Nene Leakes latest sitcom venture The New Normal has been embroiled in controversy from the outset. There were the usual whackdoodle bigots who apparently think gay people should not be on TV. The same group that had a hissy fit when Ellen Degeneres became the spokes person for JCPenney tried to raise a fuss, but apparently they are just a handful (not a million, not even a dozen) shut-in hausfraus from Florida. Now the morons want to get in on the act. The Salt Lake City NBC affiliate is refusing to air the show even before they have seen a single episode. Ellen Barkin, who plays the conservative, bigot mother on the show has offended many people, not limited to republicans, by wishing death on attendees of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Barkin retweeted a fan who said, ” “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC.” Not a good look.
Just when I though Nene’s notoriety could not surprise me any more, it does. Guess who was written up in….wait for it……The Wall Street Journal! I am not kidding. This video is a conversation between two Wall Street Journal journalists discussing Nene Leakes unprecedented leap from reality shows to mainstream TV. Sure they equate it to a porn star breaking into mainstream cinema, and yeah, they mention that she only plays herself and is sort of a one-note Betty, but the goddamn Wall Street Journal is talking about Nene Leakes! I fear the whole doomsday end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it prediction for this December is probably actually going to happen now. I need to book a fancy vacation between now and then.
And there is plenty of tea in their story! Click to page 2 for all the spilling.