STAGE TUBE: Comedian Ralphie May Apologizes for Offensive American-Indian Jokes Taken Out of Context
Comedian Ralphie May is under fire for his tasteless jokes aimed at the American-Indian community, and is getting death threats for his upcoming performance in Sioux Falls. In an audio clip (that May says was illegally edited), he says:
"I'm sick of hearing about how we're supposed to boohoo over (expletive) Indians, and (expletive) was 120 years ago. (Expletive) get over it. Nobody 150 years ago was making you drink now. Dry up' you buncha alcoholics and go get a real (expletive) job."
After receiving a backlash of attacks, Ralphie tweeted, "Look, if you're truly offended by a joke that was edited and taken out of context, I am truly sorry."
Watch the video below where May apologizes for the offensive video which was "taken out of context" and "illegally used":
"I want to apologize to the American-Indian community who were offended by the video that was posted on YouTube. My comedy was illegally used, edited, and taken out of context from a show that was possibly over 12 years ago. I'm not a hateful person and this was not right for someone to do. They used my voice to inflict pain on innocent people who don't deserve it. I am a racially charged, but not a racist comedian. I make jokes about whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, Jews, Arabs, and gays. None are politically correct, but at the end of it, they all show how hatred is stupid. My jokes take a long time to get from beginning to end. I don't tell one-liners. You hear a 44-second clip and you miss everything before and after it. Anyone who has ever seen my comedy knows that I exploit all stereotypes. I point them out for all races and show how stupid hate really is. I don't have a hateful bone in my body."