What’s the Deal with Rape?

First they came for Kenny… 

Now they come for Jerry…

FROM RadarOnline.com:   http://www.radaronline.com

Seinfeld Bombs With Anti-Rape Crowd
Who are these people?
People who combat rape for a living were less than amused by Jerry’s uncharacteristic foray into shock humor today.Promoting his new animated film, Bee Movie, in the New York Daily News
today, the usually family-friendly comic quipped, “Bees have the only
perfect society on earth … They have no crime, they have no drugs,
they have no rape. A little rape, but it’s not that bad.”Karen Baker, director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, says she has trouble understanding why Seinfeld would make such a
joke, particularly in the context of a film for children. “It surprised me, frankly, because I’ve always been a

Jerry Seinfeld fan,” she says. “With what I hear about every single day, I don’t find anything at all funny about rape, and I don’t like it being made light
of. I understand he’s a comedian and he’s inclined to find humor in everything, but it was offensive.”
Margaret Mikkelsen, the executive director of Students Active For Ending Rape, had a similar reaction. “I’ve always been a fan of Jerry, but I’m not a fan of rape jokes, whoever’s telling them,”she says. “Working in the anti-violence field, we get accused of not having a sense of humor. But just because you’re a comedian doesn’t
mean that everything that comes out of your mouth is funny.”

Meanwhile, RAINN, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network,
responded with an admonitory statement: “Rape is not a joke. It’s the
most violent crime a person can live through. It is an incredibly
traumatic experience that should be seriously treated and never made
light of.”

A rep for Seinfeld hasn’t responded to a request for comment. But
don’t be surprised if he issues a rapid—and not-so-heartfelt— mea
culpa. In the same News story, Seinfeld is quoted saying, “When you’re
a married guy, one thing you learn is it’s no big deal to
apologize… . It really makes everybody feel better. So you apologize.
You don’t even have to mean it!”

I’m not going to sit and wait for them to come for me.  Whatever happened to free-speech in this country?  They flatout admit that he’s a comedian and it’s his job to entertain and to make people laugh as much as it’s their job to bitch about rape.  That’s their job.  If we don’t make rape jokes, we’re taking bread out of THEIR mouths.  Hell, if rape stopped tomorrow, these chicks would be selling a little ‘grab-ankle’ on the street just to make their rent payments.  It’s a vicious cycle.  It’s a free country.  Deal with it.

Jerry Seinfeld has the definition of F.U. Money.  He has an apartment building to house his cars.  Cars he wouldn’t even let the homeless wash.  Go JERRY!
 


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~ by chrismcdevitt on June 22, 2007.

2 Responses to “What’s the Deal with Rape?”

  1. Right. It’s a free country, and you should be able to deal with the fact that people aren’t going to have the same opinion as you. What’s the problem?

    lol @ this being almost EXACTLY one year later

  2. Leave the man alone!

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