January 3, 2017

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Anthony Bourdain on Sichuan Peppers, Sex, Eating Dogs, and Political Correctness (Alexander Bisley, Dec. 29th, 2016, Reason)

Bisley: You're a liberal. What should liberals be critiquing their own side for?

Bourdain: There's just so much. I hate the term political correctness, the way in which speech that is found to be unpleasant or offensive is often banned from universities. Which is exactly where speech that is potentially hurtful and offensive should be heard.

The way we demonize comedians for use of language or terminology is unspeakable. Because that's exactly what comedians should be doing, offending and upsetting people, and being offensive. Comedy is there, like art, to make people uncomfortable, and challenge their views, and hopefully have a spirited yet civil argument.

Posted by at January 3, 2017 6:12 AM

  

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