Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner knew he'd get in trouble when he made a very provocative statement at the Aspen Ideas Festival late last week, but he made it anyway.
The statement implied that funny, beautiful women are hard to find.
$PullQuote$According to the Atlantic, he was onstage in a conversation with Goldie Hawn talking about her success and said this:
From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually — boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online — but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.
In response, Hawn told him she had once considered herself an ugly duckling (most likely diffusing the pending damage from his remarks) but he went onto say:
I know women who have been told they're beautiful, they win Miss Arkansas, they don't ever have to get attention other than with their looks. So they don't tell a joke. In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women — a Lucille Ball — that are funny, is impossible to find.
What do you think of Eisner's comments?
Can you think of women who are beautiful and funny (think Mindy Kaling, Rashida Jones, Amy Schumer, Kristin Wiig)?