Enter Mickey Rourke and Lindsay Lohan...
Mickey Rourke said this (on a rumor he was dating Evan Rachel Wood):
"Tell that faggot who wrote all that shit in the paper I'd like to break his fucking legs."
Lindsay Lohan said this (on Obama being elected):
"It was really exciting. It's an amazing feeling. It's our first colored president."
Of course, sensational opportunists like Perez Hilton jumped at the chance to label Rourke's comments "hate-speech". It makes me wonder... when Perez says "hate-speech", is he considering the "breaking someone's f*cking legs" part of that speech as well, or just the "fa**ot" part?
Meanwhile, type in Lindsay Lohan + racist into Google and you'll get more hits than if you type in "where is that $700 billion going exactly?". It makes me wonder... did the media stop to consider that Lohan also called the election of Obama "really exciting" and "amazing"? Next thing you know, some reporter will start digging to find out if one of her ancestors owned slaves.
Look. I'm not condoning loose lips slinging terms that others may find offensive, but when you read on blogs that Rourke's slip could cost him an Oscar nomination (btw... he's apologized), then you're getting into The Lives of Others territory (albeit much more cuddly and much less dangerous).