I wasn’t home the other day when news of this broke. Well apparently there is a big “to do” over it. I hadn’t heard until the “ladies” of The View were talking about it this morning.
I’ve written about this subject before. I’m not fond of comedians. I just don’t find people trying to be funny, funny. I like slapstick comedy and movie comedy but as far as stand up comics or one liners, I don’t care for it. Leno, Joy Behar, Joan Rivers, Letterman or any of them. I don’t find the humor but I’ll laugh my butt off at Archie Bunker and The Big Bang Theory. I think people who are trying NOT to be funny are more funny than people trying too hard.
Also, what I really find offensive is whenever one of them get into hot water just like Gilbert Gottfried is now, they play the “I was only kidding” card. Or “comedians can get away with it.”
I personally don’t know this man but I don’t think he meant anything bad. I do think he was offensive but I found him offensive before. He’s playing the voice of a duck for Pete’s sake. I think if the people who hired him thought he was moral, they didn’t do enough checking before hiring. This guy is pretty vulgar and was off-color before. He made fun of the 911 attacks and many other things. THIS IS WHAT THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE DO.
I also find the exception here is this guy is only doing a voice over. He’s not selling his face. I’ll bet a lot of people don’t even know what he looks like. If it were say, um…the Mayhem guy or Sally Field doing the osteoporosis drug where they are showing themselves I might feel different. Don’t you find it a little different being it’s only his voice?
Do you think he deserves to be fired? Do you think comedians can do and say whatever they want and how do people draw the line?