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.