I have a feeling many Spice Girls fans are not going to be happy with Giuliana Rancic. In the E! News co-anchor's new memoir, Going Off Script: How I Survived A Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and George Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections, aka the longest book title ever, Giuliana Rancic slams Geri Halliwell, or as some of us call her, Ginger Spice. So, why is the TV personality and entertainment news reporter insulting one of the Spice Girls? Well, apparently, it's because Jerry O'Connell cheated on Rancic with Halliwell.
In Rancic's new memoir, she talks O'Connell's alleged cheating ways, including that time he reportedly had a fling with Halliwell. Rancic also claims she was dating O'Connell when he first met his now wife Rebecca Romijn. As much as I don't agree with O'Connell's infidelity (if true), I'm not here to give him a slap on the back of the hand or a verbal scolding. Rather, I'm here to discuss why Rancic felt the need to insult Halliwell in the process.
Rancic writes in her memoir, "I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?” Soon after, she confronted O'Connell, who reportedly said, “'Yeah, I know. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened.’" Rancic then writes, "He had as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight.”
I completely understand where Rancic is coming from, when it comes to her being upset and hurt that O'Connell was "two-timing" her. However, what I don't understand is why she feels the need to slam Halliwell in the process by saying Ginger Spice is "one of the lesser Spices." Talk about a major offense. You can't have the Spice Girls without Ginger, right? Yes, I know Halliwell did end up exiting the group in 1998, but the band originated with her. There would be no original Spice Girls without the fiery redhead who many fans called their favorite. Can you imagine Scary Spice, Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, and Posh Spice singing together about "girl power" without us ever being introduced or knowing Ginger Spice? Nope, me either. So, for Rancic to say Halliwell is beneath her former band members, well, not only is it insulting, but it's ridiculous.
Plus, to say one woman is "lesser" than another is just adding fuel to the fire. I get that Rancic's feeling were hurt and that's why she probably insulted Halliwell — after all, she's claiming her ex cheating on her with Halliwell. That would make anyone upset. However she could have gotten her point across without being so harsh. Women are fighting so hard for gender equality, and when people, like Rancic, shame a woman with a demeaning term, well that doesn't really help our case, does it? There's always a way to express yourself without bashing someone while doing so.
Now, by no means does Rancic have to bow down and kiss the ground Halliwell walks on or compliment her in anyway. After all, not everybody gets along or agrees. However, Rancic could have told her side of the story and depicted her feelings without slamming Halliwell.
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