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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You know what no one give a crap about how people say "thats gay" but she say retard and now everyones all omg she said that... WHO CARES! For one its freedom of speech so that doesnt mean she has to watch was she says. And people laughed so that shows no one cared.
I'm tired of hearing all this crap about you shouldnt say this, and you cant say that. You cant sayy anything without someone getting pissed off.

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jj - when you're calling someone out on their spelling or other mistakes in their comment you really should make sure that your post is flawless - otherwise it makes you look kinda silly.

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If she hasn't apologized already, I hope she doesn't. You can't say anything without someone being offended. People love to feel victimized.

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hearthespirit: you, like your daughter, are retarded. see, thats hurtful and was given specific intent. if someone says, "i looked like a mexican taking a siesta" should i be insulted because they are inferring all mexicans are lazy? its stupid. she said it as an noun referred to her inability to dress, not to put down retarded people. maybe she was bragging about her dressing up: "wow, i am so creative as dressing, alomst as creative as a retard"

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You people are retards that are spinning this into something offensive and not politically correct. Please learn how to spell everyone, looks really stupid when you can't spell simple words.I have a brother who is mentally challenged, he's in his 50's now. Growing up he was made fun of, spit on, beat up. I've spent a few nights in jail whipping some ass on those ignorant punks, and I beat some of their parents asses. I'm not really offended by the word retard, don't take this out of context. While I was growing up the terminology was called "mentally retarded" I dont really believe that Jennifer Aniston was using it in an offensive manner.

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I can't believe this is even an issue..... She wasn't saying it to be offensive; give me a friggin' break!

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Give me a friggin break!! This PC has gone too far. It is friggin retarded. Unbunch your panties you liberal pricks.

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This woman doesn't care who she offends. I have seen her on numerous talk shoes, and she comes across as one of the most ENTITLED people, famous or not, that I have ever observed. The only thing she has going for her is her hair, and even that is beginning to look a little frayed around the edges.

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Nicely said JW!!!

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How Retarded!

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