Update: Lisa Lampanelli raises $50K for gay men’s health charity in name of Westboro Baptist Church
The Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, may be known for her insult-based, super crass and racially offensive act.
But Lampanelli obviously isn’t all that mean- she used her ascerbic wit to concoct a scheme that really sticks it to the haters at the Westboro Baptist Church, no vaseline. We told you earlier this week about how Lisa planned to donate a grand a pop for each WBC loon that showed up to protest her show in Topeka. The money is slated to go to the established charity the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, which has for years worked with gay men suffering the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS.
So, how did it go? Well, 48 “inbred” protesters showed their faces at Lampanelli’s gig, and the comedienne decided to make the donation an even $50K. She’s going to present the check Monday directly to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, confirmed on her Twitter account. Lampanelli and attendees counter-chanted at the fire-and-brimstone protesters, shouting, “we’re here! We’re queer! We take it in the rear!”
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis reacted to Lampanelli’s gesture:
“We are grateful for Lisa Lampanelli’s kindness and courage to fight homophobia… She is holding up a mirror to bigotry and hatred, and reflecting back love and generosity.”