And now for something completely different…
I was today years old when I found out that Oscar-winning beauty Halle Berry is related to Sarah Palin. Now, that’s on me because apparently Halle went public with this gross factoid back in 2012––how that story didn’t make a louder toilet splash is beyond me. If you hadn’t heard about this, I’m sorry to be breaking it to you this way. But there is a little poetic justice that goes along with this, albeit 8 years later.
Obviously, discovering that your umpteenth cousin, fifty times removed, is a banjo-pickin’, climate-change denyin’, MAGA team member is bad enough. But that also means that Halle, by extension, is related to all of Sarah’s kids, too. Remember Track? And Bristol? So that’s why it was all the more shocking when Halle first decided to drop the shameful nugget to Extra, and allowed it to sit there like a steaming turd.
“You want to know who I’m related to? Sarah Palin!” When asked how they’re related, she continued, “Some twisted way. Somebody sent me this information that she was my distant [relative].”
Well, Halle is finally (and rather randomly) letting out her true feelings about her extended family member. According to Page Six, a Daily Blast Live tweet mentioning the strange lineage link popped up on Friday––and Halle just couldn’t resist taking a playful swipe.
She may be on the tree but she ‘AINT invited to the cookout.😂 https://t.co/aSqgYBZJNK
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) March 7, 2020
Of course Twitter mostly responded with a rounding standing ovation.
Sarah herself has yet to respond to the softball dig (WiFi is notoriously spotty that far north). But no doubt she will eventually catch wind of the story all the way up there in Wasila. And once she finishes polishing her hunting rifle and picking up the dry cleaning (it’s always important to have something freshly pressed for one of Track’s court dates), she’ll respond with something like…blah blah liberals, they’ll never be mavericks like me…whatever her cutesy catchphrase used to be.
While I’m not a fan of Halle throwing a single-bulb spotlight back onto the Palin family, I am willing to give her a pass, for obvious reasons…it must be the grief talking.