Is This Latex-Allergic Preteen the Face of Modern Racism?


Oh, Facebook. Always providing ample opportunity for racist diatribes from our favorite 90s PBS stars. Never change.

Zoe Costello, one of the cast members from PBS' '90s reboot of the instructional children's show Zoom, apparently doesn't like it when nostalgic superfans write on her Facebook wall and ask if she's "still allergic to Latex." Costello, who regularly sat out from balloon-utilizing team games on the show, exploded at two fans over their childish obsessions. Oh, and also their skin color. Watch this NYU-educated child star combust after the jump.

Look, the superfans shouldn't have posted a picture of Latex gloves on Zoe's wall and asked her about her (non?) allergy. Fair enough. But I think Zoe could've just blocked these guys and left it at that. Except whoops, she decided it was high-time to cook up (in Cafe Zoom form) a crock pot full of prejudice.


Oh, no. I don't believe that man's name is really "Matthew chingdangchong." She got that one wrong. Just comes to show that it's never too late to add to the massive Rube Goldberg contraption that is intolerance.

When Zoom Members Attack [ONTD]


  • SunnydaZe says:

    This reminds me of when Big Bird called Easy Reader "One Stupid Mutherf**ker."
    BTW, Ms. Costello's roommate, Oscar the Mohel, was unavailable for comment.

  • Mikey says:

    Why stoop to racial insults when there are so many equally horribly ugly yet undeniably accurate things to call people obsessed with an ancient children's program? Not having a life comes in all colors, shapes and sizes.

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    So... I'm guessing yes, she is still allergic to latex.

    • em says:

      doubt it, she just said that she wasn't, in her response...I was allergic to latex when I was little just like her and I grew out of it also.

  • FrancoisTrueFaux says:

    You'd be angsty too if you still hadn't gotten laid by the time you graduated college.

  • Lowbrow says:

    And Zoe has now completed the Asian-hating Trifecta with fellow members Rosie O'Donnell & Miley Cyrus.

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  • Amanda says:

    So she's still just as dumb as ever, only now she's racist and has a boob job. I always knew Zoe was a loser.

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  • Steel March says:

    So win! I love her even more now.

  • Ehryn Shembaum says:

    She a hoe fa sho. you can tell she loves it flopped all over her bangs with a thick coating on her round glasses. Definitely allergic to latex as it's always bare but loves silicone so much she filled her chest with it.