Cancel Culture

Sarah Silverman Has Been Canceled

The comedian and activist was fired from a film after a 2007 blackface photo emerged.

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Sarah Silverman is canceled. The actress and comedian told Bill Simmons that she was recently fired from a movie after a picture surfaced from a 2007 episode of The Sarah Silverman Show in which she wore blackface.

Silverman acknowledges that it was wrong. The costuming choice was part of a sketch in which she and a scene partner sought to explore the complexities of racial identity by comedically probing whether or not it was harder to be black or Jewish. But it didn't sit well with her after the fact, and she said she will spend "the rest of [her] life" trying to make it right.

That wasn't good enough for the team on this new film. Silverman didn't elaborate on her firing other than to say she was kicked off the project the night before it was to begin. But she did have choice words for the emergence of cancel culture, calling it a "perversion"—one that is pushed primarily by the left and used by the right when convenient.

"It's like, if you're not on board, if you say the wrong thing, if you had a tweet once, everyone is, like, throwing the first stone," Silverman said. "It's really, 'Look how righteous I am and now I'm going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.'"

And that righteousness, she says, leaves no room for growth. Instead of challenging people to be better, cancel culture boots people from polite society without the opportunity for explanation or redemption. Silverman, meanwhile, sees herself as someone who has changed with the times and thus deserves a second chance.

"There was so much I didn't know," she said. "I knew there was racism, I knew that there was and I wanted to illuminate that in some way in comedy. But I didn't know that cops were killing black people and unarmed black teenagers on the regular, and that changed me forever."

That Silverman has legitimately learned from her mistakes is most evident in the fact that it was Silverman who drew attention to it during an interview with GQ last year.

"I don't stand by the blackface sketch. I'm horrified by it, and I can't erase it. I can only be changed by it and move on," she told the magazine. "That was such liberal-bubble stuff, where I actually thought it was dealing with racism by using racism. I don't get joy in that anymore. It makes me feel yucky. All I can say is that I'm not that person anymore."

On Simmons' podcast, the actress also lamented right-wing figures who adopt cancel culture as a means to get revenge on the left. She mentioned that offensive comments from a comedy routine have been taken out of context by her foes as if she'd used them in a "press conference," and noted that the proceeding outrage inspired a Florida pastor to call for her death.

An outspoken organizer and activist for left-leaning causes, Silverman is perhaps an unlikely victim of cancel culture. She has consistently tried to rally civic engagement around Democratic politicians, particularly as one of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I–Vt.) more high-profile supporters during the 2016 presidential election. But Silverman's recent brush with righteous intolerance is a reminder that the mob does not discriminate. One strike, and you're out.

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251 responses to “Sarah Silverman Has Been Canceled

  1. >>Silverman acknowledges that it was wrong.

    should have been unapologetic. of all people.

    1. Your apology is the rope they use to hang you.

      Pathetic to have Sarah Silverman get turned. Most of her shtick was based on offensiveness.

      Yet, also rather just. Has she not been calling for the right wing Unbelievers in the Progressive Theocracy to burn?

      Her weeping and gnashing of teeth as she’s thrown on the pyre she’s tossed other on is the sound of Justice.

      1. Best. Day. Ever.

      2. Most of her shtick was based on offensiveness.

        But, offensiveness to “those people”, not to the elect. She’d be quick enough to label anyone who used her tactics on her a Nazi.

        1. She once said she was happy Jesus was crucified & hoped the Jews would do it again if He ever returned!!!

          No bad thing that happens to her is bad enough!!!

          1. Oh no! Seriously, that’s the comment by her that riles you up? She’s most likely doesn’t believe in God, and of she did it would be the G-d of the Torah, and she wouldn’t believe JHC was god.

            1. She would make a good satanist.

            2. Yeah, it riles me up…It does not matter what she believes or who is the real God of any religion, etc…It is the hurtful nature of the comment to millions of Christians!

      3. “Her weeping and gnashing of teeth as she’s thrown on the pyre she’s tossed other on is the sound of Justice.”

        He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

        Thomas Paine

        1. Paine doesn’t seem to understand what an *enemy* is – it’s someone working to oppress *you*.

          If your oppressors turn on each other, it saves you the trouble.

    2. Sarah Silverman used to be funny, a loooong time ago. As she became more and more woke over the years, she became less and less funny.

      1. Get woke, go broke.

      2. The woke enjoy their sermons.

      3. She was never funny.

        She had connections which is how she ended up in various projects over the decades where she was also not funny.

        1. The Sarah Silverman Program was fucking hilarious. Some of the episodes are some of the funniest shit ever put on television. After the show ended she gradually got stupid and unfunny somehow though.

          1. Other better comedians wrote her material for that show. When it ended, she didn’t suddenly become unfunny. She was always unfunny, just being supported by others.

            1. You’re probably right about that, but I think it’s more like the main gist of the jokes were hers and they were edited into being funny by better comedians.

          2. The Sarah Silverman Show was hilarious only to those who’d never seen Chris Elliot’s show, Get a Life. She was doing entirely his schtick.

            1. She’s garbage. I hope she dies.

            2. Man, it’s been forever since I’ve seen that show, but from what I remember it wasn’t too similar to The SSP. I could be wrong, but now I have to go find it and watch it again.

          3. I found it preachy and tedious.

            -jcr

            1. It was usually making fun of being preachy and tedious, as in the offending blackface episode. The Tab/Tig episode is a classic as is anything involving Cookie Party and Miniature Coffee.

    3. What a complete and utter joke. Political correctness gone wrong. What about the movie WHITE CHICKS? Have they apologized yet, oh that’s right only white people can be “racist”.

      I do like the fact that these people are eating themselves.

      1. They’re making a second one.

      2. The SJWs are always glad to hear when people don’t like their definition of ‘racism’. It allows them to re-calibrate it, as necessary.

    4. Seriously. It’s comedy. And her whole brand is offensive comedy. You are supposed to push the limits of good taste. You are going to occasionally (or frequently if you are doing it right) cross someone’s line.

      1. exactly.

      2. No. She pushed for this kind of bullshit. Now that it is destroying her she shouldn’t get a pass. If there is any justice then she will be ruined and driven to suicide.

      3. Yeah yeah, tell it to Al Franken.

      4. Yep, and that’s fine if you defend others when they cross the lines, even your lines. What’s most galling is they hypocrisy, being perfectly fine ruining others if they go after your sacred cows but not expecting them to respond in kind.

    5. I still don’t think she has a clue. Comparing what is a normal practice on the left to some nutcase pastor on the fringe right (or wherever he is) is like comparing apples to …. well, fruitcakes.

    6. She had it coming. Not because of the blackface, which was used in a clearly anti-racist fashion, but because she signed-on to this woke “intersectional” identity-politics bandwagon as part of a virtue-signaling campaign to stay relevant. Unfortunately, “The Woke” eat their own and will crucify anyone they can find, if it adds to their own social virtue credit score.

      The only way to win at their game is not to play. Don’t interact with them, don’t engage them and never, EVER apologize to them for anything. If accused, flat out deny it and then reverse the accusation. Had Silverman been smart (which she isn’t), she should have immediately accused the studio of being sexist and anti-Semitic and demanded that they immediately reinstate her, followed by posting the sketch from the show so everyone can watch it and laugh at racism. But she’s a weak fool who decided to throw her lot in with these vicious bullies, and now she’s predictably paying the price. She earned it.

  2. Good. Couldn’t happen to a more awful person

    1. I came here to post that very thing.

    2. I absolutely hate seeing this happen to anyone — the Woke Left are the new Sturmabteilung — but if someone is going to be a victim of the SJW Jack-Booted Thugs then Karma demands it must be someone like Silverman.

      Sorry Sarah, but you can never be Woke enough. In the eyes of the Left, you are no better than Donald Trump. Welcome to the Deplorable Legion.

      1. I’d put Lena Dunham at the head of that line, but this is a close second.

    3. Yeah, I’m cool with her never working again. Maybe developing a real clinical depression problem, getting hooked on meth, and eventually meeting some terrible end.

      1. WTF? That’s some sadistic stuff you’re saying.

        I thought that “disagreement=hate” was a progressive thing.

        1. He’s “shitlording”. It’s just his thing.

          1. He is just an angry redneck.

            1. No, I’m amused by this turn of events and not angry. Also, I’m not a redneck. I live in the suburbs, wear designer clothes, and don’t listen to country music. And unlike you Kiddie Raper, I don’t Molester children or Jack it to violent child rape videos. Like the shit you proudly tried to post here. You sick piece of shit.

              I would say you should kill yourself too, but it would be far better if a past victim of yours, or the victim’s father tortured you to death for your pedophilia.

              1. Now That’s What I Call Shitlording! Vol. 367

                I don’t think PB will understand, but just idly threatening people online is not the same as whatever horrendous shit he gets up to, aside from his empty, one track attempts at trolling.

        2. He’s also the one who frequently fantasizes about forcefully deporting or murdering people based on political beliefs. It’s not only a lefty/progressive thing.

          1. “It’s not only a lefty/progressive thing.”

            I know, I was attempting a shaming tactic linking him to progressives.

            1. Sorry, not going to work. First, I have very little shame. Second, there is no equivalence. I’m not doing this to her, nor are any of you. She is being consumed by the same best she gleefully Fed and turned on good Americans that just want Dooley like her to leave them alone.

              She deserves great suffering, and a horrific end. All at her own hand. I’m all out of fucks to give for this slimy, vile cunt.

              1. “Sorry, not going to work. First, I have very little shame.”

                Fascists rarely do. It’s hard to be an eager proponent of mass murder without being emotionally stunted to a significant degree.

                1. Kiddie Raper, you’re the fascist. I’m not the one who wants to enslave everyone and control how they love. I just want to destroy the people who do. Like you.

                  You also should suffer for being a vicious pedophile.

                  1. Not PB, sorry. And yes, your enthusiasm for the forced deportation and execution of tens of thousands of American citizens has been noted several times. Not sure why you’d wanna show that off though.

        3. Sarah Silverman and her proggy friends have declared war on the rest of us. They need to go. Seeing her ruined or worse is a very good thing. And she’s done it to herself.

          You’re a fool if you can’t see that.

      2. I’m just saying, I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep if she ended up chugging cock to feed that addiction.

        1. Perhaps a supporting role in the next Krysta Now film, ‘Cockchuggers 3: Cockchuggin’ in Paradise’?

      3. Hopefully she plummets to porn before she’s too old.

        1. Mail that to about fifteen years ago.

        2. She’s done a couple of movies that are basically borderline porn already, from what I understand. Will search Netflix etc later.

  3. I want to not care about this because I believe she stoked the fires of the unyielding identity politics that is swallowing her now. However, I don’t know for sure that she did that, so I’ll just not care about this for other reasons.

    1. FoE
      that will be my take as well

    2. Concern for Sarah Silverman is something I never had before. I see no reason to start now.

  4. An outspoken organizer and activist for left-leaning causes, Silverman is perhaps an unlikely victim of cancel culture.

    No, it’s not unlikely at all. Step out of line in the slightest and you’re the enemy.

    And – would.

    1. for days.

      1. You thirsty fuckers have clearly never seen her naked.

        Girl’s got the build of a Lego figure.

        1. Legos? That’s my fetish!

        2. I adore LEGO, it is as a thousand toys in one.

          1. It fits. Silverman is a thousand unfunny people in one.

            1. Yep.

        3. i’m in it for the attitude.

    2. but she would have to not talk the entire time

    3. Ew. Wood not.

      1. On a scale of 7 to 10, how gay are you?

    4. It happened to Robespierre. As they say, every revolution ends eating its own children, the feast is just beginning.

    5. Wait for the Night of the Long Knives — when the elite turn their loyal Schutzstaffel against the no longer useful idiots of their Sturmabteilung.

      Sarah Silverman confessing over the stupid black face skit read like something out of a Soviet era show trial. Her problem is that leftwing woke social justice warriors are less merciful than the NKVD.

  5. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  6. White people wearing “blackface” deserve no forgiveness. It doesn’t matter if they’re comedians, or governors. Or if the incident happened 10 years ago or 30 years ago. Engaging in such a vile display of racism should forever exclude a white person from polite society.

    #LibertariansForCancelCulture

    1. What about gov coonman?

      1. He’d be gone if they could’ve figured out a way to not have a Republican as governor when the dust settled.

        1. The fact that the LT Governor is black proves that God has a wicked sense of humor.

          1. With a #meetoo accusation no less

        2. Sarah would have been spared if removing her would have resulting in a Republican getting the part.

          1. LOLOL

    2. White people wearing “blackface” deserve no forgiveness.
      Not all white people. Robert Downey Jr. for example.

      1. Black Like Me would not be an acceptable book to write today. Sad.

    3. Dude, get a frickin life.

    4. What about women wearing strap-ons? How do you feel about that, OBL?

      1. No one cares about your sex life.

        1. Fuck off, Hihn.

      2. Fun fact, “strap on” spelled backwards is “no parts”!
        And I don’t care if I offended anybody.

        1. Hitting eunuch right where there’s nothing to hurt

    5. Polite society sucks!

    6. OBL, I agree. In fact, just to make sure every leftist who has transgressed is punished for it, and every leftist who hasn’t remains lure, all of you should commit suicide right now.

      Every one of you. It would be the wokest thing to do, ever.

  7. I can’t what idiom works best here? What goes around comes around or you reap what you sow.

    1. “You made your bed, now lie in it”?

      “Lie down with dogs, you’ll get fleas”?

      1. If you can’t stand the heat, don’t live in glass houses.

    2. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    3. Hoist by her own petard!

      1. You misspelled “retard.”

    4. Unfortunately, everyone else gets to reap what she has sown as well.

  8. Maybe the sketch was dreck, but accepting the premise that it was a horrible sin requiring extensive penance and rhetorical self flagellation does not help to stop cancel culture.

    1. I recall it being funny. Of course I was a teenager when it came out.

    2. That episode was actually quite funny.

  9. Its what happens when the next generation comes into play. The first generation understands that all this outrage is fake. It’s a weapon to be used against their enemies and never something to be taken seriously when charged against their allies, but the next generation misses that nuance. They actually believe the outrage and that things are actually as awful as their elders keep shouting. Then of course, they hold their elders to the same standards they were taught too.

    So sad, but you brought it upon yourself.

    1. EXACTLY

      somewhere, somehow, ‘racism’ became the worst sin in the world, worse than murder. And you just described the process.

    2. Sorry, my sympathy for anyone even vaguely connected to this shit getting a dose of what they helped promote has gone to nill, after a bunch of the generation they raised came and shit all over one of my favorite fandoms, and the people who’d been promoting this shit just stood around with their hands in the air wondering who they’d learned it from.

      1. Which fandom? I stay away from fandom for the most part, but I might like whatever it was on its own merits.

    3. The first generation understands that all this outrage is fake. It’s a weapon to be used against their enemies and never something to be taken seriously when charged against their allies, but the next generation misses that nuance.

      Are we really concerned about how teenagers will learn about apathy, melodrama, and fake outrage? Personally, as a Gen Xer, I look forward to my days spent in a rocking chair teaching the grandkids about sarcastic indifference.

      1. I’m ok with co opting this weapon the progtard scum created and turning it in them. It will damage some of them, and maybe completely destroy a few progressive lives.

        They declared war on us. So now shit is getting real. I hope they all burn.

      2. Gen-X’s passive aggressive attitudes have been a key enabler of this shit. It’s incredible how many of my hometown classmates are parroting woke nonsense now.

        1. Gen-X’s passive aggressive attitudes have been a key enabler of this shit.

          I can see how there are two points of view on the topic. There were lots of Gen Xers who were genuinely uncaring, apathetic, and angsty. There were also lots of Gen X icons who pretended to be uncaring and apathetic.

          Ultimately, I’m not as hot on the ‘What about the children?’ issue as my first-hand experience has suggested that dedicated messaging about AGW, bullying, and inclusiveness is between falling on deaf ears and counterproductive. I think the bigger concern will be the continued cognitive disconnect of how our social indoctrination institutions continue to fail at (both their overt, explicit mission and their) implicit mission. How, after half a century of teaching kids to tolerate, not to hate, not to defy, and not to devalue from before they can read to adulthood they, somehow, still learn to hate, defy, and devalue.

    4. Now do climate change

      1. Oh wait that hasn’t happened yet. I do look forward to the day young climate change freaks realize how many rich, older people in there movement are flying around on private jets.

        1. Guessing that day will come around the year 2035, at which point we will have approximately 12 years until the world is ended from climate change.

          1. In the original 1956 Japanese version of Rodan, the culprit responsible for prehistoric monsters hatching out in a coal mine was global warming. That was revised in the American dubbed version as nuclear bomb tests. I blame pre-code comic books. Not really.

  10. You can be a governor and have worn black face in your past but you can’t be a comedian. Yeah that makes sense.

    1. Silverman just chose the wrong profession. Then again, look how many of the Democratic aspirants give us belly laughs.

    2. with democrats you can have been an actual KKK member and its okay

      1. +100

    3. They can hang Sarah and not lose power.

      Power is always Job One with the Left.

    4. The obvious fact is that Silverman was sacked for some other reason. This stuff was known for YEARS and had to have been known before she was accepted on this project. She pissed the wrong person off, or someone better was found, or she was too expensive.

      And this is the real point of the matter. Almost no one is using these blackface scandals to deal with racism. They are doing it to remove people they don’t want in control. That is why governor blackface is still in charge- the people who weaponized this method don’t want him out of power. Even the conservatives using this as a club are doing it because they don’t like the people they are bashing- they don’t really care that some liberal was saying homophobic stuff in the past, they just want that person punished for other reasons.

      I really wonder how many of the outrage mob actually believe that what Silverman (or any other person so accused) was doing was an unforgivable sin vs those deep down who just want her out of the way.

      1. Governor Blackface is still governor because:
        Lieutenant Governor MeToo
        Attorney General Blackface
        Speaker of the House Republican

        1. +1000

      2. Yeah, I suspect that in most cases like this the actual supposed transgression is irrelevant. First someone decides you need to be taken down. Then they find some evidence of racism or some other sin to use against you.

    5. This surprises you? Progtards are living contradictions.

    6. You can be a governor and have worn black face in your past but you can’t be a comedian.

      Unless you’re Jimmy Kimmel? Oh wait, you said comedian.

  11. “There was so much I didn’t know,” she said. “I knew there was racism,

    But when did you know it, Silverman?

    Black NRA – an amazingly racist sketch in 2013.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzLoyY-ypPQ

    Even if you got a pass over the blackface sketch from 2007, why wouldn’t you then be immediately cancelled over the openly racist sketch from 2013?

    1. That is incredibly racist and offensive. It, however, is not as offensive as the skit Jimmy Kimmel did in black face making fun of Karl Malone. Kimmel got a pass. So why not Silverman? She at least has a nice rack. Kimmel is just a douche bag.

      1. She at least has a nice rack.

        Pics? Link?

        1. Go to Celebrity Movie archive .com and look her up. She is a bit thick and a bit Russian Peasant looking but she does have a nice rack.

          1. I was just about to post that Sarah has one…IO mean two redeeming qualities.

      2. You’re right. Let’s get Kimmel canceled. And Colbert, just because.

      3. IIRC Kimmel did a number of Karl Malone sketches, it was a running bit

      4. Can you help me understand how this sketch is racist? The point of the skit seems to be to accuse NRA members of being racist by saying that many NRA members might be uncomfortable at the idea of arming black people. I guess it plays a bit into the stereotype of NRA members being racist white men, but I think I must be missing something.

    2. Leftists really have no idea what their opponents even fucking believe do they? The fact someone thought that this sketch was both funny and offensive to right wingers is actually the only funny part of the sketch.

      1. You can’t satirize something you don’t understand. The comedians in the 60s and 70s understood the old establishment they were satirizing. So, it was funny. The comedians today have no understanding of anything outside of their own liberal bubble. So, their satire is just sad.

        1. Saturday Night Live used to be hilarious, a long, long time ago.

          1. South Park openly dares the woke to come after them. Can’t wait for the new season.

            1. Sir bags packed.There was a recent interview with Parker and Stone, where they said if Hollywood turned on them that they are ok with that, and already have their bags packed.

              Good for them.

            2. +100

            3. South Park should be a guide to all comedians. They do whatever they want and never apologize. And they are hugely popular and successful. You only get taken down if you let them do it.

              1. They do whatever they want and never apologize. You only get taken down if you let them do it.

                Not just don’t apologize but they even did the reverse shame apology to Isaac Hayes, right? When he said their bit on Scientology was offensive and that he’d quit if they don’t take it out they essentially said, “We’re sorry… Sorry you feel that way! bye.”

                1. And opened the following season by killing off Chef, who turned out to have been a robot controlled by some sort of lunatics all along.

            4. i love South Park so much.

      2. They don’t seem to. Or even if they do, they still assume the real reason is racism.

    3. Yes, it was somewhere in this time period that she fell into a spiral of unfunny.

  12. It’s weird how us flyover folks always hear about how racist and backward we are but the ones with blackface photos and rapey proclivities always turn out to be coastal leftists

    1. It’s because they never figured out how to say, “I don’t mean to be racist but…” first.

    2. The Left always projects.

    3. They’re also the pedophiles too. Like Buttplug and ChemJeff.

    4. They’re projecting all their evils onto flyover country in some kind of pathological denial of their own miserable iniquities.

  13. ” the actress also lamented right-wing figures who adopt cancel culture as a means to get revenge on the left.”

    Yes this is what happens when you create a set of cultural rules you’re going to be expected to live by them. I just fucking can’t with these people they truly are the worst they are on the vanguard of the movement create the new rules and than lament the otherside using the rules more than the rules themselves.

    1. It’s so inconvenient when our dishonest cudgel is used back on us

      1. Don’t you know who she is?

        1. Not really. I think she used to fuck Jimmy Kimmel to get famous?

          1. She was almost signed as regular cast on Star Trek Voyager. But instead they got that big boobed babe Jeri Ryan. Thank God.

            1. I remember that episode where the ship traveled back in time to 1996 Earth and she played some kind of astronomer who lived in a van. Little did we know she’d grow up to be so vapid and self-righteous.

          2. And Matt Damon.

    2. Saul Alinsky
      Rules for Radicals
      4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

      1. Similar to rule #1 of being The Doctor. Turn your enemy’s power against him.

      2. +10

  14. “An outspoken organizer and activist for left-leaning causes, Silverman is perhaps an unlikely victim of cancel culture.”

    Unlikely? Wrong. There can only be one Most Pure, and cancel culture is how you narrow the field down.

    1. Being a loyal member of the party just makes her betrayal worse not better.

      1. They eat their own with such relish, don’t they?

        1. They always have.

        2. I watch them eat their own wish such relish.

  15. “…the actress also lamented right-wing figures who adopt cancel culture as a means to get revenge on the left.”

    Well, gee, can you blame ’em? They saw how well it works for left-wingers seeking ‘revenge’ on their own.

    1. “Hey, no fair! Only we’re allowed to use this weapon!”

      1. “At least I still have my high horse”–chemjeff when his lefty buddies turn on him.

        1. +1

          And every Neocon NeverTrumper.

  16. Really, this is what passes for righteousness indignation these days?

  17. Does anyone think she learned a lesson from this at all? In fact I’m positive if we were to go back in time the only thing she would change is the sketch itself.

    1. I am also positive that if she hadn’t made that sketch for some reason or got a reprieve, she would absolutely join the mob destroying the next person who is found not to be sufficiently woke.

      1. she will absolutely join the mob destroying the next person who is found not to be sufficiently woke.

        FTFY

    2. “This is all Trump’s fault!”

  18. the actress also lamented right-wing figures who adopt cancel culture as a means to get revenge on the left

    Boo-fucking-hoo little girl. You got fucked by the very rules you made. If you want Sympathy you can find it in the dictionary between Shit and Syphilis.

  19. The revolution is eating its own. I just wish it would hurry up.

    1. There aren’t the Kilkenny cats, this is Bolshevik v. Menshevik. Fighting the Mensheviks didn’t destroy the Bolsheviks, it just made them hungry for more victims.

  20. According to Wikipedia, she also made a joke about using the word “chink” on a juror questionnaire to get out of jury duty. So she was denounced by some attention whoring grievance monger – I mean Asian-American civil-rights acticist – for saying “chink,” even though she said “chink” in the context of a joke making clear that “chink” was a bad word. It wasn’t as if she said “chink” just for the sake of saying “chink.”

    1. Wow, it’s a good thing she never said anything else offensive.

      https://www.quotes.net/movies/sarah_silverman%3A_jesus_is_magic_139497

    2. I hope the grievance monger at least recognized and appreciated that this time the system worked

    3. “in the context of ”

      Whites can’t even *mention* the “n-word” by it’s proper name, let alone use it.

      1. “We don’t take kindly to nigger guys ’round here.”

    4. You know what they call a fat chinaman?

      A chunk.

  21. the actress also lamented right-wing figures who adopt cancel culture as a means to get revenge on the left

    Maybe hang a sign that says “For Blacks“?

    1. ‘ONLY’, you left out the most important word, ONLY.

  22. “An outspoken organizer and activist for left-leaning causes, Silverman is perhaps an unlikely victim of cancel culture.”

    Tell that to Leon Trotsky, among others.

  23. Not happy to see this, even if she’d be in line to use the tactic on those she disagrees with. But I’m more disheartened to see her groveling apology and act as if she actually did something wrong.

    1. The left yearns in the worst way for the groveling, even as they swear to never forgive. Which explains their white-hot hatred of Trump. Not only doesn’t he apologize, but he wears their insults as badges of honor.

    2. “…But I’m more disheartened to see her groveling apology and act as if she actually did something wrong.”

      Why?
      She’s willing to claim others who did so ‘did something wrong’. She may be an idiot, but at least she’s not being hypocritical.
      Well, she IS an idiot.

      1. Why? Because it moves the whole culture further in a bad direction. You can both think this is bad and have no sympathy for her.

    3. She should slit her wrists.

  24. She peaked in way of the gun

    1. [My reply is awaiting moderation. I wonder what the reason?]

    2. Try this without links.

      Hmmm. Thought that was Juliette Lewis.
      [checking Wikipedia …. Cast. Sarah Silverman as Raving Bitch …. Raving Bitch: “Hey dickless, get off the fucking car! ….”]
      Yes, I remember that scene.
      When the woke called her out over something that would been simply tasteless but funny back in the day, she shudda went full tilt boogie Raging Bitch on them. With PMS. Pleading with sadistic bastards just inflames their sadism.

  25. The costuming choice was part of a sketch in which she and a scene partner sought to explore the complexities of racial identity by comedically probing whether or not it was harder to be black or Jewish.

    WHAT?! NOTHING about the Jewish nose or whatever the blackface analog was?

  26. Why hasn’t Ted Danson been blackballed?

    1. He has been, many times. He pays big money for that too.

    2. And C. Thomas Howell. Well, he probably has. I don’t know that he’s been heard from at all since the ’80s.

  27. Let’s be honest, comedy as a professional career is dead. The easily offended woke culture has made sure of that. And it’s not even like comedians will be replaced by robots: it will be strictly serious, forced compliance with their daily talking points.

    All those non-woke jokes will be lost in time, like tears in rain. At least Sarah Silverman had her moment.

    Also, would.

    1. RIP Rutger Hauer

      1. Blade Runner
        Flesh+Blood

  28. Oh, look. Another fluff piece from Billy Binion’s “authoritarian leftists ain’t so bad” collection. Is he trying to get a date? Of course Silverman’s fellow travelers turned on her. Sometimes you get to be in the crowd at the struggle session and sometimes you have to take your turn on stage “doing the airplane”. This is how virtue signaling as a competitive sport works.

  29. Silverman’s entire career rested on being a pretty face with a foul mouth, so her departure won’t be much of a loss to modern comedy (such as it is).
    Still, there is some amusement value in seeing yet another devoted leftist go down in the pop culture equivalent of a Stalinist show trial.

    1. You can only get so far in comedy on dick and fart jokes.

      She reached her pinnacle decades ago.

    2. True but I would like some self-awareness. I wonder if they’ll smarten up or double down.

      Smart alec leftists aren’t generally very bright so doubling down may be the more natural play.

      1. Never mind. I just read the article and her comments.

        She doesn’t get it. Just a couple of thoughts on a couple of excerpts in her nonsense:

        “But it didn’t sit well with her after the fact, and she said she will spend “the rest of [her] life” trying to make it right.”

        How? By joining a convent? By doubling down on your screeds on Twitter? How about, you know, leaving the past alone, not letting the mob dictate who you are and having the inner-strength to – well – just shut the fuck up and move on? How about that?

        “”It’s like, if you’re not on board, if you say the wrong thing, if you had a tweet once, everyone is, like, throwing the first stone,” Silverman said. “It’s really, ‘Look how righteous I am and now I’m going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.'”

        And that righteousness, she says, leaves no room for growth. Instead of challenging people to be better, cancel culture boots people from polite society without the opportunity for explanation or redemption.”

        Room for growth. Like that silly video she made?

        Oh Lord the cognitive dissonance on display. One could have concluded she was precisely one of those faux-righteous people. Redemption from what? She speaks as though she speaks for everyone and that her perception of the ills of society are true. She’s projecting.

        “I don’t stand by the blackface sketch. I’m horrified by it, and I can’t erase it. I can only be changed by it and move on,” she told the magazine. “That was such liberal-bubble stuff, where I actually thought it was dealing with racism by using racism. I don’t get joy in that anymore. It makes me feel yucky. All I can say is that I’m not that person anymore.”

        In more talented hands, that’s an effective way to highlight racism. She’s basically saying you can’t do that. Which isn’t surprising given her thinking – or lack thereof.

        I don’t think she’s very smart at all. Nor does she grasp the concept of principles.

        Bill Simmons is a man who thinks Megan Rapinoe is a good role model for his daughter.

        He always was a vapid dink.

        1. In more talented hands, that’s an effective way to highlight racism.

          e.g., Blazing Saddles

    3. What’s most obnoxious about Silverman, and the Hollywood entertainment industry in general, is how condescending, hypocritical, and self-aggrandizing they are. Even her “I Love You, America” series was a paeon to the cultural narcissism of the creative class.

      These are people who literally whore themselves out for fame and money, and overlook the rampant pedophilia, sexual abuse, and addictive behaviors that have defined the industry for decades. Even PoundMeToo was ultimately a tool to bash men, rather than root out the degeneracy of the culture as a whole. For them to look down their nose at some white plumber and screech how “privileged” he supposedly is because of his skin color, is simple projection of the guilt of their own sins.

  30. Well Sarah. You’ve just been eaten by your own and by the zeitgeist you illogically and thoughtlessly helped foster.

    No one should lose their jobs over such inanities bowing before the incoherent and irrational tyranny of the faux-outrage mob but you reap what you sow.

  31. But was the skit funny?

  32. Another talentless virtue-signaling hypocrite gets torn down by the pack of jackals who happily eat their own.

    So sad that you can’t watch bad “actors” less than never.

  33. The old Sarah would have been unapologetic. She’s really softened up.

    1. You’d like to pretend she had principles that she’s lost. In actuality, she’s the exact same pandering shill she always was.

      1. Who was she pandering to in her dick and pussy joke days?

  34. It would be nice if not only Silverman but all of the other “woke” folks in the entertainment industry would learn something from this. But I don’t expect it to happen.

    1. They will learn to Woke Harder!

  35. She burns in the fire she helped spread far and wide.

    May she suffer a thousand times as much for each person she sent to this conflagration.

  36. I notice that the picture of her in blackface is never shown. That’s pretty gutless. But this is Reason . . . so.

    1. They just wanted to make sure you had something to bitch about.

  37. The Church of the Woke has no prescription for redemption, salvation, nor forgiveness. The damned are damned forever.

    1. I doubt that Bolsheviks ever allowed Kulaks redemption or salvation.

  38. What do you make of this statement:

    “There was so much I didn’t know,” she said. “I knew there was racism, I knew that there was and I wanted to illuminate that in some way in comedy. But I didn’t know that cops were killing black people and unarmed black teenagers on the regular, and that changed me forever.”

    Silverman did not know, in 2007, that cops shoot black people?

    Hey Sarah! News flash: Did you know that before 1865, black people were owned as PROPERTY?? Bet that comes as a shock to you!

    1. I wonder if she knows that cops also regularly kill people of other races?

      1. It’s probably news to her that people called “cops” even exist.

  39. Do we have any confirmation that she really was kicked off the film due to her blackface appearance, and not for some other, legitimate reason?

    1. Well, she is a washed-up, talentless toad, so maybe that had something to do with it.

  40. This just made my day. Live by, die by.

  41. That’s a real shame that she’s suffering the consequences of the world she helped create.

  42. Somehow, I just can’t work up any sympathy when a leftard incurs the wrath of other leftards. If she wanted true friends, she should have tried being a decent human being.

    That being said, my regard for her would switch from highly negative to very slightly less so if she told the people who are hounding her to just fuck off.

    -jcr

  43. Is there some proof that Silverman offered that she was fired for an old blackface sketch and not for some other reason? A reason that might be harder to spin as her being a victim of the “cancel culture”?

  44. Too funny. Leftists eating their own. Bon appétit.

  45. So awesome when the Revolution eats its own……

  46. Can’t believe this omg that’s so sad!
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  47. Actresses should know better than to make fun of the melanin-challenged. So… does this mean CPUSA and Antifa get to set Gorsuch’s robe on fire?

  48. When the crocodile eats the appeaser….
    …and the appeaser goes to Hell and is still in denial.
    Because what is good for the goose…..
    Let this be a lesson for ALL.

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  50. Sarah fucking Silverman gets cancelled and somehow makes the news.Help! My eyes can’t stop rolling!!!

  51. I love it when people get a taste of their own medicine.

    It’s like this tough-on-crime Republican guy who got arrested because the cops hadn’t updated their database with his ticket payment. “They pulled a gun on me, put me in cuffs, took my fingerprints, threw me in a cell, and treated me like a criminal.”

    Well, did you expect them to give you a cookie?!?

  52. Silverman is perhaps an unlikely victim of cancel culture.

    Not for those who remember tyrants turning on each other (for example Stalinist show trials).

  53. Her thing was FAR less offensive than her ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel. She did blackface to make fun of blackface.

    Kimmel did it to make fun of…Karl Malone.

  54. Oh look, it’s another Reason article about Lefty scum being persecuted by the mob they helped create. Unlike whenever a right wing person is the target, you’ll notice the entire lack of throat clearing and discussion about how this person is the worst racist ever but we have to stand for principle. In fact, we are supposed to believe that Silverman is a paragon of good intentions because she is a progressive liberal. What a pathetic fucking joke of an article.

  55. Ralph Northam’s kindred spirit?

  56. Is it me or is reason so not libertarian?
    Every Robby Soave article shows how woke he is.
    Gender non binary? Great science guys!
    There’s no such thing as a gender non binary human. Only rare intersex people. But whatever. Hang me
    Sarah stole her funniest jokes modifying them from borscht belt comedians
    She’s very pretty though obviously aging and has a funny demeanor but she’s a huge joke thief.
    Cops don’t shoot black people as she says. Thanks reason for printing that like truth and not pointing out that all these lies fuel the cancel culture
    Doubt she’ll run out of money
    I can’t stand reason mostly. There’s no genuinely libertarian publication that publishes often. Why support open borders without welfare reform? Honestly? That’s so not libertarian!
    Everything is kid gloves. HarvArds policies are unconstitutional and discriminatory. But if reason presents it gently they’re woke. Very few reason writers are committed to defending anything

    1. But it didn’t sit well with her after the fact, and she said she will spend “the rest of [her] life” trying to make it right.

      Hint: You can’t.

  57. ‘But she did have choice words for the emergence of cancel culture, calling it a “perversion”…’

    Oddly, she never spoke out against it before she was fired.

  58. LOL. As much as I loathe “cancel culture”, I have a really hard time feeling sorry for this snarky, pompous, elitist, indignant human garbage can. Let the hypocrite eat her words. Let the left continue their cultural autocannibalism. Now THIS is entertainment.

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