Cancel Culture Isn’t A Thing, You Snowflakes – Some More News

Cancel Culture Isn’t A Thing, You Snowflakes – Some More News

(inquisitive music) – Breaking news, that
this is some more of. Professional
Shane Gillis, was recently canceled
from “Saturday Night Live” over telling a few jokes. And what kind of liberal fascist 1984 dystopian future are we living in where a good, honest American is denied such a basic human right as being hired by a lukewarm late night television show just because he pushed a few
boundaries with his humor? Isn’t that what humor is all about? Pushing boundaries with edgy
side-splitting jabs like… – Damn, Chinatown’s (bleep) nuts. – [Host] It’s crazy. – It is full (bleep) China. Dude, it’s (bleep) Chine-ee down there. – I wonder how that started? They just built one
(bleep) up looking building and people were like, all right? No one said anything– – That’s (bleep) Chinks live there, huh? – This just in, ha ha ha ha,
what a joke he just told. What with the whole set up of the joke and punchline of that joke
clearly formatted like a joke, as opposed to a guy just
saying off-hand racial slurs. This is what jokes are. Let’s hear another joke. – It’s funny, too, ’cause
that’s more annoying than any other minority
playing music at a restaurant loud on their phone.
– You think an Asian– – An Asian trying to learn English bothers me more than
someone listening to, like, Lil Uzi Vert while I’m
trying to eat (bleep) dinner. – That’s hilarious. Yes, that’s hilarious. What a hilarious joke
where you are bothered by Asian people trying to learn English, and other hilarious jokes like calling people (bleep) and stuff. Now in Shane’s defense, his offer to apologize
if anyone wants him to does mention that he’s been mostly bad at comedy for the last 10 years. But honestly we’re not here to (bleep) on this specific guy. You know, he got SNL and he lost it. And aside from the casual racism and homophobia and racial slurs, he’s not unfunny. He was in a sketch a year ago about a fireman who saves a family and during the interview
the reporter brings up this. – The family of four was saved thanks to the efforts of one
firefighter, Shane McGillis. Shane, you fought this
fire for three hours. – Yeah, yeah, yeah, it was
pretty brutal up there. – Can you confirm this is you? – And like that’s funny. The sketch devolves into the reporter digging up Trump stuff and
blowing some out of proportion and actively trying to
get the fireman fired and then he does and it’s a funny. It’s a good, not untrue point
and Shane is funny in it. And I think it actually
would have been interesting to introduce his point of
view to a some might say, lukewarm and annoyingly
liberal comedy show that ultimately challenges
nothing about the status quo, if that’s why they wanted to hire him. But actually, apparently, they just wanted to appeal to more people and make more money by hiring
like a token Trumpy kinda guy and then they were surprised
when that manifested in some homophobia and racial slurs, and that’s hilarious. Funniest thing SNL’s done in years. If Shane did it on purpose, as a bit, (bleep) man, you’re brilliant, good joke. But, of course, whether or not you think the casual racial slurs and complaining about Asian
people trying to learn English are jokes or even funny jokes, like pushing aside the humor aspect, it totally seems indicative that this brand new outrage culture, it’s new and real, is digging through everyone’s
past like this, huh, you know? Jim Jefferies and Bill Burr, am I right? – Well, this is just Cancel-culture. The guy shouldn’t have been fired. It’s just a couple of
things back in his history. We’re gonna go through everyone’s history? – You just scroll through, help cat out of a tree, that’s not it. (laughing) Help grandmother walk across
the street, that’s not it. You know? Said something on a podcast, there it is! (laughing) I mean, you could do that, you could honestly do that to anybody. – Yeah, who the heck are these PC warriors tireless digging through
this guy’s history to find one little a bunch of mistakes from his youth back in September of 2018? Fun aside, that is also a perfect summary of what’s actually happening here, in that clip Bill Burr later
makes a really awkward joke about Asian people at lumber yards and no one really laughs that hard because it just didn’t
quite work as a joke. And then he gets mad that
no one laughed that hard and accuses the audience of being too PC. – If you say something like that you can’t work on a sketch show but it’s okay for what? He can work at a lumber yard? (laughing)
Yeah? He’s certainly gonna meet
more Asians there, right? (laughing) Than on SNL! It’s a joke about how
SNL’s not hiring Asians. Jesus Christ, now I’m in trouble? – It’s almost like if you’re
famous enough as a comedian you feel entitled to immediate praise and blame the audience
when a joke doesn’t work despite it being a funny
observation about SNL not hiring Asians until this year. But whatever, we’re gonna move on. I’m sure that has nothing to do with any of the rest of what
we’re gonna talk about. So let’s actually back up for a second before we dive into the
idea of Cancel-culture. First, by defining what it is for the sake of this conversation. But also because it seems
that a lot of the time Cancel-culture is just, it’s people being mad
at your (bleep) opinion. Like if you write a bad
column in a newspaper or tweet about how much harmless fun it is getting your face dicked-in and everyone tells you it’s (bleep), you’re not being canceled, you just did a bad job. That racist kid getting
booted from Harvard wasn’t canceled, but he was kicked from an institution for apparently violating their standards. Now, I’m not saying you
have to agree with that, or that mob justice is good because a lot of the times it’s very bad, and public shaming can
really get out of hand. Social media, digital photos,
better record keeping, and the internet in general has created a situation where everyone’s past is going to be painfully available. And as Millennials grow older, we’ll have to figure out
how to deal with that and what the forgiveness process will be. It’s extremely complicated and
distressing to think about. But it often seems like the large canopy of the Cancel-culture phrase often makes it hard to address, which is why I’m really
going to hone it in. I’m not talking about a bunch of people dog-piling some rando for
saying dumb (bleep) on Twitter that never would have gotten attention had someone pointed it out. I’m talking about famous
people, comedians, entertainers being canceled or fired from jobs or gigs because someone dug up
an offensive statement or tweet or photo from their past. That is, after all, why
we’re using the word canceled and why any recent
article about the subject is specifically talking about
people like Shane Gillis or that Justin Trudeau
fellow from Up America with all the trees. Also to be clear, the idea that a person’s
entire career could be ruined, like ended over a couple
of offensive tweets is terrible and I’m not a fan of that. Unsubscribe. Luckily, that’s literally
never really happened really. Like it’s not a thing, at all. You don’t believe me? Just ask my good friend Bill Burr again. This time saying that
Cancel-culture isn’t a problem. – But I mean, I don’t go on stage and worry about what people are thinking. It’s a really weird time where people are just bringing this all the time like this is a major problem. I’m not experiencing it. I think it’s like a half-a-dozen
stories and like usual, they’re tryna act like you
know, the sky is falling. It isn’t. – This version of him is right. The answer to the question, “Has Cancel-culture
and SJWs gone too far?” is a resounding, not really. Most audiences love offensive (bleep) and the few who don’t usually walk out, Twitter hasn’t changed that. In fact, name a comedian or entertainer who has their career canceled over a few statements or jokes they made, like truly canceled. Rosanne Barr, she’s
probably the closest one, although she’s currently
planning a comeback as we speak. James Gunn, not exactly like it actually affected his career. And he is, in fact, back at
the job he was fired from, plus a Suicide Squad do-over film featuring only some of the original cast that we’re apparently going
to just allow DC to do. But anyway, not related. Gilbert Gottfried is no longer a duck because he made fun of dead people, but his career isn’t over. Paula Deen, you know,
that real racist lady is currently hosting cooking
shows like nothing happened. Alec Baldwin just got
his own Celebrity Roast. Heck, even Mel
“The-Jews-Start-All-The-Wars “Sugar-Tits” Gibson has received multiple Oscar nominations
in the last few years. Then Gary Oldman defended him, said that Hollywood was “run by Jews” and went on to win an
Oscar for Best Actor. So thanks, all the Jews
that run Hollywood, for that award you gave him, or so I’ve heard from Gary Oldman. Scarlet Johansson is a torrent
of hilariously bad comments and we (bleep) love her. SNL fired Jenny Slate for
saying not racial slurs, but the word (bleep) at
midnight on a Saturday. She, too, is doing great. Another person who got literally canceled was Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, and it wasn’t because he
offended the snowflakes by being racist or homophobic or when he compared mentally
disabled people to dogs or the numerous times he’s
said it’s totally cool for a female teacher to (bleep) their 14-year-old male students, or any number of his other terrible, lazy, scumbag opinions he espouses on his long-running not-canceled
show currently on HBO. No, Politically Incorrect got canceled because Maher implied the
United States was cowardly for launching missiles
from 1000 miles away and then the White House Press Secretary used his government position to condemn private citizen Maher and sponsors pulled because
he insulted the troops and then he got canceled. So maybe the real snowflakes are our government and military. (inquisitive music) But again, this isn’t a
judgment on these people or whether or not they should have faced harsher consequences, or whether or not the actual
(bleep) up free speech issue is when a comedian gets canceled for insulting the government and military. Those opinions are up to you, the viewer. Rather, I’m just asking
the simple question, who exactly has been canceled? Sinead O’Connor for criticizing the pope? Yeah. But where’s the Cancel-culture epidemic that’s going around and
hurting these poor celebrities? I’ll go even further and
mention some celebrities who not only said (bleep)
things, but did (bleep) things. Roman Polanski is a rapist and yet also has won all the awards and even got to be in a Rush Hour film where he played a rapist as a comedy bit. – So we can go now? – This will just take a moment. Welcome to Paris. – Oh (bleep). Casey Affleck drunkenly and nakedly got into the bed of the cinematographer of the film he was working on, and is still directing
and starring in movies putting him very much in a power position. TJ Miller has been accused of rape and definitely called-in
a fake bomb threat within the same year he was
in a (bleep) Spielberg film. I could go on for a solid hour. Like, once you actually go down the list, you realize that the pearl-clutching panic has nothing to do with
offended Millennials so much as entitled rich
people who are upset that there are now
slightly more consequences to their actions. And that, incredibly, it turns
out that big corporate giants like Marvel and Saturday Night Live sometimes, but not always,
play it safe when it comes to not hiring absolute ghouls or mild ghouls. That’s it, the big outrage is that potentially racist or abusive people aren’t getting all the power
they think they deserve while still probably
getting too much power. While it has a lot of funny moments, this is painfully evident in Dave Chappelle’s new standup special… – Against all the odds, Kevin became the most famous comedian
this world has ever seen and he got the job that only on black man before him had had. He was gonna host the 80th Oscars. And I don’t know what
you know about Kevin, but I know Kevin Hart
is damn near perfect, as close to perfect as
anybody I’ve ever seen. In fact, Kevin is precisely four tweets shy of being perfect. (laughing) – Just to be clear, which is a phrase I feel
like I’ll have to use a lot, that new special has a lot of great jokes. But it’s also peppered with moments that feel suspiciously like
one rich guy complaining that his other rich friends aren’t getting exactly what they want. Kevin Hart isn’t entitled
to host the (bleep) Oscars, a position designed for wide audiences that should be vetted. Like, how much do we need to feel bad that the guy who just had a major role in the 7th highest
grossing film of the year didn’t have everything perfectly
laid out for his career because he made garbage
homophobic comments as a joke in 2010, about
hurting his son if he was gay? A bit I hope his son never
sees, especially if he’s gay. Now, to be clearer than clearest, Chappelle even acknowledges
during his special that he isn’t exactly impartial
in defending his friends. And even clear-iest, the only reason I’m talking
about Sticks and Stones is because it’s oddly the
subject of a weird internet war concerning Cancel-culture. But what is kind of frustrating is to see so many comedians like him complain that PC culture is out of control and that they aren’t allowed
to say anything they want while literally saying anything they want on a $60 million dollar platform on the biggest streaming service around. Like, you just can’t be the underdog when you’re standing
on a pile of dead dogs. You can’t complain that
audiences are too sensitive to an audience that’s clearly
loving your offensive material on a special that’s
breaking ratings records. So, no, Cancel-culture as in
seeing harsh mob consequences for famous people who’ve done or said racist or sexist or offensive things, doesn’t actually exist. And, in fact, maybe should exist more? Like, really. Like, again, I’m not for someone losing their entire career or
livelihood over a (bleep) joke, a thing that, again, isn’t happening, and it would be great if our society had a strong social safety net to help the few canceled
racists out there to survive. But here’s another part
from that Chappelle special that better explains
what I’m talking about. – They ruined this nigga’s life and now he’s coming back
playing comedy clubs. – That’s Dave describing Louis CK, a comedian who was called
out by the snowflakes for masturbating in front
of female colleagues at his place of work, after a comedy festival, on the pilot of a TV show, on the phone with another comedian trying to network with him. Like this isn’t a few offensive jokes, but a literal workplace harassment issue. And according to Chappelle,
they “ruined his life” for it. But also according to Chappelle, in literally the same sentence, he’s coming back playing comedy clubs. You know, because they
didn’t actually ruin his life and he’s, in fact, still got a career despite being a literal sex offender. – [Announcer] Ladies
and gentlemen, Louis CK. (cheering and applauding) – Look at him, getting
that standing ovation. His life is ruined! Jeez, when will we stop
destroying the lives of men by denying them everything
they ever wanted because they whipped their
dicks out in front of women who didn’t want them to? Oh yeah, that poor, poor Bret. Must have been hard to almost not, but ultimately get a lifetime appointment on the supreme court. Gosh darn, Cancel-culture almost holding powerful people accountable for things but not actually doing that. It’s almost as if, and
I’m just spitballin’ here, a word that probably means something wildly different to Kavanaugh but it’s almost as if this idea of outrage and Cancel-culture
is creating a backlash to completely normal consequences and powerful rich people who’ve
done objectively bad things are being hailed as a hero
underdog in certain corners. It’s the equivalent of Trump’s “Presidential Harassment” tweets, a person who has all the power, complaining about critique
from marginalized groups, pretending to be the bullied while having all of the actual authority. The reality is that nothing has changed except a new way for people
to communicate their critiques and a new way for powerful
people to deflect accountability. PC culture isn’t killing comedy. Millennials aren’t overly sensitive. The people who whine that you can’t make a film like Blazing Saddles anymore also like to conveniently forget that time Robert Downey Jr. got an Oscar nomination for literally doing blackface in a comedy from only 10 years ago. He, of course, lost to
a man dressed as a clown because movies are weird and dumb. But to be fair and balanced
and a real cool news daddy, it’s technically true that you
can’t make Blazing Saddles, a comedy from the 70s, today. Just like how you can’t
make a horror movie from the 70s today, or do or say a lot of
things from the 70s today. You can’t because you wouldn’t. Things that were said and done then don’t need to necessarily
be said and done now, because that’s how time works, you know? Like take this specific moment
that’s happening right now. Like right now, not now,
but right before now. It’s already moving away but the moment from a few
seconds ago I was talking about, in that moment our
society had specific rules for what’s considered taboo and offensive, and those things tend to
change as time progresses. It’s just how that works. So when people say (bleep) like, “Dave Chappelle didn’t change, you did,” Yup, that’s true. Good work identifying time. Like, things have changed. Our president is a ghoul
trying to roll back protections for transgender people and bullying women and being openly racist and doing just generally (bleep) all for marginalized groups in this country. So maybe jokes about that subject aren’t going to be as accepted
by mainstream society. Seinfeld, the show, could be irreverent, but there’s a reason it
didn’t have a running joke about a man threatening to beat
the (bleep) out of his wife. Also, some jokes get old, like people. If the one trans joke all
of these people are saying is I identify as a
something-that-isn’t-a-gender, every one of them say this, then maybe people are just
bored with your one joke you saw on Reddit 10 years ago. Like by all means, make whatever
jokes you want, I guess, but also don’t be surprised if
people don’t want to hear it. Or if you lose large
corporate gigs for it, or if your audience slowly
becomes a bunch of racists, or I guess you run an extremely
successful YouTube channel despite being kind of
a (bleep) Nazi clown, Things change, kind of? But actually not enough? Thanks, internet! No seriously, thanks,
I really need this job, if one can even call it that. But you know what didn’t change? The process in which famous people see consequences from big companies for saying or doing
things deemed offensive by mainstream society. Like here’s a CBS sports
commentator named Jimmy The Greek, who got fired back in the 80s
for being a real weird racist. Is he a victim of Cancel-culture? Eddie Murphy said a bunch of terrible shit about gay people and
then apologized about it in the 90s when people spoke up. Martin Lawrence was
barred from NBC in the 90s for doing offensive standup comedy. Damon Waynes was fired from
SNL in that same decade for making a character flamboyantly gay. Then there was that time Lisa Bonet appeared in a very adult film and was nearly fired for
it from The Cosby Show due to objections from Bill Cosby. This is just capitalism and
the entertainment industry. It’s just comedy and it’s nothing new. Really, the only thing that
you could say has changed is that famous celebrities and comedians have way more direct
exposure to criticism. You could go on Twitter right now and call Tom Hanks a
dick-witted (bleep) receptacle and he might read it. I don’t know why you’d want to do that, but you could is my point. And the irony is that we’re
not seeing an epidemic of overly-sensitive PC-obsessed
Millennial audiences, but actually overly-sensitive performers who don’t like the
realization that perhaps, they aren’t always on the mark, that, perhaps, times are changing
and they need to keep up. But instead of accepting
that, they blame the audience. You know, to the point where they’re so focused on
responding to Cancel-culture that they forget to be all that funny. Like here’s Adam Corolla on
the latest Comedy Central Roast spending like a minute-and-a-half responding to imaginary people he predicts will be offended by the show. – And if I can ray it
for just one minute here, you’re a great sport, you
have a great sense of humor, unlike the social justice warriors who are gonna be out there tweeting that all the jokes are problematic. You people can blow me,
you pussy fuck sticks. (cheering and applauding) This is a (bleep) roast! Comedians need a place
where they can be offensive without your bullshit, fake outrage, (cheering) you hashtag heroes! – A thing that didn’t happen. That clip continues and continues
to be very embarrassing. I won’t show you the whole thing. Because we all know what roasts are, Adam. We also know what bad jokes are. Like, perhaps when Jerry Seinfeld makes a gay French king joke at a college and no one laughs, it’s because the audience is
like 45 years younger than him and don’t think the act of being gay is an edgy punchline anymore. He should know that, right? After all, this is the
demographic of his ideal date. So um, you wanna (bleep)
some teens, Jerry? You might want to update that material, polish that teen (bleep) material, Jerry. You objectively-a-teen (bleep), you. Jerry, the teen (bleep). Where was I? All right, so you know what
also helps with this stuff? Apologizing. And I mean like not just saying I’m sorry if anyone
out there was offended, but seriously brah, get thicker skin,” but actually apologizing. Because a lot of the reason someone like Shane Gillis got (bleep) canned has to do with the way he handled the scandal after the fact. Showing that he didn’t have what it took to deal with the heat or that he stuck to his principles and was like no, the casual racial slurs were pushing boundaries, this is my fight song, I won’t apologize, and SNL was like okay we’re
a cowardly institution and we want money, so bye. Even the Washington (bleep)
Examiner recognized this fact while still managing to pretend Cancel-culture in general was a problem, which it really isn’t but whatever. Apologies matter. So many people who complain
about Cancel-culture and our society’s lack of
forgiveness forgets that. Jonah Hill did a pretty good one. Dan Harmon super apologized. Even Justin Bieber understood the very basic steps
needed for an apology. Do you forgive them? That’s up to you. But they apologized in
a seemingly sincere way, recognizing what they did
wrong and why it was wrong, and then continued with
their careers, uncanceled. Because a lot of the time that’s all a company and
the public needs to hear. We want to forgive these people. It literally took two racist scandals over the span of four years for us to cancel Mel Gibson, who continues to work in movies and is, in fact, not canceled. Remember that Kevin Hart Oscar story? He literally just had
to apologize and didn’t. That’s why he wasn’t the host. Not because of Cancel-culture, but ego, the refusal to own up
to basic consequences, the brazen pride in not
progressing with the times. Which again, is fine but you can’t also whine
about Outrage-culture because, I don’t know if
you’ve figured it out yet, it’s not a thing, it’s a myth. OJ Simpson has 900,000 Twitter followers. Donald Trump bragged about groping women and became a, that can’t be right, president? But sure, humor changes. You need to evolve. Remember that pretty gosh darn funny comic from all those Comedy Central roasts named Lisa Lampenelli? Probably one of the edgiest comics when it came to insult humor dealing with race and sexual orientation? She recently retired
and became a life coach. And her reasoning wasn’t
that audiences were too PC or that Millennials are too sensitive, nor did she put out a comedy
special called Triggered where she complained about
how she can’t say the n-word. No, this was her reason. – So, now that we’re in such crazy times where kids are killing themselves because they’re going through hard things, where people are having a
hard time being transgender, where people are crapped
on because they’re women or because they’re minorities, and I just said I wanna do something that has absolutely, no-mistake-about-it, has a positive message. And, again, it doesn’t
mean not being funny, it doesn’t mean crying, it doesn’t mean at least it’s for charity, it doesn’t mean that it’s
not gonna be who I really am. ‘Cause the real me now is somebody who kinda grew up and said oh, I’m absolutely
gonna have some positive freaking message for people. – Hey, look at the very self-aware person evolving with the times
and rationally explaining why that’s totally okay to do. Because yeah, it’s really tough to be a certain demographic of people right now, and people are hurting
themselves and getting hurt. And so maybe when a rich
celebrity says a slur, we should hold them accountable and not necessarily allow
them to have a wide reach on say, a major variety TV
show or the (bleep) Oscars. It’s really not any more
complicated than that. I get that no one wants to be
the person offended by a joke. No one wants to feel like
the pie is in their face. And that’s probably why there’s this weird everyone-is-too-sensitive pushback. Like, sure, I can’t stress enough that comedians are allowed to say whatever the (bleep) they want and that people shouldn’t
have their lives ruined over a few jokes. But I also can’t stress enough that this isn’t what’s happening. It’s just, some consequences. Can’t say racist (bleep)
and also be on SNL the year they finally
hired an Asian person. Not a controversial statement. Being an entertainer is
literally about knowing this. It’s about knowing how words work and that while no word should be censored, the context of using
those words super matter. Like I wonder if there’s someone who can point this out better than me? – There’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of those words
in and of themselves, they’re only words! It’s the context that counts. It’s the user, it’s the
intention behind the words that makes them good or bad. The words are completely neutral, the words are innocent. I get tired of people talking about bad words and bad language. (bleep) It’s the context
that makes them good or bad. The context that makes them good or bad. – Hey, That old dead man
is super duper right. Words are tools. You can use them to build something fantastic or funny or profound, or you can use them to hurt
people who don’t deserve it in painfully un-entertaining ways. And sometimes, like tools,
words have to be used very carefully to avoid disaster. Like a chainsaw or whatever this thing is. It’s up to the craftsmen to
understand that very basic idea. And that Shane Gillis guy? (bleep) craftsman, though again, he’s pretty funny in that sketch about the hero fireman getting fired for being a Trump supporter. – What the (bleep)? – Was this you last night?
(burp) – Are we not talking about the fire? – This is about whether or not you are fit to be fighting fire the night after a bender. – But like, you know that old dead guy I just showed video of? He did a joke making fun of mass deaths that was probably not un-funny. It was for a special plan to be titled “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die”. And happened to be recorded on the days of September 9th and 10th of 2001. And the next day something else happened and he cut the bit and
he changed the special, because he was a man very
aware of the time he lived in and what words were and
weren’t appropriate. He knew that while comedy
technically has no boundaries, good comedy totally does. People love to pull out the Carlin card, ah, Carlin would hate
these sensitive babies, these whiny Millennials so sensitive about racism and sexism. And maybe, but I’m going to quickly read another quote from Carlin
about Andrew Dice Clay. And I’m already on the edge of my seat wondering if it will have anything to do with everything we’ve talked about or even specific people
we’ve talked about. (clearing throat) “Most comedians, myself
included, pick on people “who have some power and
position and abuse it. “But Clay, he picks on
foreigners, homosexuals and women “who are all underdogs in this society. “And it makes me wonder
what he’s thinking, “because he says all these
things and his audience responds “because he plays to their prejudices. “But he’s Jewish and doesn’t he know “that these same people who hate gays “and foreigners and women “have Jews somewhere on their list?” So uh, yeah, shut the (bleep) up about the evils of Cancel-culture, you insufferable snowflakes. Also, you are babies. Big stupid babies with dick-shaped heads and vagina mouths, big talking babies with
like bulbus phallic forms and floppy labia jack-jawing orifices and a lot of veins. Everywhere there’s veins. That’s you right now. It’s disgusting. And frankly I’m pretty offended by it. And furthermore. (inquisitive music) Surprise, we’ve been uncanceled. Thanks for watching. If you disagree, that’s fine. Sound off in the comments
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100 thoughts on “Cancel Culture Isn’t A Thing, You Snowflakes – Some More News

  1. Lindsay Ellis did a really good commentary video about dark humor, and one of the points she makes is that the difference between good humor and bad humor is that good humor has a purpose beyond the shock value. Good humor tries to make a point about an adult topic, but never at the expense of the underprivileged.
    Blazing Saddles has a lot of jokes about racism, but never at the EXPENSE of Bart. It's always at the expense of the racists saying the racist things.
    It's an interesting take on humor that I fully agree with. Saying something awful with the cadence of a joke, when it serves no purpose but to play out harmful stereotypes or hatred? That's not good comedy, and we should absolutely be critical of that.

  2. As always, the far left living on his own reality where they are always right and whatever criticism normal people have of them is just hate and bigotry.

  3. This guys so dishonest. Scarlett Johansson made those comments BECAUSE her movie cancelled due to Twitter mobbing. Using her as an example completely destroyed his own point.

  4. Who is this clown?

    So, “cancel culture doesn’t apply to regular people, only famous one (according to this bozo), but those cases when there is cancel culture (like the one mentioned by Chapelle), then I will ‘refute’ it because famous people are the ones complaining…”

    Didn’t he defined famous people as the only group who could experience cancel culture? Sadly, he’s just another clown.

  5. It just reminds me how short lived sketch shows In Living Color and Mad TV had Asian players before SNL’s 45th season. Note, Mad TV had “My White Mama” where a white man is possessed with the soul of a middle aged black mother and the Miss Swann sketches where a white woman plays a stereotypical Asian woman. In Living Color, did “Me & Maury” making light of Connie Chung (played by a man) and Maury Povich’s marriage to the tune of 2 Live Crew’s “So Horny.” All crazy offense in today’s world but still in their short lives had Asian actors before SNL.

  6. This was a load of nonsense. You are either cherry picking people from Hollywood, who were 'canceled' and managed to not be ruined for their entire lives, or simply complaining that people you think should have been cancelled were not punished severely enough. Regardless of which I angle I am looking at it, this video did more to prove the existence of 'cancel culture' than otherwise.

  7. It obviously is a thing this is insane, we've been watching people get cancelled all year and then the Twitter mob moves onto the next person after they get bored in 2 days

  8. That’s funny a lefty calling the right snowflakes ❄️ you might as well call me a China man it doesn’t apply.

  9. This is such a classist argument…
    "It's only cancel culture if the celebrities are suffering." How dumb does your audience have to be to believe this dishonest shit.
    And even the celebrity argument is being made in bad faith, ridiculous.

  10. Whai find funny is how these ppl who defend canceling others for speech they don't like suddenly become free speech advocates when they get the short end of the stick

  11. lol yea uh, no. Yea some of these people did bad things, but it was also in many cases not that bad and many years ago. In the kavanugh case specifically, he mentions that it's such a shame a rich powerful person was almost held accountable for "his actions", but no one can even prove if he ever did it, so of course he shouldn't face consequences for what might not even be "his actions". The fact that cancel culture came for Kevin Hart and Bret kavanugh even though the former is utterly apologetic and has been for years and the second was almost denied the carrier of his dreams despite no one actually being able to confirm if he's actually guilty are the problems here. I can list more examples, including people being denied acceptance into Harvard based on things they said when they were 16 in a private google doc. Yea, I hope that all the bad things you said when you were 16 come to light and you get canceled for it. Everyone has dirty laundry, and you won't be defending cancel culture if you ever end up on the reviving ends of it's excesses.

  12. I mean big profile celebrities don't often get cancelled but the ones who are less popular or is an average joe do. It's less about Bill burr and more about people like Vic Migngona which the average person wouldnt recognize.

  13. Hot take the only person who has been cancelled was Colin Kaepernick by conservatives. He was froze out from his job essentially and can't go back

  14. 25:25 it was worse being those minorites back in the 90s Lisa just because you aren't as ignorant doesn't mean it was better back then idiot.

  15. So people arent demanding the end of someones career because of things they said at some point in their life?

    Just because someone is immune to it doesnt mean the attempt isnt made. I dunno, chapelles rotten tomatoes scandal, louis ck, kevin hart, and that guy from Taken. People seemed to be pretty hell bent on ending all of their careers.

    This is genuinely stupid and purposefully skewed. Yikes.

  16. Snowflakes are the banners, not the banned. Get it right, you dummy. Not everyone fits in your aseptic mold, and thank god for that!!! Peace.

  17. And actually Cody, Bill was using the tension in the room as a mechanism to make a joke that didnt land initially draw some laughs.

    I knew you were hyperliberal but I thought you at least understood the mechanics of comedy.

  18. I sat thru this whole thing to see what the modern left thinks.
    Still cruel, intolerant, easily outraged, virtue signalling bullies.

  19. I agree with a lot of this video hoeever the Kevin Hart bit isn't entirely true. He didn't apologise because he'd already apologised at the time that he made those comments and put it to rest.

    The point was that it was unfair to ask him to apologise again after so many years and after he'd already done so.

  20. I like how some of the commentary is pulling the "Whataboutisms" on behalf of some scumbag entertainers. I agree in many of these instances…but the examples are pretty sorry. Louis C. K. is a bit out of line when you think of Al Franken's faux pas.
    The last bit there is too damned funny!

  21. Protip: "I'm sorry if…" IS NOT AN APOLOGY. You do something stupid and hurtful, you don't get to put conditions on your apologies.

  22. Comedy's a funny beast. Usually the people who are the most broken inside their heads or hearts are the funniest (Robin Williams, for example), and they are often the nicest people you will ever meet. The cardinal rule of comedy is "Nothing is sacred", and yet, unless you've mastered the art of making people laugh at anything, some topics really are best left to masters.
    I remember a Joan Rivers documentary where she was doing a stand-up act that included jokes about mental illness. When a guy in the audience said, "That's not funny", she immediately insisted "Yes it is!" even though almost no one was laughing. Were she alive today she would be screaming about "cancel culture" even though her career spanned almost 60 years and she's considered a pioneer of modern stand-up comedy and satire. Personally I never found Rivers funny, but more of an old woman with a raspy voice, pissed off because she's behind the times.
    Possibly one example is Michael Richards, who had a racist meltdown at a comedy club after a small crowd arrived in the middle of his act. But he wasn't forced out of stand-up, he bowed out because he was ashamed of what he did, and he still gets acting gigs.

  23. Oh the more I listen the more I love your sandcastles And by the way Hart did apologize you fuckers just want it to be tattooed on his forehead go fuck yourself BUT keep making these shitty Videos……PLEASE. I LOVE THEM

  24. I think Namjoon from BTS is a good example of someone who got back on his feet after being "canceled". He realized why people were upset and not only promised and succeeded in never doing it again, he actively tried bettering himself as a person and being more aware of things he was talking about.

  25. This is similar to the whole mcdonalds coffee thing, and the sue happy cultural sensation that didn't actually exist. Blowing up the issue and making those who should be held accountable not, and those who should be getting justice for disgusting abuses of power not getting it.

  26. Jimmy the Greek was not being racist, he made a perfectly valid point. Slave owners engaged in selective breeding to have the strongest healthiest slaves and it has trickled down to black athletes today.

  27. holy shit, that could be the Netflix description of SNL: "Lukewarm, annoyingly liberal show that ultimately challenges nothing about the status quo"

  28. Dude I agree with you on most stuff but don't try to pretend that cancel and shame culture isn't real when you literally have people saying let's ger them canceled. Why did you thunk Eddie Murphy just apologized for his earlier work, which was funny, before releasing a new comedy special? Because people will no doubt try to call him all kinds of phobics because of it

  29. You're a tone-deaf simpleton and a propaganda spewing vomitous cunthole with the worst kind of corporate chlamydia.

    Offense is taken, never given, most people don't take offense to the truth; to reality, to such an unreconcilable degree that they must expunge all differing opinions the way YouTube did with countless conservative leaning, non-feminist individuals, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, etc.

    Your denialism of the truth won't keep the pitchforks out of your stomachs when the civil war you have already fomented breaks out. Silence the voice and the fist, blade or gun will do the talking; has done the talking. You should have listened instead of closing your fucking cunt ears, and if you can't even read this comment without boiling with anger and trying to get rid of it; guess what?

    You ARE cancel culture.

  30. 4:00 he obviously wasn't responding negatively because he thought the audience should laugh more. He was responding to the idea that he said something 'problematic'. I'd really enjoy your channel if not for the frequent moments where your usual ability to reason and think critically is outweighed by ideological biases. (the climate change video comments about refugees has some examples that should be obvious)

  31. As for the transphobes who mock us by claiming to identify as things like 'attack helicopters' – cool. Report to your depot for refitting then, because currently you're not acting like how you claim to identify. Be filled up with jet fuel and missiles and get launched into the sky, and make sure you have two burly men inside you directing your every move and action. Because that's what an attack helicopter is.

    Meanwhile I want to be treated like a woman. Apparently in many peoples' minds this means 'abuse me' rather then 'call me she/her and treat me with the same respect you give everyone else'. See the difference?

    Apparently not. Apparently logic is completely beyond you all.

    So, open up and get ready to be boarded all you Attack Helicopters out there. Unless you want to rethink your stupid position? If you even thought to begin with.

  32. Also to comedians who want to push boundaries: do it. But be funny. Do new things. Criticise things that usually aren't, if they warrant it.

    What you actually all seem to do is rehash old unfunny slurs from the past. That isn't pushing boundaries. That's being an unfunny asshole looking for attention.

    George Carlin pushed boundaries without being a bigot. And he did it for decades, constantly improving his act. And he was born during the height of bigotry and racism. What is your excuse? Perhaps you just suck at comedy. Think about it.

  33. As for society being 'too sensitive'. Its funny how those people who claim that are so easy to offend – just call them a hillbilly or hick, they'll fly into a rage. Insult their made up religion, they threaten to kill you or vaguely threaten 'hell' in a gleeful way (I think Hell was created by assholes who were too afraid to make their fantasies come true – and future assholes used it as inspiration for their twisted fantasies, yay). Heck, call one of them unfunny or a bad businessman and they sob with fury!

    So who are the snowflakes, exactly? Those who deal with constant abuse and only occasionally snap, or those who snap at every minor slight even if its not in their general direction? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

    Live one day as a victim. One day. See how long you last, snowflakes.

    Example of me bullying you: "Fucking cishet scum. Why don't you go back to your boring lives where you're nothing but a biological baby machine who's only reason to exist is to birth more people who don't fucking matter? You're so bland and ungay, how can you live with yourselves?"

    And I bet you there's plenty of people who will jump over me saying 'cishet scum'. Because irony is lost on you.

  34. A good tip I've learned is when you're trying to debunk a concept it helps that you know what the fuck you are talking about, failing that a correct definition helps.

  35. Kinda hard to read George Carlin comment sections. A lot of dipshits talking about about how offended people get, and a lot of other dipshits patting themselves on the back congratulating themselves for liking the funny man who says the smart things

  36. Are you really gonna say cancel culture doesn't exist, when Vic Mignogna and ProJared and JonTron and Louis C.K. exist?

    Let's also not forget James Gunn and Roseanne. Not defending what Roseanne did, but she got fired from making a successful show, for simply having a distasteful exchange on Twitter. Is that criminal now? Everyone who bickers on Twitter has done looked bad before.

  37. Whenever I think of the words "cancelled" or "cancel culture" all I can think of is

    Oh dear, looks like a famous/semi famous person has done something problematic, proceed?

    OK Cancel

  38. I always thought of cancel culture more on a social media scale. Like Influencers and Youtubers being unsubscribed due to their drama and actions outside their channels. Like JonTron and ProJared.

  39. Are we not on the way to achieving double think? For instance, we’ve agreed for centuries that words are extremely powerful and important, which can make them effective tools of persuasion or even weapons against others. How else could it be said that “the pen is mightier than the sword” right? But now, we live in a world where people are trying to teach themselves this concept of “sticks n’ stones may break my bones.” These two ideas that spoke hold, that words are powerful, more powerful than some actual weapons made to kill, but also that they hold no power whatsoever to hurt people, is the very definition of double think.

  40. At 18:31 does he mean pewdiepie is a "racist clown", just like crowder, who he showed right before? What?
    How would you get to that conclusion?

  41. I know this is long, but I encourage people to read my comment

    You could call Steven and Pewds clowns sure, but you used some seriously wreckless wording. Everytime you or anyone else calls a guy a nazi now, I can't take it seriously. The words are coming from a hack who hasn't even seen Tropic Thunder and thinks he has an opinion on it already, HOW CAN I TRUST YOUR WORD? Stop telling me other people are wrong when your opinion is clearly coming from an out of context bubble. I agree with you about cancel culture, I won't unsub (because I enjoy differing opinions), but if you force in a "joke" like that again, I will. Like I said, wreckless. You are an influencer. You should be promoting equality of ideas. As in, listen to anyone, don't take everyone's opinion in. Maybe we won't have a god damn civil war if people could just wise up. I mean, shit, you're the one saying Trump's presidency and wording has invigorated white supremacy, so of all people to call someone a nazi with no context, you should be the last… I still think it'd be cool to drink a beer with you though, as a conservative.

  42. thanks for the food for thought. i'd like to offer my own. this video would be treated way different if it was anchored by a woman.

  43. Cody makes good points, but I respectfully disagree with parts of this segment and I expect no one in this comment section to like it. It does seem people these days are more offended and clamoring to destroy people who aren't PC enough more than they used to be. For instance, Sarah Silverman getting fired because of an old comedy sketch in which she had on blackface. In the sketch, SHE was obviously the punchline, as it made fun of her total cluelessness for wearing something so obviously racist yet having no clue how racist it was. She ended up apologizing for the sketch, saying she would never do it now, but I guess that wasn't good enough.

    Senator Al Franken got fired and as well, because of Leann Tweeden's claim he sexually harassed her back in 2006. He released a public apology, but it wasn't good enough and he still got fired. Later, many people said they regretted not standing up for him at the time.

    When I think of cancel culture, I think of an unforgiving social media mob that is out to destroy someone's career. A mob that doesn't care if someone apologized or not. And unfortunately, with the rise of social media, it's become a real phenomenon.

    Jon Ronson has a great Ted Talk about a Twitter mob that destroyed the career and reputation of one woman, Justine Sacco, over one tweet. It doesn't fit the celebrity narrative but it does paint a really good picture of the mob mentality of condemnation.

  44. Michael Myers and Fred armisen told worse or equally bad jokes, during SNL like on air. And people were paid to write those jokes not just some random in his friends living room on his podcast.

  45. The movie Aristocrats produced by Penn Jillette. Gilbert Godfrey switched from a joke he was going to tell to the Aristocrats because the Aristocrats was in better taste. ha ha.

  46. Cancel culture is a thing that alot anti-sjw advocates, alt-right, right wing/center figures, and anti-millenial people bring up.

    But what about Colin Kaepernick, the Dixie Chicks, politicians who speak out about Israel, or even Planned Parenthood. Those four people or groups really got cancelled or being cancelled. I say Planned Parenthood for their funding being cut over one alleged issue with abortion. Although, they have many initiatives with regards to general health, family planning/management, sexual health, and etc. But, those things for women don't matter.

  47. This guy is annoying. I can't tell if it's just his delivery or what he is saying that makes me want to see him get punched in the mouth.

  48. You cherry picked people individuals that haven’t yet been affected yet. Meanwhile there’s a giant list of people you didn’t mention that have been attacked by cancel culture. Cancel culture doesn’t mean your career MUST end. Anyone who’s had their career affected by SJW syndrome has been affected by it.

  49. that SJW is retarded, cancel culture exist. If you don t like a comedian because he isn t PC, you have 100% the right to not watch it and talk shit about it. That s not cancel culture.

    Cancel culture is rally in college to stop a conservative to talk, cancelling a comedian for a joke, giving chapelle a 0% on rottentomato when the public is 99% (aka movie critics doesnt exist anymore, they re just SJW activist the joker is a new proof).

    the left are the real fascist today. "i agree with you re freedom of speech … but only if you agree with me".

  50. Edgy Comedians whining about "Cancel Culture" are the equivalent of teenagers who talk shit while trying to fool themselves into thinking "It'S nOT a pHaSe MOm!!1!!OnE!!1"

  51. The thing with Kevin is that he apologized for the tweets years before the Oscar. Then the wanted him to apologize again and he said no. His issue was that if you demand an apology that he's already made when does it stop? Apologies should ideally be sincere not just to make people feel better and the apologist feel worse.

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