Leann Rimes Makes Horrible Rape Joke & Her History of Offensive Comments is Alarming
You would think that by now, even the most foot-in-mouth-prone celebrities would learn that joking about rape is never a good idea, but somehow, the horrible "humor" just keeps coming. From Kanye West to Miley Cyrus, recent months have been filled with stars' idiotic analogies and careless comments about the violent act, and now, the latest celebrity to make the mistake is Leann Rimes, who joked about rape in an interview with Joan Rivers. While appearing on an episode of In Bed With Joan that aired on Tuesday, Rimes said that she lost her virginity by raping her boyfriend.
"He was my boyfriend for like three and a half years," Rimes said. "He was fine. I think I raped him. I think that's how it happened."
Of course, seeing as the show consisted of Rimes, her husband Eddie Cibrian, and Joan Rivers, the response to this so-called "joke" was laughter. They're all probably used to the singer's terrible choice of words; over the years, she's taken practically every chance she's had to make ignorant, horrifying comments about sensitive topics, with no understanding that what she's saying is offensive. For instance:
"This one might be roofied."
This gem came from the same episode of In Bed with Joan as the rape comment. After Cibrian rejected a drink Rivers gave him, Rimes thought joking about date-rape was a good idea. It was not.
"It's an overwhelming emotion and it's like your body won't let you stop it."
Said in reference to her affair with Cibrian; both stars were married at the time, which apparently mattered much less than their bodies' wishes in their decision to get together.
The sentence structure says all you need to know about Rimes' priorities.
And this one
Ha ha, get it? Because she "stole" Cibrian's kids that he had with his ex-wife when she had an affair with him? So funny!
"I understand why people are disappointed in me, especially since I grew up as America's sweetheart."
This is not offensive, per se, but it is obnoxious. Rimes was never America's sweetheart, and even if she had been, you don't call yourself that! I mean, come on.
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