David Arquette apologizes for calling Latinas “nuts”

Last week, David Arquette was promoting his work with Feeding America, a wonderful organization that focuses on issues of hunger and poverty in America. To promote this great cause, David was pulled a David Blaine-esque stunt in Madison Square Garden by sitting in a Plexiglas “hot box” during Tuesday and Wednesday. David also made the network and cable news rounds. CB showed David’s interview with NBC’s Today Show, but unfortunately it was David’s interview with Fox & Friends that made some minor headlines.

Fox’s morning co-anchor Steve Doocy asked David for his opinion about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court. David replied: “I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very, they have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I’m just saying.” Dude… forget the racial politics and stereotypes for a second, and just acknowledge the supreme idiocy of David “Really Nuts” Arquette/Pot calling the the Latinas/Kettle “nuts”. Well, controversy settled, because David apologized, and it’s a pretty good one:

Despite disparaging comments earlier in the week, David Arquette insists he has love for Latina women.

Chatting with Fox News earlier this week, Arquette, 37, remarked: “I think Latina women are, I mean, it depends on the woman, but I think they are very, they have great judgment, but there are some that are just nuts. I’m just saying.”

On Friday, the Scream star – who just signed of for a fourth installment of the horror series with wife Courteney Cox – issued the following apology:

“I would like to issue an apology for the comments I made on Fox and Friends. My intent was to be humorous and not offensive,” said Arquette, who has been in New York City this week raising awareness about U.S. hunger.

“I have nothing but love and respect for Latina women and women in general of all cultural backgrounds. What saddens me most is that it took away from the issue of Hunger in America, for which I was on the show to begin with,” he continued. “I work in a pantry in Venice California with a Hispanic women named Delpia (who has been feeding people at St. Joseph’s Center for 29 years) and she is my personal hero. Having been raised in Los Angeles I have grown up with a deep and profound love for the Latino culture.”

[From US Weekly]

I always love when someone is accused of racism against an entire ethnic group, they always point to a “friend” they have of that ethnic group. In David’s case, I actually believe it though. I really do think he was trying to make a half-hearted attempt at a joke, and it might have just come out wrong. Or maybe he just really thinks some Latinas are “nuts” and feels badly that he admitted it publicly. Nuts!


David Arquette is shown on 7/14/09. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. fizXgirl314 says:

    well i think celebrity women are nuts… and that includes his bland wife…

  2. gg says:

    “spicy” I believe is acceptable. 😆

    His other siblings are all so good looking – unfortunate for him he inherited all the less attractive parts.

  3. Sauronsarmy says:

    LOL I can’t be racist my best friend is black! And he said this on Fox and Friends? I’m sure he made a whole lot of friends on that show.

  4. Nev says:

    Wow a whole race of people huh. Well we better not look at his very weird family. His wife is not the sharpest tool in the shed either.

  5. bella mama says:

    oh come on now, i’m latina and i know i’m crazy as are the majority of my family. we’re a passionate people and can appear quite crazy to the white bread world.

    some people are just too sensitive.

  6. Wench. says:

    Sounds like a total backfired joke. Bless ‘im.

  7. Fiestarter says:

    Sorry gg, but I have to say that Alexis is the most unfortunate looking one male or female.

  8. the original kate says:

    david arquette calling anyone “nuts” is just rich…oh, the irony.

  9. mE says:

    Doesn’t bother this Latina. I guess that proves how nuts I am.

    Oh, and I don’t know if that was in intentional mispelling but I think it is “Doocy” or “Doocey”. Not “Doochy”. Again, I am not bothered by it.

  10. alabal says:

    he’s pretty nuts himself but come on, Latina women can be pretty nuts. most women can be nuts sometimes, why is it offensive to say so? I’m a Latina woman and this surely doesn’t offend me.

  11. Kaiser says:

    Thanks, mE! I fixed it. ZOMG DOOCY.

  12. Gigohead says:

    I love how he states that it took the spotlight from his own charity work. Ridiculous.

    He should have taken a better route to the question of Sotomayor and state simply he has no opinion since he has been devoted to living off a plexglass box like a moron for charity. Instead he sticks his foot in his mouth.

    What a dumb ass.

  13. Trey says:

    He’s only apologizing because those Latinas are coming for his nuts.

  14. Megan says:

    His head is huge.

  15. TaylorB says:

    I didn’t see the interview, I can not stand Doocey (sp?) and everytime I see him I want to punch him in the noodle so I am not inclined to tune into his show, this isn’t a political statement, I feel the same way about Terry Bradshaw and Dr Phil I am not sure why, but everytime I see/hear any of them several parts of my anatomy simultaneously clench…

    Anyhoodle, I digress… I am not clear why anyone would care or even go so far as to ask David Arquettes opinion on a SCOTUS nominee. That is like asking your butcher for advice on a suspicious looking mole.

  16. mE says:

    No problem Kaiser. I do watch Fox News sometimes but there is one of those people from Fox and Friends who does act a bit Douche-y at times 🙂

  17. TaylorB says:

    Meagan wrote: “His head is huge.”

    Haha! I never noticed that before.

  18. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I don’t think he was trying to be inflammatory, and he seems sincere enough. But anyone who has been tracking his ‘career’ knows he doesn’t do well with (his ostensible occupation) comedy.

  19. Anonymous says:

    my best friend is latino and he told me that both of his sisters are divorced now because of their insane antics. and he told them both…” a man can only take so much crazy” just sayin…

  20. mica says:

    coco’s nanny is latina.

  21. actor? says:

    Is he still acting?

  22. BlueSkies says:

    Everything he touches turns to junk

  23. whatever says:

    Oh please, the only contact he has with Latina women is the maid and the nanny.

    And, to pull the “I know a ___insert race here___” apology sounds SO sincere. What a jackasss.

  24. analis says:

    Nuts it will be to work with you. When you work, if you work at all.

  25. mujer says:

    His apology was even more offensive. “Oh, I know a latina. Lemme see what’s her name? Ummm… She workes at the food pantry. Yes, she’s my personal hero. Her name is… Her name is… Delpia. Yes, that’s it, Delpia. Oh, and I love latin culture, too. Ya know, living in LA, and all. I mean I just love guacamole!”
    For some reason, I doubt the lady’s name is Delpia.

  26. BOGART4017 says:

    Stay on point and comment on what you are there for and you won’t have to apologize.

  27. Pia says:

    is disrespect to say someone is nuts, is hi a psicology or something? he isn’t racist is just a stupid.

  28. I agree with bella.. some ppl are just too sensitive.. lol