Sandra Bernhard Outs Whitney

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On Rosie O'Donnell's show on OWN, Sandra Bernhard appeared.

Must have been lesbian comic night.

And Sandra said something to the effect that Whitney Houston's demise stemmed from an inability to accept her sexuality and the weirdness that resulted from that.

It's something a lot of us have said right here by the La Daily Musto watercooler.

I wrote a blog about how all the Whitney obits left out the way the pressure to sexually conform must have placed a toll on the singer, who was often a puppet of other people's desires for what they wanted her to accomplish.

But it's nice to have it validated on an actual television show.

And while Sandra herself had problems with the word "lesbian" at one time, at least she never married Bobby Brown.


In other celebs-clocking-each-other news, Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss has finally spoken out about her ex, Fred Armisen:

She tells People:

"One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.'

"To me, that sums it up ...I've never told anyone that. And I don't want to waste any more of my life talking about it."

Case closed.

But bear in mind that Elisabeth has been doing a great impersonation of a Scientologist.



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39 comments
Maurice
Maurice

Is this supposed to be journalism, Mr. Musto? She "said something to the effect..."? You don't know what the woman said? She's the subject of your headline. I would've said she's the subject of your article had you bothered to actually write one. Do you receive a salary for what you do?

denscape
denscape

Does it even matter? Who the Fcuk cares>

abrownsgal
abrownsgal

gosh... i guess because sandra confirms it then it must be true.  she is the expert... please.  get a grip.. does it even matter if she was gay?  and think about it; if what she is saying is true - then she is dead because she was gay and really no other reason.  at the end of the day; she was an addict.

deestin1972
deestin1972

Did Whitney own a cane? No? Then clearly she's not a lesbo! ;-)

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

A movie-going incident suggested to me long ago that Whitney's audience knew she was gay and didn't much care one way or another.

 

At a screening of  "Waiting to Exhale," there was a scene where the actress playing Whitney's mother was urging her to get married.

 

A lone female audience member yelled out, "Whitney don't want no man! She's a bulldagger!"

 

A whoop of laughter went up, laughter of recognition that didn't sound mean-spirited at all.

 

DanielKnoll
DanielKnoll

I disagree with Sandra Berhard's assessment that Whitney's discomfort and resulting drug-abuse stemmed from her inability to accept her true Lesbianism- any Lesbian I know would never have taken anything but a quick, perfunctory, environmentally-conscious shower...(sorry, just a bit of humor peeps!!) "It's not right, but it's okay.." 

Nicole Valles
Nicole Valles

WAIT, what? Just a blurb on this bombshell? So was Whitney a lesbian or not? Just because Sandra said it does not make it true. 

Osamasoldkidney
Osamasoldkidney

The entire Middle East knows Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller were lovers who made out wherever they could: hospitals, embassies, carparks, tents, the Lincoln Room. No one this side of Homs gives a toss though because Eleanor and Helen waved so high the stars and stripes of the American Dream. They simply touched everyone who knew them.

Natali
Natali

So this is kind of unrelated but I saw Fred Armisen in a Ricky's once, buying a wig. My question is, doesn't SNL have assistants and prop people for errands like that? It seemed strange that he would be purchasing it himself. Unless it was for something non-SNL related which I guess could relate to what his ex said about him impersonating a normal person. But really, what is "normal"?!

Ricki
Ricki

Would Sandra B have had the nerve to say what she did while Whitney was alive?

anonTWO
anonTWO

Betty Ford was a white middle aged female whose societal position could not have been any higher in our country, she was after all married to the President of the United States.Betty Ford seemingly had it all, a loving family with several children of her own, married to a most successful husband but she was also a drug addict and an alcoholic.Ford was not shooting heroin, smoking crack, angel dust, or crystal meth, she was not snorting coke or heroin, she was abusing prescription pain medication and alcohol.Ford's family staged an intervention out of concern for her health and yes embarrassment for her behavior.I say all this to say, Ford was not some "ghetto junkie downlow dyke" who loved the crack pipe but she was an addict all the same.Betty Ford was not using dirty street drugs with lowlife scum who would kill your ass if you looked at them in the wrong way, but she was a drug addict all the same - one who successfully recovered her sobriety and devoted the rest of her life into educating people how addiction could very well happen to you or someone you love.Addiction is a serious problem throughout our society. Drug addiction does not just happen to people born low because that is how "those people" live.Please do NOT conjecture Whitney Houston's drug addiction stemmed from her closeted sexuality because we do not know what causes drug and alcohol addiction.we only know addiction is a terrible problem that causes a lot of pain to the abuser and her family!

anonTWO
anonTWO

Such bullshit.Addiction is a problem through out our society. People of every nationality, ethnic background, social position, sexual orientation and of both genders get caught up in that mess, substance abuse is a nightmare for our entire society.When you conjecture Whitney Houston was strung out because she was a severely closeted lesbian who could not deal with her sexuality what you are suggesting is there are no openly gay drug addicts and you know that is a LIE.You are also suggesting only closeted gay people get strung out- LIE.From my observation, people experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a young age.You may go away to school and begin drinking and partaking in a few recreational drugs with your college buddies. Some people can walk away from the experimentation and remain unscathed while others like Whitney Houston and Lindsey Lohan develop a terrible addiction that takes control of their lives and in the worse case causes a premature death.Stop conjecturing and admit we don't really know why some people take one sip of alcohol and become alcoholics while others can go out partying every night for years and walk away from the partying without an issue.

Jehosefat
Jehosefat

Those lesbians all stick together. Sandra. Rosie. But funny, they all had issues back in the day when THEY weren't coming out.

bittergay
bittergay

let the dead rest please, even in death people still want to dig up whatever people could not deal with in life.  Some people are just hideous.  This does not empower any group, it's just sad and desperate.

RandyMackWren
RandyMackWren

Forget Trophy Wives, all Men are looking for today, is a Hood Ornament.  My entire life has been Radio City Music Hall, as the first time I went there, I saw "THE YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE", and all I ever wanted, was to be Barbara Walters.   Barbara Walters took the microphone, on THE TODAY SHOW, and has been the Universal GPS, ever since.   Last night on Night Line, I caught Dionne Warwick.  And so it goes.....

Malone Sizelove
Malone Sizelove

More amazing is that Elisabeth Moss is a Scientologist!

Irksome
Irksome

For her time, Sandra was pretty out. She used to to throw BIG hints in your articles, I remember. But Whitney was a pop singer--a whole other ballgame back then.

latenitebump
latenitebump

sandra!another bitter, has-been, "zee-lebrity" whose lost her relevence in the world still trying to remain in the last flicker of a spotlight!did she know or even meet whitney houston?sandra should just stick to talking about prevention. there she might have a life! poster child.

Musto
Musto

Thanks to datalounge for the tips.

DanielKnoll
DanielKnoll

No, but Whitney's longtime 'assistant'/roommate/girlfriend who came out years ago, several other ladies who confirmed her same-gender attraction, and any homo like me worth his salt, could pick up her, on his "gay-dar" through miles of concrete.... 

snoboy
snoboy

You think a comedian buying a wig is weird?  Comedians are supposed to do funny things that make people laugh...wigs often aid in that endeavor.

Ash Lockyer
Ash Lockyer

SNL has an arsenal of wigs. He was most likely buying it for his solo comedy stuff, or even for Portlandia. 

Hihib
Hihib

Of course not, that's why she's doing it now.

anonTWO
anonTWO

people BEGIN experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a young age.Some can walk away from the experimentation and some can not.I can only suggest is avoid the entire experience and leave the shit alone.

Wiesel
Wiesel

Telling the truth is not sad and desperate, especially when it's used to describe how a tragedy happened. Covering it up and acting like it's distasteful is sad and desperate.

dl
dl

 What are you talking about?

Irksome
Irksome

And what the fuck does that have to do with Sandra Bernhard?

Noraedunn
Noraedunn

Whitney was gay and acknowledging it isn't an "accusal" nor an attention getter nor does it have anything to do with Sandra not having a "life".  Sandra most certainly has a life.  We all knew Whitney was gay, and we all knew that the pressure for her to stay in the closet led to her unhappiness.   

Jessie
Jessie

The Jodie Foster - Kelly McGillis - Whitney Houston love triangle happened. Trust me.

Jay Schiavone
Jay Schiavone

Your tone would suggest that it would be a bad thing for Whitney Houston to have been a lesbian.  Thank goodness Sandra Bernhard didn't accuse her of being black.

Quills
Quills

Agreed. And saying someone was gay is not "dirt." There's nothing wrong with it. What Sandra is saying is what was wrong was the way Whitney had to deny her real self.

latenitebump
latenitebump

nothing! dionne warwick was the cousin of whitney houston! the subject again is diva!

latenitebump
latenitebump

 if sandra has a life then she should pour her own t!

high! my name is sandra. i´m lesbian. i have herpes! nothing to be ashamed. matter of fact, i´m proud! but hey i´m drug free!

anonTWO
anonTWO

Is Jodie Foster a drug addict too?I don't think so!

latenitebump
latenitebump

sandra bernhard couldn´t even make it in a punk rock band?hey! sandra, when´s the next strapon lp coming out? exclusive download! love a coverband.courtney love (talking loudly): tell her i´m not hear!

anonTWO
anonTWO

No. Foster is a closeted lesbian. Based on your conjecture Foster should be a raging drug addict as well!!

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

Nope, but a bulldyke she is and ain't nothing wrong with that.

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