Cameron Esposito: Tell your rape jokes. Expect to be challenged on them.
Seems like every 6 months or so - maybe once a year - there is a debate about rape jokes. Here’s how it goes:
A dude tells jokes about rape or deals with hecklers in way that includes rape. A woman hears these jokes or is the heckler. She publicly states that she is upset or didn’t like the joke…
“I personally don’t advocate for any topics being categorically off limits, because OF COURSE I DON’T. I’m a comic. I have talked about rape on stage. I do think, though, that when a comic is in a group of people largely unaffected by a topic, that comic should be able to do some extra work to make their jokes funny, relevant, well thought out. If you are a white comic talking about dealing with racism, or a straight comic talking about being uncomfortable in a gay neighborhood, or a dude talking about rape, you are asking for higher scrutiny.”
Jesse Eisenberg Wants You To Know He’s Smarter Than You (x)
more than one person has said they didn’t have access to this video in their country, and the world needs to see this, so here you go!
Jesse Eisenberg never did a thing wrong to me but I still want to point out that he looks like Tom Waits + the little girl from the late 90s Pepsi commercials. I swear this isn’t shade.
video kept failing, so i went to the original link (fyi if that happens to you)