Tuesday, January 17, 2006
When did it become okay to grab women’s asses, their boobs or ask if they got a brazilian for the Golden Globes? Evidently in Isaac Mizrahi’s little corner of the world, it’s perfectly fine. BLECHT. What an ass.
If you missed it, the red carpet preshow to the Golden Globes was hosted by Ryan Seacrest (hello, I’m obviously in the closet trying very hard to play it straight), some woman I don’t know who she was, and on the carpet with the stars was Isaac Mizrahi. Fashionista, designer, whatever.
On the red carpet, he was obviously out of his league. He didn’t know where to look nor where to hold his microphone. (That could be cute, actually.) But his shtick was based upon asking women if they were wearing any underwear. And then he started grabbing butts, asking “shocking” questions, and totally groping Scarlett Johansson’s boobs. When he did this, she just stood there, totally in shock, and said something along the lines of, “Did he just really do that?”
Yes, he really did. And when they cut away to his cohorts, they asked the same question. Did he really ask Eva if she shaved down there for the special night? And one of them answered, “I guess you can (ask those questions) if you’re gay!”
Hmm. So if you’re gay, it’s okay to grope on women?
But the real crème de la crème was Isaac’s question to the beautiful Charlize Theron. Upon complimenting her, he asked her what’s up with all of her roles being ugly dykes. Yes. He used the word dyke. Charlize was obviously surprised and handled it very gracefully. But come on, Isaac. That is totally not cool. It’s not okay to hate on people like that, and it’s certainly not okay to grab people.
But it’s really bothered me and made me think about it today: the cohort who excused him from his inappropriateness because he’s gay? What’s THAT about? If you’re a gay man, you’re not a “threat” therefore it’s okay to cross social mores and physical boundaries and tweak some titties? I really don’t want to accept that. But the ugly dyke thing is just a lame ass stereotype that should not be perpetuated among the general public. Isaac’s comment may have been okay within a conversation among friends, but on television?!
Okay, I’m done with my rant, but I’m also done with Isaac Mizrahi: he sucks.
Posted by LeLo at Tuesday, January 17, 2006