Friday, March 14, 2008

Are these guys supposed to be funny? 'Cause I'm not laughing ....

It's been barely a month since 15-year old Lawrence King was shot in the head for being gay. Now, it's been a very long time since I stayed up for the Late Night Talk Shows, but I know they are still stomping grounds for "edgy" and "provocative" comics. Unfortunately, they're also still full of morons: in this case, Conan O'Brien and his guest Harland Williams. The hatefulness and stupidity of their "joke" is all the more obvious when contrasted with Ellen Degeneres' comments in the video below.



h/t to Sara at Suburban Lesbian Housewife for this one. As she says:
Call NBC. Contact the Conan O'Brien show.

Better yet? Send 25 bucks to GLAAD.

And the next time you hear a gay joke? Put in the word "nigger" and see if it flies.

It won't.

It isn't funny.

7 comments:

Cootamundra W said...

Can't see the video...

Cootamundra W said...

Can't see the video...

Sue J said...

hmmmmm. not sure why you're not seeing it.

Can anyone else view it?

Sara said...

I see it...

Chris said...

I see the video. I couldn't agree more with you. It's not funny. It's just insulting. "Boiling lesbians?" This is so wrong. Harland Williams -- what are you thinking?

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you so much for that video! It couldn't have been said better, Ellen is amazing.

Sue J said...

I just read a post over at queerty.com that basically said, hey it's just his delivery that was wrong -- otherwise it would have been really funny.

Have to say, I disagree. Not funny at all.