April 17, 2014

Former ‘Housewives of NJ’ star talks food, drops racial slur

HollywoodNews.com: Former ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Danielle Staub once made a huge deal about being a gay advocate, but then she hung out with someone who used offensive terms and now she has dropped a racial slur of her own.

Staub was recently interviewed about being on a new reality TV show related to the food industry, states FOX.

She began speaking about her love of food and eating when she dropped the slur: “I knew my heritage was Italian, and I hated the American food my parents made. So I learned to hang with my Guinea friends and whenever I would taste a dish I would go to the store and reproduce the dish.”

The term “Guinea” is reportedly a racial slur against Italian-Americans and did cause some backlash.

John Marino, National Executive Director at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), commented, “It’s an offensive term that should be never used and is unacceptable.”

Rosanna Imbriano, Director at The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture, also commented that the word is offensive and puts Italians in a “negative light.”

Do you think what she said was wrong?

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2 Comments

  • Essie
    May 26, 2011 | Permalink |

    Why is she still around?

  • Chris
    May 26, 2011 | Permalink |

    I ABSOLUTELY THINK THIS GAL IS A MENTAL MIDGET!
    SHE SHOULD HAVE HER LIPS SEWN SHUT TO PREVENT US FROM HAVING TO SUFFER WHAT COMES OUT OF HER NON-EDUCATED MOUTH….
    SHE’S A DISGRACEFUL PERSON WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE 2 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. FEEL SOOOO SORRY FOR THOSE KIDS AND WHAT THEY MUST ENDURE!

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