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Comedy TV Creators Accuse Adult Swim of Cancelling Show Over Support for Trump

Sam Hyde and Don Jolly write at the Daily Caller that “comedians these days, just like journalists and academics, are expected to toe an ideological line”:

Well, they cancelled it. Million Dollar Extreme Presents: WORLD PEACE, Adult Swim’s politically intolerable comedy show has been ethnically cleansed from late night cable. America’s young weed-pipe-hitters are safe from Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, and Charls Carroll’s racist mind control, protected from sick “alt-right” jokes about public school and tap water. Be careful—there might be a swastika hidden in this paragraph. Can you find it?

WORLD PEACE was guilty of every sin. Wrath, “normalization,” pride, envy, lust, doing a sketch where Mark Zuckerberg is violently abducted and beaten to death by red monsters. According to a certain Blockhead who is currently at Buzzfeed: “World Peace [was] one massive in-joke designed to signify to a group of people online for whom the limits of irony have been misplaced and forgotten,” the so-called “trolls” that helped elect Donald Trump. Sounds a little paranoid to me…

Comedians these days, just like journalists and academics, are expected to [toe] an ideological line. Brett Gelman happily shared an episode of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast with Sarah Silverman in 2009 without chastising her for spending nearly an entire year of her life episode of her Comedy Central series in blackface. Eric Andre has done a bit called “Everybody Hates Kikes.” But Eric Andre also got his press pass revoked for doing jumping jacks in the middle of the aisle at the Republican National Convention this year and Sarah Silverman killed at the DNC with a strong ten minute set predicated on haranguing Bernie Sanders supporters for “being ridiculous.” They’re allowed to be crude. It’s for the greater good. They are, at least implicitly, #WithHer. Gelman’s Dinner made an interesting case that white people are a “virus,” and included multiple scenes of black celebrities being threatened at gunpoint by police, which all seems pretty above-board and properly ironic to me. Hilarious stuff. All MDE did with WORLD PEACE was paint my (Sam’s) face brown-ish so he looked extra stupid while calling himself “Peanut Arbuckle.” The guys in MDE voted for Trump. We’re not allowed to be stupid, just “uneducated.”

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