Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's a scandal, baby...

...and the person enjoying it the most is probably our dear Vincent Gallo.

The New Yorker - who owns the famous tape - now published the said part of it and also wrote a little piece on the whole situation which can be found right here:

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/09/in_which_we_defend_vincent_gal.html

And it goes something like this:

In Which We Defend Vincent Gallo’s Palin Proclivities

Earlier this week, one of our reporters caught up with provocative director Vincent Gallo at the Andres Serrano party at the Bowery Hotel. While she was interviewing him, Gawker operative Molly Friedman approached and joined the conversation, without telling Gallo she was a reporter. And after he harassed her for smoking cigarettes ("You look like you've been smoking for 40 years," he said — Friedman is 24), Gallo began to discuss Sarah Palin and her family. Friedman wrote about the exchange on Gawker, and claimed that Gallo called 17-year-old Bristol and 14-year-old Willow "hot." According to Friedman, she asked Gallo if that made him a pedophile, and Gallo said, "I've been called worse things."
After Gawker published their version of the exchange, Gallo found a different reporter from New York and protested the blog post. The Brown Bunny director argued that he never said anything sexual about Palin's underage daughters. He also wrote a lengthy comment on Gawker, in which he called Friedman a "fucking cunt," among other pretty terrible things.
Well, because we're nosy bitches, we tracked down the tape and we're publishing that section of it here. We spoke with Friedman, who said she spoke to Gallo for "five to ten minutes." The entire tape of this conversation with our own reporter lasts 26 minutes, and Friedman is around for only about the first ten, so we've edited it down to the Palin section. In it, you can hear Gallo indeed tell our reporter that Sarah Palin is "the prettiest girl in the world" and that he's "in love with her." (Our gal is the one who speaks more loudly because she's closer to the tape recorder.) Gallo says that the Palin "family is beautiful" and extols the hotness of Ma and Pa Palin, but not of their teenage daughters. He calls the youngest daughter, 7-year-old Piper, "cute." (For what it's worth, he later calls Hillary Clinton a "pig.")

Notably, Gallo does not shrug off accusations of being "a pedophile." When we asked Friedman about the discrepancy between her report and the tape, she said: "I simply struck up a casual conversation with Gallo while with my friends. I found the fact that he called the Palins 'the best looking family' and commented on the daughters' appearance in such a candid way to be funny, so I told a friend at Gawker. I'm not the first girl Gallo has called the C-word, but I may be the first not to care."
We think that pretty much wraps it up.

So if you want to listen to the real thing, just go there and check it out.

My opinion? No big fucking deal.

But the NYmag also caught him and asked him about it (http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2008/09/at_y-3_vincent_gallo_explains.html):

At Y-3, Vincent Gallo Explains His Attraction to the Palin Daughters

When we asked Vincent Gallo what he thinks about Sarah Palin, he lashed out about a Gawker post that he found offensive. “Gawker had some slut named Molly Friedman who quoted that I made some sexual gestures toward her [Palin’s] young daughters. What I said was that they’re a very handsome family. I said that I thought she, her husband, and her children were very handsome, and that the idea of them being the vice-presidential family was delightful in my mind,” Gallo told us at the Y-3 show on Sunday. “They said that I insinuated that I found them sexy. And I never said that,” he insisted. “I said they were a handsome family, and I found her watching her youngest daughter holding the baby very sweet and cute.” Gallo told us how the whole mix-up happened. “The girl who wrote for Gawker was some drunk young girl smoking like a truck driver, some club chick, and she was like eavesdropping on somebody else that I was talking to. I was offended that Gawker would accuse me of something that would be illegal. And I found it shocking that they would send out, like a club whore like that to do their work.” What else about “whores”? “If [Palin] was a left-wing whore, it would be fine that she had kids and a job. Because she’s a good American and a fine, respectable woman, it has somehow infuriated the Socialist media.” He added, perhaps unnecessarily, “That’s how I feel.”




1 comment:

  1. So what? That doesn't make him a paedophile. She's 14. It's really sad how journalists today cannot even comprehend basic medical and biological terms. Check any medical encyclopedia and learn what paedophilia is, Molly.

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