[QUOTE=llama;1070098]So being a comedian gives him carte blanche to be crude, vile and tasteless - no matter the circumstances? Was he working when he made these “jokes”? Earning his “living”? Was he being payed for his “material”? If that was the case, then he might have a claim to say he was just being a comedian, working at his “livelihood”. But he wasn’t - he was on Twitter.
I hope Disney distances themselves from him - I’ve never enjoyed the TikiBirds since it’s “new and improved” show was unveiled anyway.[/QUOTE]
Inever said it was okay for him to be tasteless, I just said that his being tasteless is a known thing. And yes, in today’s media environment, comedians who tweet ARE working. They are advertising their brand, they are marketing themselves. Celebrities’ tweets are frequently quoted and published/broadcasted.
Again, I’m not defending what he said or agreeing with what he said, I’m just saying that it’s silly for his employers to be so righteously indignant that a vile and crude man said vile and crude things.