And his sister hollaback girl
This show is pretty racist. I don't care if it's tongue-in-cheek, you can be comedy without racism.
@Spartan Adlai, nah sh1ts pretty funny, it's alright if it ain't your thing, rape jokes aren't really my cup of tea personally, but it can be pulled off. Just takes more skill the more sensitive the subject. There's nothing like seeing a professional comedian walk that tight rope like that.
Making joke of it doesn't lighten the seriousness of it, it's actually only funny because of the seriousness of it, the more the tension breaks.
@Spartan Adlai, Where’s the fun in that?!
@A Deformed Penis, family friendly comedy is where it's at
Have you actually watched the show or are you just judging it based on this pic?
@Spartan Adlai, so can I please have a blue print as to what is ok to be funny?? What gives you the right to tell me what is or isn’t funny. Bc jokes about space shuttles blowing up arnt funny to me ( so you should take down your post about your tinder space shuttle blow up joke) it offended me greatly
@PottedPlant, I have watched 3 seasons and I really tried, but it is undeniably sexist and racist.
@Spartan Adlai, the. Don’t watch it, but don’t deny others something they enjoy because you disapprove
@RomeoStealYoGurl, with all due respect, I just can't agree with you. This show just perpetuates the trope of the the black friend syndrome that's ok to make fun ok because their black. It instills a sense in people that that kind of thing is ok to do in real life "as long as you're joking".
Come on. I understand this may be an unpopular opinion, but I felt wildly uncomfortable with the constant racist and sexist jokes. It's lazy and the opposite of thought-out.
And just so we're clear, this show is not supposed to be edgy and provocative... it's an USA show... come on.
I never felt they were making fun of Gus because he was black. He was just a character who was easy to poke fun at. But to each his own I guess.
@Spartan Adlai, sure, I'm not disagreeing wether the jokes were funny or not, it's probably overused and not well written jokes. Just disagreeing with the statement that racist jokes in general can't be funny, and it's all about delivery. Its healthy honestly, it breaks the tension on serious subjects and makes it more easy to talk about. Now if you think that causes ppl to be more racist by listening to racist jokes/steretypes, I wouldn't personally agree.
@Spartan Adlai, bro This was on USA and is one of the funniest shows of all time. If anything they tried to make jokes making fun of casual racism.
@Spartan Adlai, I find that you making fun of hero’s death on a Space mission is incredibly inSensitive and it’s not funny in the slightest it has offended me that you would find humor in the death of someone’s mother or father or son or daughter. I think you should remove that post and really think about what is funny
@Matt13151, I have no idea what you are talking about, but if I have offended you, please allow me to apologize and attempt to make amends.
@Spartan Adlai, lol get a load of this moron.
@Matt13151, "I have no idea what you're talking about when you mention 1 of the 5 memes I have uploaded."
@Spartan Adlai, oh they gotcha dead to rights here pal, maybe give up the virtuous position you think you're in while you have time. This community makes me so proud on a regular basis
@Spartan Adlai, Gus literally stands up for himself every time, on top of which the characters in the show have a dynamic since they literally grew up together where they can pal around like that. Not everything in life is binary
@Matt13151, lol! Isn’t it funny that he thinks the black side kick trope is SO outrageously offensive no one should find it funny but it’s ok to joke about people who lost their lives in a tragedy
@Spartan Adlai, If you really think the reason they were making fun of Gus in the show was because he was black, then you actually missed the whole point. The entire show is supposed to mirror Sherlock Holmes, with Shawn being Sherlock and Gus being Watson, and the reason Shawn makes fun of Gus (and literally everyone else in the show for that matter) is because of his own narcissism, not because he finds it funny to be racist. I understand if its not your cup of tea, but if you could watch the show if Shawn only made fun of Lassy for instance and steered clear of Gus specifically because he was black, then that is honestly more problematic in my opinion than the alternative
@PottedPlant, for real I don’t remember any time they made fun of him cause he was black. They made fun of him for several other reasons but being black wasn’t one of them (mostly due to him being a nerd and a geek).
@RomeoStealYoGurl, I think Dave chapelle made a good point about joking about sensitive subjects. It can help normalize them and make them easier to talk about
@stevebons, right lol like at this point nothing is funny anymore unless it’s funny to the right people, and if your not one of those right people then you can’t laugh at things bc it’s insensitive and your some kind of phobic. So tired of trying to please everyone