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Tina Fey Has Opted Out Of Apologizing For Jokes -- "There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that."

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That’s a real headline from the Huffington Post. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME??? It was completely harmless. I thought it was one of those “fake outrages about fake outrage” deals when I saw there was outrage about that sketch. I was like nope, it’s Starbucks cups all over again, it’s 1 guy trying to start something. But nope. Some people are mad! It’s insane. Stop getting mad at comedy. Stop getting mad at shows like SNL who should do more shit like this. Get back to their roots and just cross every line possible. Holy shit if you get mad at a pretty good SNL sketch just go build a bomb shelter and climb in. This world isn’t for you. But maybe it’s vice versa, and not just for me? But I’m going to live to see another day, because Tina Fey told everyone who wants to get mad at comedy to go fuck themselves:

Fox News - “Steer clear of the Internet and you’ll live forever,” Fey told Net-a-Porter magazine in a wide ranging interview. “We did an ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ episode and the Internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist,’ but my new goal is not to explain jokes.” “I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, they need to speak for themselves,” Fey continued. “There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.” Fey and and her old friend Amy Poehler are currently starring in the movie “Sisters.” The two hosted “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday to promote their movie, where they also took some social media heat for a skit about men marrying much younger second wives.

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We’re talking about jokes here. Jokes. Some are meant to make you feel uncomfortable. Not everything can be pandered to your comfort level. But that doesn’t mean that because YOU don’t like a joke that it’s not funny. I hate when a comedian is edgy and makes a joke and someone is like “it’s not that it’s offensive, it’s that it’s not funny”. Nope, you’re wrong. It is funny, and you’re just a baby. But anyway, back to Tina Fey, I’m glad she’s done giving a fuck. I actually read this article a little bit back about how colleges have this showcase every year where comedians come perform, hoping that colleges pick them to do shows. Well what do you think happens? The good comedians don’t get any shows, and the guys who come and do some wacky bits about airplane food sign on for 200 shows across the country. Chris Rock won’t even go to colleges anymore because he doesn’t want to deal with the cry babies.

And I love the quote “Steer clear of the Internet and you’ll live forever”. Ignorance is bliss. It’s always baffling when people call for someone to be fired because they don’t like a product that they otherwise has never seen. “This offends ME so YOU should be fired!” How about just not watch it? Don’t watch the show if it offends you. This whole age of people demanding others to lose their employment for a joke they don’t like on a show THEY DON’T WATCH is the weirdest phenomenon in recent history. It should be the other way. I should be demanding people on SNL get fired because I do watch the show and it more times than not stinks.

I know this blog is kind of ranty but we have to make comedy great again. I’m glad Tina Fey is taking a stand. Oh no you didn’t like a joke in a fictional TV show meant to make people laugh at 1am? Get the fuck over it.