Nothing offends me when it comes to comedy, I'm sure Dave Chapelle could write a funny black face joke if he wanted to.
Use your fucking imagination. You can't see an Arrested Development episode where Tobias auditions for a role in Black Panther or some shit?
Nothing should be off limits in comedy. The It's Always Sunny Lethal Weapon episode is one of my favorites and it has Mac and Dee in blackface.
Laughed my ass off on all of his opioid bits.
What is this epilogue people keep talking about?
His comedy has always been like this. Treating serious subjects with levity.Just so we're all clear. A joke involving blackface that involves more than just showing a character in blackface is fine.
Dave's whole joke was "imagine being born into the wrong body. That is funny. Imagine if I believed I were Chinese in this body. Walking around making a squinty Asian stereotype face and talking in a stereotypical accent."
Hilarious punchline, that being trans sucks for trans people but is funny if you have privilege.
Truly a visionary noting society through a refreshing lens.
It doesn’t follow that that is defending blackface, though. A scenario involving, for example, murder isn’t necessarily defending murder. A joke involving a character saying the n word isn’t necessarily defending its use. It depends on a whole host of things — the intent, the author, the tone, the meaning in the context of the joke / scenario, etc.
I'd say what Dave did is quite different from blackface.It's not.
You said nothing is off limits in comedy. So is that actually nothing or just some things?
And further why is the mockery of the existence of trans people open season but black face may not be? They're not the same but they are similar in that both dehumanize marginalized people.
You're just talking nonsense now.
Buzzwords? What are you talking about?
No the joke is to contrast something that is accepted as true with something ridiculous and encourage the audience to see trans people as ridiculous.His comedy has always been like this. Treating serious subjects with levity.
And your misrepresenting his Chinese joke. He has stated numerous times on his specials that “trans people are people born into the wrong body” so it’s not someone who “believes he is Chinese” it is a Chinese person born into the wrong body.
It’s probably one of the things he’s been very direct about, it’s a performance he doesn’t have to tell his true feelings. Now how you think we should approach the subject of “people born in the wrong body” is very personal but his joke that the difference between poor black people and poor white people is that poor whites don’t believe it should be happening to them says more about privilege than your comment.
My favourite part was the Batman joke.
Death, poverty, racism, violence, hunger.Buzzwords? What are you talking about?
Chappelle made a ridiculously transphobic & homophobic special and people are waving away these communities' concerns. Which to me is fucked up. I'm justtrying to find what Chappelle stans' bottom is. And now we're seeing people try to find ways to justify humor in blackface. I'm also trying to make sense of people's thinking around so called comedy that revolves around punching down at marginalized people.
Dark comedy is great. Cheap punching down at marginalized people is not.Death, poverty, racism, violence, hunger.
There are ways to see humour in all sorts of subjects. Are you familiar with dark comedy?
Stop pretending you're trying to "make sense" or "trying to find" anything. You just want to browbeat people into either seeing things your way - which isn't going to happen - or trip them up so you can play another misguided gotcha.
You didn't like the special. That's ok. But extending your objection out into "bad things can never be funny and if you think they are, you're condoning them", is just stupid.
But like what Dave said, he’s not that slur.Man, his bit about Renee from standards-and-practices is so stupid. "Renee" says the network isn't comfortable with him satirically using a slur aimed at gays because he is not gay. They give him leeway to satirically use a slur aimed at black people because he is black. That's not hard to understand, is it? And it's not particularly deep.