Portrait of an Islamophobic Cheerleader
December 28, 2011 4 Comments
As we pause to note Victoria Jackson’s insane claim that “the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our highest positions in government,” can we remember how Jackson came to our national attention? It was by doing this on The Tonight Show in 1983.
No joke. Shame on you, Johnny Carson.
And here’s the twice-married family values Jackson in the 1988 movie Casual Sex?, which is presumably a motion picture about her doing virtuous activities in bed with Fox News. (Okay, so I haven’t actually seen it.)
Jackson has a history of highlighting the crazy that is the backbone of bigotry. Back in March, after Victoria Jackson complained that Glee showed two guys kiss, Howard Stern went on a thirteen minute tirade against Jackson and those who would restrict gay rights.
(Non-Stern fans might be surprised by his stance, including his adamant support of Planned Parenthood. Stern is much more direct than most Democratic politicians. As he delicately states it, “Abortion is legal. Live with it, you fu**s.”)
One of the dangers of perpetuating the dumb blonde stereotype is that occasionally you’ll actually come across a dumb blonde, and that one person will be taken to represent all blondes and all women. What Jackson does represent is the Tea Party engine of the Republican party, and that is not funny ha-ha.