Donny Deutsch is caught up in coconut flap

Donny Deutsch keeps offending people lately. Just a few weeks after telling ManCrunch it shouldn't advertise on the Super Bowl, presumably because not enough gay men care about football, the adman raised eyebrows during an appearance on The Joy Behar Show by calling Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio a "coconut." Rubio is of Cuban descent. Conservative watchdog NewsBusters jumped all over his Donnyness, noting that the term is considered an ethnic slur for someone who's tan on the outside but white on the inside. I'm not sure that fits what Donny was saying, which was basically that Rubio is a bit of a nutcase. Deutsch issued an apology on Twitter anyway, saying he meant no harm and didn't realize the term coconut can have racial overtones.

—Posted by Brian Morrissey