Jennifer Esposito Speaks Out on Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga “Ha” Comment— “This is Horrible Behavior”

Jennifer Esposito speaks out on Bradley Cooper Ha Comment
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It was “Ha” heard around the world. When Jennifer Esposito posted that one little word on an Instagram comment made by David Spade about  Jennifer’s ex-husband Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, people went nuts.

That one word was “Ha.” And it was in reference to David Spade saying “”Is there any chance these 2 aren’t f–king?” after Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performed their hit “Shallow” from the movie A Star is Born at the Oscars.

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Jennifer received so much backlash and attention for her comment that she felt the need to get on Instagram and speak out about the response.

“The way this spread, and it was towards David Spade’s very outward statement about something about an ex, and I literally laughed at him because he was so bold in what he was saying and I thought it was funny,” she said. “I’m allowed to think something is funny.”

“When you start speaking about things and you have no idea. First of all my book was about Celiac disease, never once mentioned any ex, named anybody. And when you come and attack a person for saying ‘Ha’…we have so many things going on in our country and in our world that need attention,” she added. “I wish you would spend a minute of this insanity, this nonsense, on things that are really important.”

She went on to point out the females that came after her, saying she’s an ‘old lady’ and she needs to feel relevant were psychotic.

“I don’t know what went on, I don’t care what went on. I commented on something that I thought was funny,” she declared. And someone being bold enough to say what he said and I laughed.” To find that people are making judgement calls or the people that the comment was about is really psychotic. It’s psychotic. What else are you doing with your day. I promise you there are so many better things to do with you day.”

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She concluded with the silliness of the media bringing up her book Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease–What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again, which was about her fight with the disease.

“F*** you, F*** you. This is horrible behavior. But if you think that I’m just going to sit quietly and not answer because it will just go away. This is why people don’t speak up on so many experiences,” Jennifer said. “I literally said ‘ha.’ It’s two letters. And for that you make character judgements. I feel bad for the people that were involved on the other side of the ‘ha’ because it wasn’t at them. And I feel bad for you if you took the time to comment on such insanity today. The world is in a crazy place. Please. Go do something positive. Peace.”