Comedian Lisa Lampanelli’s Racial Slur Joke Gets Slammed by Venezuela’s Dayana Mendoza

Apr 11, 2012
1:51 PM

Ahh, the Celebrity Apprentice. Welcome to the craziness. In one corner, raunchy shock comedian Lisa Lampanelli. In the other corner, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, who is from Venezuela.


In discussing the show and Mendoza, Lampanelli said the following about Mendoza:

"I actually would love to see [Dayana] 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.”

A YouTube video gives the comments in context: 

Mendoza told the HuffPost the following:

"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."

Reaction has begun to spread online, especially in Venezuela, although "retrasada" is probably not the best translation for "spic."