Sarah Silverman: The Message ‘The Bachelor’ Sends to Young Women is ‘Offensive’
Outspoken Potty-mouth comedian Sarah Silverman has harsh words for women to choose to compete on The Bachelor, calling the enterprise “offensive” and degrading. While being interviewed on the debut episode of Amanda de Cadenet’s The Conversation Thursday night, the conversation turned to the ABC reality show. She is not a fan.
“I’ll tell you what’s offensive about these shows… that are on ABC during prime time,” she said. “Twenty-five women in JCPenney prom dresses, fully grown, going, ‘He took us to a castle!’ No he didn’t. Producers procured a castle. And there’s 25 of you, that’s how special you aren’t,” she added.
Silverman, who recently sparked controversy with this abortion tweet, says that the real problem with the show is not that adults watch and make fun of it, but that young, impressionable girls think what they’re seeing is worth emulating.
“I think, ‘Wow, some young girl is watching this, and there should be a warning saying this is not acceptable behavior.’ The biggest thing that a woman should realize is that there is not just one slot for a woman in any given thing.”
“I think that’s something that society, men and women both, have enforced. It’s in the either that one woman’s success can only come at another’s failure.”
She is now the judge of acceptable behavior? I’m sure all the young, impressionable girls that saw your abortion tweet think that is worth emulating. YOU offend ME, Sarah Silverman.