Natasha Leggero Refuses To Apologize For Pearl Harbor Comment

    January 5, 2014
    Ellisha Rader Mannering
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Natasha Leggero is known for her strange sense of humor and that is one of the things that makes her such a funny comedian. Her recent attempt to be funny may have went a little to far and caused a backlash that she was likely not prepared for.

While many television hosts, celebrities and comedians have slipped up and said something inappropriate on live TV, most of them come up with a quick apology, hope the world forgives them and then move on to their next project.

Natasha Leggero however, refuses to apologize for her New Year’s Eve joke about Pearl Harbor Veterans. Carson Daly and Natasha were talking about some of the funniest moments in 2013 when Carson remembered the Spaghetti O’s Tweet where the mascot asked everyone to take a moment to remember Pearl Harbor.

Natasha joked by saying, “It sucks the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew.”

While some thought the joke was funny, most thought it was done in bad taste and many lashed out at Natasha for the mean comment. Twitter was full of tweets cursing and bashing the comedian.

Natasha used her blog to defend her comment but was not willing to apologize for it. She also made a statement on her blog about her joke and insisted that it was only a harmless joke and not meant as a meant to be disrespectful to Pearl Harbor veterans.

Do you think that Natasha’s joke went too far or are some people just overreacting?

Image via Twitter.

  • GBSmith

    Keep making stupid jokes about the people who defend you and find out how funny a burka feels.

  • EKMcMahon

    I was only about 10 months old when Pearl Harbor happened. I has one or two uncles who fought in the war, if I recall right they were in Europe. My father was a Police Officer during the War. Me being at my age and with false teeth, I can catch the joke easily but I can see how some soft skinned folks or soft minds may take some offence at the comment. I think that Natasha could have said something like she didn’t see anything wrong with it nut if it hurt or bothered some people that she was sorry about that and then moved on.