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Joel Osteen

So White, It's Ungodly!

7/15/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone needs to tan Joel Osteen's hide ... or at least his chest, because the guy who provides holy inspiration to millions is downright pasty.

Joel was vacationing in Hawaii with his fam ... taking in a little paddle boarding.

The 50-year-old pastor -- who prayed with Nik Wallenda before and after he traversed the Grand Canyon on a highwire last month -- looked pretty fit. 

He just needs a little sun to distinguish himself from the Holy Ghost.

Some kayaking lessons wouldn't hurt either, Rev. Just sayin' ...

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46.

Lina    

I hate that in this day and age, it is still fine to openly criticize someone for being naturally pale, and expect them to damage their skin through tanning, or spray on an orangey layer of fake tan. If he were black, you would not say that he needs to lighten his skin. I have had people telling me that I "need" a tan, and it's just rude and insulting. NO ONE should be expected to change their natural skin colour, TMZ. That's just racist, and you guys really should update this "story" with an apology.

402 days ago
47.

Jean    

I am happy I am creamy white !!!

402 days ago
48.

New Orleans    

I prayed for him to capsize. It's a miracle!

402 days ago
49.

tori    

The guy is as fake as they come but he does it with a smile!

402 days ago
50.

Jay    

Wow TMZ a bit racist, no? Commenting about a person's natural color of their skin as a negative is just not cool and shouldn't be tolerated.

402 days ago
51.

Jacqui    

How is your comment not racist??! He looks like a normal, white person. I'd love to see you write that a black dude needs a little less color because he's so dark he resembles, whatever. You should apologize for being a$$holes, TMZ. Own it. You're the reason girls go to tanning booths and buy spray tans. Eff you.

402 days ago
52.

Alice    

As a redhead just shut up about white skin okay? We go in the sun it's cancer so stop it already!

402 days ago
53.

Joey Boots    

Racists!

402 days ago
54.

Jeff    

Could someone be "ungodly black," and, if so, would that be appropriate to write? Could someone be "ungodly gay?"

The double-standard needs to stop.

402 days ago
55.

Holly    

He's not pasty. That's his skin color. He's healthy and normal. I am very fair-skinned and never tan or spray orange fake tan on, and I LOVE my pale skin. It's beautiful.

402 days ago
56.

BB not bb    

Ah it's just a little joking around. We all get it. Ha ha ha. But if Paula jokes that a black man had better move away from a black board so people can see him, look out.


Maybe this is his real skin shade in the sun. I think some people hit a peak and they just can't get darker. I think you can still go in the sun and not burn, but your skin has reached its melanin limit.


Either that or he just uses a lot of sunblock. I wonder if he is really that hairless, or if he shaves his upper body. It cracks me up to see the old men with fur all over them. They look like squirrels.


With the furry guys, you really don't notice how white they are though.

402 days ago
57.

Kay    

TMZ why you such haters?

402 days ago
58.

BB not bb    

That is cracking me up, Holy Ghost.


I think tanning is fun though. I don't think that people should be afraid to get tan. If you can do it, fine. It brings a lot of happiness to some people.


As long as it isn't too hot, the sun is very good for you. You just have to get out before you burn or pass out.

402 days ago
59.

sasha    

I want to say a big thank you and
appreciation of the spell caster who
brought back my husband,
my husband left me and
my children for almost six months
within the space of two days after all
instructions given to me by the spell caster
My husband came back to ask how were the children, he said that he loves
me and promises never to let go again, he begged me for forgiveness and
promise never to hurt me.
I am very grateful sir for the restore of peace in my family
home, "I pray that Almighty God gives you
wisdom and strength to help more people
which have a similar problem as mine.
he can solve what ever problem you have.
You can reach him by e-mail:
drmolemenspiritualtemple@gmail.com
my name is Sasha.
> You can reach me on Facebook, to confirm the name SASHA Ekpen .. <

402 days ago
60.

TigerLily    

TMZ, I'd really like to know if I posted a photo of one of your African-American staff members & called him/her 'Ungodly Black', or one of you gay staffers & called him/her 'Ungodly Gay' or posted a photo of Harvey & called him 'Ungodly Jewish', would that be okay with you guys? It's one thing to have an opinion on someone's behavior or misbehavior & it's a whole other thing to have a 'nasty' opinion on someone's skin color, because then it stops being a joke! & It's called racism!

402 days ago
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