Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sharon Osbourne Should Be Fired From "The Talk"

In case you missed the vile misandry on "The Talk," here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP4VeMJp9pE&feature=watch_response#t=4m45s.  Write to CBS to protest the misconduct of the show's hosts here: http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.phpHere is my note:

What would a child think when he or she hears the ladies of  "The Talk” laughing and making sport of the news story about a woman who cut off her husband's penis and threw it in a garbage disposal because he filed for divorce?  Sharon Osbourne proclaimed, among other things, that this act of mutilation was "quite fabulous" and "hysterical," adding that she lights candles by Lorena Bobbitt's picture.

What would a child think when he or she hears the female audience laughing uproariously at the hosts' trivialization of a vile act of domestic violence?

A child would naturally assume that such mayhem is not merely tolerable but commendable. And since there is no rational justification why such violence is acceptable against a man but not a woman, a child would assume that members of either sex are fair game for such barbarism. We cannot tell our sons that they must never inflict harm on women while in the next breath we guffaw at the grievous harm inflicted on a man by his wife.

For reasons too obvious to chronicle, Sharon Osbourne's comments are indefensible by any standard. She needs to be removed from the show immediately, and the other hosts need to be publicly reprimanded. There should not be any debate about this, and if the genders were reversed, it would have already happened.