I always find it odd that people in a free society demand comedians to give an apology. I always find it stranger that a person or group in the midst
of a scandal would demand an apology. You want a free pass from being ripped on because you're going through a hard time?
During the show's "Weekend Update" segment, the comedian likened supporters of the Catholic Church, which has seen a sex-abuse scandal
encompassing thousands of priests, to fans of R. Kelly, who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
I can understand that this isn't a fair comparison, but comedy isn't about logic, it's about getting laughs. Sometimes it's about being edgy just to
break ice around a topic.
"Apparently, the only acceptable bias these days is against the Catholic Church," leaders of the Brooklyn diocese said in a statement. "The
faithful of our Church are disgusted by the harassment by those in news and entertainment, and this sketch offends millions. The mockery of this
difficult time in the Church’s history serves no purpose."
Well, aside from being wrong, I think it's fair to say when you have decades of covering up sexual abuse towards minors, your become free game.
But just when I thought this couldn't get anymore rich... The dude really just doubled down on dumb ass and through any shred of footing out the
The diocese said it has "instituted widespread changes" to prevent abuse, adding that it's "likely that no other institution has done more than
the Catholic Church to combat and prevent sexual
Combat is the most creative way of saying enable I've ever seen.
Aside from seeing the results of any new "widespread changes", what have they done other than moving people out of areas where they get caught?
I don't think we should target people because they are catholic, and I recognize that a comedian directed a joke towards them, but it's that, a joke
(to be honest, I haven't really liked most of the recent years of SNL and didn't find this funny, but they should still be able to do it). But when an
organization goes this astray, we should criticize it as a whole (not individuals).
And just because it's a religious organization doesn't give them a free pass, hell, it should open them up to more scrutiny. When you have people
believing you are the middle man to their eternal salvation, you have more power than normal people, when you abuse it, just as the bible says, you
should be judged more heavily.
Edit: Full headline reduced to fit-original-"Catholic diocese demands apology from 'SNL' after Pete Davidson compares church to R. Kelly"
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