Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rosie the Riviter!

According to Rosie's website, she will be the latest celebrity peddling her wares on HSN (aren't they all these days????)

Along with the Rosie O'Donnell Show Season One DVD, she'll be selling her latest book, Crafty U, a crafting book for kids that has gotten great reviews on Amazon. Rosie is an avid crafter--remember back during her old show when she was obsessed with decoupage? While she personally uses crafting as a way to relax, with the new book, she wants to inspire families to spend more time together crafting using mostly found objects and lots of creativity.

Ok, so here's the meat of the whole thing: some people hate Rosie with a fiery passion and therefor are absolutely horrified that HSN would dare let her on the air.

I don't agree.

Rosie is rather ... shall I say ... outspoken about many hot-button political issues, so I'm not saying that you need to agree with her opinions or even agree with the way she goes about expressing them (usually very loudly!!!)

From what I've seen of Rosie over the years, she is a basically kind-hearted person who feels passionately about protecting and helping children. She has admitted to fighting personal demons from childhood and has been in therapy for years to address her problems.

My point is that although she might go about things the wrong way, her heart is usually in the right place, which is more than I can say about many of the people she fights with. Besides, sometimes things just need to be shaken up a bit!

If nothing else, she'll probably make for some great entertainment. In all the fuss about her politics, people forget how funny she can be.

Although, I must admit, with the political firestorm going on right now, it'll be interesting to see how long she can bite her tongue (not one of her better talents!)

So all this talk of boycotting Rosie or HSN is completely stupid. Get over yourselves. No one is perfect and she would probably be the first one to admit that.

Check her out 9/21- HSN 12PM, 6PM, and 11PM EST.


  1. "kind-hearted person"? Obviously you have never been stung when she spews her hate filled talk. Kind hearted people do not get personal when they don't believe they way you do. They do not insult people on a personal level for having a different opinion. I for one will not be watching, let alone purchasing, from Rosie.

    Gma Judy

  2. I wouldn't watch Rosie , purchase anything from Rosie and I would definitely NOT let Rosie around my kids.

  3. Judy,

    I do understand your point.

    The only reason that I give her the benefit of the doubt is that she seems to fight for those that do not have a voice and she is one of the most generous "rich celebrity" types that there is. In other words, she puts her money where her mouth is.

    I certainly don't always agree with her, but I don't see that as a bad thing.

    As to the personal attacks, I don't agree with them--from her or against her. It doesn't help anyone (except maybe producers looking for ratings!)

    Thanks for your thoughts, Judy!



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