Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Robin Williams


According to an AP story picked up on various news outlets, comedian Robin Williams joked about Brazil's efforts to win the 2016 Olympics. 
Some citizens and officials in the Brazilian city are upset with comments the comedian made on a recent appearance on the “Late Show” with David Letterman, saying Rio received the 2016 Olympics because it sent “50 strippers and a pound of blow” to compete with Chicago’s entourage that included President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Williams’ comments have been replayed several times on news shows across Brazil on Tuesday. Mayor Eduardo Paes says Williams is envious of Rio’s achievement.
Rio’s Olympic Committee said its lawyers will see whether legal action against Williams is possible.
Obviously, I don't think that William's joke about Rio demands legal action.  Mostly, I think that it is embarrassing that someone is even considering legal action.

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