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Alec Sulkin’s Tweet

14 Mar

It seems like Mr. Sulkin has been taking a ton of heat the last couple days since the Earthquake in Japan. Is it justified? Maybe, but only that it could be misconstrued as insensitive. He also acknowledged this and apologized and removed the controversial Tweet. But he has been labeled a racist, unfairly, since his Tweet.

Alec Sulkin is … wait for it … A COMEDY WRITER. A comedy writer for  … wait for it again … FAMILY GUY. A show notorious for its tasteless humor AND offending everyone! This Tweet was out there before the devastation of the tsunami, and if you take that out of the equation, it’s kind of ingenious. Insensitive? Yes. Too soon? Probably. But labeling this man a racist is not fair. That label, for someone who is NOT a racist, is beyond insulting and hurtful. It was a joke. A joke that was out there too fast, and was taken down appropriately. He acknowledged his insensitivity. He apologized. And we should move on. He should be able to move on. So stop calling him a racist, or a bigot. It serves no purpose to anyone. Especially those in Japan.

This type of mass hysteria just reminds me how humans have no desire to know what logic is. Jumping to the conclusion that he is now a racist is absurd, and illogical. It was an ill-timed joke. Plain & simple. Let him move forward, and continue doing what he does best: making people laugh. Everyone calling him a racist just reminds me why I am a misanthrope. Humans prefer emotion over logic, emotion over truth, and emotion over facts. Unless you personally know Alec Sulkin, you can’t label him a racist because of one Tweet. I read the Tweet and this was my exact reaction, “Uh oh.” Why ‘Uh, oh?’ Because of course it was a Tweet to raise eyebrows, to be controversial. But to be racist? Really? You guys think Alec Sulkin hates Japanese people?

And then his apology isn’t good enough. Ugh, I hate people.

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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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7 responses to “Alec Sulkin’s Tweet

  1. tate

    March 15, 2011 at 4:59 am

    ok then. he’s a dick. the news made it to japan already anyway. they truly thank all american troops and rescue workers out there and countless messages from all over the world, but the tweet by this fuckface made us americans all look arrogant bastards. and heartless. like a bully rich kid in the neighborhood that every one hates. just like what the rest of the world think we are. and the fucker didn’t really ‘apologize’ he just typed the word. 200 dead justifies the sickening joke but not 10000? moron.

     
  2. john

    March 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    That’s like making 9/11 jokes during the 9/11 attack. PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING you ignorant waste of air and space. They haven’t even finished burying the dead yet. I’m fucking ashamed to be in the same species as this prick.

     
  3. Kayla

    March 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Alec Sulkin is a good guy and a friend of mine. Despite his tweet, it seems others have shown their arrogance. Since when is it NOT okay to make a joke? First, Alec takes the heat and then Gilbert Gottfried gets fired?

    Man, I’d be more worried about Glenn Beck saying that “this was God’s will” than anything. To me, that’s more offensive than Alec’s and Gilbert’s tweets about Japan, combined.

    It’s sad and a tragedy. I feel for Japan and I’m helping Japan to the best of my extent, but seriously? Lighten up.

    I support the freedom of speech and humor. I’m a comedian myself and I personally don’t feel it’s the right time to joke around with this, but Alec and Gilbert have more courage than most comedians I know. They were trying to lighten the situation.

    It’s too bad that not a lot of people realized this.
    They have my support.

     
  4. Kathryn Scaglione

    March 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    There is a HUGE difference between being a racist and being an asshole. I know Mr. Sulkin accepts his assholeyness. But he certainly is NOT a racist.

    And by the way, where were all of you ‘offended’ people when the Supreme Court upheld the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to protest at soldiers’ funerals? Don’t you think THAT is more offensive than Mr. Sulkin’s Tweet? If the Westboro thing doesn’t bother you, and his Tweet does. That says more about you, than Alec Sulkin. Fo Sho.

     
    • Kayla

      March 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      The fact that people call him “racist” makes me laugh. The Family staff have mixed races. Doesn’t anyone realize this?

      Makes me feel better about my own stupidity.

       
  5. Kayla

    March 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Mean’t to say, “Family Guy.” Sorry, not that retarded.

     
  6. sammem

    July 8, 2012 at 12:56 am

    His comment WAS racist but that doesn’t mean he is. Yes, he is a comedy writer but there is a fine line. Just ask Tracy Morgan.

    The thing that pisses me off about his comment (and apology) is it doesn’t matter about the severity of the damage in Japan. I replied to his tweet, “google the atomic bomb death toll”. It’s sad that we, as Americans, are so easy to blame other’s history faults and simply ignore our own history’s faults.

    If the comment was on Katrina would it still have been considered comedy? I have a sense of humor. I love Family Guy and I loved Ted. I cannot, in any way, see how his comment was comedic and how people can be ok with his comment.

    Fact is, his apology wasn’t good enough. I hate people too… especially people who don’t understand basic common sense.

     

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