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[–] darksunset 37 points (+37|-0)

Whereas a woman would get cancelled so fast her head would spin. He didn't say anything we haven't been saying for YEARS. Ugh.

[–] citrus 22 points (+22|-0)

And he fucked up lol when he said gender is a fact and meant sex.

[–] notyourfetish 24 points (+24|-0)

I'm not impressed. Robin Williams would have spoken up years ago, he wouldn't have held back, and he wouldn't have confused biological sex with "gender" aka made up gender nonsense. So many Doubtfire jokes would have been had.

[–] emptiedriver 6 points (+6|-0)

would have spoken up years ago

but years ago everyone would have spoken up... that's the whole thing, that the environment has shifted so drastically. Eddie Izzard used to make jokes that are now serious claims. SNL used to have a character whose whole schtick was that no one could tell if they were male or female. Monty Python, Tootsie, Rocky Horror, Hairspray, The Birdcage, Madea, Some Like It Hot, Hedwig, Martin, Priscilla - cross dressing and gender-bending was a fun part of comedies or a wacky part of unique characters until a decade or so ago, not something people were concerned with in the office and on legal documents.

As keeps getting said, now it's calling out the naked emperor. At one time, everyone understood the obvious fact that men who wore dresses were not actually women - these movies would not have been funny otherwise, for one thing - and now it's politically dangerous to say that. Chappelle stating simple facts (and yes, it's disappointing he apparently stumbled with the technical definitions... I didn't see the special but the quote bugs me too) is, sadly, pretty brave. Not a lot of other comedians doing it - I have to assume a fair number of them understand the facts.

[–] LunarWolf 21 points (+21|-0)

I watched it. I'm glad for a few of the things he said and hope it peaks the world, but overall, I kinda hated the special. I just don't think calling women b*itch a hundred times and joking about murdering a woman and putting her in the trunk of your car for the crime of annoying you is funny. He's clearly no friend to women. Make no mistake, he hates us. But I guess strange times call for stranger alliances.

[–] DebraKadabra 11 points (+11|-0)

I would love to see someone interact with a TRA saying something like,"Yeah! I hate him too! 'I just don't think calling women b*itch a hundred times and joking about murdering a woman and putting her in the trunk of your car for the crime of annoying you is funny.'"

Then watch the TRA totally not bite on that part of the criticism!

[–] remquarqk 6 points (+6|-0)

Yeah, felt the same way. Overall he does have some pretty misogynistic tones hidden behind 'humor'

[–] IrishTheFrenchie 18 points (+18|-0)

The other day I looked up the critics. Of the 6 reviews that were there at the time, there were 4 splats and 2 regular reviews. Three of the four splats were white dudes (1 of whom was a TIM).

[–] cycle 17 points (+17|-0)

Currently there are 7 critics reviews and one of them, Ian Thomas Malone (Tomatometer-approved critic) is a TIM Trans activist and comedian who just released his new stand up comedy: CONFESSIONS FROM MY NEW VAGINA.

Not capable of an objective review. But he is so, so important he gets to be one of 7 approved critics.