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‘Funny or Die’ vid pokes fun at domestic violence

I have a very open mind when it comes to comedy. I laugh along with comedians that some find offensive, such as Sarah Silverman; I enjoy shows that others consider “too much,” like Family Guy; and I don’t get in a tizzy when a male comic says something sexist. What I am trying to say is, it takes a lot to offend me.

But, a video on the comedy website Funny or Die has done it. Entitled “CoverGirl True Bruise Foundation,” the video (which is not an FoD “exclusive”) is a spoof of the popular CoverGirl makeup ads. In the vid – which was featured on the site’s homepage yesterday – a woman promotes a new foundation that covers the bruises she gets from her husband. “Mollywood1″ uploaded the spoof, which pokes fun at domestic violence.

Sure, there is plenty of content on the website that isn’t funny (which is precisely why Funny or Die has the “Die” button), but, to me, a video mocking spousal abuse crosses the line.

In the vid, the actress says, “So, for the next time you ‘walk into a door,’ or for those of you who ‘just don’t listen,’ get ready, because denial is back in style.” She also jokes, “How flawless is my coverage? I burnt the toast this morning, but you’d never know it to look at me.”

I understand that comics poke fun at news items. Although an ongoing topic, domestic violence has been featured promonently due to the black eye photos released of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstong; And, of course, the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident has been a major source of discussion. But, in my opinion, there is nothing funny about spousal abuse.

In Canada, a woman is killed by her partner every six days. More than 3, 000 women – along with 2, 500 children – live in an emergency shelter. I cannot imagine the feelings of fear, helplessness and hopelessness these women must experience; so to find humour in this issue, to me, is wrong.

While I don’t find anything funny about this Funny or Die vid, the rating is currently at 69 per cent interpreting it as humorous. Do you find this video funny? Am I being too sensitive? Watch below and tweet me (@LAmceachran) your thoughts:

iPod Playlist: September

The following are some songs I’m currently loving:

  1. Pumped Up Kicks- Foster The People
  2. Why I Love You- Jay-Z and Kanye West, ft. Mr Hudson
  3. I Wanna Go- Britney Spears
  4. You Make Me Feel- Cobra Starship, ft. Sabi
  5. Look At Me Now- Chris Brown, ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne
  6. Who’s Laughing Now- Jessie J
  7. 1+1- Beyonce
  8. Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO, ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  9. Can a Drummer Get Some- Travis Barker, ft. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz and GameĀ 


“Holy Shitballs” Kathy Griffin’s Memoir is Fantastic!

Sick of Cribs marathons on MTV, I found myself searching for a new show to obsess over, and that’s when I came across the brilliantness that is Kathy Griffin; My Life on the D-List. I watched all five seasons of D-List in a few weeks and constantly quoted the comedian. Simply put, this is the funniest reality show on television. Those of you in dorm rooms sans TV can watch the BRAVO show on YouTube, here’s part 1 of the very first D-List episode:

I was hooked on Kathy Griffin’s outrageous humour on celebrity gossip, wishing that there were more episodes. So when I heard the release date of Official Book Club Selection; A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin was coming up, I pre-ordered it at my local book store. But don’t let Miss. Griffin’s savvy marketing skills fool you, Official Book Club Selection is not on Oprah’s book club.

The memoir’s foreward is a letter to O herself, asking to be a guest on the popular talk show, writing “And you will have to introduce me using your signature vowel-elongating bellow. Repeat after me: ‘KAAAA-THAY GRA-A-A-A-FF-A-A-A-A-A-N!’ I already have chills.” But then delves into serious topics like after-school binge eating and a pedophile older brother.

Griffin does not shy away from her own mistakes, even including pictures of her botched plastic surgery (photo caption reads “My post-op lipo photos? Or first date with Chris Brown?”) She talks about her family’s heavy drinking and her own decision to never drink alcohol, short-lived relationships, and Andy Dick’s shocking performance at a college.

She throws every celebrity under the bus (you better read up Steve Martin, you’re in for a doozy!) and includes great anecdotes of her encounters with A-Listers. But even when she’s not discussing dating Jack Black and Quentin Tarantino, everything written is an incredible page turner.

Many comedians cannot seem to translate their humour from oral to written word. It either comes across as too serious or trying too hard. But Kathy Griffin fans will not be disappointed, this red-headed comedian is just as funny in text as she is in speech.

Anyone who loves the latest celeb dish (and that means you PerezHilton readers!) should pick up a copy of Official Book Club Selection; A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin.

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