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Did Ansari say, "I'm Sorry"?

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   Did Aziz need to apologize for his actions as documented on babe.net? Did he even do anything wrong? Some will say, "Hell yes he did!" Others will say, "Not really, let it go already."  Being decorated as a feminist ally prior to his bad date, and I'm calling it a "bad date" to save time not to mitigate how he may have crossed a line or worse, but being hailed as a feminist ally prior to the situation makes it even weirder.

     It's my opinion Aziz's biggest mistake was dating someone so much younger and seemingly starstruck by him.  In a way the young lady's account made her look like an angry, jilted groupie.  An older groupie would have been more rational and perhaps have drawn a very clear line for him if she did not want sex.  He's like 35 or 36 She was like 23 or so.  Yeah, that's not so way out -10-15 years difference but 23 is still finding out about life and totally ready to spill the beans if the date goes wrong. 

   He should have had the sense to see that and not immediately gone for sex. Or found another way if sex was his only goal. He should have had the sense to have sex with another comedian or actor, not a groupie.  Someone like Scott Aukermann, for example who would keep his trap shut.  Wait.. Scott's married but you know what I mean. Some would say that young woman should have shown Aziz the best sex he'd ever had in his life if her goal was to win a key to the Aziz palace.  It kind of looked like her goal but still, that's a big IF. If I was a young woman who wanted a ticket to Aziz Land I probably would have gone that route.   Like Eminem says, "do not miss your chance to blow." Aziz Ansari did nothing criminal and seemed to back off when he was asked to. It's a mess.  Do any envy the people that are in his circle who have to pretend he's a 100% innocent victim of being famous? And that they did not read the details on babe.net?

   Aziz's second biggest mistake was the weird fingers in the mouth shaped like a "V" to the throat crap.  What the hell is that Aziz? I'm a man and can understand the whole hand grabbing and putting it on the groin thing. That's not saying it's not very uncool or somehow acceptable behavior. It's just saying that it would have been waaaay less weird for me if you did not do that weird fingers in the mouth thing.  That said, young women should know there're decent guys who don't grab your hand to their groin or at least that can quickly learn not to do that.

   You kept your career kind of, so grats for that but if I had my way you would be in the same boat as Louie solely because of that weird fingers in the mouth shit.  What the hell is wrong with you, man? I was luke-warm to you before but that really made up my mind about you.  You may say, "separate my work from my behavior, would you?" to which I say, "Sorry, Ansari", no can do.

   I'm not judging Aziz from some high, high horse.  I'm just easily grossed out by weird shit that's not in my relatively old-ass, vanilla sexual repertoire.  I don't want to know about the sex my favorite comedians, actors, musicians etc have, because it would bring that same reaction if they're into weird stuff I don't understand.   I hope they are all careful to "Keep it in the Closet" like Michael Jackson said. Right?  I don't want to ever read an article like that about Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Sounwave, or Paul F. Tompkins.

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Weirdly specific, but oddly relatable... Although, I would posit that - there is something inherently noticable about public figures. Ansari has always stuck me as a person that never really bears himself to the crowd - at least not in a true sense... Same as LCK seems stuck in this self deprecation - even after it's impossible to not see his success... Similarly, Ansari seems stuck in this "I'm ironic, cool, young, hip and counter culture"..... When really, it's truly obvious that neither of them live up to that... Lck has a huge fucking ego, and Ansari has bought into/been seduced by the allure of Fame and... Unfortunately, a self-fulfilling prophecy of willing/scheming floozies....  And we're well beyond the idea that this is purely a man- problem.... I guarantee that every successful female in media has also faced their fair share of scheming latch-ons.....

But, there's something that becomes inherently obvious, when someone either gets stuck, or refuses to evolve - it's usually a sign that they're hiding something deeper.... And I hate to say it - but they're also products of the culture of the comedy scene... 

 

The fact that Lck and Ansari have been accused means little... The fact that they have at least addressed it - means a lot... It's so much better than so many other accused.... 

 

But, the fact remains that I don't think they've changed.... They both seem sad, they both seem fake... 

 

There are going to be things that age badly. There are going to be things that we have to reconcile:

More often than not - your heroes are less than perfect. Most likely, Ansari and LCK are the least of your worries..

 Do you like the Beatles? Are you ok with toxic relationships and abuse?...  

Well, it probably should take a lot more mental stress to sort that out -than it does to understand this.... 

 

And how can you even compare these people to the others in your post? Lauren lapkis, PFT .... I mean... Those are some of the few people in showbiz that I would actually trust....

What LCK and Ansari say in their defense means next to nothing to me, because I never believed them in the first place. Perhaps it is a bias about showbiz personas - but, I really don't think so.... I have literally never felt like either of them have dropped their bits, and I don't believe either are capable of truly evolving as both a comic and person - to truly be respectable icons....

 

Had Ansari or LCK actually struck you as being an open, honest person?  They're two of the comics that I think most embody a classic "bit"... I've watched A LOT of their stuff.... I fucking love comedy, and grant that they have skill in the vein of comedy that they have entered....  But, neither of them have ever appeared to me as a real person. EVERY time I have seen them perform - it was a performance.... And maybe this is just a product of being a stage preformer - but, I just can't imagine being a healthy person, while still being stuck in this imaginary bubble of expectation....  

 

This is in no way an excuse for them... I'm literally saying - I don't think they were ever previously asked to grow up, or take self inventory.... If you act like a fucking misogynist idiot  - and get paid hundreds of thousands to do it - and you have a hindered thousand people telling you that they love it....

 

Well, until you do something so fucking dumb - regular people aren't going to take notice.

 

I don't care that they're mediocre comics. I'll never leave a review that they're bland or boring or follow a very predictable formula for "comedy"..... But, now all of a sudden, culture mandates that they're guilty of something that - LITERALLY their immediate predecessors in comedy were also guilty, but hushed up better (because we didn't have social media and the same immediate access?).... But, now - just because I happen to have the facts - they have to deal with me endlessly posting about it? 

 

As if Woody Allen was never a thing? That's the one that gets me the most... How did that fucker get out of this unscathed?.... 

 

I think what they did was wrong - but blown way out of proportion....

Neither of them deserve to be ostracized for having acted skeevy once. Because, that once cannot be proven to be literally criminal. THERE NEEDS TO BE A SEPARATION OF ACTUAL AND PERCEIVED "GUILT"... THAT - IS NOT THE ISSUE....  They deserve to be judged as bad, skeevy, immature comics... They haven't evolved - they STILL make those jokes in poor taste, knowing the context.... They are just too entrenched as false caricatures - and not real, responsible people... And what do we expect?! So many of us still celebrate that - and so few take the time to explore why it's detrimental

 

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