Jennifer Aniston Says Retard on TV

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Jennifer Aniston was just discussing her Barbara Streisand-inspired Harper's Bazaar photo shoot on Live with Regis and Kelly when everything went haywire.

Dropping the r-bomb will do that.

Already the subject of criticism from Bill O'Reilly, who called her destructive to society for remarks about single parenting, Jen has a new group mad at her.

First, Regis remarked "You played dress up!" Jen's reply? "I do it for a living, like a retard." Laughter? Crickets? Peter Burns, CEO of The Arc, a nonprofit advocate for disabled persons, found it "extraordinarily offensive and inappropriate."

Think she crossed the line? Here's the clip:

"Frankly, someone in her position ought to know better," he said. "She is using language that is offensive to a large segment of the population in this country."

Of the five million mentally disadvantaged people in the U.S., and many millions more with friends and family members who suffer from such obstacles, he said:

"Every time folks hear that word, it kind of reminds them of all the discrimination and oppression... Even if it wasn't intended to insult them, that is the effect of it."

Good luck stealing Brad back after this debacle, Jen.


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