We’ve joked about the SJW’s coming for Mel Brooks next. We’ve poked fun at how absurd it would be to retroactively deem the king of “offensive” to be too offensive.
In the film “The Producers,” two Broadway producers realize that they can make more money with a play that bombs, so they come up with the most offensive play they can find…”Springtime for Hitler.” The movie was later made into a Broadway musical and then into a movie based on the musical based on the original film… yeah.
Here’s the opening number from the original.
Now, anyone who was born with a brain can tell that this is satirical. Also, anyone with half a brain would come to the conclusion that it is highly unlikely that Mel Brooks – best known for being a JEWISH comedian – would not do anything to glorify Nazis or paint Hitler in a positive light.
Again, one would require half a brain.
Olney Theatre’s production of Mel Brooks’s 2001 musical The Producers only has three more performances, but it’s not going to close without a bit of manufactured controversy. Audience members at Montgomery County playhouse are going to have to walk past a small coterie protesting the show’s play-within-the-play, because, the demonstrators say, it makes light of Adolf Hitler and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany.
“I understand the intent is satire,” says Jeffrey Imm, who is organizing the demonstration through his anti-discrimination group, Responsible for Equality And Liberty. “This is the point of morality: some things we have to recognize as absolute evil. When 6 million people are murdered, we don’t view it with knee-slapping, we view it with reverence.”
Someone force this guy to watch “Blazing Saddles” and then lock him in his safe space.