The women of The View are exactly why comedy is dead. Watch this clip and tell me I’m wrong.
Enter Nicole Arbour, a YouTube satirist and comedian who dared make fun of modern “fat pride” culture in her now viral video “Dear Fat People.” Like all the other hypersensetive whiners who slam their keyboards with outrage, the women of The View also missed the entire point and focused on “body and fat shaming” and “wrongness” and “that’s so mean, you meanie” rather than something we call “free speech” and what was once commonly referred to as “comedy.”
Things here to note:
The three women here most offended are, or at one point were, comedians. Joy Behar, Whoopie Goldberg and Michelle Collins. All three of these women listed their grievances with Nicole for being a “bully” for being “mean” for “not being funny” and my personal favorite, for being skinny and blonde. Which in the realm of today’s PC comedy climate means that she can’t have an opinion on anything that doesn’t relate to skinny blondes. Because comedy! Just hear Joy Behar list out her “Joke Rules.” Because rules make for good comedy.
“You know I’m a comic and if I’m going to make a joke about fat people I’m going to say that I’m fat first. You’re not fat, that’s the problem! … You take it on yourself first and then maybe you can do the joke. The joke rule…” – Joy Behar
Also, all three of the comedians have at some point taken pot-shots/mocked Christians and Conservatives. Don’t worry though, that’s not bullying or “mean,” it’s totes okay, supposedly, because Christians are the oppressors in today’s society… or something.
So with modern comedy rules: Christians can be mocked, but people who nom-nom on cookies and potato chips rather than protein and vegetables, they’re off the comedy table?
Also, make fun of Islam and you’ll get blown up.
Now I know I’m wading into a sh**storm here, but do you notice something else about The View women? Maybe that they’re all packing a few extra pounds themselves…
Maybe, just maybe, the extra weight is making them a little, how should I say it, offended and sensitive to what Arbour said about fat people being fat? Remember the new rule of PC Comedy! You’re only ever allowed to mock the group to which you belong. Which would mean that all the women of The View are pro-life, right-wing Christians. Wait…
Also, it’s hilarious to see all the women list countless excuses as to why obesity is never the individuals fault, but the fault of something else.
“You hide behind this thing of it (obesity) is unhealthy. That’s bull and you know it!” Joy Behar
Oh really, Joy? Obesity is not unhealthy? You’re a retarded person?
“There are a lot of overweight people, it’s (not) the circumstances outside of themselves. Maybe their parent died, maybe they had a medical condition. It’s insensitive…” – Girl I’ve never heard of who is also on the panel.
No. Not “a lot of overweight” people. Sure, some overweight people, and Nicole Arbour even mentioned that in a video. I have hypothyroidism myself, so I have a proclivity to gain weight more than most. Who cares? A vast majority of overweight people are that way because of their own decisions. In every study ever conducted, the biggest factor on one’s weight is the kind of food being consumed (hint: sugar and carbohydrates doesn’t promote “skinny”). Here’s the good news! Food consumed is entirely in your control. And so is exercise.
“There are a lot of ingredients in foods that people become addicted to that they can’t help the size that they are…” – Raven Simone
I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean. Note to Raven Simone, you’re not chemically addicted to ring-dings. You just really, really like them.
“Some of us have struggled with weight problems… watching you say it, it’s borderline bullying” – Michelle Collins
Ugh. The “Comediennes” of The View are why comedy is dead. Do they really believe that all of these rules need to be followed to write proper comedy? Surely they can’t believe that every comic needs to have a run-down list before they write their jokes.
Of course not. What these cackling broads are really saying is that it’s only okay to make offensive jokes, so long as it’s the people they’ve pre-approved to offend. Once it personally strikes a nerve with them, they want it to be off the table.
They’re focusing their energy on what should and shouldn’t be mocked, rather than encouraging equal opportunity mockery. Seem a little reminiscent of a recent interview, perhaps?
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