Being able to offend gays, women and vegetarians in the same sentence -- well, would have been excused as trying to be funny, had it come from a stand-up comedian. But, unfortunately, he is a Republican hopeful for the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Herman Cain, whose campaign has been plagued by a series of sexual harassment allegations, still doesn't sound like he has tamed his instincts.
In an interview with GQ, Cain was asked what he could tell about a man by the type of pizza he likes.
Cain answered, after repeating the question aloud: The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is. Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance.
When interviewer Devin Gordon asked if that was purely a meat question, Cain uttered this priceless gem: A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza.
The same interview saw Cain comparing fellow Republican and Rep. Michele Bachmann to the ice cream flavor Tutti-frutti and saying, I know I'm going to get in trouble.
This isn't the first time Cain has come up with jokes offending women and members of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, in October, Cain said that being gay is only a matter of choice, and that race and sexual orientation were not comparable. Cain said that race doesn't wash off unlike sexual orientation.