‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Lisa Lampanelli Uses Racial Slur Against Costar

by | April 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM | Celebrity Apprentice

Dayana Mendoza, Lisa Lampanelli of 'Celebrity Apprentice' (Photo: NBC)

Filming may be over, but the “Celebrity Apprentice” feud rages on between comedian Lisa Lampanelli and Dayana Mendoza, a former Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe.

Lampanelli, who has been very vocal about her disdain for Mendoza, has seethed over the beauty queen’s reign on the reality show this season, as Donald Trump spares the dazzling Dayana from firing despite repeated appearances in the board room.

But Lampanelli recently went too far on her Sirius XM radio show, when she used a degrading term to describe Mendoza, followed with a negative stereotype about Latin culture.

“I would actually love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a spic!” Lampanelli cracked. “She’s going to do it f—king soon anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”

Mendoza says the remarks were inappropriate and racist, and issued a response, telling E! News:

“As an individual, I’m resilient and can handle Lisa making fun of me personally. But as a Latina, Lisa’s words aren’t just offensive to me, but to millions of other individuals. To be generalized by stereotypes and called a ‘spic’ degrades and belittles anyone of Latin descent. When she uses racial slurs, she is not only targeting myself but degrading an entire Hispanic culture.”

There has been no response to Mendoza’s statement from Lampanelli … yet.

“Celebrity Apprentice” airs Sundays at 9/8c on NBC.

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