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redmenace8:

lgbtlaughs:

oh, so racism/homophobia/antisemitism is fine when it’s comedy? good to know this blog has some charming followers

you’re gross and i hate you xoxo

So, it looks like someone needs to take an English class and find out what satire means.  Then you can have a grown up conversation about the pros and cons of the different aspects of comedy.

Yes, exactly. My response to LGBT laughs: Just because you don’t understand satire doesn’t mean we should be censoring performance art.

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godziesez:

weneedrelease:

lgbtlaughs:

oh, so racism/homophobia/antisemitism is fine when it’s comedy? good to know this blog has some charming followers

you’re gross and i hate you xoxo

Lisa Lampanelli’s jokes aren’t real hatred for people of different nationalities. Her jokes aren’t keeping anyone from getting a…

Giving bigots a proxy like Lamponelli to feel secure about their bigotry creates an environment where bigots can feel more comfortable in spreading and legalizing their hate. Because now, they can fall back on the old “people are so sensitive” chestnut when someone calles a legitimately bigoted situation for what it is. It is much easier to disempower people when you live in an environment where there are so many people telling you that it’s not okay to call people out for bigotry.

Of course it’s not direct, harmful legislation or directly oppressive behavior, but it creates an environment wherein that oppressive legislation or behavior can thrive, which is just as damaging.

Well, this is not a legitimately bigoted situation. Ya, there may be some people with horrible ideas and agree with these jokes on a deeper level, but those people are going to be hateful either way. I think most people are just trying to do the best they can to live happy and let others live happy. Nobody is perfect and our ideas held as a society and constantly shifting morals and ethics always need some hard evaluation, but I don’t think censoring everything to the point of eliminating anything that could be seen in any way as encouraging bigoted ideals is going to make our society better. No, actions are what count here my friend. 

rumbleinmetumble:

solitarelee:

lgbtlaughs:

Actually, it ended up being $50,000!

Lampanelli tweeted that the GMHC would be getting $44,000, but after another count showed 48 protesters instead of 44, she updated again via Twitter: “I won’t quibble. I’ll make it an even $50,000!!!” [via]

edit: it’s been brought to my attention that lampanelli is really fucking racist:

  • “I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it fucking soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
  • ”How many Hispanics does it take to clean a bathroom? None! That’s a n****r’s job!”
  • “What do you call a black woman who’s had seven abortions? A crime fighter.”
so i’m sorry for posting this without background-checking the subject.

Way to miss the point… Lisa doesn’t believe any of those things. -_- Watch her show, she has a huge disclaimer at the front and the end. She’s an insult comic. If you think that’s offensive, you think that’s offensive, but everyone who goes to her shows goes there wanting to be insulted, and at the end of the show she applauds everyone she mocked for having a great sense of humor. You know, not that many white people actually go to her shows? It’s normally minorities that like that style of humor. Either you like it or you don’t, but I think it’s pretty clear she doesn’t believe anything she says, thanks to the HUGE disclaimers. 

It doesn’t matter if she believes it or not- people are going to these shows because she’s telling them what they believe to be true. “She’s saying what everyone’s thinking,” right? Isn’t that what people say about the really “good” comedians? The really raunchy, uncensored ones who get up on the stage to rant and rave about minorities? That they’re “saying what everyone’s thinking.” I can understand minorities going there to “prove” they aren’t like those minorities, the ones who “can’t take a joke” (though I still believe this is just a way to avoid being targeted and singled out by a painfully oppressive majority, which is, at its core, an unconscious system of control). But the members of the majority? They don’t go because they think someone like Lampanelli is funny, they go because they want someone else to utter the vicious bigotry that they keep to themselves. In the same way, men don’t watch The Man Show because of the jokes (because it doesn’t actually have any), they go to reinforce their beliefs about women.

Much of comedy has become a sideshow.

So, that’s what you think of most people. You have some really strong presuppositions on what you think of most people as far as their ability to think critically and independently. Maybe most people can’t articulate themselves as well as the activists of this movement who wish to censor comedy because it hurts their feelings, but that doesn’t mean most people who enjoy this type of comedy are all mindlessly absorbing these ideas at face value and deeply being hateful and ignorant. I don’t know how you can be happy in this life when you live with the belief that most people are so terrible, mostly white people right? Because it’s okay to making sweeping judgments about them because they’re the majority and probably all evil and working together through this unspoken system to oppress everyone because we’re hateful. That kind of paranoia and lack of faith in humanity must be exhausting.

lgbtlaughs:

oh, so racism/homophobia/antisemitism is fine when it’s comedy? good to know this blog has some charming followers

you’re gross and i hate you xoxo

Oh, and calling me gross and saying you hate me is not going to help you convey whatever message about tolerance and respect you’re trying to communicate. I think your response is a little hypocritical, don’t you think?

lgbtlaughs:

oh, so racism/homophobia/antisemitism is fine when it’s comedy? good to know this blog has some charming followers

you’re gross and i hate you xoxo

Lisa Lampanelli’s jokes aren’t real hatred for people of different nationalities. Her jokes aren’t keeping anyone from getting a job and committing hate crimes against anyone. I know what you’re concerned about; you think her jokes will encourage people who already have racist tendencies to act out in more discriminatory and violent ways towards those they hold prejudices towards, but those kind of people of hateful people probably aren’t going to change much either way. No, much more from her comedy, the rest of us, you know the reasonable and caring people, we get a few moments to laugh at things that are completely ridiculous; beliefs, ideas, and hateful, stupid logic that leaves us all feeling very frustrated and angry with our society most of the time. Laughing is a like therapy, because it’s stressful having to worry about offending people and also worrying about navigating a world where we may come in contact with people who may hold prejudices against us. As a minority, I find it therapeutic to laugh at horrible jokes. I’m sorry they’ve offended you and I’m sorry and feel stress now that I’ve caused you some cognitive dissonance, but I can’t spend my whole life feeling like this and sometimes the only way to feel better is to laugh at horribly wrong jokes. There will never be a world of expression without ambiguous dialogue that may at face value seem so very wrong. 

The context is it’s making fun of you and your pretenses.

The context is it’s making fun of you and your pretenses.

lgbtlaughs:

Actually, it ended up being $50,000!



Lampanelli tweeted that the GMHC would be getting $44,000, but after another count showed 48 protesters instead of 44, she updated again via Twitter: “I won’t quibble. I’ll make it an even $50,000!!!” [via]




edit: it’s been brought to my attention that lampanelli is really fucking racist:
“I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it fucking soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
”How many Hispanics does it take to clean a bathroom? None! That’s a n****r’s job!”
“What do you call a black woman who’s had seven abortions? A crime fighter.”
so i’m sorry for posting this without background-checking the subject.


She’s not racist, she’s just a comedian who’s made a name for herself as “The queen of mean.” Comedy has an ambiguous place in the performing arts sometimes and I know it’s hard for some people to understand humor that is blatantly wrong as far as political correctness, but sometimes in American society we all get so tired of walking on eggshells and not saying the wrong thing that it’s nice to laugh at things that are wrong. The fact that she is confident enough to make jokes like that imparts, to us intellectually honest people, a hidden liberation of thought, a freedom from the fear of being judged as racist because the confidence to say things that are so wrong comes from truly knowing you don’t really believe those things. But we all know, there will always be that contingency of people who are expending most of their time and energy looking for anything and everything they could possibly find a way to be offended by. Life’s too short to spend all of it concerned about offending people. Her actions speak much louder than her edgy comedy that you don’t have an appreciation for and that’s all it comes down to.

lgbtlaughs:

Actually, it ended up being $50,000!

Lampanelli tweeted that the GMHC would be getting $44,000, but after another count showed 48 protesters instead of 44, she updated again via Twitter: “I won’t quibble. I’ll make it an even $50,000!!!” [via]

edit: it’s been brought to my attention that lampanelli is really fucking racist:

  • “I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it fucking soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.”
  • ”How many Hispanics does it take to clean a bathroom? None! That’s a n****r’s job!”
  • “What do you call a black woman who’s had seven abortions? A crime fighter.”
so i’m sorry for posting this without background-checking the subject.

She’s not racist, she’s just a comedian who’s made a name for herself as “The queen of mean.” Comedy has an ambiguous place in the performing arts sometimes and I know it’s hard for some people to understand humor that is blatantly wrong as far as political correctness, but sometimes in American society we all get so tired of walking on eggshells and not saying the wrong thing that it’s nice to laugh at things that are wrong. The fact that she is confident enough to make jokes like that imparts, to us intellectually honest people, a hidden liberation of thought, a freedom from the fear of being judged as racist because the confidence to say things that are so wrong comes from truly knowing you don’t really believe those things. But we all know, there will always be that contingency of people who are expending most of their time and energy looking for anything and everything they could possibly find a way to be offended by. Life’s too short to spend all of it concerned about offending people. Her actions speak much louder than her edgy comedy that you don’t have an appreciation for and that’s all it comes down to.

When you have to force shut down a computer.

When you have to force shut down a computer.

did-yuo-kno:

jayisstillblue:

Okay, this took me a second to get, but HA HA IT’S A JOKE ABOUT HOW LESBIANS DON’T GET DICK BECAUSE GIRLS DON’T HAVE DICKS HA HA HA ISN’T THAT FUNNY
Um. Actually it’s not. Because lots of women do! And not everyone who has a penis is a man!
Yeah, “it’s a pun”, “it’s just a joke”, etc, etc. No. It’s, at the most generous, erasure and transmisogyny. This is a shitty joke, and that’s a shitty thing to do.
Please DON’T reblog this without commentary, it’s not funny and if you think it is even after being made to think about this you are very much an asshole.
NOTE: Being AFAB = not a trans woman, I may have messed up something in this, so if you ARE and you want to add something, please do!



 I think it makes you an asshole to presume that everyone who laughs at this and reblogs it is an insensitive, misogynistic, hate-mongering, patriarch enabler; that’s basically what you were saying in your over-complicated gender-identity rhetoric you angry people like to throw around, right? Maybe we all need to be a little more sensitive to those who are struggling with gender/sexuality issues, but don’t try so hard to be offended by absolutely everything.

did-yuo-kno:

jayisstillblue:

Okay, this took me a second to get, but HA HA IT’S A JOKE ABOUT HOW LESBIANS DON’T GET DICK BECAUSE GIRLS DON’T HAVE DICKS HA HA HA ISN’T THAT FUNNY

Um. Actually it’s not. Because lots of women do! And not everyone who has a penis is a man!

Yeah, “it’s a pun”, “it’s just a joke”, etc, etc. No. It’s, at the most generous, erasure and transmisogyny. This is a shitty joke, and that’s a shitty thing to do.

Please DON’T reblog this without commentary, it’s not funny and if you think it is even after being made to think about this you are very much an asshole.

NOTE: Being AFAB = not a trans woman, I may have messed up something in this, so if you ARE and you want to add something, please do!

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I think it makes you an asshole to presume that everyone who laughs at this and reblogs it is an insensitive, misogynistic, hate-mongering, patriarch enabler; that’s basically what you were saying in your over-complicated gender-identity rhetoric you angry people like to throw around, right? Maybe we all need to be a little more sensitive to those who are struggling with gender/sexuality issues, but don’t try so hard to be offended by absolutely everything.