Subject: your defense of Tracy Morgan
Dear Bartcop, I love your
site, but I think you're dead wrong in your defense of Tracy
It's OK to have an opinion -
just don't explain comedy to me.
It's easy to say critics are being "too PC" when you're not a member of
a group being targeted.
Saying that if you had a gay son you would "stab the little n----r" is
not clever, witty or funny.
It's certainly not funny when
someone who hates you reads your act on TV.
It's just ugly and hateful. And that goes for the
rest of Morgan's rant.
Shouldn't that be up to the
people who buy tickets?
you think people could read the script from Blazing Saddles
and conclude that it was the most unfunny, hateful, racist movie of all
If you like Blazing
Saddles, what about racism is funny to you?
See what happens when you look at this from the other side?
Couldn't you just as easily say Blazing Saddles
was ugly and hateful?
Carlin pushed the envelope. Lenny Bruce pushed the envelope too,
but their outrageousness
was insightful, smart and funny, and not at the expense of some
I have a problem with the
comedy police deciding what's funny.
Who should be in charge of the comedy police? Jim Inhofe?
Mitch the Bitch?
Who, besides the ticket-buying public, should decide what's funny?
Eddie Murphy back in the 80's did the same kind of homophobic shit, and
it was hard to
listen to him talking about "faggots and their AIDS" when I had friends
all around me dying.
I agree that was distasteful,
but didn't the market correct itself?
My guess is, as time went by, Eddie lost some friends, too.
Eddie soon stopped
doing those jokes.
Nobody really called him on it, but it's gratifying this time to see
how Morgan walked into a buzz saw with his hate.
You seem to be saying Tracy's goal was to offend the people who paid to
I don't think there's any logic in that.
Tracy's been doing his profane act for a decade and he became one of
top-tier stand-up comics in the process, but he made a huge mistake
apologized for the gay jokes because now the PC sharks smell blood in
A comedian can't open his mouth without offending somebody.
He may get run out of show business over this and I think
that's a bigger crime than any joke he told on-stage.
Show me someone who's act is "appropriate."
I'll show you someone who's not funny.
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