Things just got real ugly on Celebrity Apprentice. With weeks to go before the finale, contestant Lisa Lampanelli threw out some vicious racial slurs against competitor Dayana Mendoza on SIRIUS radio.
Taking jabs at Mendoza’s Venezuelan culture, Lampanelli said,
“She’s a sp*c!…She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
Lisa went on to make racially insensitive remarks about Latinos giving birth to too many children. Obviously that didn’t sit well with Dayana or the community at large.
Mendoza criticized the comedienne for taking her jokes too far. Lampanelli has become famous for her Comedy Central Roasts, but this, Dayana felt, seriously crossed the line.
“I understand that it’s Lisa’s job to make fun of people for a living,” she told The Huffington Post. “If poking fun at me can help her sell tickets to her shows, no problem, I am happy to help her put food on her table. However, when she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself but degrading an entire Hispanic culture.”
By Michael Lopez