Sometimes I really hate the trending section on Facebook. It shows me things I just don’t want to see. When it shows me things that are trending I sometimes question how humanity has survived as long as it has. Seriously, who cares that Lea DeLaria (who?) was arguing with a preacher on a New York City subway? Why is this news?
Then I see things that make me angry. I don’t like me when I’m angry. For instance, just now I saw in the trending area:
Artie Lange: Comedian goes on graphic, sexually explicit Twitter rant about ESPN anchor Cari Champion
My first reaction was, “Who the fuck is Artie Lange?” I clicked on the link and saw his picture. He looks vaguely familiar, but I can’t place him. Then I saw the tweets in question, and began to fume. I dislike the fact that I’m going to replicate what he said here, but without context you guys won’t understand my anger. Here are the tweets:
- I want the Chick on First Take to laugh at my white dick!
- Here’s the scenario I’m using to jerkoff to chick on First Take I’m T. Jefferson & she’s my slave. She beats the shit out of me & runs free
- Then I cum and she’s free! The Happiest ending ever!
- Then as reparations I make Skip Baylis my slave!
- This is a God Damn mini series!
- Your thoughts?
- Podcast in 3 weeks
- Hey @CariChampion lets me and you get busy!
- I attempt to whip @CariChampion cuz she disrespected the Jefferson Plantation but she grabs whip & beats me I cum like a fat founding father
- After having 8 illegitimate kids together @CariChampion & I marry at The Knights of Columbus in Linden New Jersey. Prob with that?! F- Off!
What. The. Fuck.
Artie Lange is allegedly a comedian. I qualified that using the word allegedly because there isn’t a damned thing funny in any of the things he said.
Artie is white. Cari is black. These things are offensive to any woman no matter her heritage, but the fact that he thinks it’s funny to fantasize about a black woman being his slave is twisted beyond belief, even in the guise of a joke. Slavery is not funny. Nothing about a person owning another person is funny at all. Not even the “joke” about Skip Bayless being a slave is funny, and I can’t stand that guy.
At what point are men going to stop seeing woman as nothing but a hole to stick their dicks in? Seriously, what’s it going to take? I appreciate a beautiful woman, but I know there’s more to a woman than the way she looks. How would Artie feel if someone were talking to his mother like that? Wikipedia says he has a sister. Would he be laughing if someone were talking to her like that? I highly doubt it. You know why? Brothers are protective of their sisters and no brother would tolerate his sister being talked to in that fashion.
You know what bothers me even more than Artie’s ignorant rant? This…
Newsflash, Artie, racism isn’t okay. Neither is objectifying women. Artie’s lack of contrition is not what’s more upsetting than his original comments, though. The icing on this cake made of ignorance is the support he’s getting. As of this writing, over 13,800 people have liked his status. That’s right, 13,800 people support Artie and his racist, sexist “jokes.” Not only is that maddening, but it’s sad. It’s fucking sad people support the vile things he said. It’s sad that people in the comments are bitching about Artie’s perceived lack of free speech (as to that point – he has not been arrested for his asinine tweets so it appears a lot of people still don’t understand what freedom of speech is). It’s sad that people actually thought his depraved tweets were funny. Everything about this ordeal is just sad.
Artie’s appearance on @midnight was cancelled due to his idiotic “jokes.” Artie is a little pissed off that the “PC police” won another battle. Woe is he who says offensive shit and gets called out on it. It’s almost like he wants us to feel bad that he’s getting lambasted for being abrasive and insensitive.
Yes, Artie, you’re a comedian, which means your “living” is to make us all laugh. Some comedians thrive on making controversial remarks. Some comedians die by them. When you say stupid shit like this you don’t get to point your grubby finger at anonymous “PC groups” because people are offended. What you said was offensive. Your remarks degraded a black woman, reducing her from a successful show host to a sex slave (literally) in your spank bank. Excuse me if I’m not laughing. Most of us aren’t laughing, in fact, so perhaps it’s time to find a new line of work.