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Lisa Lampanelli

Backlash After Comic Hurls

Racial Slur at Dayana Mendoza

4/10/2012 10:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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"Celebrity Apprentice" star Dayana Mendoza is firing back at Lisa Lampanelli ... claiming Lisa insulted an "entire Hispanic culture" when she called the beauty queen a "sp*c" during a radio interview.

It all went down last month when Lampanelli appeared on Sirius XM and said, "I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it f**king soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”

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Now, Dayana is speaking out about the racial slur ... telling the Huffington Post, "I understand that it's Lisa's job to make fun of people for a living. 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."

We reached out to Lisa for comment -- so far, no response.

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Karin    

It's Called COMEDY Lisa is an insult comic Study the genre....she is top of the Game always has and always will be...... Don't hate............and don't visit the Museum if you can't appreciate Art

812 days ago
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Michael Ma    

I analyze people for a living. I've broken down Lisa and Dayana's dynamic.

First thing you must understand is that comics really believe that they are one of the smartest groups of people walking around. And I agree with that for the most part. It takes a lot of skill, talent, hard work, and dedication to be a good comedian. But Lisa is on another level on this belief and she has her head so far up her own ass, she literally believes that she is doing 80-90% of the work. She believes her idea is unquestionably better than others and does not let people who's she's classified as someone not in the same league as her, contribute to where her response if someone tries to contribute is "What more do you want me to do?" It is a strange response, and her ego is to her demise.

Another thing is she absolutely is jealous of Dayana. Not directly jealous of her beauty, but the fact that because of her beauty things seem so easy for her. Lisa is good at hiding this outwardly, but is terrible at hiding it in her actions. It was funny to watch Lisa assign menial tasks to Dayana, and Dayana will do a great job and receive complements on the tasks that Dayana did, which would only add fuel to Lisa's inner fire. Eventually Lisa got so fed up with seeing how Dayana was getting complemented on the little things she did that Lisa subconsciously couldn't even want her to assign her even little tasks. Another reason I say Lisa was jealous is because Lisa was a car salesman when it came to pointing out Dayana's faults. Lisa would assign menial tasks to Diana and then point the finger at her and tell everyone how she's doing some crap that anyone can do while Lisa was rolling her eyes the whole time.

A lot of the contestants eventually bought into this idea that Lisa was pitching. But Lisa should understand that really smart people see right through her and it is really despicable behavior that she wouldn't be doing if she knew she was doing it.

779 days ago
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LGB    

So... Dayanna not only doesn't know anything about business, she also doesn't know that her co-worker is an insult comic with a racial focus.... and everyone just forgets this? This is not the first time Lisa has made a race joke, in fact THAT IS HER ENTIRE CAREER! Her entire act is the comedienne with a racial bend to her comedy, how come no one seems to catch onto that?

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