I've realized something about Britney Spears: It's really not fair to ask her hard questions. And I'm not talking about, like, making her do calculus or remember important dates from World War I; I mean, it's not fair to ask her tricky questions. Such as: "What do you like about Latino men?" Which is exactly what the host of Univision's Despierta America asked Brit during a recent interview about -- well, about a whole sh*t ton of stuff, from her kids to her love life to her new Vegas gig. But nobody's gonna remember her answers about any of that stuff, cause all they're gonna remember is what she said about sexy, macho Latino men. Ay dios mio!!
Now, what she said wasn't that bad -- not really, considering the aforementioned trickiness of the question -- but it wasn't politically correct, strictly speaking. This is what she said:
"I've always loved Latinos. They make me think of a bad boy type that your father wouldn't let you go out with."
Oh. Britney. Oh, honey. You don't know. You just don't know any better, do you?? I mean, let's think about this for a second. There's really NO politically correct way to answer that question, first of all -- what the hell could she have said that would have been less offensive? Even "I like their sexy accents!" sounds borderline racist. The only appropriate, completely benign response would have been something like, "Well, I certainly wouldn't want to generalize! But I like your handsome eyes, Latino interviewer guy!"
Watch the video for yourself -- you'll see what I mean:
See what I'm talking about? The poor girl, she was just trying to be charming. She can't help it if she's ... Britney Spears.
Do you think Britney Spears' comment about Latino men was racist?
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