Hey, I write about cultural stuff too.
For those of you who don’t remember Andrew Dice Clay was a foul mouthed, bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic “Comedian” who enjoyed a brief bubble of popularity in the late 80s/early 90s. His public persona duplicated his personal prejudice and he was roundly despised by almost everyone who ever worked with him except performers and crew who shared his reprehensible world view. He’d be the ideal headliner at a White Supremacy event except for his unfortunate Jewishness. Today he labors in deserved obsurity though in the current political climate his career has seen a slight uptick. He makes Dennis Miller look like George Carlin. I never thought he was funny as I have a very low tolerance for that type of “humor”.
So, there’s your Andrew Dice Clay moment metaphor explained.
Today Dave Chappelle has two new “Comedy” Specials on Netflix. One, Equanimity, addresses how most people are offended by his blatant transphobia.
But wait, it gets better. The other is titled The Bird Revelation and features gems like these (all quotes taken from The Daily Beast review, Dave Chappelle Defends Louis C.K. in New Netflix Special by Matt Wilstein, 12.31.17)-
Sometimes, the funniest thing to say is mean. You guys gotta remember, I’m not saying it to be mean. I’m saying it because it’s funny. And everything’s funny until it happens to you.
Just when you think things couldn’t get worse, they got Charlie Rose today. … Everybody is raping like hotcakes! You know, I’m starting to get worried. I’ve been in show business for 30 years, I had no idea how much danger I was in.
(On Harvey Weinstein) Yeah, he rapes. I’m not sure (he) has a choice. If it was Brad Pitt doing that …, you wouldn’t have heard a peep.
And yet, It is important that I acknowledge, ladies, you are absolutely right,” he says. “We’ve got to all be mindful of that, guys, because this could happen to any of us. It could happen to me. I could see myself showing up: ‘Hi, I’m here for my 3 a.m. with Mr. Weinstein.’
Wow, I mean it is really bad out here. Kevin Spacey’s out here grabbing men …! I didn’t even know that was possible! (The irony of the situation is that actor Anthony Rapp) grew up to be gay anyway. (Which means) Kevin Spacey sniffed that … out like a truffle pig. And not to victim-blame, but it seems like the kind of situation that a gay 14-year-old kid would get himself into.
(The allegations against Louis C.K. were) the only ones that made me laugh.
It’s terrible, I know it’s terrible. Ladies, you are right. But at the same time, Jesus Christ, they took everything from Louis. I think it might be disproportionate. I can’t tell. This is where it’s hard to be man.
(To the female comedian who said that Louis C.K. masturbating in front of her ruined her comedy dreams Well then I dare say, madam, you may have never had a dream. C’mon man, that’s a brittle spirit.
You think if Louis C.K. jerked off in front of Martin Luther King, he’d be like, ‘I can’t continue this movement?’ “How the hell are you going to survive in show business if this is an actual obstacle to your dreams?
Tell me, exactly what part of that is supposed to be funny?
Harvey Weinstein raped many actresses, forcing them to have sex by threatening to ruin their careers (oh, and he ruined a lot of careers).
Kevin Spacy had sex with a 14 year old. Tell me, is that better or worse than Roy Moore (oh, and spare me the homophobic crap)?
Louis C.K. would mastubate in front of women at business meetings. Took everything? Talk to me about what happened to PeeWee Herman’s career.
Charlie Rose groped and deliberately got naked in front of multiple women. Oh, and he stalked them with pornographic phone calls.
What part of any of that is funny?