Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Adam Carolla's Apology

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 16, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day

"I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician."

--Adam Carolla, apologizing for his recent statements that gay people should "shut up" because they are "ruining his life", that "LGBT" should be replaced by "YUCK", and regarding transgender people, "When did we start giving a shit about these people?"

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The pro-forma and half hearted apology is the latest dance learned by those who've chosen a career in the media circus.

That's interesting. I thought comedians were supposed to be funny...

What bothers me the most about these people (comedians, typically) is how callously they can brush off the harm they incite and the pain they cause with a simple, "Eh. You just can't take a joke." And we seem to get that A LOT in the LGBTQ community, I feel.

We have this...reputation?...for being whiny, tight-asses (no pun intended) with a major stick-up our collective ass (again, no pun intended -- OK, maybe a little.) Yet, some of the funniest people ever (and certainly some of the most quick-witted) comics and generally funny people on TV and in movies are LGBTQ folks. So, what gives? Is it because we're all able to poke such good fun at ourselves that it makes these Straight people think it's acceptable for them to do it as well? But, if that's the case, then how are we so blamed for our lack of humor when we pipe up and let them know it is NOT acceptable?

I don't know; seems like a really redundant and vicious cycle to me. But...what do I know, right?
I'm just some pissy bitter Queen who can't take a joke. : \

Gee, here I thought it was spelt a-s-s-w-i-p-e...

Please do not use the word "apology" to describe this type of statement.

"I'm sorry my comments were hurtful. I'm a comedian, not a politician."

Wrong again. He is neither. Apology unacceptable.