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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Aiken: Rude, Disrespectful, Homophobic, Sexist?

Kelly Ripa suggested Rosie O'Donnell be more "responsible" after O'Donnell accused her of making a homophobic remark about Clay Aiken. I think the comment about Regis is the most accurate.


Blogger peter said...

I've seen three different clips about this Aiken thing, and I still haven't see n what was allegedly homophobic? Just that silly "I don't know where that hand has been?" I don't even like Kelly Ripa and i think i'm on her side here.

11/22/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger MCALDWELLC said...

Bottom line, anytime you put your (unwanted) hands on someone else, you are taking a SERIOUS risk and, more often than not, a STUPID risk. Would a man do this to another man, I SERIOUSLY doubt it...proof that sexism is still alive and well in our society.

Additionally, I do not see evidence of homophobia here...poor choices in words and actions, definitely.

11/29/2006 11:02:00 AM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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