Don Waitt The Pub


My Mom used to say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Smart woman.

My guess is Elon Musk’s mom never told him that.

The TESLA car billionaire called one of the rescuers of the Thai soccer players trapped in a cave a “pedo” as in pedophile. He was angry because the man said Musk sent a miniature submarine to help in the rescue as a publicity gimmick. There was an uproar about the “pedo” comment so Musk tweeted an apology to the man.

Here’s how Musk could have avoided the embarrassment of an international apology.

He could have said nothing at all.

I guess Papa John founder John Schnatter’s mom also didn’t give him the keep-your-thoughts-to-yourself speech. Schnatter used the N-word in a conversation and now we won’t be seeing his smiling face—and that incredibly bad black hair-dye job—on any more TV commercials with Peyton Manning.

Here’s how Papa John could have kept his job.

He could have said nothing at all.

And the list goes on.

Roseanne Barr was taken out of mothballs after 20 years and put back on TV with a surprisingly successful return of her self-named show, only to have the show cancelled because she couldn’t resist posting a racist tweet about a senior adviser to Barack Obama. Poor John Goodman.

Easy Rider’s Peter Fonda, upset about the current immigration policy, tweeted that perhaps Trump’s son, Baron, should be ripped from “his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles.” That didn’t go over too well with the rest of the world. He eventually tweeted an apology.

Actor Jonah Hill—a very funny guy—was caught on camera using a homophobic slur. How to make up for it? Go on the Howard Stern Show and apologize.

Celebrities should know better. They know they are going to be quoted. And some of what they say is going to get them into deep shit.

Like 10% of anything that President Trump says.

And about 99% of anything that comes out of Kanye West’s mouth.

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