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EtcetEraThread Racist comedian Shane Gillis will no longer be joining Saturday Night Live.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Rationalizing Racism; Prior Severe Ban for Dismissing Concerns on Racism
I don't see how you can construe that from my statement.That's not at all what I mean. We shouldn't put up with discrimination, but specifically within comedy people seem to be unwilling to put in the effort to critically distinguish between what's actually bigoted and what's not washing them both together merely because the joke hinges on a stereotype. To illustrate, South Park has a long history of humor directed towards Asian stereotypes - the Mongorians, Chinpokemon, Shitty Wok, etc. Is this humor actually racist? I posit that it's not because it's actually built on an appreciation of the historical and cultural contexts from which these skits derive, and is therefore different from the present situation because it's not. But it seems to me that people are increasingly less willing to do this mental calculus, declare the thing bigoted, and then rage over it.