Comedian: ‘You Can’t Even Call a Moron, a Moron Anymore; You Have to Call Them Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’

By Melanie Arter | January 14, 2019 | 5:40pm EST
Comedian Jimmy Failla (Screenshot)

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Greg Gutfield” show, comedian Jimmy Failla complained that society has taken political correctness too far.

For instance, he joked, “We've become so obsessed with words, you can't even call a moron, a moron anymore. You have to call them Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and moron was quicker. Moron was quicker.”

During a discussion about comedian Kevin Hart’s decision to turn down the Oscar hosting job after people complained about homophobic jokes he made years ago, host Greg Gutfeld asked George “Tyrus” Murdoch, “Should Kevin Hart have stayed in and then destroyed the place? Wouldn't that have been the ultimate if he said, ‘You know, I'll do it’ and then just completely let loose.”

“I think he destroyed the place by saying, ‘Nah, I'm good,’” Murdoch said.

“Yes, it's true,’ Gutfeld said.


“I think he - you know, when it comes to being a comedian, censorship it's just as bad as telling reporters what they can and cannot report on. You know, the day they start saying what you can't report on when it's like anything can be the news, anything can be a joke ... joking is how we close the gaps,” Murdoch said.

Gutfeld said, “The Oscars basically threw in the towel against the mob. They said, ‘We're not going to do it.’”

“Yes, and to be honest with you, at first I thought it was a bad idea to have a show without a host and then I saw the host on the Golden Globes do their monologue, and I was like, yes, maybe, but I think the problem is, it is having a detrimental impact on society in a few ways,” Failla said.

When asked who should host the Oscars, Failla said, “I'd agree with Alf at first, but he's an alien and Trump deported him. So he's gone.”

“He is on the other side, but again a lot of the PC stuff is you're right to say that we're caving into a group of insufferable people that we hate these people outside of Twitter. You know what I mean? No one would ever go to a party and bring up a joke you told 10 years ago and then shame you into leaving the party. You know why? Because those kind of people don't get invited to parties. That's the point,” he said.

“But all of these like PC things are having a negative impact on society, like I read a study the other day that 40% of elementary school children are obese and they're not doing anything about it because they don't know they're obese. Yes, that's what happens when you eliminate bullying, you know what I am saying?” Failla joked.


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