Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks & Stones” takes aim at everyone. The rules of comedy are pretty simple: there are no rules. The comedian is free to mock everyone and everything, the audience is free to laugh or storm out offended. For the past few years, being offended has taken precedence over every other human quality, launching the offended into fake realms of importance. Hence Chappelle’s comedy special of shoving two middle fingers in the air to the high and mighty is on the front lines on the battle for free speech. Perhaps hoping to squash the rise, movie and show review site Rotten Tomatoes hit hard on Chappelle’s special. Paul Joseph Watson noticed the site hadn’t allowed the audience to vote, where other sites had. Then this happened:
After I posted this, Rotten Tomatoes finally allowed audience scores and the difference is stunning.
Americans are sick of being lectured about what they're allowed to find humorous. pic.twitter.com/j4fV0H3QFn
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 3, 2019
Wanting to make sure this wasn’t just a snafu, I hobbled over to Rotten Tomatoes dot com to see for myself. Check out this user to critic discrepancy now:
A count of 8 for the Tomatometer for a 38% versus an audience score of 99% with over seven thousand voters.
Looking at the numbers alone, it does seem like there’s a bit of a disconnect between the people telling us something is crap, and the people for whom the show was intended: the audience.
We can’t deny there’s a war on the freedom to express oneself, especially if the person expressing oneself is poking fun at political correctness, the victim totem pole, or even abortion rights. Until the leftist gatekeepers can completely silence their enemies, they’re attempting to taint the pool with their foul ratings, accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, and general whining malaise.
The audience just pushed back the best way it could: by drowning the critics’ whining with applause.