Lisa Lampanelli Faces Backlash for Dayana Mendoza Racial Slur
Lisa Lampanelli Calls Dayana Mendoza 'Spic' on Boardroom Empire
Lisa Pampanelli doesn't like former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, one of her competitors on Celebrity Apprentice. Lisa Lampanelli is also famous for her racial humor. Therefore, the rest of the story probably won't come as much of a surprise: Lisa Lampanelli is caught in a racial-slur flap with Dayana Mendoza. You can hear the audio below.
On Sirius XM 101's Boardroom Empire, Lisa Lampanelli was answering a caller's question about Dayana Mendoza, one of her "arch-nemesises [sic]" on the show. in denying that she was jealous of Mendoza, Lampanelli said, "I actually would love to see [Dayana Mendoza] giving birth. She’s a spic! She’s going to do it fucking soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
Mendoza was angry, which should come as no surprise. Dayana Mendoza told HuffPo, "I understand that it's Lisa's job to make fun of people for a living," she said. "If poking fun at me can help her sell tickets to her shows, no problem, I am happy to help her put food on her table. However, when she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself but degrading an entire Hispanic culture."
Lisa Lampanelli's humor is, and always has been, racial. We're pretty much used to it since it tends to focus on her propensity for sleeping with African-American men, but racial humor is basically Lisa Lampanelli's schtick. It's why she's on Celebrity Apprentice to begin with.
We bet that the Celebrity Apprentice producers were hoping this would happen. Lisa Lampanelli can't really do her thing on primetime network television, so this is the next best thing to draw extra attention to their reality show.
Dayana Mendoza, from Caracas, Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe in 2007. The Miss Universe pageant is also owned by Donald Trump.