Boy, idiocy really shines during a crisis, doesn’t it? So far Vanessa Hudgens and Evangeline Lilly got their stupid on (and don’t get me started on the what’s going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave). The latest person to join the Pandidiot Coalition is Tori Spelling. Tori thought she would buoy everyone’s spirits by posting a photo of her daughter, Hattie, in a cute little outfit she’d created whiling away the hours of home-isolation. Tori posted it to her stories so it was only up for a moment, but, as folks will do, someone captured it for us:
— You Know My Name (@LookAtDustin) March 18, 2020
This is so wrong. Like, on a wrong scale, this just jumped off the page and started walking towards the garbage disposal. So why, why did Tori think this was appropriate to post? Please see above for her Pandidiots membership. Tori’s official response, though, was because Hattie loves the show Martin so much, she thought she would do an homage. And Tori thought it was so creative, she’d share it with the world. Only she didn’t consider how it might be “perceived.” That’s her talking point in her apology she posted, also in her stories:
I have thoughts – and none of them are charitable. ‘Shananay’ is a character invented by Shane Dawson on YouTube. ‘Sheneneh’ is the character portrayed on Martin. The character that Tori and Hattie adore so much is already a parody; parodies do not need to be parodied. Plus, Sheneneh was portrayed by Martin, drawn from his experiences, which in no way reflect any experience Tori or her family has had. If Tori looked at that photo of her kid, with, and I cannot emphasize this enough, Cheetos held on by rubber bands to her fingers to simulate acrylic nails, and didn’t think, ‘huh, wonder if that could be perceived as offensive,’ she’s as empty as her bank account.
The thing is, I think this goes beyond Tori’s racism and bad judgment. I wouldn’t put it past her to pull a stunt like this for the publicity. It’s very hard to shill whatever she can get her hands on when her fans are worried about where their next meal is coming from, so Tori had to find some way to keep her name in the news. Nobody cares about her and husband Dean’s staged fights as married couples across the globe are living every minute of For Better or For Worse. No, Tori knew what she was doing and that is further evidenced by her offering up that Hattie named her ‘character’ McQuisha. And remember, Tori has two children that were bullied so much in school, she had to post about their mistreatment. So I guess it’s Hattie’s turn for Tori to offer up as the sacrificial lamb? As far as calling Hattie ‘innocent’, I will acknowledge that her involvement in this nonsense is a reflection of all the discussions her parents are not having with her. I hope someone close to her cares enough about her to pick up that slack.
The only thing Tori got right is that Martin is a great show and you should add it to your Quarantine Binge List.
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