Social justice warriors were clearly on the warpath at the Women in Entertainment gala earlier this month when comedienne Hanna Gadsby delivered a rousing speech defining her subjective boundaries of morality along gender and racial lines.
We are judged by what we find funny, begins Danielle, and cites the recent controversy surrounding comedian Kevin Hart. In 2010, Hart performed a stand-up routine about his personal discomfort at the prospect of being able to relate to his young son, should his son turn out to be gay. Not offensive by any means, nor considered so by anyone in 2010, it nevertheless became grounds enough for Hart to have to step down from hosting the upcoming Oscars. In today’s world of political correctness, Hart’s 2010 performance is considered anti-gay.
Comedy was once considered ‘the’ so-called ‘safe space’ for free speech – a refuge open to both testing and stretching the envelope of acceptable discourse and observation through the safety of humor. But today’s mainstream comedy has become a litany of political correctness and virtue signaling.
Notice that virtue signaling does not signal virtue; it merely signals what is politically incorrect. Unfortunately, political correctness is never funny. Humor that is politically correct is not designed to “elicit laughter, but to elicit approval,” observes Danielle. That makes it “official comedy,” concludes Robert, “meaning not comedic at all.”
However you look at it, it’s hard to avoid noticing how the Left continually demonstrates that it has no sense of humor. If the joke’s on us, maybe it’s because we should have always been pointing out that in order for a joke to be funny, the punch line has to be delivered in a way that’s Just Right!