Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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.