I watched tonight’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and couldn’t help to think why aren’t all comedies as politically incorrect as this. Also, why is HBO the only network that has the guts to run politically incorrect shows?
When HBO is considered daring for showing this kind of content, you know there’s a problem.
All things considered, do you really want to live in a world where comedy is afraid to be funny?
Well, this is what would happen if comedians, television shows, and writers were forced to conform to only using language that won’t offend anyone.
This is already coming into effect all over the world, especially in America. Whenever someone tries to be funny by using politically incorrect words, some groups of people are offended. No one knows how to laugh anymore.
Then, people are forced to apologize for what they said. Everything is taken seriously and all laughter is policed.
If I want to laugh at jokes that sound discriminatory, I don’t want to have to feel bad about it. I want people to be more open to a variety of comedy styles.
Political correctness will ruin dark comedy, mockumentaries, standup, and satire forever. If people continue in this direction, where all language is restricted, comedy will decline.
There will no longer be shows like, Summer Heights High, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or even Family Guy.
For godsake, Chris Lilley is even being accused of being racist for using blackface. If you’re offended by him pretending to be different characters, you need to change your priorities in life.
If people are offended by political incorrectness, they live in a bubble. There are worse things in the world than comedians being insensensitive. People need to learn how to laugh again.
The bottom line is that political correctness needs to come to a halt to save comedy from becoming as boring as Modern Family.
Just forget how ‘offensive’ some comedians are and laugh if you find them funny.
And don’t get me started on why the Office UK is funnier than the U.S. version.