Friday, August 29, 2014

Must not mention the oppression of Muslim women

"He could be funny anywhere. We were such close friends," Billy Crystal said of Robin Williams in a special tribute to the comedian aired midway through the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night

"While some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever.

 "And the glow will be so bright it will warm your heart and will make your eyes glisten and you will think to yourselves, 'Robin Williams. What a concept.'"

And for the most part, the audience at home and in the Nokia Theatre crowd appeared visibly moved by the segment.

That is until the honour ended in a series of clips of the comedian in action, cracking jokes during televised interviews and in stand-up.

In particular, it included a short snippet of a stand-up performance during which Williams borrows a pink scarf from an audience member in the front row and wraps its round his head to simulate a Hijab, or Islamic headscarf.

"I would like to welcome you to Iran… Help me!" he cries.

Viewers participating over Twitter were quick to criticise the inclusion of the joke as "racist":



slinky said...

Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. Whinny-ass douche bags.

Anonymous said...

I think if I was a woman in Iran I would be wanting to be helped. Helped right out of that hell hole!

Dean said...

It seems that to liberals truth is almost always offensive and/or racist. Incidentally, is Islam a race? I thought it was a religion.

Anonymous said...

Liberals have thrown the racist card so many times no one pays any attention to it anymore. The ridiculous discourse that continues to escalate in our bipolar society has cheapened the language so much that speech gets more and more outrageous just to get attention.


Bird of Paradise said...

These camel jockeys treat women worst then animals and yet liberal little twats whine about the way their treated

Anonymous said...

So is religion and race the same? Are culture and race synonymous? So races cannot be separated from cultures and nations?

Go Away Bird said...

Anyone for a few rounds of AHAB the ARAB by RAY STEVENS?

Anonymous said...

The scene reminded the feminists and their supporters of their uselessness in the Islamic world. That's why they don't protest. If they tried they would be executed. Sad thing is that they are so scared that they won't even protest from the safety of western countries.

Anonymous said...

The real sad thing is american feminists and liberals are hypocrites when they claim they care about women but then are silent when it comes to the treatment of women in Islam.