We’re not going to lie, Survivor contestant turned daytime talk show host turned soon-to-be Fox News personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck can be annoying. Her shrill nasal voice punishes the ear, and her stubbornness drives us crazy. She frequently butted heads with her co-hosts on the View about her conservative beliefs. But, then again, aren’t divas supposed to be stubborn? Plus we admire anyone who can go from eating live insects on a reality show to winning multiple Daytime Emmy Awards to ultimately landing a spot on one of the highest-rated news channels in the country. And she can even pull off plaid. Well, kinda. Actually, no. Black would look a lot better.
Hasselbeck is a little too pure to get plastered at a gay bar, even on a Saturday night. However, we could definitely see ourselves sipping mimosas with her at Sunday brunch after a good night’s sleep (no sex!) and talking about the hot guy we made out with the night before.
Hasselbeck is another one who straddles the line between being pro-gay and anti-gay.
She has voiced her support for marriage equality multiple times. There’s no questions where she stands on that issue. Where Hasselbeck slips up is in her commentary.
In 2010, she insinuated that being gay was a choice when she said the reason so many older women become lesbians is because they can’t get a man.
“All the older men are going for younger women, leaving the women with no one.”
Hasselbeck then went on to say that women might turn to homosexuality later in life not for sex, but companionship. We’re wondering if there are any more stereotypes up her tan plaid sleeve.
She also has a history of sticking up for anti-gay types like New York Giants Wide Receiver David Tyree who, in 2011, said gay people shouldn’t be able to raise children and that gay marriage would lead to “anarchy.”
Hasselbeck responded to the backlash he received by saying, “I know David Tyree. I know his heart. He has no hate. He loves everyone.” Except those pesky anarchists!
We’d say Hasselbeck is more clueless than anything. Of all our Anti-Gay Divas, she’s the one we have the most hope for.
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