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Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Nimesh Patel was pulled from the stage by event organizers after telling jokes that were criticized as racist and homophobic during his performance at cultureSHOCK: Reclaim, an event held by Columbia Asian American Alliance on Friday night.

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#1 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2018-12-02 08:44 AM | Reply

Per the article ...

Patel joked that being gay cannot be a choice because "no one looks in the mirror and thinks, ‘this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.'"

About 30 minutes into Patel's set, members of AAA interrupted the performance, denounced his jokes about racial identities and sexual orientation, and provided him with a few moments for closing remarks. Compared to his other jokes, ones specifically targeting sexual orientation audibly receive less laughter from the crowd.

Patel pushed back on the officials' remarks, and said that while he stood in solidarity with Asian American identities, none of his remarks were offensive, and he was exposing the audience to ideas that would be found "in the real world."

Before he could finish, Patel's microphone was cut from off-stage, and he proceeded to leave.


This Patel guy isn't exactly sailing into Sam Kinison territory ... whatever.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-12-02 08:52 AM | Reply

"I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world."

That's funny. Their outrage about some rather mild jokes proves the point.

Generation Snowflake may be the biggest crybabies in history.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-02 09:09 AM | Reply

Why have "culture shock" in the name if your going to be super sensitive?

#4 | Posted by Pirate at 2018-12-02 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

*you're

#5 | Posted by Pirate at 2018-12-02 09:19 AM | Reply

Generation Snowflake may be the biggest crybabies in history.

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

John Wayne was one of the biggest crybabies (and coward) in history ... www.drudge.com

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-12-02 09:21 AM | Reply

--John Wayne

He's dead, Jim.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-02 09:24 AM | Reply

Searches on Google and YouTube reveal a lot of comedians have given up doing college campuses.

#8 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2018-12-02 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He's dead, Jim.

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

John Wayne's lame BS political correctness lives on.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-12-02 09:26 AM | Reply

Deflection noted. This story is about the current state of college campuses.

Jerry Seinfeld says comedians avoid college gigs, students are 'so PC'
college.usatoday.com/2015/.../jerry-seinfeld-espn-college-campuses-politically-correct...

Jun 8, 2015 - In a recent interview on ESPN Radio with Colin Cowherd, Jerry Seinfeld discussed the growing trend of comedians avoiding college campuses for fear of backlash over political correctness. ...

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-02 09:30 AM | Reply

Deflection noted. This story is about the current state of college campuses.

#10 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

It's not a deflection in that America's PC problem is not just about college campuses, it's bigger than that -- that's the point.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-12-02 09:36 AM | Reply

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1:38 into video...

#12 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2018-12-02 10:30 AM | Reply

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And

This guy got fired from Pepperdine University for doing this bit:

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#13 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2018-12-02 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the lost generation.

#14 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-12-02 11:05 AM | Reply

millennials trying to prove Mark Twain's adage that "There is no humor in heaven"... because all humor comes at the expense of someone?

#15 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-02 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny thing is, he wasn't even espousing an idea that disagrees with their agenda.

For Sofia Jao, BC ‘22, problems with the performance resided not in the set, but with Patel's closing remarks.

"I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world. Obviously the world is not a safe space but just accepting that it's not and continuing to perpetuate the un-safeness of it ... is saying that it can't be changed," said Jao. "When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it's like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer."

Nothing says naivete than thinking you can make a social space populated by 7 billion people "safe".

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-02 11:32 AM | Reply

Humor itself is extremely subjective. Now that humor has to cater to the individual, it's going to continue to devolve to the point where it will offend everyone. I foresee an era where people will have to sign legal forms before attending any stand-up gig that gives them the content beforehand so they can be sure they want to be there or not. And comedians will have to start doing separate gigs for different content. Imagine Carlin or Pryor doing their entire sets to one audience today...it would never be allowed. They would have to split their segments into separate shows and let everyone know what each show will be about.

#17 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-02 11:36 AM | Reply

Theres a difference between being malicious and having a chuckle at our differences

#18 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2018-12-02 11:51 AM | Reply

"Generation Snowflake may be the biggest crybabies in history." - #3 | Posted by ❄️❄️❄️❄️ at 2018-12-02 09:09 AM

Who knew nullifidian a Gen Zer?

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-02 11:51 AM | Reply

Godd-mn, I miss the 70's.

#20 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-12-02 12:24 PM | Reply

Jun 8, 2015 - In a recent interview on ESPN Radio with Colin Cowherd, Jerry Seinfeld discussed the growing trend of comedians avoiding college campuses for fear of backlash over political correctness. ...

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-02 09:30 AM | Reply

Jerry, of all people, ought to know better. It's hardly new for comedians to face backlash over the content of their humor. Lenny Bruce was famous, in part, because he was arrested multiple times for obscenity. George Carlin faced a similar trial

The Simpsons was so provocative, it was protested when it aired. Having seen some episodes of Family Guy, American Dad, and South Park, I have to say nothing The Simpsons did was comparatively outrageous.

The idea that this is all new and it was so much better "then" is nonsense, but don't let me interrupt the nostalgia-fest for a long-gone era that never existed.

#21 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2018-12-02 04:55 PM | Reply

#21 I don't think a joke about chopsticks would have gotten a comedian fired from a university 20 years ago.
(See #13 above)

Also, George Carlin himself (since you mentioned him) lamented the direction that political correctness was heading. You can google and YouTube search george carlin and political correctness to see for yourself.

Also, as Seinfeld stated, it's many comedians are no longer doing colleges... yes, what you stated is true that comedians from the old days also faced backlash because of their content, but not to the extent as it is today.

#22 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2018-12-02 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world."

It looks like the organizers forgot to mention this was a special needs event.

#23 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-12-03 07:59 AM | Reply

Conservatives bitching about students exercising free speech in three... two...

#24 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-12-03 01:15 PM | Reply

"I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world."
That's funny. Their outrage about some rather mild jokes proves the point.
Generation Snowflake may be the biggest
crybabies in history.
#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-02 09:09 AM

Sofia is only after kameradshaft. I really find her last words most alarming, "When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it's like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer."

She would love the communist China that has over one million Chinese Uighurs moved into internment camps and forcibly having their Muslim culture systematically removed, their society sterilized of individuality. You should see the "art" they conscript from Uighur artists for the government massive propaganda murals. There will never be peace within that repressive and under-evolved, over-militarized governance. They bring out tanks by default should any segment of a Chinese population revolt. Uighur architecture is quite elaborate - it's so beautiful, but the Chinese Han government is destroying and replacing the original buildings with mock-up's, forcing the locals to live in a Disney-like display world with little to no modernity. They build upscale real estate and shopping centers in the same locations for the Han Chinese they are moving in. They install observers in each Uighur household to record any "Muslim behavior". Undermining entire generations making China "safer".

#25 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-12-03 02:27 PM | Reply

"Generation Snowflake may be the biggest crybabies in history."
#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-02 09:09 AM

So I Cry For Him

#26 | Posted by LesWit at 2018-12-03 09:28 PM | Reply

Generation Snowflake may be the biggest crybabies in history.
#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-02 09:09 AM

Says Generation Snowflake.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-04 03:18 AM | Reply

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