Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:26 PM
Shannon: just wanted to share that you are certainly not alone in your feelings. There's plenty of evidence, from a variety of sources. Anyone who doubts this needs only to do a little googling. And avoid that one website, if you like. Check out Street Carnage, and what it is all about, politically. Look at some of the twitter comments. Read some African American writers' blogs on the topic.
I haven't heard a satisfying answer about the weird statements and affiliations. Carlos Mencia and Daniel Tosh and Lisa Lampanelli also haven't apologized for a lot of wack stuff they've said and done, either. If they showed up on Totally Laime, I'd hope to see some static, too.
Audiences get to draw conclusions from the behavior of performers. And I don't see why we shouldn't be allowed to express those conclusions, respectfully and non-hysterically. It's 2012. You want to build clout with "edgy" racism? People will pay attention. Some will give you money and jobs. And others will do that one thing they can do to register their disgust: say, publicly, "no thanks."
Sometimes when one takes a principled stand, feathers get ruffled. I think that's okay. I also appreciate the "agreeing to disagree." That's cool, too. But I was proud of your courage when I saw your first comment.