August 21st, 2010
01:25 PM ET
We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now: Jennifer Aniston recently uttered a word during a televised interview that has sparked a national dialogue on its definition and proper use.
While it seems one's opinion on whether or not the "r-word" - as we'll refer to it out of sensitivity for those who are indeed offended by it - can be used is perhaps a personal choice, the kerfuffle with Aniston does beg the question: Is there a difference between a celebrity saying a word some folks find offensive and the average Joe or Jill letting it slip during conversation?
While some Marquee readers think that Aniston’s celebrity status means that she should be all the more mindful when she speaks, others believe that the public should give her a break - just because she's a celebrity doesn't mean she's not human, as commenter Bertie pointed out.
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