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    X-Men Producer John Palermo Goes on Racist Rant, Calls Out Kanye West, Julie Chen and Anderson Cooper

    John Palermo, Kanye West, Julie Chen, Anderson Cooper Patrick Riviere/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/ZUMAPRESS.com

    X-Men producer John Palermo is in hot water after making several shocking racist comments on his Facebook (which has since been taken down).

    Palermo, who's known for working as Hugh Jackman's producing partner, called out celebs like Kanye West, Julie Chen and Anderson Cooper on his page last month in a racist rant.

    Referencing Chen's plastic surgery shocker on The Talk, Palermo wrote on Sept. 12 (via THR), "I'm crazy about Julie Chen!!! Now that her eyes are finally open, she should leave [husband] Monster Moonves."

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    The same day, he took on news that Kim Kardashian and West had bought a Bel-Air mansion, posting, "There goes the neighborhood!!! It looks like a Poor Persian Palace, where's Kris Jenner when you need her?! #MoneyCantBuyADumbN----Class."

    Additionally, Palermo made a homophobic joke (not a funny one) about Cooper attending his boyfriend's recent bar opening in NYC, simply writing, "#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV."

    While Palermo isn't directly defending his racist remarks, he told E! News earlier today, "Ever since the Emmys I have canceled my Facebook account because it is so easy for things to be misread."

    He also confessed to THR, "I stopped caring about what Hollywood thinks of me years ago. I've got nothing to lose, nothing to gain. I'm a bored dude, unemployed, sitting at home in the Valley. For me, some of the best ways to overcome serious issues is to laugh about them. Because then you truly understand where that ignorance is coming from."

    —Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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