As legends go, few are as legitimate as Barbra Streisand.
However, even superstars of her magnitude aren’t averse to having a foot in mouth moment.
Find out why below…
In a new interview with Variety, Streisand was quizzed about her thoughts on Bradley Cooper‘s remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ with Lady Gaga. After all, it was she who starred in the original over 40 years ago.
Having visited the film’s set last year, she said of the flick:
“It’s good. I don’t want to talk about it because I don’t want to spook it. I can’t believe that was 40-some years ago. I think he did a wonderful job with her.”
Yet, the arguably controversial comment came when she responded to her initial take on when Beyonce was first linked with the movie (when Clint Eastwood was attached as director). Streisand said:
“I thought when it was going to be done it was going to be very different and have a multiracial cast, and the music was going to be rap. But it’s more like the movie I made.”
Rap? Why, because she’s bl…? You get the point.
We’re willing to give Aunty Babs a pass of sorts, because ill-informed as her words were they didn’t seem deliberately designed to offend. On top of that, she has a well-documented history of supporting racial equality.
That said, folk (legends included) ought to quit confining people to such rigid boxes based on appearance. Because they just end up looking out of touch or worse.