Michael Eisner clarifies comment that beautiful, funny women are 'impossible to find'... sort of
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner clarified on Monday what exactly he meant last week when he said that a woman who is beautiful—“really beautiful”—and funny is “impossible to find.” Kind of.
Eisner, who clearly hasn’t seen Bridesmaids, made the comments during an onstage conversation with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman,” he said, according to The Atlantic. “By far. They usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online—but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.”
As expected, he did get in trouble—at least on Twitter—prompting him to make an attempt to clear the air on Monday.
“In the context of a public conversation with Goldie Hawn in which I was complimenting her on being both beautiful and funny, I said such a combination is hard to come by in Hollywood,” he said in a statement to EW. “I certainly did not say Goldie was the only one. My point was simply that Goldie, unlike many, has not been defined exclusively as one or the other.”