Adam Carolla: Gay Mafia is Real, White Privilege a Myth
The more he talks, the more my man crush on Adam Carolla increases:
On the increased sensitivity in culture making it difficult to be a comic:
It’s kind of a weird thing. It’s weird that comedians are on the list of people who are offending other people with the things they say. It’s counterintuitive. It’s like – I think every year Variety or the Hollywood Reporter or one of those magazines comes out with a list of celebrities or notables that hate the gay community. Whatever it is. I was on that list, because in 2011 I made a joke about Chaz Bono. Jesus Christ, if you can’t joke about Chaz Bono, then we’re all through! They had Tracy Morgan, several of the people on the list were comedians. And when did this start up? They’re comedians, onstage, making jokes! They may mean it half the time, but they’re still making jokes, why are they held to the same standard as statesmen?
On charges that he’s “anti-gay” and the rise of the “gay mafia”:
My feeling about the gay community – first off, you can’t live in Hollywood and get along in this business and be in theater companies and improv companies and have issues with gay people. My last movie I did was a boxing movie called “The Hammer,” and the director [Charles Herman-Wurmfeld] was gay. If you can’t work with gay people, you’re gonna have a difficult time in Hollywood. There’s plenty of gay people and they’re in positions above you. You’re not going to get your movie directed. I don’t have a problem with it – they’ve just turned into a mafia and demanding everyone apologize for every joke and retract every statement.
It’s turned into something that’s bigger than it is.
On “white privilege”:
How did Asians pass white people? They got lucky? Someone should look into that, perhaps. I would go ahead and say: The Asians beat the rigged system and did better than white people. You don’t think that’d be something to look into? Do you think we decided to rig the system against certain ethnicities?
There’s a lot of common sense in there. : That’s why the left hates him.
Tell me I’m wrong.
Read the whole interview here.
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