During a BuzzFeed Brews with CBS This Morning interview, the former Seinfeld star and co-creator said it is “anti-comedy” to approach the genre like it’s “the census.”
“Who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You’re funny, I’m interested. You’re not funny, I’m not interested. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that.”
*screams representation matters until my voice gives out*
So many things are fucked up here.
But what gets me most is that “who cares.” Non-white heterosexual males have been complaining about being represented in media more actively so as a matter of fucking fact LOTS OF FUCKING PEOPLE CARE. So for a straight white guy to ask who cares it’s is like I giant “Hey fuck what you care about. My opinions are more important.”
You’re an idiot. All he is saying is that from his perspective as a comedian the only thing he’s interested is being funny. There is not further agenda past that. Basically he is saying that color, gender, and age don’t mean anything if you are good at what you do, in his case comedy. What he’s saying isn’t complicated so why are you twisting it? As the audience we should be asking comedian’s if they are making us laugh or are they filling in a census? It’s not fair if people get jobs they are unqualified for, such as unfunny comedians, just because they are certain ethnic group or gender. That isn’t fair to the people who can actually get the job done.