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Matthew Fabb
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Thanks for the quick MAMO Assemble! A lot of the articles I’ve seen were taking this latest news to re-examine Whedon’s work or back up previous complaints about Whedon. Taking a more big picture look made for a great and insightful podcast.

devolutionary
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Whedon’s unmasking is the penultimate example of hypocritical celebrity virtue signalling. I recall that Chelsea Handler made some tweets recently regarding how we should ban racist jokes and yet she conveniently left out the fact that both Sarah Silverman (her friend) and herself have done comedic Nazi salutes and prejudicial tweets in the past.

Matthew Price
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as usual, no one has a clue what your fucking point is

devolutionary
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You talkin’ to me?
Not the best links but they get the point across.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chelsea-handler-wants-laws-against-people-who-think-racism-is-funny/article/2630789
https://www.michigandaily.com/section/arts/sarah-silverman-and-hitler-notebook
My main issue is the hypocrisy, not necessarily which side to go on. Although I think free speech is tantamount to comedy. It’s pretty tough for humans to root for a celebrity if they can’t back up their own points.

Gerry
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That reminds me of Family Guy a couple of seasons back when they made an impassioned plea for everyone to be nice to each other on the internet and in practically the same breath made truly horrible comments about Hayden Panettiere and Michael Moore, the latest in a long line of such comments.

Kurt Halfyard
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White Knights seem to always be tripping over their own issues, and eventually get trampled by the frothing hordes.

Richard Vance
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Superheroes as Modern Myth comes up a lot and has over the years but a part of it that never really clicks for me is that mythological structure comes with endings and Superhero stories are generally the furthest things from stories with endings.

There are exceptions of course like Hellboy is a pretty good one (the comics).

Kurt Halfyard
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Is it hot in here? Everyone back to their *calm* please. Recent comments have been deleted. If the toxicity continues, I will close the comment section of this thread.

Matthew Price
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I shouldn’t have to put up with ignorant antisemitism in the thread for my own show. Delete Devolutionary’s account please.

devolutionary
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Antisemitism? You clearly didn’t read those links clearly at all. You want to ignore me? Fine! Way off base.

Andrew James
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Yeah I just read those stories. It’s actually anti-antisemitism. No idea what Price is grumbling about.

These stars who claim to believe in one thing while doing the opposite is frustrating but not surprising I suppose. Whedon is the perfect example of this. The “do as I say, not as I do” mentality.

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