PREACH IT! A rare hiccup from Jennifer Aniston's purring PR machine
During a visit to "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Thursday morning, Aniston let slip a word that’s best not used in mixed company.
"You're playing dress-up!" Regis told her. She replied, "Yes, I play dress-up! I do it for a living, like a retard!"
Epic fail, as the kids like to say.
Advocates for the mentally challenged leapt into action, natch.
"Frankly, someone in her position ought to know better," Peter Berns, chief exec of the Arc (a nonprofit advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities), told Us Weekly. "She is using language that is offensive to a large segment of the population in this country.”
At this hour, Aniston has yet to offer an apology, but you can bet it’ll be over our transoms by this time tomorrow.
Angelina Jolie may be the official queen of media manipulation -- that is, if the New York Times still holds any sway over such things. But if anyone really knows how to handle her image in the press, it’s Aniston.
— Leslie Gornstein
Photo: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of "The Switch" on Monday in Hollywood. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.
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