Georgia Realtor Sues Ellen DeGeneres
“I ain’t no joke!” – Rakim
A Georgia realtor is suing Ellen DeGeneres over a boob joke the comedian made about her name on her award-winning daytime talk show.
In a segment called “What’s Wrong with These Signs?” Ellen showed Titi Pierce‘s real estate sign and pronounced her name as “Titty Pierce.”
Pierce is suing Ellen for defamation and invasion of privacy claiming no one has ever made the mistake of mispronouncing her name in that fashion her entire life.
In addition to “the name-calling led to immediate ridicule and raucous laughter from the show’s live and television audiences,” Titi Pierce claims she was on her way to a funeral when the segment aired and Ellen’s joke prompted multiple mocking calls to her cellphone causing her emotional distress, embarrassment, and anger.
There’s nothing worse than when a joke goes wrong.
I’m sure a pair of tickets to Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways could fix this!