Have you ever noticed a homosexual comedian worry about making a joke about “straight” people? Me, neither. But heterosexuals, even if they are shock jocks who are permitted to mock everything, get in trouble for ever violating homosexual speech codes. Newser’s story about a recent Tonight Show episode was nauseating:
The first thing Jonah Hill wanted to do when he went on the Tonight Show last night was apologize. Hill got a lot of bad press after hurling a gay slur at a photographer who was attacking him verbally while he was out with friends. Hill and Jimmy Fallon quickly silenced the cheering audience, and Hill warned, “Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke.” He went on to explain that he was “genuinely hurt” by the paparazzo’s actions, and “in response, I wanted to hurt him back, and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment”—the f-word.
“I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way,” Hill said, pausing to compose himself. But “that doesn’t matter. How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight and meaning. And the word I chose was grotesque and no one deserves to say or hear words like that.” He said he’s a lifelong supporter of the LGBTQ community, and “my heart’s broken and I genuinely am deeply sorry to anybody who’s ever been affected by that term in their life.” As the audience sat in silence and Fallon thanked him for his sincerity, Hill added, “I know I’m usually funny and stuff, but this wasn’t funny. It was stupid. I deserve the s— that I’m going to get for it, you know?”
“I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way”? What does that mean? Plainly he called the man a homosexual using crude language. This insult only makes sense if it is somehow negative to be homosexual. That’s the way language works. So why pretend to be innocent of the offense while you are apologizing for it?
Of course, these people probably have many other sins in their lives that they embrace that are far worse than a case of vile speech. But as long as one can claim one is “not homophobic” one can get away with just about anything else.
What really seems sick is the way Hill and Fallon hushed up people who thought they had paid money to be entertained with jokes. It reminds me of a grandmother shushing small children as they enter church. It reeks of contrived sanctimony.
Also, isn’t it weird that many Christians—genuine Christians—would never allow such words to escape their lips. Yet they are constantly accused of “homophobia.”
The absurdity gets even greater when you read that Hill also went on Howard Stern’s show and made the abject apology for “disgusting” language. Yes, he said that to shock jock Howard Stern and everyone is pretending that makes any kind of sense.