After Stephen Collins’ interview with Katie Couric on 20/20 in which he admitted to exposing himself to underage girls, at least one person who considered Collins a friend was saddened by his admission: Rosie O’Donnell.
O’Donnell addressed her feelings in a personal blog post about titled “U R Not 2 Blame,” which (as is usually the case for O’Donnell’s blog posts) reads somewhat like a poem, occasionally even including a rhyming scheme. In the post, she discusses how hurt she is by the actions Collins admitted to in the interview with Couric.
“They showed me the clip in the morning, 20 seconds, thats all i could watch, of his his apology tour,” O’Donnell wrote, referring to the 20/20 segment. She continues to express how upset she is with both Collins for his actions and with Couric, for not doing “what she did 2 Sarah Palin, hit him with his truth.” O’Donnell is of course referring to Couric’s 2008 interview with Palin, which went poorly enough for the former Alaskan governor to have it parodied on Saturday Night Live.
O’Donnell goes on to admonish Collins for his actions, describing how childhood sexual abuse shaped her own life and forced her to deal with a series of issues. But she promises that those who have suffered can heal themselves, providing a link to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. She ends the post by reprinting all of the lyrics to Joni Mitchell’s “Not to Blame.”
The inclusion may seem random, but O’Donnell claims Mitchell is “essential for healing.” And this isn’t the first time she’s referenced the musician’s lyrics for emotional support on her blog.