Russell Crowe at the Academy AwardsSalon’s “Nothing Personal” gossip column relates a tidbit about Russell Crowe being, uh, a tad smelly at the Oscars. Joan Rivers apparently commented, “He does not wear deodorant… They call it animal magnetism in Australia.”
My Thoughts: “Joan, you pathetic old hag. First off, Russell Crowe isn’t Australian. He’s from New Zealand. I know it doesn’t sound like a big difference to you, but calling an Aussie a Kiwi (or vice versa) is roughly equivalent to mistaking a Canadian for an American. They don’t like it. They may look very similar to the rest of the world, but that’s all the more reason they like to distinguish between themselves. And secondly, the dig at Australian men was not appreciated. I happen to know several, and none of them smell even remotely stinky. (Snookums, in fact, smells great.) I’ve never really liked you Joan, but I was content to allow you and your silly daughter to hold court on E! and thus spare most of the world from your superficial and unfunny personalities. However, with this most recent offense I’m afraid you’ve earned yourself a spot on my ‘Celebrities I Loathe’ list. Consider yourself warned.”


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  1. It’s ok with me if he doesn’t use doedorant.

  2. Wow. Thanks for leaving that comment like a YEAR after I made the initial post. Weird.

  3. Another Anonymous

    July 8, 2002 — 6:47 am

    Mel Gibson doesn’t use deodorant either. It must be a thing from down underr like the lady says. Here’s the reference:

  4. Except, like, he was born in American and hasn’t lived in Australia since he was in school. BZZZ! Thus if he’s stinky, he’s a stinky Yank. Australian men DO use deodorant and smell terrific, thank you very much.

  5. Another Aussie, Simon Baker has openly stated that he doesn’t us deodorant. The link is below.

    If it’s any consolation, I’m ok with that.

  6. Random. Again, I’d not draw conclusions about a nation of millions of men based on the idiosyncracies of three movie stars who spend most of their time outside the country.

  7. Some people don’t need deoderant. My first boyfriend never wore any, and Justin rarely does, but not because they’re into their own stench… They just don’t smell bad.

    It’s weird. I used to think that it had something to do with diet, but Justin eats all the same stuff as I do, and I don’t leave the house without slathering on a good layer of Secret Ultra Solid.

    But anyway… Yeah, that was random. Who CARES about any of this? It’s a stupid conversation? It’s not like you said something against people who don’t wear deoderant, that was JOAN RIVERS talking. YOU actually stuck up for Aussie men.

    People just don’t get it.

  8. Patrick Rafter also doesn’t use deodorant. Coincidence? Perhaps it as, as Rafter cannot use deodorant for medical reasons.

  9. Okay, that’s some random trivia. Are you sure about that? I Googled it but turned up nothing either way. Sounds like an urban legend to me. I think the man just sweats a lot.

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