The phrase “Comedians can’t say anything nowadays” has become such a worn-out cliche, it hardly carries much shock value anymore. But hearing this come from the mouth of Jennifer Aniston, one of America’s most beloved comedic actresses, is certainly unexpected. Sure, Aniston may have been in the entertainment business for some time now and thus has knowledge on how to make an impactful statement, but her comedy career was never known for pushing boundaries.
Nevertheless, “it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life,” Aniston said. “[In the past] you could joke about a bigot and have a laugh—that was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were. And now we’re not allowed to do that.”
Twitter, naturally, did not agree with Aniston’s remarks, particularly as they applied to her most famous comedy, Friends.
“There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of Friends and find them offensive,” Aniston said. “There were things that were never intentional and others…well, we should have thought it through—but I don’t think there was a sensitivity like there is now.”
What she says is true though, because liberals get offended by everything, even if it’s not offensive to them. They also want to get offended on behalf of other people as well. That’s why you see so many white people getting all bent out of shape over what they label as cultural appropriation.
I still am waiting for the day that all of this nonsense goes away, because it will. These softies are going to eventually wake up, give up, or disappear from a lack of procreation since it’s bad for the environment.