Monday, April 23, 2007

Toddlers Must not Swear

From Australia:

"Will Ferrell has landed in hot water after making an online video clip featuring a two-year-old girl swearing and demanding alcohol. The Anchorman star made the short comedy sketch - posted on - with director and co-writer friend Adam McKay's daughter Pearl.

Ferrell plays a lay-about in the film while the sweet, innocent toddler plays a drunk, cursing landlady demanding her rent. Pearl says "b***h", "c**p" and "a**-h**e" and claims to be "buzzed" while clutching a bottle of beer.

The clip has infuriated some viewers, but McKay has leapt to the defence of the comic star. McKay told People magazine: "Fortunately she is in this great stage now where she repeats anything you say to her and then forgets it right away, which is key. "She has not said the 'B-word' since we shot the thing. We invited a friend with a camera over and shot it in about 45 minutes.