Margaret Cho
is known for her very frank talk in her stand-up, her books and in interviews. But she’s been raising a few eyebrows for what she said on a recent episode of “Watch What Happens: Live” with host Andy Cohen on Bravo.

When talking about wanting to be a mother, she cites how hard pregnancy can be when you’re older (the comedian is 43). Cho says, “My period comes like twice a month. My eggs are jumping ship. Seriously, they’re like, ‘the last one out’s a retard.”

“I get worried about that, as an older woman, I don’t necessarily want to have a retard … You want your kid to have the best chance at life. I’m trying [to get pregnant]. It’s hard for a lesbian.”

In case you’re wondering what exactly Cho is referring is to, we believe she’s referring to children with Down Syndrome. The likelihood that a woman will have a child with Down Syndrome increases dramatically with maternal age. According to the National Institution of Child Health, a woman of 42 has a 1 in 60 chance of having a child with Down Syndrome, as opposed to a woman under the age of 30, whose chances are 1 in 1,000.

Interestingly, Cho condemned comedian Tracy Morgan a year ago for what she called “hate speech” during an anti-gay rant. Do you think she owes an apology to the parents of handicapped children for her own use of “hate speech”?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."