Please, people, before you try to say something clever, consider this: if you thought of it that quickly and easily, don’t you think someone else might have done as well?
When Ellen Degeneres publicly proclaimed her gayness, people that disapprove of homosexual sex called her “Ellen Degenerate.”
Really? Everyone already figured that out when they first heard her name, before she ever did anything to make people not like her. She even had a joke about it in her pre-gay stand-up act.
It’s not like people were just calling her that in passing. No, they emphasized “Degenerate” as though they thought we might miss it, as though they had said something really clever, like we were going to say, “Whoa, her name does sound like degenerate, and she’s doing something bad!” with a look of total shock.
I’m all for making stupid jokes as long as you know they’re stupid. Don’t be obvious and then act clever. It’s just so sad.