Comedian Natasha Leggero Is "Not Sorry" For Offensive World War II Joke
Natasha Leggero is "not sorry" for her offensive joke she made towards World War II veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, while discussing SpaghettiO's on 'New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,’
Comedian Natasha Leggero caused outrage when appearing on NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly."
The 31 year-old joked about World War II veterans, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, when discussing a tweet SpaghettiOs posted on Pearl Harbor Day, which read, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us."
While talking about the infamous tweet, with Jane Lynch and Carson Daly, Leggero jokingly quipped, "I mean, it sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew."
The offhand comment sparked a tremendous amount of backlash for the comedian on social media, as she received angry tweets and threats from offended viewers.
Leggero finally responded to the offensive joke in a blog post this past Friday (Jan 3rd).
"It's been a busy few days but rest assured, I have received all of your messages and have been busy sifting through the different creatively misspelled death threats, rape fantasies and most of all repeated use of the the C word. In the past few days I have been called a c**t so much I felt like I was in a British pub rooting for the wrong soccer team," she wrote.
"I wish I could apologize, but do you really want another insincere apology that you know is just an attempt at damage control and not a real admission of guilt? Let me just try instead to be honest."
Natasha may have angered people further by writing, "I'm not sorry. I don't think the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures on television."
"Do we really believe that the people who fought and defended our freedom against Nazis and the Axis powers will find a joke about Spaghetti O's too much to bear? Sorry, I have more respect for Veterans than to think their honor can be impugned by a glamorous, charming comedian in a fur hat."
She concluded, "Where do you think your outrage and action would be better served, calling me a c**t or doing something about the above problems?"
Leggero even made a collage of her 'favorite' tweets which can be viewed here.
Watch Natasha's offensive joke below