Andy Rooney wasn't always so lovable.

You'd think watching Andy Rooney's farewell he was all sweetness and light, the kind of grumpy but beloved uncle we'd all love to have.

Except its not the truth.

Rooney has stated some very objectionable opinions over the years.

He was hardly complimentary about his Irish roots.

"I'm proud of my Irish heritage, but I'm not Irish. I'm not even Irish-American. I am American, period."

Consider his comments on Blacks.

He claimed they "watered down their genes because the less intelligent ones are the ones that have the most children."

He was suspended for three months after that little faux pas.

As for homosexuality, Andy could be nasty about that too.

He once stated and that homosexuality is "inherently dangerous".

Sure you can write off such opinions as a man of his times, but let's face it, such comments made today would results in immediate firing and widespread disdain.