To prove that one good turn deserves another, disgraced sitcom matriarch Roseanne Barr will tour America hoping to convince everyone that the country is the crazy one.
Times are indeed tough for comedians who rely on racist, misogynistic, or homophobic material. In fact, some talking heads media (read: Joe Rogan) are wondering whether these people should be allowed a safe space and whether one should be able to say whatever they please, providing it’s a joke.
Clearly, the mathematics of current discourse follow a simple formula: chat shit, get banged. Each time someone says something we deem ill, televisions shows, endorsements, or status are penalised as counter swing against those who swung first. Now, Australia is experiencing our own version of this, where we’ve pushed it beyond a joke (Good morning, Mr Folau), but the Americans are still dealing in the currency of punchlines. The question, it seems, is trolling the left now something like a crime?
On that note, America’s premier failed presidential candidate/Ambien enthusiast/anthem murderer, the disgraced sitcom maven Roseanne Barr is set to make her own “politically incorrect pilgrimage” across America accompanied by another questionable curio from the heyday of 1990s suburban I-tell-it-like-it-is-isms, Andrew Dice Clay.
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In conversation with Fox News, Clay was inspired by the “national obsession with political discourse” and the “policing of comedians’ language.”
The self-titled “Mr & Mrs America” are certainly not an odd pairing, as their relationship is founded on the fact that they’ve both felt the wrath of the ‘libtards’ they’ve offended. Per Slate, “Clay was temporarily banned from MTV after performing three-minutes of homophobic and misogynistic stand-up as part of his introduction of a live performance by Cher at the 1989 Video Music Awards. More recently, Barr was killed off her rebooted sitcom after sending out a racist and Islamophobic tweet about Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Barr attempted to reframe that tweet as an awkward joke, blaming the dubious combination of Ambien and Memorial Day for inducing a bout of poor taste and delusion. Unfortunately for Barr, the joke didn’t land with ABC executives who promptly fired her.”
Strangely, Clay has done far better for himself after being jailed by the PC police, starring in a Woody Allen film and also in Lady Gaga’s reboot of ‘A Star is Born’. Despite this, he’s over the persecution thinkers like himself face. He told Fox, “America really needs to lighten up and not worry about the words comedians use because it’s all we have,” he continued, “there’s clean stuff and there’s street stuff. I’m a street guy because I tell it like it is.”
So far, only two dates have been confirmed.