Can we all be done with Betty White yet? Not done with her forever–she still has a place on television because she can still be very funny if used correctly–but done with the stupid, ironic Betty White fandom that got tired many months ago?
Currently, there’s a change.org petition to get Betty White to speak at this week’s Democratic National Convention. The Republicans had their own aging actor appear on-stage (that didn’t go so well, by the way), so the Democrats surely must follow suit, right?
The whole idea is dumb. Though White is an Obama supporter, she has nothing of value to offer to the current state of political discourse in the country. That’s not a knock on her, it’s just that we should all stop caring about the political leanings of celebrities. The 6,000 or so people who have signed the petition already don’t agree with this sentiment, though.
Fortunately, there’s no chance that this petition will be successful. Unlike two years ago, when a petition was successful in getting Saturday Night Live to bring in White as a host, the Democrats aren’t interested in using celebrity appearances to boost their ratings.