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Retardid policeman!

September 20, 2007 at 01:37 PM in Funny Crap | Permalink

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i laughed, then stopped. then i read the description on youtube and laughed again. apparently the actor has quite a sense of humor.

awesome.

Posted by: drew olanoff at Sep 20, 2007 2:40:27 PM

Hmmm... You use the word sorry as the title of the post so obviously you know it is inappropriate in some regard. I am just curious why people get away with making fun of certain groups of people while other videos that make fun of racial groups or something else, are lambasted with objection.

When looking up the word "retarded" in the dictionary it says this: "Often Offensive. Affected with mental retardation." It is the "often offensive" part that I take concern with. I know you did not create the sketch but I think it would still be funny without the policeman having down syndrome. If it were just a weird or awkward police officer, it would still have the same effect. But instead by having the policeman have a mental disability, it scrapes the bottom of the barrel and just makes a poor joke at the expense of an entire group of people. Maybe I should just be glad the sketch didn't use the word mongoloid?

call me overreactive, oversensitive, a prude, whatever. I am happy to carry that title if it is in reference to this issue.

Posted by: Josh Leo at Sep 20, 2007 2:53:22 PM

and in response to Drew's note and the description on the video, I still don't think it does anything to help the situation for mentally disabled people. It is just Base....

Posted by: Josh Leo at Sep 20, 2007 2:55:11 PM

The "Sorry" was meant for decent people like you Josh Leo.

But the video is meant for my friends out there who like inappropriate comedy... Drew Olanoff bravely reveals himself. :-)

Posted by: chuck at Sep 20, 2007 4:07:33 PM

Josh, thanks for sharing your opinions. Things like this are always subjective.

Life Goes on was a TV show that played on peoples emotions. Rain Man was a brilliant movie.

Sometimes art imitates life, and it doesn't always have to automatically be to life's detriment.

Just my opinion, that's all.

Posted by: drew olanoff at Sep 20, 2007 4:08:16 PM

It's one thing to use someone that has Downs Syndrome to be a real character that has it in your production and everything that surrounds it (i.e. Life Goes On... as mentioned), but it's another thing to use someone with Downs Syndrome to simply reinforce existing negative stereotypes of Downs Syndrome.

Offensive.

And you know what? That's awesome. Keep it comin'. I subscribed on YouTube.

Posted by: Aaron at Sep 20, 2007 4:44:47 PM