Thursday, June 05, 2003

Ladies and Gentleman... The King of Comedy!

Jerry Lewis badmouthed the Dixie Chicks to the New York Daily News, saying that they need to watch their mouths:

"You don't make fun of the queen of England, and you don't make jokes about the president of the United States. I resent those that do. The Dixie Chicks are embarrassed that he's from Texas? You don't say that about a sitting president. The First Amendment says you can say anything you want in this country, but it should have an appendage, 'Try to do it with class.'"

Just to show you an example of the kind of class Lewis likes in his statements, let's look again at the classy comment he made in Aspen three years ago:

As many know by now, Lewis provided the 2000 (U.S. Comedy Arts) festival's requisite controversy when, near the end of a tribute and lovefest hosted by Short, he told a large audience, "I don't like any female comedians," then helpfully explained: "I see the woman as everything she wants to be, but not that. That's only because I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies into the world."

Maybe it's just me, but that sounds an awful lot like a Toby Keith lyric.


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