Jodi - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 65 moms have responded )
OK, we have had some debates about stereotyping Americans (and I specifically say Americans because you guys were the one with the sensitivity, no offence), now here is a reason WHY we shake our heads and wonder......here is the type of person giving you all a bad name!!! Please note, this is also not a unique example of this expectation :)
I am not in any way offended about the stereotype, I am just LMFAO!!!!
American or blonde? LOL :)
The full article is here:
Why no kangaroos at airports?: tourists
Memo to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Tourism Australia: Please send more kangaroos to Australia's international airports.
American tourists are disappointed.
Particularly Hollywood starlets.
Kristen Bell, a member of the all-star voice cast of new animated film Astro Boy, has just returned to Los Angeles after a promotional tour in Australia.
The actress, who plays the Peter Pan-like orphan Cora alongside characters voiced by Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron, Freddie Highmore and Nathan Lane, says she was disappointed when she landed in Sydney.
"I, like every other stupid American, assumed the kangaroos would meet us at the airport and they would want to hug us as much as we wanted to hug them," Bell tells AAP in an interview in Los Angeles.
"That's really the perspective we have here.
"Going there kind of opened my eyes that that's not the case."