While most were awaiting the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square, a group of celebrities saw the opportunity to discuss Pearl Harbor survivors.
On New Year’s Eve, NBC featured a panel of actors including Anthony Anderson, Jane Lynch and Natasha Leggero, anchored by a sharp-dressed Carson Daly, to ring in the new year.
The conversation piqued interest when the panel brought up a recent PR mistake by SpaghettiOs in which the company released an image of their cartoon mascot made a distasteful tribute to Pearl Harbor veterans.
“It wasn’t good. But you were offended for another reason,” Daly prompted Lynch.
“I’m offended because they were referring to SpaghettiOs as pasta,” Lynch joked.
All was fine until an awkward Leggero eked out an offensive jab; “I mean, it sucks that the only survivors of Pearly Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew. It’s just sad.”