Singer and lifelong anti-gay rights activist Anita Bryant — famous for taking a pie in the face 40 years ago this year — has had her share of financial woes, but damned if the bitch isn't living well now ...
Don't ever let anyone tell you karma is a thing. Case in point, anti-gay campaigner Anita Bryant.
Exactly 40 years ago on October 27, following her fervent efforts to deprive gay people of our rights, Bryant famously took a pie in the face from a man protesting her bigotry:
Incredibly, the guy wasn't arrested. Today, he would have been charged with assault. Instead, Bryant and her hubby tried to pray it away, thinking it made them look morally superior.
Her unrelentingly evil attitudes toward gay people did bring about Bryant's destruction. She went from having several Top 40 hits to having nothing.
Via Wikipedia, Bryant should be broke:
Bryant married her second husband, Charlie Hobson Dry, in 1990. The couple tried to reestablish her music career in a series of small venues, including Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where they opened "Anita Bryant's Music Mansion." The establishment combined Bryant's performances of her successful songs from early in her career with a "lengthy segment in which she preached her Christian beliefs." The venture was not successful and the Music Mansion, which had missed meeting payrolls at times, filed for bankruptcy in 2001 with Bryant and Dry leaving behind a series of unpaid employees and creditors.
Bryant also spent part of the 1990s in Branson, Missouri, where the state and federal governments both filed liens claiming more than $116,000 in unpaid taxes. Bryant and Dry had also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Arkansas in 1997 after piling up bills from a failed Anita Bryant show in Eureka Springs, a tourist area in northwest Arkansas. Among the debts were more than $172,000 in unpaid state and federal taxes.
And yet, according to Google Maps, Bryant is now living on a comfy estate in her native Oklahoma, where she has been honored and from which she directs a ministry in her name.
The house that hate built. Tip via Virtual Globetrotting (Image via Google)
I guess you can always become well-off again after bankruptcy if you have zero shame and lots of idiotic people who are sympathetic toward you ... including Nancy Grace: