Shane Gillis’ immediate firing from Saturday Night Live over one year-old insensitive Chinese jokes has generated serious discussion about how our society should deal with being offended by entertainers and other members of the media. Granted there’s a whole swarm people putting out credible arguments about how Shane was offensive, but fellow comedians see his decisive termination as a symptom of something worse: a culture that seeks to destroy what it disagrees with, which signals trouble for comedy, and ultimately free speech at large.
Apparently we don’t get enough progressive propaganda from mainstream streaming platforms, so pop music diva and former Disney Channel child star Selena Gomez is teaming up with Netflix to deliver viewers the harrowing experience of families who live in America “undocumented.” The goal, of course, is more lefty converts.
Former SNL comedian Norm MacDonald knows a thing or two about being fired by NBC’s sketch comedy show for some controversial comedy. It’s why the legendary stand-up comic has offered support for recently-hired-then-fired comedian Shane Gillis, the young man who was axed by SNL after video surfaced of him making fun of Chinese people.
On Monday, it was reported that inaugural Women’s March co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour were being replaced with 16 new board members. The Washington Post had the scoop, and its headline announcing “Women’s March cutting ties with three original board members accused of anti-Semitism” made it sound like the radical left-wing group was finally taking a stand against anti-Semitism within its leadership, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
In one of the fastest Twitter takedowns in recent memory, Saturday Night Live fired comedian Shane Gillis only four days after hiring him due to the complaints of internet users who dug up video of the comedian making insensitive comments, particularly about Chinese people.
Don’t you love when lefties slam Christians as hokey fanatics, but cling to their progressive pieties with as much reverence and zeal. Comedian and usually anti-Christian comedian Sarah Silverman tried to show social media users that she too understands the Christian perspective so long as it relates to climate change.
Billionaire rapper and husband to Beyonce Jay-Z has drummed up social justice angst for recently surfaced video of him claiming that communities with missing fathers are more prone to violence toward the police. Well, no duh. However, in progressive circles, this is one of the most offensive things he could have said. What self-respecting progressive could ever admit that cops might be occasionally mistreated? Or that fathers could possibly be important?
For a group of entertainment producers who kill to come off as condescendingly woke, ‘SNL’ showrunners look super inept for hiring an apparent racist as one of their new cast members. One of the sketch comedy’s new talents has been labeled a racist by CNN journalists for making fun of Chinese people in 2018. SNL is in an even deeper pickle because another new cast member for the upcoming season is actually Chinese.
Charmed actress, abortion activist and hysterical Kavanaugh slanderer Alyssa is probably proud that she is the sole savior of bipartisan civility because she made a gun control meeting happen between her and Senator Ted Cruz. Too bad though that this remarkable civility owes in part to her deplorable hatred for the Second Amendment and the conservative politicians who defend it.
More wealthy celebrities are coming out of the woodwork to tell you that your life, particularly your eating habits, aren’t working for Mother Earth. When he’s not busy helming those Avatar sequels you didn’t ask for (but you’re still gonna love, dammit) director James Cameron and his health food-obsessed wife are demanding that you “wake the fuck up” for the sake of climate change.
You know what really sounds like a priority for the next president of the United States — well besides orchestrating a bunch of whacky plans about free college or using $3 trillion dollars to stop humanity from eating beef? How about ignoring many of the other problems faced by the average citizen and giving special treatment to the plight of drag queens? That’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to do.
Former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan threw down his mighty take on where the James Bond franchise should go, and unsurprisingly the Hollywood star went woke. The actor, who starred in Bond films GoldenEye and Die Another Day among others, gave his view on a woman taking up the mantle of Sir Ian Fleming’s famous MI6 agent, calling the idea “exhilarating” and “exciting.”