May 2nd, 2012 by edsel
Satirical comedienne Sarah Silverman took shots at the ‘The Bachelor’ last week, calling the show “offensive.”
Gossip Cop reported that the star of ‘The Sarah Silverman Program’ discussed the reality show during the premiere of Lifetime’s ‘The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet’ on Thursday. Silverman found it strange that people consider her brand of humor ‘offensive’ while the same people enjoyed watching women publicly degrade themselves to ‘win’ a man on the reality TV show ‘The Bachelor.’
“I’ll tell you what’s offensive,” Sarah Silverman confided to de Cadenet. “These shows… that are on ABC during primetime. Twenty-five women in JC Penney prom dresses, fully grown, going, ‘He took us to a castle!’ No he didn’t. Producers procured a castle.”
She brought up another point of contention for the contestants of ‘The Bachelor.’ “And there’s 25 of you — that’s how special you aren’t,” she pointed out.
“I think, ‘Wow, some young girl is watching this, and there should be a warning saying, ‘This is not acceptable behavior,’” Sarah Silverman said of ‘The Bachelor.’
Sarah Silverman tackles social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion in her comedy skits. She makes fun of bigotry and stereotypes of ethnic groups and religious denominations by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic manner.
April 18th, 2012 by faye
Comedienne Sarah Silverman is raking in various comments and criticisms and has divided Twitter uses after posting a photo about an abortion joke.
According to reports, the abortion joke started when 41-year-old Silverman tweeted a photo on Wednesday of her pushed-out stomach in a pregnant-looking pose, with a caption that read, “It’s a burrito!” But 12 hours later, Sarah Silverman posted yet another photo of herself in the same outfit and similar pose as the first one. But this time, she had a flat stomach and the caption read, “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.”
The abortion joke photos were immediately bombarded with a tirade from Silverman’s Twitter followers. “Totally tasteless,” wrote one angry Twitter user in reaction. “If that’s what passes for humor these days, I guess you’ve got comedian of the year on lock down.”
A second disgruntled Twitter user wrote, “@SarahKSilverman your latest joke was tasteless and insensitive. Abortion is not something you should be laughing about #shameonyou #sad.”
Meanwhile, others applauded the zinger and willingness of Sarah Silverman to speak out on the possibility that the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which ruled in favor of a woman’s right to have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy, may be overturned in the U.S. One supporter even appeared to have found a renewed interest in Sarah Silverman’s brand of comedy after her abortion joke, writing Tuesday, “I have a sudden urge to watch all Sarah Silverman Program seasons over again.”
Sarah Silverman, on the other hand, appears to have quickly moved past the controversial abortion joke and on to other musings. Silverman tweeted Saturday, “This is true & not a euphemism: My dog cries when I have sex.”