...did he really think that this was funny and/or appropriate to share on social media?Link
I'm fascinated by the psychology behind finding something so tasteless you have to share it.
Jordan Catalano said: "I’m gonna go listen to “Parade” and clutch my pearls!"No "Parade" (a favorite of mine) if you live in Pittsburgh! Just heard about this today. https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/musical-about-anti-semitism-postponed-indefinitely-by-point-park/
Knee-jerk reactions. A real shame.
FranklinDickson2018 said: "Jordan Catalano said: "I’m gonna go listen to “Parade” and clutch my pearls!"No "Parade" (a favorite of mine) if you live in Pittsburgh! Just heard about this today.https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/musical-about-anti-semitism-postponed-indefinitely-by-point-park/" Interesting situation. I think the comments about the portrayal of Jim Conley are a bit misguided given the historical evidence against him. Especially because the show also does address the racism within the community in a critical and nuanced way.As for the issues with the "difficult imagery," my first reaction was that they seem to be shying away from from an important piece of theatre because of the sensitive content, regardless of what is actually being said about that difficult content. However, I think the key quote in the article is the one that points out “their lack of faith in both the conservatory and the university’s ability to properly ensure the well-being of students participating in the production" I can actually get behind this line of reasoning. We aren't on that campus, so we don't know what existing tensions may be going on between the students and administration. It's possible that the administration has, in the past, demonstrated a lack of tact and sensitivity when putting on productions with heavy content, and so the students may feel like this show risks perpetuating their problems.I say this as someone who does not go to their school, but who did recently graduate from a college that was/is dealing with a similarly volatile relationship between the students and the faculty due to tensions around race and other sensitive issues.
For better or worse, I wonder if these are the kind of jokes we'll expect from Robert Horn's next musical based on the TV series "Hee Haw," per Riedel's column this morning.
A nothing-burger, but also not very original –– that joke has been said before.Find something bigger to get worked up about.
Everyone should just take a step back from Twitter for a while.
TheGingerBreadMan said: "...did he really think that this was funny and/or appropriate to share on social media?LinkOh, lighten the f*ck up!
CapnHook said: "That's great advice! Asking someone to lighten up about pedophilia? Bravo!It was indeed tasteless. Why would you have the need to share that for all the world to see? That's one that you save for your close circle of friends who may have the same twisted sense of humor you do. It's all about context. Publishing that to the world at large...what is his rationale? Tasteless."
Looks like it's been taken down. What did the tweet say?
singerunlimited said: "Looks like it's been taken down. What did the tweet say?"We don't dare repeat it. It was far too tasteless for human ears.
AC126748 said: "We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him."I always thought Kathy came off as more sympathetic than Jamie, but I guess everyone has their own opinion of art.
ctorres23 said: "AC126748 said: "We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him."I always thought Kathy came off as more sympathetic than Jamie, but I guess everyone has their own opinion of art." Yeah, in all fairness, if Jamie is supposed to be a self-portrait of himself, he makes himself out to be a real a**hole. Kathy is definitely the more sympathetic one.Now I wonder what his tweet said...
"Talking pictures are a fad, see? I've produced fifty musical comedies, and I'll produce fifty more! Nyah!" Like it or not, social media is here to stay, and part of being an artist and public figure will remain cultivating an appropriate relationship with the public.
sherie_worshipper said: "Can someone please tell us what the tweet was about? Thank you."If we repeat it, then we're worse than JRB, because we're giving this joke a larger platform despite knowing it's tasteless.
WTF is JRB?
"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning." -- Salvador Dali. Making fun of R Kelly is not making light of pedophilia.
ctorres23 said: “If we repeat it, then we're worse than JRB, because we're giving this joke a larger platform despite knowing it's tasteless.“Don’t worry. We won’t shoot the messenger. Think of it as journalistic reporting. If JRB thought it was okay to post it, his fans (me included) should be allowed to read it to form their own opinions.
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