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DerekWills October 25th, 2014 2:53am

"Are there any black people in the audience? Smile so I can see you." Was this joke told by a racist individual?

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ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/25/14 2:50 pm

Sounds racist to me. Who said it?

benseth 11,780 votes
10/25/14 6:16 am

Seems racist to me. I've heard that said before, albeit not on a stage. It was racist to me then too. Handler is terrible also.

swervin Maryland
10/25/14 1:16 am

Does it matter? Would it be any less racist if a black person told it?

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/25/14 5:35 am

Why does it matter who told it? Is one mans joke another mans racism?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 11:37 pm

There is a grey area when it comes to bigotry and comedy. So not necessarily.

Outside of comedy, people can say and do things that smack of bigotry without intending to be offensive...

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/25/14 5:34 am

If there's a gray area, then why is it so awful to tell a racial joke if you're not on a stage?

10/25/14 6:09 pm

When you're on stage, you get the benefit of a doubt about what you're saying being an act as part of being an entertainer. If you say it in private conversation it's going to default to a sincere belief

10/24/14 9:03 pm

Was the comedian a liberal?

Then it's perfectly ok.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/24/14 7:54 pm

It was told by Chelsea Handler in her latest stand up special.... Is she a racist?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/24/14 8:46 pm

Nah, that was funny.

"racism can be deeply rooted in comedy"
(not you, derek)

Yeah, but this isn't racist.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/25/14 2:50 pm

I don't if she is racist, but she definitely isn't funny.

10/25/14 4:24 pm

She's not one of my current female comics I like but I don't think what she said is racist. Why, did someone get upset and tell the internet how offended they are?