Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Douche Bag of the Day! Adam Carolla

DBOTD isn't a real thing I write about, but it really could be given all the fodder out there. Anyhoo--the award today goes, by far, to Adam Carolla, who in a seemingly desperate attempt to pretend he's still relevant, claimed women aren't funny.

Yawn. How original.

For what it's worth, here's an excerpt from his statements that are absolutely blowing up today for their totally predictable sexism that could have been heard as easily in 1982 as 2012:
If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, "Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome."
Gee, his daughter is so lucky to have such an awesome, empowering, supportive dad who has total faith in her! To combat Carolla's stupidity, I'd like to refer here to a very funny lady, Mindy Kaling when she addressed this very issue in her book:
Why didn't you talk about whether women are funny or not?
I just felt that by communicating that in any real way, it would be tacit approval of it as a legitimate debate, which it isn't. It should be the same as addressing the issue of "Should dogs and cats be able to care for children? They're in the house anyway." I try not to make it a habit to seriously discuss nonsensical hot-button issues. 
That's what's up.

 And lastly, I'd also like to make a book recommendation from another very funny lady. I recently read Rachel Dratch's Girl Walks into a Bar and it had some great stories about her struggle as a "troll, ogre, or woodland creature" by Hollywood standards. She also chronicles having an unplanned pregnancy later in life, all with warmth, levelheadedness, and most of all HUMOR.

So go away, Carolla. GO AWAY.

1 comment:

  1. It's not that women aren't funny. It's just that he doesn't get the jokes.


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