Funny man Adam Carolla has not made very many friends on the left over the last few years, thanks to his straightforward logical manner. He doesn’t claim to be a conservative, and most of his comedy would offend conservative sensibilities, but he doesn’t cow to the illogical arguments used by liberals. In fact, much of what he says flies in the face of liberal politically correct dogma.
He recently gave a great interview with Salon, where he discussed a few of his run-ins with liberals, homosexual activists and political correctness run amok.
On our politically correct over-sensitive culture…
It’s kind of a weird thing. It’s weird that comedians are on the list of people who are offending other people with the things they say. It’s counterintuitive. It’s like — I think every year Variety or the Hollywood Reporter or one of those magazines comes out with a list of celebrities or notables that hate the gay community. Whatever it is. I was on that list, because in 2011 I made a joke about Chaz Bono. Jesus Christ, if you can’t joke about Chaz Bono, then we’re all through! They had Tracy Morgan, several of the people on the list were comedians. And when did this start up? They’re comedians, onstage, making jokes!
If you can’t work with gay people, you’re gonna have a difficult time in Hollywood. There’s plenty of gay people and they’re in positions above you. You’re not going to get your movie directed. I don’t have a problem with it — they’ve just turned into a mafia and demanding everyone apologize for every joke and retract every statement.
On “underrepresented groups” in comedy…
If they’re funny, I’ll give them a shot. If they’re not, I won’t. But I don’t have quotas to fill. I’m fine with the notion that there are genders and races that lean more to comedy — where are the Asian comedians? Maybe there just aren’t any! For that matter, where are all the Jewish roofers?
Is life in America harder for minorities?
How did Asians pass white people? They got lucky? Someone should look into that, perhaps. I would go ahead and say: The Asians beat the rigged system and did better than white people. You don’t think that’d be something to look into? Do you think we decided to rig the system against certain ethnicities?
Carolla doesn’t let our PC culture get in the way of logic and that just drives liberals batty. Make sure to read the entire interview and you’ll see what I mean, as the interviewer seems to get a bit perturbed himself.