Sandra Bernhard is a nutjob that should apologize to blacks everywhere for insulting us with her ridiculous comments. Bernhard is been shown calling Palin “Uncle Women,” a “turncoat bitch” and a “whore.” I think she has crossed the line of political correctness, though some have said otherwise. According to Ari Roth of Theater J:
In fact, the play wears its politically VERY correct heart on its sleeve with its indictment of America as “A Man’s World, It’s a White Man’s World, It’s a F–ked Up White Man’s Racist World” and can only be suggested to be racist in its content if one is hell-bent on protecting White Folk for Sandra’s blistering indictment.When Sandra warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers, she’s being provocative, combative, humorous, and yes, let’s allow, disgusting. Really? She’s being disgusting.
Who in the world finds the suggestion of gang-rape humorous? Why did she have to make it racial by saying “big black brothers?” Isn’t that an affront to blacks everywhere?
According to news reports, the D.C. Jewish Community Center is supposedly very happy with their Bernhard show, and partied with Bernhard on opening night. Evidently, according to News Busters, they’re in tune with her right-bashing rage:
We’re proud of our producing — proud of Sandra’s sense of timing — taking the fight out to the house and to the street beyond, channeling so much of our rage and frustration at the bizarre recent twists of fortune since Karl Rove trotted out Sarah Palin for John McCain to briefly meet and then get in bed with.Sandra’s face is hanging 10 feet tall in a banner over the DCJCC steps and we’re proud that she’s a new emblem and ambassador for our theater and our center. She’s not the only one who represents us. But her large heart, her generous talent, and her big mouth are all a big part of who we are.
So, let me go out on a limb here, if blacks insulted the Jewish community with comments such as Ms. Bernhard uttered, then it would be all over the airwaves. Isn’t there an obvious double-standard here? When we speak up we are dismissed as being racist. I am still trying to ascertain what type of low-lifes she was entertaining. My guess is that the average person would have been totally insulted by her denigration of Sarah Palin and her insulting and racist comments about blacks.
Here’s some of what she says in the promo:
Now you got Uncle Women, like Sarah Palin, who jumps on the s–t and points her fingers at other women. Turncoat b—h! Don’t you f–kin’ reference Old Testament, bitch! You stay with your new Goyish crappy shiksa funky bulls–t! Don’t you touch my Old Testament, you b—h! Because we have left it open for interpre-ta-tion! It is no longer taken literally! You whore in your f–kin’ cheap New Vision cheap-ass plastic glasses and your [sneering voice] hair up. A Tina Fey-Megan Mullally brokedown bullshit moment.
Folks you be the judge. I know that the comedians push the envelop way too far in many cases, but we can’t be selective about criticizing them. For me, any comedian that crosses the line ought to be called out on it. Rape is never something to be taken lightly or in jest. Too many women have been violated in such a way and still bear scars, no matter how long ago it occurred.