is used, especially by someone who is influential to society,” the organization said in a statement. “The pervasive use of the R-word, even in an off the cuff self-deprecating manner, dehumanizes people with intellectual disabilities and perpetuates painful stereotypes that are a great source of suffering and negative stigma.”ve experienced in their lives. Even if it wasn’t intended to insult them, that is the effect of it.”

So what do you think of Jen’s politically incorrect remark? Was it insensitive enough to “switch” your feelings about her? Or have you already moved on?



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