By TONY LEE
James Franco, the self-absorbed actor who penned a poem for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, took what many believed to be a sexist dig at female NASCAR driver Danica Patrick before the start of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Franco, as the honorary starter, was supposed to utter “gentlemen, start your engines,” described as “the most famous words in sports” before the Daytona 500. Instead, Franco said, “Drivers … and Danica … start your engines!”
Patrick has raced in NASCAR races before, and honorary starters have often said, “gentlemen and lady, start your engines” or “lady and gentlemen, start your engines” to mark the beginning of the race.
Franco’s comments can easily be interpreted to have been a dig at Patrick, implying she was not a “driver” like the men. Conservatives would never even be given the benefit of the doubt. But because Franco is a part of the liberal Hollywood elite, the “war on women” crowd will unlikely punish him for his remarks or reprimand him for a bad attempt at humor.
His comments can be seen below. NASCAR reporter Jenna Fryer was perplexed as well by Franco’s introduction.
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"Meanwhile, you are firmly in control. If (actually, when) you experience problems with poverty, crime, gangs, lack of urban development in cities where you have a black mayor, a black congressman, a black city manager, a black superintendent of schools, a black county treasurer, a black chief of police, a black fire chief, blacks on the county Board of Supervisors, blacks on the school board, etc., find ONE white man, preferably a Republican to blame for all those problems. If one doesn’t exist, don’t be afraid to refurbish one, even if you have to blame Republican Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, or T.R. Roosevelt."