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Oscars 'Kanye' Lady -- I'm the Victim Here!

3/9/2010 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Elinor Burkett -- the redhead who infamously pulled a Kanye West at the Oscars -- claims she's only being painted as the bad guy because she was too damn slow to get to the stage.

Joy Behar and Elinor Burkett: Click to View!

In a moment of red-headed solidarity, Burkett agreed to tell her side of the story to Joy Behar, where she claimed Roger Ross Williams "bigfooted" her to the stage -- instead of waiting for her to join him so they could accept together.

Burkett -- who's name is on the Best Documentary Short award for "Music by Prudence" -- said she felt she had to butt in and hijack Williams' speech because he was only talking about himself ... and not giving proper due to the film's disabled star, Prudence Mabhena.

As for why she didn't just keep quiet, Burkett quipped, "I'm really not very good at keeping my mouth shut."

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o rly    

This woman is crazier and more annoying than SIMONE.

1604 days ago
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Better Than You    

This woman is Queen-bitch!

1604 days ago
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o rly    

This woman has no shame, just like SIMONE.
She's had time to practice (for Behar's lame show) and is still babbling nonsensically.

1604 days ago
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sarah    

Obviously, she and Behard are twin sisters.
What a couple of douchebag toads.

1604 days ago
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Corinna    

I still think that's Kanye under all that hair and makeup.

1604 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Hey woman: SHUT UP!

1604 days ago
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Corinna    

Who's SIMONE?

1604 days ago
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jfp    

short films suck

1604 days ago
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Amy    

This woman is loud and obnixous. It is no wonder he could not work with her, and in the speach, he was the one who mentioned prudence, not her. I don't know where this vile woman is from, but she should get back there immediately

1604 days ago
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Me!    

Perhaps if she had let her fellow winner talk, he would have be able to thank Prudence.
He had the right to say whatever he wanted to in whatever order he wanted to.
This woman was simply rude. And by the way Ms. Know-It-All, most winners leave the best name until last.

And that would have been Prudence.

1604 days ago
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Beth    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzfNSS-GvXU

Elinor Burkett Oscar Night Remix!

1604 days ago
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Ladylaw    

This woman has gone on the record to say this movie was not what she envisioned and that it took a direction she did not approve. This being the case, WHY IN THE HELL does she think she should be accepting an Oscar for it? Am I missing something here.

1604 days ago
13.

Lawyer    

Pssssst. Hey Lady --YOU'RE NOT EVEN IN THE CREDITS OF THE FILM!!!!!!!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1543539/fullcredits#cast

1604 days ago
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Better Than You    

i have suspicions this whole thing has been a premeditated publicity stunt (perpetrated by BOTH of them) to raise awareness for this movie.

1604 days ago
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qwerty    

She says that Roger was talking about herself, and not Prudence. COPOUT!!!! Thing is, Roger barely got to say a word in edgewise.

This woman is a PIG. She was removed from the project a year ago. The only person who should have been talking is Roger.

May Roger go on to find success and may this pig be blackballed so that no one will ever work with her again!

1604 days ago
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