Dayana Mendoza may have finally proven herself to teammate Lisa Lampanelli on Sunday’s (April 8) episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but that didn’t stop the insult comic from taking a jab at the former Miss Universe during a March radio interview on Sirius XM. But some, including Mendoza, are saying Lampanelli’s comments went too far and were racist.
“I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a spic! She’s going to do it f—ing soon, anyway,” Lampanelli said during the interview. “She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
Mendoza, who is from Venezuela, obviously wasn’t amused by Lampanelli’s bit.
“I understand that it’s Lisa’s job to make fun of people for a living,” Mendoza tells 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.”
Do you think Lampanelli took it too far or was she just living up to her “Queen of Mean” and “equal opportunity offender” descriptors?