View Poll Results: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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  • This is a legitimate human interest story and good journalism.

    6 27.27%
  • The poor lady needs the money and people are interested in her story

    3 13.64%
  • Oprah is opportunistic, but is also sensitive and truly concerned

    3 13.64%
  • Not much different than an old-time circus freak show if you ask me

    8 36.36%
  • Other, please explain

    2 9.09%
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Thread: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    No, it doesn't matter. Its a wild animal you shouldn't be risking yourself with a wild animal. An attack is bound to happen.



    That is whats sad, she will get money.
    Just so you know, you take the plaintiff as you find him/her. In other words, if the plaintiff is dumb, that's too bad for the defendant.

    I am one who H A T E S lawsuits. I find the number of lawsuits in this country despicable. But some are lawsuit worthy. In this case, I think Chandra should sue. I have no sympathy for the chimp owner. N O N E.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Just so you know, you take the plaintiff as you find him/her. In other words, if the plaintiff is dumb, that's too bad for the defendant.

    I am one who H A T E S lawsuits. I find the number of lawsuits in this country despicable. But some are lawsuit worthy. In this case, I think Chandra should sue. I have no sympathy for the chimp owner. N O N E.
    Her damages are so great. Yes, I think Charla was unwise in going to her friends house, and did contribute to her own danger. But the owner still bears at least half of the responsibility. What's half of $50,000,000?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Why not go there? This is just a discussion site. I think the woman was totally over the top and may possibly have had a sexual relationship with the chimp. Just my anonymous opinion, feel free to disagree.
    Based on what? It just makes no sense to make wild allegations based on absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Based on what? It just makes no sense to make wild allegations based on absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.
    So, you think ordinary people bathe and sleep with chimps?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    So, you think ordinary people bathe and sleep with chimps?
    With their pets, yes. In this case, her pet happens to be a chimp.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I figure this poor lady must have been financially compensated for her appearance, and the posting of photos of her the Oprah's website (see link)

    Charla Nash on Her Looks - Oprah.com

    Is this type of journalism exploitative, or is it a legitimate human interest story?
    So who held a gun to Charla Nash's head and forced her to appear on Oprah's show for money? I must have missed that.

    BTW, isn't calling this a "circus freak show" the same as calling Charla Nash a "circus freak" because of her looks? In other words, you think a "normal" person should have every right to choose to appear on TV, but a physically deformed person shouldn't have that right because no one wants to look at a "circus freak".

    Your post has patronizing written all over it. If deformed people gross you out that much, then don't watch the show.
    Last edited by Toothpicvic; 11-13-09 at 07:18 PM.

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