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Girl We Hate: Sherri Shepherd

November 9, 2009

In the last few weeks, Chris Brown has been making the interview rounds, giving scripted apologies and wearing stupid bow-ties, in anticipation of new music and his upcoming tour. For the first time ever, Rihanna broke her silence about the attack this past Friday on Good Morning America and 20/20 (also in anticipation of a new album, mind you).

It’s no surprise however, that Rihanna breaking her silence has led to more discussion on the topic—including dumb-ass Sherri Shepherd of The View.

The gaggle of women brought up “Douchebag of the Year” this past week while discussing Rihanna’s 20/20 interview and Sherri took the cake with her ridiculous comment about giving Chris Brown his “second chance.” Check out the video below.

This isn’t the first time Sherri Shepherd spewed idiocy on national television; however on The View, it’s usually Elisabeth Hasselbeck taking first place with her inane commentary. This time, she acted like the voice of reason (excuse me while Hell freezes over).

To even insinuate that giving Michael Phelps a second chance is the same as giving Chris Brown a second chance is nothing short of ridiculous. Personally, I’m not a fan of pot. I don’t brush it off as some harmless drug like some other people do and I wouldn’t be happy if I found my (future, imaginary) children smoking up. However, Michael Phelps was not harming anyone else the night that he was (stupidly) photographed smoking a bong at a party.

We’re not sure WHAT possessed Sherri to make this comparison. Maybe it was a race issue, maybe it was just lunacy. The point is, it’s like comparing apples to, well, woman beaters. Michael Phelps made a dumb mistake that would STILL just be a dumb mistake if he weren’t a well-known public figure (actually, it’s likely it wouldn’t even be seen as a dumb mistake but just an ordinary weekend activity). If Chris Brown weren’t a public figure, what HE did is still a criminal offense. He would still be a douchebag and he would still be someone we hated. The only difference is maybe he wouldn’t be able to sweep it under the rug so quickly with a couple of TV interviews. Shame.

Shame on you Sherri Shepherd. And shame on teaching your young nieces such a lovely lesson by encouraging them to still be fans of Chris Brown. Hopefully they’ll grow up to be smarter than you.

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