Jun 29 2008
Anyone else incredulous at the story about the BC Human Rights Tribunal is going after a comedian after he rhetorically slapped down a couple of obnoxious hecklers at a Vancouver comedy show (See comedian Guy Earle’s description of the incident below)?
Political correctness is clearly out of control in Canada.
Ezra Levant, facing his own Human Rights Commission witch hunt, has pointed out that Earle’s case isn’t an isolated incident on his blog (Did You Hear The One About The Joke Police?). He notes that Heather MacNaughton, who wrote the ruling sending this matter to trial, is the same tribunal member who chaired Mark Steyn’s trial:
In that trial, too, the funny-ness of jokes became an issue. The Canadian Islamic Congress said that some of Mark Steyn’s jokes weren’t funny, but they also insisted that the CBC’s awful “sitcom”, Little Mosque on the Prairies, was indeed funny, and if Steyn didn’t think so, he was a racist.
So MacNaughton feels comfortable in her self-appointed role as government joke-tester.
It’s a joke, all right. I just don’t see the humor in it.
It appears that the heckler’s own behavior at the incident in question is under fire. One commenter with the tag Eyes_R-Listening writing on the official social network site of the L Word TV show (where the heckler apparently worked as an extra) says:
You make out with your girlfriend like some 15 year old in front of an adult audience. You then behave like some drunken heterosexual male at a strip joint and whine when you get a taste of your own medicine. This will never leave you. A bit of advice sweetheart: stay away from booze cuz you can’t control your big fat mouth. Oh, and say goodbye to your career.
Hmmm. This joke keeps getting worse by the day.