In the aftermath of the Oscars’ brutal treatment of comedian Kevin Hart, the show is scrambling to fix the problem. They have no host and no way of fixing the growing PR crisis. Now, celebrated comedian and TV star, Jerry Seinfeld weighed in on the situation.
Thanks to weak-willed leftists, comedians can’t be funny anymore. Once upon a time, stand-up comedians were celebrated for their controversial stances. Oh, you might not have liked certain “blue” comedians, but the fact that they were free to say what they wanted was important.
Like everyone else in our society, they deserved the freedom to offend. Offense and criticism are crucial to good comedy. The basis of most jokes is to shine a light on society, culture, or people. Good comedy has the power to push the envelope, even make people uncomfortable, for a reason.
Today, that’s nearly impossible. Comedians are hammered for saying anything remotely offensive. Recently a SNL writer
Comedians are slammed on Twitter for not conforming to the latest — and frequently shifting — standards of political correctness. Once we looked to comedians for a break from all the rules and constrictions of politics. Now, they are the biggest victims of it.
We told you about how famed comedian and movie star Kevin Hart was attacked online by gay groups over decades-old jokes. GLAD — the jack-booted thugs of the LGBT community — shamed the Oscars after they announced Hart would host their show. An uproar of manufactured rage by gay comedians then ensued. Gay groups and the Oscars demanded Hart apologize or be punished.
But Hart had long ago addressed these old jokes. He apologized frequently in the past and made it clear he has moved on as a person. That wasn’t good enough for gay progressives. So, to avoid this travesty, Hart withdrew from hosting the once-prestigious show.
Now, the Oscars
As the show melts down, Jerry Seinfeld shared his thoughts on the crisis.
Jerry Seinfeld is on Kevin Hart’s side following the Academy Awards fallout.
Speaking with Willie Geist for an interview that will air on NBC’s Sunday Today, the comedian said Hart will be just fine after he stepped down as host of the Oscars following the resurfacing of old tweets deemed homophobic. Hart had previously addressed the tweets and later apologized anyway.
“Kevin is in a position, because he is a brilliant comedian, to kind of decide what he wants to do,” Seinfeld said. “He doesn’t have to step down. But he can.”
He continued, “And when you look at the situation — well, who got screwed in that deal?”
“I think Kevin is going to be fine, but find another Kevin Hart: That’s not so easy,” Seinfeld said of the Academy’s predicament. “He’s a brilliant guy with a movie career.” [Source: Hollywood Reporter]
Seinfeld makes a good point. Hart has legions of fans. Many of them aren’t outraged over his old jokes. They are willing to accept that he’s grown as a person and a performer.
Only the culture police on the left are still angry. These self-appointed censors of our society think they can decide what people can or can’t say. LGBT groups are particularly vindictive. Even if you are liberal, if you once said anything remotely offensive about gays, they will nail you to the wall.
Nothing short of complete and total repentance at their feet will be enough. Even then, they will still treat you like an enemy.
Seinfeld went on to bash a culture that has continuously tried to control what comedians can say.
“We have been navigating these slalom gates forever,” he explained. “Look, when I started out, there were dirty comedians — well, if you want to get on The Tonight Show, you can’t use any of those words. And a lot of us went, ‘OK. I still want to play. I’ll play.’ Here’s a new rule, we’re cutting this out. ‘OK, I’ll get around that.’ So, that’s our thing. It’s like Lindsey Vonn: Wherever you put the gates, I’m going to make them.” [Source: Hollywood Reporter]
These days, it seems like there are just too many gates to navigate, though. When a popular black comedian gets ostracized over old jokes, you know that liberals have gone way too far.
Now, it might crush one of the biggest award ceremonies in Hollywood. Serves them right.
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