11 November, 2021

Can You Imagine John Belushi Ever Saying This?

Comedian Dan Aykroyd speaks in favor of self-censorship in comedy (reclaimthenet.org)

What a sad fall for a once great comedian.

“There is enough range in humor where you don’t have to go scatological and you don’t have to go pulling any divisive cards to get a laugh. There is so much in the world to comment on that is outside the realm of offensiveness,” he said.

He continued: “As a writer, you can go to other areas and have successful creative endeavors. Scatological humor is fun. It’s easy laughs. But there is more intelligent writing that can happen if you stay away from the offensive material that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness. Who can be the subject of an impression today? That’s an area of discussion. Can I do my James Brown imitation? He was one of my best friends. I do his voice pretty good. But maybe I shouldn’t anymore.”


If you can’t make fun of something or someone, then that thing or person is not worthy of your respect either.

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