Nicole Scherzinger is anti-choice, thinks Dirty Dancing ‘promotes abortion’

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First of all, people in the UK have already figured out that Nicole Scherzinger has tweaked herself to a crazy degree. Apparently, fans have been “begging” her to lay off the lip fillers and Botox. You can see how insane her face looks in these photos, taken just a few weeks ago.

Anyway, I rarely cover anything to do with Nicole because I honestly never cared about her whatsoever. So I guess I blocked it out completely that Nicole was cast in the Dirty Dancing remake which will air on ABC at some point, probably next year. Nicole was cast as Penny, Johnny’s dance partner and friend. Penny is the one who needs to get an abortion, which is why Baby has to learn the dance routine so she can cover for Penny. Since Dirty Dancing is set in 1963, that’s obviously years before Roe v. Wade, and the abortion storyline is surprisingly gritty and integral to the plot – Penny gets a back-alley abortion and Baby’s father (a doctor) has to treat Penny (which sets up his dislike of Johnny, who takes the blame for impregnating Penny in the first place even though they’re just friends). I’ve never really thought about it this way, but Dirty Dancing has a pro-choice message of “it should be a lot easier for women in trouble to have the choice of access to safe, affordable abortions.” But according to Nicole Scherzinger, she almost didn’t take the Penny role because it “promotes abortion.” Idiot.

She’s playing the role of Penny Johnson in ABC’s forthcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing. But Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she almost turned down the part, played by Cynthia Rhodes in the classic 1987 film, because she harbours strong anti-abortion beliefs. The X Factor judge admitted that her family is ‘really hardcore’ against termination because her mother had her at the tender age of 18.

Nicole, 38, explained to The Daily Mail: ‘I was like a crazy thing because, my family, my Papa’s a Bishop and my family’s really hardcore against abortion. So I got the role and I almost didn’t take it because I didn’t want to promote abortion, because my character has an abortion. But I was like, hopefully they can learn from you know her ways and I can be a positive influence. My mum got pregnant with me when she was 17 and had me when she was 18. She chose. Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion. So I came out, so I just want to you know encourage everybody to keep your babies.’

Nicole, who was raised Catholic, was born in Hawaii, but her mother Rosemary Elikolani split from her father Alfonso Valiente when she was very young. The star said that her family were initially against her taking the part until her grandfather, who is a preacher, prayed on the subject and decided it was ‘what she was meant to do’. She said: ‘We decided that maybe I could be a voice, that I could shed some light on the subject without being preachy.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“Without being preachy…” Too late. Again, no pro-choice advocate is saying “abortions for everyone!” We’re saying women should have CHOICES. We’re saying that every woman should have access to safe, affordable abortions and birth control. We’re saying that back-alley abortions are awful and dangerous and they have nothing to do with the sanctity of life. So much of what Nicole says here annoys the crap out of me. “She chose. Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion.” Then she didn’t choose! Her parents wouldn’t allow it, so there was NO CHOICE. Also: merely representing a thing on film or television is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT. Movies about slavery are not endorsements of slavery. A fictional character can have a back-alley abortion and it’s NOT an endorsement of abortion. For the love of God.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Methinks she doesn’t know what “choice” means

  2. Mindy_dopple says:

    I’m so glad her career is floundering. At this scary time in America, we don’t need her front and center spreading her narrow minded views. I think I see a wrinkle Nicole, please go tweak some more.

    • NastyWoman` says:

      Trump will offer her a cabinet position in 3, 2, 1 …

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        I was beginning to wonder if music was going to suck WORSE with the impending orangApocolypse….now I assume she’ll be the Secretary of Acceptable Music.

  3. kai says:

    She sounds powerfully stupid.

    • Velourazure says:

      So her family is hardcore Catholic but her mother got divorced? How conveniently hypocritical. It’s always the hypocrites who most loudly tell everyone else what to do.

      • Radley says:

        Yep. You nailed it.

        Her grasp of the topic is just so completely off track. Her circumstances cannot and should not dictate everyone else’s choices. Your backstory ain’t gonna give a single baby a loving home with a mom who’s ready, willing and able to raise it, Nicole. So spare me. I’m so annoyed by her right now.

      • pinetree13 says:

        I also love how “Because OUR beliefs, YOU must…” Like your Catholic, you don’t like abortions, fine don’t get one. But not everyone is Catholic so why do you get to force your beliefs on others?

        And don’t tell me for one second they wouldn’t force those beliefs on others if they could.

  4. Wren33 says:

    “She chose. Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion.” Reminds me of so many pro-life messages. “Look at Bristol Palin. She is such a hero for choosing to have her baby. We don’t want anyone to have a choice and didn’t allow her to actually choose.”

    • eggyweggs says:

      Sarah Palin, too. She gave some big speech to an anti-choice group and talked about her CHOICE to carry Trig to term. These people can’t see that a message of choice shines out from beyond their dangerous anti-choice rhetoric.

      • Saras says:

        So glad rich people can choose to have babies they can afford and care for. If all women had some ideal position of lots of money, support, or no health issues less women would choose abortion. Unfortunately it’s not a fantasy world and many women have health or financial/ support issues. Hey Nicole how bout us choosing for you to not give tens of thousands to plastic surgeon’s and donate it to womens shelters ect…

      • Wilma says:

        Yes, I agree. I’m pro-choice, but also think we should have a situation with as few abortions as possible. You can only do that by providing good sex education, good access to affordable birth control, affordable healthcare and childcare, raising the minimum wage to a living wage etc.

  5. paolanqar says:

    I think is none of her business what women do with their bodies, especially if they seek abortion after a sexual abuse, or if after checkups they find out their baby is not healthy.

    But i would encourage her to shut up and to stop messing with her face. She is starting to look like a Kardashian.

    • detritus says:

      If she shuts up about what other women do with their bodies, I will shut up about her bad choices in surgeons. I am not feeling charitable this morning, and I’m glad her outsides are looking like her personality, and amber is definitely not the colour of her energy, 311 you suck for that too.

      • Little Darling says:

        Detritus; hi my friend!!! And also, my first thought NOT THIS MORNING NICOLE. Which then went to the awesome NOT today Satan meme.

      • detritus says:

        ahaha, Hi my darling.
        Thank you for reminding me this meme! I very much enjoy the Not Today Satan and it works perfectly with my current mood. I think since I’m embracing my witchiness, and am salty as fuck this morning, I can appropriately yell this every time something annoys me.

        Not enough cream in my coffee? Not today Satan!
        I feel it is also appropriate in my professional emails. I’m unionized, so I wonder how many I could respond to with that before I was ‘spoken to’ (they cannot fire me unless I murder someone. Well, thats not true, murder someone three times within three years, once wouldn’t do it.)

    • Ariadne says:

      I had an abortion after discovering that my baby wouldn’t survive outside of the womb. It wasn’t an easy or comfortable choice and it was awfully painful and unpleasant to experience, BUT because it was done safely by experienced doctors who have years of experience of these procedures (and who treated me with sympathy and compassion) I was later able to conceive a healthy baby.

      I wouldn’t judge anyone for not proceeding with a pregnancy after what I experienced; it might seem to people who never go through it that it’s an ‘easy’ option but it’s not. It hurts and the after-effects last for a good couple of weeks. I think the amount of people who take this decision lightly are probably minimal and in reality, most women find it to be a tough experience that changes them, whatever their reasons for going through with it.

      • Veronica says:

        That whole argument baffles me because, really – if a woman has so little regard for life that she’d have abortions right and left, why the f*ck would you want to force her to carry to term, much less allow a child to remain her care? That, to me, is what reveals the true intent of the anti-choice movement – to punish women for sexual autonomy by utilizing her reproductive system against her.

        Which is, when you think about it, the most inherently anti-LIFE sentiment you’ve ever come across. A child’s life is not a weapon for you to pursue subjective moral justice.

      • pinetree13 says:

        Exactly Veronica. Why would we put any child in a situation where it was so unwanted that it now risks being abused or neglected?

      • GMonkey says:

        @Veronica: I agree that the anti-choice sentiments are truly just punitive measures against sexually active women.

        Not that I want it to happen, but I just find it so interesting that infertility centers are so rarely demonstrated against. There are a bunch of embryos that go wasted in the process of IVF, right? Not only do they make a bunch that never get inserted, but then the chances of several not implanting are rather high. Additionally, I know of several virulently anti-choice women who have sadly had multiple miscarriages, but yet continually try to conceive even though they have been counseled otherwise by doctors. Aren’t they taking a dangerous risk of creating another life if they are statistically likely to lose it?

  6. Emily says:

    Yes, her mother obviously didn’t have a choice. Also, she couldn’t have an abortion because they were so hard-core religious (Catholics?)…but divorce and/or not marrying the parent of your child (it’s not clear if her parents were ever married) is okay? And I don’t mean to sound shamey, but I wonder how being a pussycat doll and having every song ever be about sex is totally cool for the super-religious, anti-choice Nicole. Ugh. I’ll just watch the old movie and skip this new musical.

    • paolanqar says:

      And I am sure she is still a virgin too. Sex out of wedlock is still a sin for Catholics, right?
      Religious whackos crack me up. They can bend the rule as much as they like but then they are the first to judge other people on their behaviour.

      • Snazzy says:

        ^^^^so much this

      • Marie says:

        Sex out of wedlock is not a grave sin in Catholicism. Like in our legal system, not all crimes/sins are ranked the same.

      • Ramona says:

        @Marie

        Yeah it is. A mortal sin must satisfy three conditions. It must be committed under free will, the sinner must have seriously reflected on their actions and gone ahead anyway and finally it must be classified a serious offence under Vatican rules. Sex outside marriage has long been on the Serious Offence list under the Sixth Commandment (are you still reading my Catholic sisters? Lmao). As recently as the 80s people who cohabitated outside marriage were being ex communicated in certain countries – I know because our distant aunt was. Sex outside marriage CAN , if it fulfills the other two conditions be deemed a mortal sin.

        The Catholic Church might in practise have had to stop enforcing those rules after the sexual revolution in the West but those are still the rules on the books.

        So if the Church can bend to accomodate her lifestyle choice why cant she see it should accomodate other womens choices?

      • Annetommy says:

        It’s fornication. She’s a fornicator. Nasty woman!

    • Nic919 says:

      How is her papa a Bishop if she is catholic. Priests and bishops are not allowed to get married and have to be celibate.

      Being against abortion only because she might not exist if her mom had one is stupid. None of us would exist if our moms didn’t give birth. That is not a reason to force a strange woman to go through with a pregnancy she doesn’t want.

      • Kori says:

        Both sides weren’t necessarily Catholic or someone converted is what I think probably is the case. Her Dad, Alfonso Valiente, sounds like he was Spanish or South American maybe? So he would be my guess.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Kori: Someone was definitely not Catholic. Her granddad? He is a preacher. Perhaps he’s not Catholic, because priests can’t marry, yet somewhere along the line, he had a child/children. Then again, he could have given up the priesthood… In any case, the best thing NS can do is just mind her own business, shut her gob and stop trying to influence others with her idiotic views.

    • LOLADOESTHEHULA says:

      Ugh, reminds me of my selectively religious cousins.They gamble, get drunk every other weekend, have out of wedlock children but are against homosexuality because “it’s a sin”. If you’re not adhering to every ridiculous rule in the bible you should shut the f***k up.

      • NastyWoman` says:

        Um, to the “sex out of wedlock is not a sin” person, above. Yes, it is in the Catholic faith. A sin is a sin is a sin. You don’t get to cherry-pick, like she’s trying to do here.

        ETA: Sorry, Lola, meant to respond above you, but ended up here somehow. But I agree with what you’re saying!

      • Emily says:

        Yes, exactly. And the truth is I don’t care if people want to call themselves Christian yet not adhere to all the “rules”, but have the common sense to be quiet about it, and realize that your set of rules shouldn’t have to apply to everyone else.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        You kinda have to cherry pick. My ( Catholic) faith is extremely important in my life, but I am also very liberal ( pro gay marriage, etc.) and I don’t feel any less Catholic because of it.

      • Kiki says:

        The sixth commandment says “Thou shall not commit adultery”? That means you should not have sex with a person who is married to someone else and also that is formication. I am practicing Catholicism for quite sometime; however what I don’t understand is why does it give them the ” do as I say ” authority because the Bible say so and the are a powerful religion? I think it is the people who make these laws in the Catholic religion who thinks it is pertaining to God.

        In that note Nicole Scherzinger is now on my Dislike list, along with Kanye and Kim West, Shia Labeof and many more.

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    How do you “promote” abortion? Seriously. Do they really think advocating for the legality and safe access to a medical procedure is the same as promotion? Go back to school, Nicole. And grandaddy prayed on it, huh? I guess the Lord told you through him to cash that cheque then. Sounds super Catholic.

    • EEV says:

      Yeah, and I also fail to see how any part of the the abortion story in Dirty Dancing comes even close to ‘promoting’ it.

      • paddyjr says:

        Exactly. “Whoo, I want to have a back-alley abortion and bleed out while dying painfully from an infection as my friends look on helplessly”, said no Dirty Dancing fan ever. Apparently, Nicole has no problem “promoting abortion” when the check clears.

  8. JulP says:

    It’s amazing she didn’t realize how contradictory that sentence was (that her mom “chose” to have her because her parents never would have allowed her to have an abortion).

    I really don’t understand why all of these anti-choicers want to force women to have babies they don’t want and/or can’t properly care for. And, of course, these same people are against welfare, medicaid, gov’t funded daycare, food stamps, etc. They’re really pro-fetus, not pro life, because they don’t give a damn about you once you’re out of the womb.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      This! When I was waiting to get my abortion a woman in a mini van full of kids told me I should keep the baby because I would have people to ‘help’ me. The same people would have shunned me once I had to go on welfare had I chosen to keep it.
      Nobody is ‘pro abortion’. It’s a painful choice but a necessary one for many women.

      • thaliasghost says:

        I would have asked to accompany you to a lawyer on the spot and sign a contract that she will financially sponsor you for the next 18 years.

        On another note, she is a narcissist. Sorry, but completely denying the societal and social conditions about women’s reproductive rights because “My mother might have aborted ME so abortion is wrong” is beyond stupid and egotistical and shows she doesn’t have an understanding of the world at large.

    • Lacia Can says:

      They’re not prolife, they’re anti female empowerment. Period. Anything that frees women from their biology is bad. There’s also an element of punishing women for having sex, at least for the unmarried women. If it weren’t, prolifers would be all for social security, food stamps, etc., as you say. These are also the same people who criticize poor people for having too many children.

      On a petty note, and just because she ticked me off, Nicole doesn’t look like herself anymore. She should stop overfilling that top lip; it always looks fake as hell.

    • ab says:

      ugh, I have the same frustrations with the pro-life/anti-choice set. their concern for life ends at birth. at that point, sorry, you’re on your own. need help raising that kid we forced you to have? should have kept your legs closed! sigh.

    • swak says:

      My daughter was pregnant at 16 and the doctor asked if she wanted to keep the baby or not. She chose to keep the baby. We are Catholic (please don’t throw things, as I am not a fanatic and am pro-choice) and I cannot tell you how she was put down and ostracized for being pregnant as a teenager. It’s hypocritical for anyone to say don’t have the abortion, then not support the woman when she chooses to have the baby. If Nicole felt it was wrong that she take the roll because of the abortion then she should not have taken it.

      • Arwen says:

        Teenage mothers have some of the hardest jobs on earth. Damned if they choose abortion and damned if they keep their baby.

        My friends 16 yo cousin just got pregnant and my friend (a 27 year old adult) was calling her a whore and skank. I told her that her cousin is going to have a struggle no matter her choice and that she needs love and compassion, not judgement.

        Maybe my (ex) friend should hang out with Nicole?

  9. Zapp Brannigan says:

    It “promotes” abortion? Do you get a coupon for half off? She needs to stop speaking.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      I think they just do stamp cards now. The 7th one is free.

    • greenmonster says:

      Yip.
      A woman who takes her Dirty Dancing DVD to an abortion gets a discount.

    • mia girl says:

      Yeah, there’s a blue light special in aisle 4… Sheesh.

      Hey, she’s entitled to her position, but we are also entitled to point out her flawed moral logic as others already have. I’ll just simply add that this morality is coming from a person who sang lyrics like:

      “Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
      Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me?”

      Me thinks her song “promotes” adultery! Gasp. *rolls eyes*

  10. OriginallyBlue says:

    Ugh. She is a very dim bulb.

  11. Sarah says:

    While I think she sounds quite unintelligent & I am pro-choice myself, I can understand and respect the stance of pro-life as well.

    • Beer&Crumpets says:

      See, I really can’t. I can’t understand why someone who is not me should get to believe something so hard that MY choices are taken away. Pro life really just means anti choice and that’s not right. It’s just not. If someone doesn’t believe that abortion is okay, then she does not have to have one. That has f*#$ all to do with me.

      • JulP says:

        Agreed. I’ll “respect” anti-choicers as soon as they stop passing legislation that restricts my right to bodily autonomy.

    • Merritt says:

      Well don’t respect it too much. They are rapidly chiseling away at access which puts many women in the situation that Penny faced in the movie. Legality means nothing if you can’t actually access services.

    • Trixie says:

      I don’t respect them at all. They think an unborn fetus is a fully fledged human but the female adult human is just an incubator. I cannot respect the “pro-life” crowd because they don’t see women as human. Not to mention all the hypocrisy they’ve got flying around. Because the same “pro-life” people are also usually pro-gun and pro-war and anti-anyone other than white. That’s not “pro-life”.

    • Jenns says:

      I can’t. Because they are not pro-life, they are anti-choice, Everyone is pro-life (except for maybe serial killers), it’s a stupid title. This is about choice and personal rights. And someone who doesn’t respect me and my personal rights, and wants to strip them away shouldn’t have my respect.

      I wonder if her family prayed on her career as a professional sex symbol.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I have no problem with someone being personally against it- because that’s their choice. But I do have a problem with anyone who tries to take that choice away from anyone else. I say do what is best for you in your life, within your beliefs, etc, and give others the same respect to do what is best for them. Everyone’s situation is different.

      • Kori says:

        This is pretty much me. I wouldn’t have an abortion (except in rape, my life/baby’s life or incest) personally and I would support my daughters to keep the baby. But I’d also support them if they didn’t and I don’t judge any who make that choice for themselves. My father was a paramedic back in the 1960s and he actually saw the results of some at-home/back alley abortions and it never left him. He was always pro-choice because of that–he fully believed that regardless of your personal thoughts there was absolutely something wrong with denying someone access to safe medical treatment and forcing people into incredibly desperate and dangerous acts. Abortion has always existed–way back when people would try herbal concoctions if nothing else–and that won’t change if you outlaw it, you’ll just endanger people’s life and health. Personal religious beliefs don’t have a place in government. It’s not like murder is against the law because it’s one of the Commandments, it’s against the law because it’s *murder*. And I absolutely believe that if you’re against abortion you should also be against cuts in the social programs that help unwed or poor mothers and those children–and adoption should be a much easier process. And I also support stem cell research. But I’ve also suffered miscarriages and some of the language about ‘lump of cells’ does hurt on a personal basis, I’ll be honest. I mean why put up a sonogram then as pretty much everyone does nowadays?

      • Justjj says:

        I don’t respect the pro-life stance. Because I live in a state where some of the proposed laws in recent years have included (and some of them passed) : funerals for embryos, forcing the mother to hear the heartbeat and see an ultrasound before she is allowed to have an abortion, registering women who have had abortions on a state monitored database that includes their personal information and demographics, restricting access to wic and health insurance for mothers and their infant children, defunding schools, closing down Planned Parenthood and teaching abstinence in school. Do you see the hypocrisy there? In addition to how irritating this rhetoric is and the dangerous consequences it can have for young women, poor women, or WOC… we also get sued by NARAL all the time and our tax dollars go to this bickering instead of finding solutions to fund our terrible schools, so yeah. These laws and this line of thinking negatively impact all women and go hand in hand with the grab them by the p*ssy attitude to me. Unless women are just incubators who should bear 100% of the responsibility for a decision they played 50% or 0% in. Also as someone who works with foster kids, there are PLENTY of children in the world who need homes right now in the world and would give anything to have a loving stable home. They are underserviced by their overburdened case workers and generally face all kinds of messes made by the adults trying to figure out where to put them, which is psychologically hurtful enough to these kids so the adoption argument just baffles me a little. Ugh. There is really no logic in the pro-life argument to me at all.

  12. Patricia says:

    Besides the fact that the whole “she chose, but was forced by her parents…” explanation makes a total of zero sense…

    I so often find that people who are anti-choice hold that belief for some personal anecdotal reason. So because her mother was forced to have her by religious parents therefore no one should ever have the choice to have an abortion?
    I’ve heard this over and over. I’ve also heard women say that they are against abortion because they personally can’t have children so it’s wrong for any woman who CAN have children to ever terminate a pregnancy.
    Very small minded and self centered to think that because of an experience YOU had in your life, millions of other women should be prevented from having a choice about abortion.

    • Crox says:

      “So because her mother was forced to have her by religious parents therefore no one should ever have the choice to have an abortion?”

      I think it’s because if abortion was available to the woman (in this case her mother), she (Nicole) would perhaps not exist. It must be a weird feeling being an (at first) unwanted child.

      “I’ve also heard women say that they are against abortion because they personally can’t have children so it’s wrong for any woman who CAN have children to ever terminate a pregnancy.”

      I can’t have kids (I’ve written here about that before on a similar topic) and I agree, this stance buggs me. Life isn’t fair. No woman owes me a kid. Like I don’t owe anyone my kidney, even if they desperately need it. I can be kind and offer to help, but I shouldn’t be forced into it. Same goes for women and carrying children to term.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Crox- as a fellow woman who can’t have children, I agree, that should have nothing to do with one’s stance on abortion.

      • Sunnydaze says:

        People have asked me if my difficulty getting pregnant changed my stance on abortion (I’m very outspoken pro-choice). I tell them, if anything, it only strengthened my beliefs. I made a CHOICE to seek medical intervention to be a mother and I fully support any woman who needs medical intervention to stop a pregnancy. After actually being pregnant (and while I wouldn’t have traded it for anything) being pregnant is no effing cakewalk. The thought of going through everything I did while pregnant happening to someone who desperately didn’t want the child…good grief, I could never stand in the way of that. But it all boils down to if if you don’t agree with abortion, don’t have one. If you’re so religious, have faith god or whomever will deal with the offender when the time comes – it’s not up to you to personally deal out that punishment, so leave it alone and stand down.

  13. minx says:

    This Z-lister should STFU.

  14. Kezia says:

    What an utter dope

  15. grabbyhands says:

    Translation – Even though literally no one is checking for me or my opinion on ANYTHING, this could be a good way to get an invite to perform at the inauguration. I have nothing to lose!!

  16. HK9 says:

    Considering her entertainment background and the lyrics she sings, she really should have stayed silent because she looks like an enormous hypocrite right about now.

  17. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I have lost all respect for her, used to like her but she’s just another plastic airhead barbie.

  18. Beer&Crumpets says:

    Wasn’t she one of those PussyCatRealDolls or whatever? Lol, girl please.

  19. Locke Lamora says:

    “My Papa’s a Bishop”? Could someone explain that to me? Is she Greek Catholic or something? Because someone can’t be a father and a bishop in Roman Catholicism ( on paper at least).

    To me, she looks like Zlatan Ibrahimović with makeup on.

    • hey-ya says:

      …actually anyone from any storefront church can label themselves a bishop…I think shes saying that her family keep tabs on her…no-one would have cried if shed turned down the role….

      • Nic919 says:

        If she is catholic though, you can’t just put a sign up and be a bishop. There is actually a lot of education involved. And the whole celibacy part means she wouldn’t exist or else he had to leave the priesthood.

      • swak says:

        Or @Nic919 he could have divorced, had the marriage annulled and entered the seminary to become a priest – this has happened. Also, for all, bishops in the Catholic Church are not self-appointed but are appointed by the Pope (through recommendations). There are also qualifications that must be met to become a Catholic bishop.

    • Lynnie says:

      I went to a Catholic school for elementary and middle school, and I remember one of the priests having a wife and family. It was allowed though, because he had converted from some Orthodox or Episcopalian religion over to Roman Catholiscm and they weren’t going to make him abandon his family lol. So in extreme and rare cases, priests with families can happen. I’m not sure how that applies to higher positions like Bishops though. In 50 years, I think priests will be allowed to have families anyway seeing as how seminary numbers are dwindling FAST.

    • thaliasghost says:

      I think she is Catholic but she is referring to her stepfather here.

  20. snappyfish says:

    Another empty headed pretty…she might want to rethink any further messing w/her face. Otherwise only empty headed will apply

  21. greenmonster says:

    Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was narrow minded like me? Don’t cha?

  22. Lucy says:

    So I assume every actor who has portrayed an abuser, torturer, racist or anything of the sort clearly promoted their characters’ actions.

  23. Mar says:

    She looks like a female impersonator

  24. Shambles says:

    Alright, deleted, goodbye.

    Also, stop ruining classic movies/musicals by destroying them on live television. Dirty Dancing is one of the greats, and NO ONE is Johnny Castle like Patrick Swayze was Johnny Castle.

  25. Lulu says:

    I can’t believe in Dec of 2016 I’m still actually shockable by other people’s utter stupidity, and the bull that comes out of their mouths, but apparently I am…

  26. Margo S. says:

    She is such an insecure individual. I guess do what you want to your face but Geez, she’s getting straight up face lifts! And stfu about your anti abortion stance. What a moron. Woman should always have options. Look at both outcomes and choose. How dare some of these people make a decision like termination even more difficult on a woman.

  27. jerkface says:

    Yeah I know I don’t change my socks without having my grandfather “pray over” my decision.
    What a tool. Isn’t this the Pussy Cat Doll ding bat? They didn’t “pray” over that? Just shut the ufck up moron.

  28. Tulip says:

    First of all, she is a grown woman who has to pay her own bills. She can decide to take a paying job (or not) without her family’s approval. If they would ditch her over such a decision, that’s emotional abuse and she needs to be at least aware of that.
    Secondly, I think it’s really painful to be told by anyone that you would never have been born unless your mother was forced to have you. And then to say to a person that no one should be allowed to choose because of that fact…well, it’s fuzzy logic. The two issues are separate, even though they create such intense emotions. Her mother would want better for her daughter. And if she doesn’t, well what does that say? “I’ve suffered and now it’s your turn”? That’s really messed up.

  29. Sarah says:

    For the record, I am a person saying “abortions for everyone!” It is only when abortion does NOT carry a stigma that women will truly be free. Right now, the pro-choice women that I know feel the need to couch their support by adding sentiments like, “Obviously, I don’t WANT anyone to get an abortion, but I want it to be there if someone NEEDS it,” or “I had an abortion and I thought SO LONG and SO HARD about it.”

    Some of those sentiments can be true for some people. It can also be true that people don’t think long and hard, or don’t feel particularly sad, or even – gasp – feel relieved. There is no wrong way or right way for a woman to feel about her abortion.

    ABORTIONS FOR EVERYONE.

    • Megan2 says:

      Thank you for this comment. I know it can be an emotionally difficult decision for some women, for a number reasons. If it is difficult because you wanted the child but it is non-viable, or if you were raped and it triggers thoughts of that… I mean, there are any number of scenarios where it would be understandably tragic and difficult and sad to go through with an abortions.

      But… can we stop thinking that the actual abortion is the cause of the pain and sadness? Because it shouldn’t be. The circumstances that lead you to seek one may be personally difficult, but the abortion itself is just a medical procedure. Nothing more. I’m fortunate in that I live somewhere that I have always had access to birth control and sex education and sexual health services. And you know, I got pregnant while I was on the pill; I had an abortion a few weeks after I found out, and other than a heavy period and some cramping for a few days there were NO lasting effects. I don’t feel bad, or conflicted about my choice; I took all reasonable precautions, they didn’t work, and I didn’t want a baby (obviously, as I was on the pill)… and that is the end of it. It was a medical procedure, nothing more.

      Again, I have sympathy for those who suffer for their choice or who had no choice at all due to health reasons… but there shouldn’t be this huge stigma attached to abortion that leads people to say things like “I wish we didn’t need to provide abortion” or “it’s not an easy choice to make” as if it is something shameful or regrettable. It’s not. And it doesn’t mean I have “no respect for life” because it was easy for me… I respect life tremendously, which is why I wasn’t willing to ruin my or some possible future baby’s life by carrying through with an unwanted pregnancy.

      Anyways, I’m commenting this just because I think it would be nice to see more women speak openly and without shame about their abortions, for ALL reasons. ABORTIONS FOR EVERYONE!

    • Bootsie says:

      Brilliant!

  30. Sayrah says:

    Have a seat 💺

  31. Rapunzel says:

    I read an anti-choice meme recently that said, being pro-choice is about taking away choice for your baby by choosing for it not to live.

    But anti-choice people want to do the same in the opposite direction! They want to take away the baby’s choices by forcing it to live when it may not be wanted. They are actually condemning children to lives with parents who abuse/hate/resent/neglect them, parents who can’t afford them/lives of poverty and welfare, or to orphanages/foster care. How is that better?

    Banning abortions just means infants will die more instead of fetuses. Lack of access to abortions means not only a return to dangerous back alley procedures, but a rise in infanticide. More babies will be outright killed, abandoned to die, left “accidentally” in hot cars, etc.

    • C says:

      Pro-life = pro-birth. People care about babies being born, not who’s going to take care of them.

    • pinetree13 says:

      I don’t understand that argument because you can’t force someone to save a life normally so even that angle makes no sense!

      For example: If John has a rare type of Kidney that Brian needs to live, John can STILL choose to keep his kidney even though it will for sure mean Brian will die. Even though John could live with one kidney we do NOT force John to give his kidney to Brian. Not only that, but if JOHN DIES in a car accident, we STILL cannot give his Kidney to Brian unless John agreed to it before hand! So John dies in a car accident, Brian desperately needs one of John’s kidneys, but then Brian dies as well because John did not CHOOSE to be a donor.

      So basically: Bodily autonomy for everyone, including corpses, EXCEPT not for pregnant women?

      • Mae says:

        This is how I think of it as well. I’d like a dystopian equality for everyone (not really), since we have issues with basic rights for women. Able-bodied people: hand over your kidney and half your liver. Corpses having more rights than women = lol nope.

        On another note: coercion is a way of taking away someone’s choices.

  32. Brandi says:

    Did she see the same Dirty Dancing I did?? What Penny endured certainly didn’t promote abortion!! She could have died!!

  33. Chingona says:

    At 17 I was raped and four months after I turned 18 I gave birth to a little boy. I chose not to have an abortion despite what i went thru and knowing what I would face with my family and my community. For me this was the best decision I ever made because for me my son is the most important and precious thing in my life. This was the right decision “For Me” but every women is different and goes thru different life experiences. For some women the decision to have or not have an abortion is easy, for others it is the hardest thing they have ever done. For some coming to grips with the abortion is gut wrenching and they feel like a piece of their soul is missing, while others can and do move on knowing that it is what is best for them. Every women should have the right to choose what is best for their lives and bodies not be shamed or stigmatized for it. We are all different and unique and a one size fits all approach that the pro-life want to put in place is not only unconstitutional but dangerous to every women’s physical,emotional and mental health. (Sorry if I was hard to understand as I am still learning English)

  34. Londongal says:

    Intensely dislike her and now I know why. Selectively religious are we Nicole? Ok to shag out of wedlock, grind around wearing bugger all and modify your body but not a woman’s right to choose? What a role model. Tragic shouting harpy. BYE.

    • Londongal says:

      Also: Chauvinistic household. ‘ daddy thinks ‘x’ so well have to’. UH? My Dad was granted, incredible, but I was under no obligation as an adult to hold views just because he did and neither was my Mum or my Sister.

  35. JustJen says:

    I didn’t like her when she talked trash about the PCD and basically said she was the only talented person in that group, and I dislike her even more now. England can keep her.

  36. Georgia says:

    Doesn’t everyone just love when society uses religion to control women…. god forbid we make our own choices.

  37. MrsBPitt says:

    So, you know, her Grandfather,you know, prayed about it, and, you know, he told her to take the part, because, you know, her career is in the toilet, and wtf else is she doing….

  38. ell says:

    i don’t understand why is it so hard to understand what pro-choice means. it doesn’t mean YOU have to do it, it means women should be able to choose according to what they want. you’re still free to not ever have an abortion ever, nicole.

  39. QQ says:

    She needs to worry about her own face ( which seems to be going through a wind turbine) and her flagging career instead of getting unduly concerned with other people’s abortions or lack thereof

  40. Anitas says:

    Every time she speaks she comes across spectacularly stupid. And everything about her seems so contrived.

  41. Harryg says:

    Then, Scherzinger, don’t have an abortion if that’s your CHOICE. Also, your singing sounds like crying.

  42. Lucy2 says:

    She sounyquite stupid.
    Also, are we supposed to be relieved that she agreed to the role? Who cares? No one is holding their breath to see her perform.

  43. Kiki says:

    Why is it so terrible for a woman to say she’s anti-abortion? It’s a valid opinion just like everyone else’s.

    • Justjj says:

      Who is pro-abortion??? No one. Being pro choice is not synonymous with being pro-abortion. The language of Roe v. Wade is safe, legal, and rare. You can’t defund access to birth control and women’s healthcare and simultaneously say that you are pro life. You just can’t. The opinions of pro choicers are invalidated by their hypocrisy.

    • Veronica says:

      It’s not valid if they aren’t actively supporting women’s rights, equal pay, affordable women’s healthcare, safe and effective birth control, proper sex education, childcare, paid parental leave, and adoption to same extent to which they are vocally advocating anti-choice. If anti-choicers want to be taken seriously, then they need to put their money where their mouth is. Punishing the symptom does not solve the problem. It’s problematic when a woman like Scherzinger says it because she feeds into the propaganda while failing to acknowledge her immense privilege as a woman of means.

  44. Doc says:

    They’re coming out of the woodwork, huh…

  45. Grant says:

    Oh FFS. She has a lovely operatic singing voice but I’ve always preferred Cheryl Cole, Nicole’s bloodsworn nemesis, anyway.

  46. Shannon says:

    *rolling my eyes* How do you promote abortion? Like, are there really women who wouldn’t otherwise have an abortion who see it in a movie or hear about it from a celebrity and suddenly decide it’s cool and they should go ahead and have one? I doubt it. Ugh, these people. I am so not in the mood for that noise this morning. Also, where’s a story on Alan Thicke? That’s actually what I came here for

  47. Elgin Marbles says:

    Aside from the idiocy of her comments, does anyone else think she’s about 20 years too old for the role? Penny is a teenager. What the hell was the casting director thinking?

    • AintNoTelling says:

      @ElginMarbles- I agree! WTF was casting thinking? Also, the bit about her grandmother praying about whether or not she should take the role of a young woman having an abortion, shows either extreme cognitive dissonance, or flat out BS. Girl, you took the role for exposure and money. Let’s be real. This wasn’t some moral choice, it was financial. Interestingly enough, she took the role for the same reason many women choose to abort: MONEY.

    • greenmonster says:

      Penny is not a teenager, Baby is. I don’t even think Penny’s age was revealed. Cynthia Rhodes was in her early 30′s when she played Penny.

  48. AintNoTelling says:

    Nicole sounds like a 10 year old.

    Grow up Nicole. Mind your own business.

    Your mother being forced to have a child must have been a very frightening experience for her. Not everyone can do something like that. What her grandparents did was very abusive. Yes, it is nice that you are here, but maybe your mom would have had a very different life if you were not, and that is NOT a bad thing, either.

    That is why it is called “choice”. According to you, your mother had no choice. That is NOT OK.

  49. Neelyo says:

    THE WORST OF TIMES is a book chronicling abortion in the days pre Roe v. Wade. It is a collection of interviews with women, doctors, lawyers, police, and family members sharing their personal stories of how illegal abortion affected them. It is a tragedy and it is shocking to think we’re preparing to go back there again.

  50. Chloeee says:

    Pulling out my bitch card:

    Nicole, everyone HAS the right to choose what to do with their bodies just like you CHOSE to do that to your face. I don’t agree with it but your body your choice. Now apply that logic.

  51. Marianne says:

    Can I just say that it seems most pro-lifers are actually pro-birth? Like, they’ll rant and rave about how that life inside you is precious and should be protected and yet do not care/or want to help out with funding for people who need to go on welfare to take care of their kids.

  52. Erica_V says:

    What anti-choice people will never understand is that regardless of what you may think (as of right now) abortion is an option in the US so you are still making a a CHOICE between your options.

    Nicole says it quite clearly – my mother chose to have me. Even if she follows it up by saying her parents would never have let her get an abortion it doesn’t matter. She still made a choice.

    And +10000 to all the above commentors discussing how pro-life REALLY means pro-birth because the same group of people screaming prolife want to reduce and remove the govt social programs that mainly help children. They don’t want to help children – they want to put down women.

  53. Abby_J says:

    I can’t imagine anyone watching Dirty Dancing and thinking, “Huh…..an Abortion looks fun. All that suffering, pain and almost dying must be awesome.”

    Weird.

  54. Jan says:

    I didn’t see anywhere that she said a women should not have the choice . I saw that her personal beliefs were against it and that is how she was raised .

  55. Valois says:

    This woman is one of the dumbest people I’ve ever seen on X-factor and that’s quite an achievement.

  56. porcupette says:

    As Lenin once pointed out, in a society that gave a rusty fuck about children, abortion wouldn’t even be an issue.

  57. GMonkey says:

    The day Roe v. Wade passed, my grandparents said a sad toast to my grandfather’s little sister who had died from a back alley abortion. She died of sepsis in the late 1930s. She had been really in love with her boyfriend, and when she told him that she was pregnant, he told her that he was going to marry her. Well, he skipped town and she had the abortion in an attempt to avoid shaming the family.

    My grandfather took me to see where she was laid to rest and he broke down and started sobbing. I still well up when I think of that strong tough guy (he looked just like Burt Lancaster) breaking down.

    Unfortunately, this isn’t a unique story. I will always fight for women’s reproductive rights, for my great aunt, whom I never met, and for my daughter, and for everyone’s daughters and sisters and mothers. I encourage everyone to read the story of Gerri Santoro. That photo is why I will never, ever vote for an anti-choice politician.

    • shura says:

      My great aunt became pregnant by a man who had promised to marry her. When he found out she was pregnant, he left town. This was mid 40′s, small town New England. She chose to keep the baby despite what was then considered to be a shameful situation, and her large conservative family supported her. They all loved that baby, and all the pics Ive seen of him shows a very happy little boy. He died ten years later of pneumonia. She lived into her 80s, remarried to a man unable to give her more children, quietly mourning the one she lost. Two different choices, two different, but hard outcomes.
      Abortion is a serious matter, if for no other reason than the effect it has on our life path. I’m uncomfortable with the attitude that it’s no big deal, just another form of birth control. I’m also uncomfortable with any attempt to take away this life altering choice from the women who should be making it. As a an Orthodox priest one told me, “Women are the gatekeepers to life.” That’s a big responsibility.

    • Marianne says:

      To me these stories are about the convenience of abortion to men who avoid responsibility for the life they helped create. Abortion has always seemed more about men’s preferences and conveniences than women’s. While this story is horribly sad even after all this time, the avoidance of shame for being unmarried and pregnant is a kind of a dated rationale for abortion now.

      • Really? says:

        Why are you dismissing her dead aunt’s sad story though? Why would it be any of your business how any woman decides what is right for her? So if she didn’t have a good enough reason according to you, then she can’t by your command have an abortion? Let’s say, for instance, a teenager doesn’t have the supportive family that shura’s had to financially and emotionally support said teenager and baby, she should still be forced to have said child? What if she were like Casey Anthony and never really wanted the child, she should still be a mother because you said so? I don’t see any scientists figuring out ways to incubate babies in men to force them to carry fetuses to term. Legislators, pharmacists, and pro-birthers are trying to limit access to birth control and Plan B, but the woman is the one to blame for seeking access to an abortion.

      • shura says:

        woah. No one is dismissing. Maybe reread my comment? I clearly said I’m no good with anyone taking away what I believe is strictly a women’s decision. Sometimes we are so invested in an agenda, so eager to start a fight we can’t see straight. Don’t be that person.

      • Really? says:

        Response was to Marianne’s “While this story is horribly sad even after all this time, the avoidance of shame for being unmarried and pregnant is a kind of a dated rationale for abortion now.”

  58. lyla says:

    why did she audition for it in the first place?

  59. Bitchy says:

    Nicole Pussy-Cat-Dolls Scherzinger? If Dirty Dancing promotes abortion then her music videos do too because those videos are dirty dancing.

  60. Raquel says:

    She’s such a good Catholic, but she didn’t mind having an affair with a married father (which seems to be mostly scrubbed from the internet now, though there’s still evidence here and there http://haleyfans.com/showthread.php?tid=554 ).

  61. scootypuffjr says:

    Just my two cents. I’m from the South, and it makes me angry that politicians, etc. are so against abortion, but on the flip side they’re too uncomfortable to offer full sex education, free or affordable birth control methods, etc. because they feel it’s immoral or encourages people to have sex. UGH.

    Abstinence is a nice idea, but taking away birth control rights, etc. isn’t going to magically turn the masses to abstinence. All their method does is perpetuates a vicious cycle of “woman gets pregnant because she can’t get birth control/doesn’t know where, is forced to have a baby she doesn’t want/can’t afford, can’t support said child because….” and it just keeps going.

    I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Rant over.

  62. Grant says:

    Quick, someone ask her if she’s a feminist next!

    …Just kidding, please don’t. My forehead can’t handle another facepalm today.