Norm MacDonald has a show. E-I-E-I-Oh. And on this show, he won’t be a douche, E-I-E-I-Oh. With a joke over here, and a joke over there. Here a joke, there a joke, everywhere a joke, joke. Now Norm MacDonald has a mob, E-I-E-I-NO.
Had to. No apologies. That’s right, with the announcement Norm MacDonald has his own Netflix show, where he won’t be a political ass, the left has decided it’s now time to target him in today’s round of Who’s Scalp Will The Mob Take Now!?
“I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” he said while discussing the “lunacy” of both liberals and conservatives. “It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.”
I’ve said similar comments. The MeToo movement started with some merit, coming just after Harvey Weinstein’s rapist news. Because yes, sexual assault and harassment are more common than some people think. Or want to believe. But then the movement descended into rabid witch hunts of “He looked at me funny. Harassment!” Or “I went on a bad date with Aziz Ansari… ergo, ME TOO!” Read #MeToo Fail: Even the NYT is Defending Aziz Ansari.
The 58-year-old comedian added, “I do think that at some point it will end with a completely innocent person of prominence sticking a gun in his head and ending it. That’s my guess. I know a couple of people this has happened to.”
When asked who specifically he was referencing, Macdonald replied, “Well, Louis [C.K.] and Roseanne [Barr] are the two people I know.”
Now I’m not going to defend Louis CK. From what I know, Louis CK admitted to showing women his thing as he performed a one-man romance. That said, and as much as it makes me throw up in my mouth, he wasn’t charged with a crime. We can debate whether or not he should have been charged with a crime another time.
Roseanne, however, was scalped before she could even run a 23 and Me test on Valarie Jarret. Yes, the initial tweet looked racist. But was it? Have you seen Roseanne’s Twitter account?
Anyway, here’s the triggering quote the left is having fits over. I wanted to provide as much context as possible.
“Roseanne was so broken up [after her show’s reboot was canceled] that I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis before that,” Macdonald told THR. “But she was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”
“The victims didn’t’ have to go through that.”
Inside baseball time for just a second. As editor, I’m always deleting “that” entirely or replacing “that” with the subject to which “that” is referring.
In the statement above, “the victims didn’t have to go through that” Norm is referring to “the victims didn’t lose everything in a day.” The victims haven’t had their entire careers nuked in the public eye, without due process, without a judge and jury.
What Norm MacDonald is NOT saying is the victims haven’t suffered at all. Though I’m not sure how much Valarie Jarett suffered over a tweet. To be fair.
While I can’t speak to what happened to the ladies who saw Louis CK live and in color, it is fair to say they didn’t go through as much public scrutiny. Which isn’t to minimize whatever suffering they did endure.
Here’s the main point, though. Norm MacDonald has, to my knowledge, no rape or harassment allegations against him. Instead, he has an opinion about his friends in comedy. You may not like it. You may not care one way or the other. You may be in total agreement with his comments.
Whatever line you take on Norm MacDonald’s comments, he shouldn’t have his entire career nuked because of them. He made a comment. So what? Since when did people in the spotlight have to be pristinely perfect to continue having careers? We’re talking about COMMENTS!
Norm, though I’m sure you won’t read this, whatever you do, do not cave to these asshats. We cannot allow the mob to grow stronger with yet another scalp. Stand up to these bullies and tell them to shove off. Read also Dear Victims of Internet Outrage Mobs: NEVER Apologize!