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JRB’s tasteless tweet

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#26
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:52pm

sherie_worshipper said: "Can someone please tell us what the tweet was about? Thank you."

It was an R. Kelly joke.

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#27
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:55pm
“What’s a pirate’s favorite pedophile? RRRRRR Kelly.”

It’s not even a good enough joke to be outrageous and offensive. It’s just dumb.
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JRB’s tasteless tweet#28
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:56pm

CapnHook said: "That's great advice! Asking someone to lighten up about pedophilia? Bravo!"

People often confuse the subject of a joke with the target of a joke.

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#29
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:58pm
Thank you, GiantstInTheSky2.
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JRB’s tasteless tweet#30
Posted: 1/10/20 at 2:34pm

Critiquing the quality of a pirate joke is like saying a knock-knock joke lacked originality.

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#31
Posted: 1/10/20 at 3:10pm

Let it go, and the only person giving JRB a bigger platform for this joke was the OP.  Let's stop creating threads based on Twitter, shall we? It's very pedestrian. 

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#32
Posted: 1/10/20 at 3:19pm

"Everyone should just take a step back from Twitter for a while."

100%

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#33
Posted: 1/10/20 at 3:43pm

ctorres23 said: "We don't dare repeat it. It was far too tasteless for human ears."

I like you. You’re fun.

 

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#34
Posted: 1/10/20 at 6:26pm

Well I laughed. 

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#35
Posted: 1/11/20 at 10:39am

This relates to the previous posts about Parade...

I saw a production of Cabaret right after an antisemitic hate crime had made national headlines. The actors who wore swastikas during the show tore them off during the curtain call, and the audience cheered. I thought this was a mature and dignified way to deal with the sensitive/upsetting issues, and to make a statement about the imagery used in the show and its connection to modern times. It’s a shame the Pittsburgh students/university could not work something out, because despite the flaws the students mentioned, Parade is a powerful and resonant story about bigotry, mob mentality, and love (the love between Leo and his wife). I have seen it a few times, and each time when Leo is killed at the end, I wished I could run up on stage and safe his life from the ignorance, violence, and hate. I will never forget that moment. It affected and changed me, even though it was make-believe. That is art, that is what theatre can do, and I worry when we begin to deprive others of such a powerful moment/connection in the theatre simply because it is unpleasant/uncomfortable.

Updated On: 1/11/20 at 10:39 AM
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JRB’s tasteless tweet#36
Posted: 1/11/20 at 12:21pm

haterobics said: "People often confuse the subject of a joke with the target of a joke."

yup wink

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JRB’s tasteless tweet#37
Posted: 1/11/20 at 8:50pm
Back in the 1980s I saw a college production ofCabaret that had an after the show talkback. One older woman got up and said, how dare you do a musical that’s anti-Semitic. Without missing a beat the director said, I hate to tell you this dear but Hitler was anti-semetic.
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JRB’s tasteless tweet#38
Posted: 1/12/20 at 6:22pm

haterobics said: "CapnHook said: "That's great advice! Asking someone to lighten up about pedophilia? Bravo!"

People often confuse the subject of a joke withthe target of a joke.
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Especially on social media. 


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