Welcome to Thursday, or as we like to call it in the biz, the fourth day of the work week of full internet lunacy simply because the world hasn’t fully conformed with leftists’ version of a cray cray reality (see Jimmy Fallon Cowers to Outrage Mob, Cancels Norm MacDonald Interview and Leftists Mob Up Against Norm MacDonald Following Roseanne, Louis C.K. Comments). Norm Macdonald’s faux scandal, which isn’t an actual scandal, got started by internet lunatics all because Norm thought he was being interviewed for a comedy show, not Meet the Press. Ergo Norm told some jokes. The left triggered itself into apoplectic fits of mouth-foaming rage.
To get yourself through this rabid insanity, it helps to listen to non-political people. If for no other reason than to get a sense of what the sane middle thinks. That’s why I found Sam Roberts comments about Louis CK interesting.
Sam is best known from WWE pre-shows. Even though he also does a show with LwC friend Jim Norton, I assume he’s more likely to have a Bullet Club hat in his closet than MAGA hat, or a crocheted pink vagina.
Here’s his take on outrage over Louis CK making a comedy return. The whole video is worth watching. This point comes in around the 3:30 mark:
The way to solve these thing is to let the audience dictate.
Unless of course, you’re Vince McMahon. Who promotes wrestlers to spite his audience. But that’s hardly the issue here.
If you don’t want to see it, that’s fine. Don’t see it. If you didn’t know Louis was going to be there, ask for your money back. If you did know, don’t buy a ticket. Show with your dollars if you support this guy or you don’t. But so many people who are like “Louis shouldn’t be doing this” DON’T go see comedy anyway. You’re not the audience. What are you talking about.
Firstly, Louis CK admitted to doing a nasty thing. But Louis CK was never charged for doing that nasty thing. So now we have to let the market decide. You may not like it, but that’s just reality.
I miss the good old days where “if you don’t like it, don’t see it” was the default position. As opposed to defaulting to someone needing to be banned or canceled. Then act like there’s something wrong if they aren’t banned or canceled.
Example: Michael Moore is a sorry sack of blubber. So I’m not going to go see his new movie. Then I’m going to stop thinking about him, and his blubber sack, then move on with my life. I won’t call for him to be boycotted or banned from making movies. I’m not going to call for his banishment because I’m not a sanctimonious prick. Who needs everything conformed to my worldview.
If you don’t think Louis CK deserves to perform, don’t buy a ticket. If he shows up after you bought a ticket for someone else, demand your money back, as you were sold a bill of lies. If enough people agree with you, the comedian won’t perform. That’s how it works.