Monday, March 30, 2015

The Ultimate No-No Du Jour

Jamie Foxx is in big trouble for daring to make "jokes" about transitioning "transparent" Bruce Jenner.

Update: On the other hand, if you want to use a familiar anti-Semitic trope in the pages of the New Yorker, as Lena Dunham does here, that's A-OK--and high-larious:
Lena’s quiz is another example of anti-Semitism on the left, that while it never mentions Israel, the Palestinians or the Middle East, is contributing to a broader dehumanization in leftist media that does focus on the above. 
I don’t believe that Lena Dunham has any malicious agenda towards Jews. What is exceedingly disturbing is that someone who has grown up surrounded by Jews believes that it is acceptable to publish ridiculing and dehumanizing tropes humorously, that are exactly those tropes that have been part and parcel of real historical and present anti-Semitism. What is exceedingly disturbing is that so many in my generation of American Jews whose parents put an emphasis on secular over Jewish education, are inclined to take this language lightly.

Read more: Why Lena Dunham's comedic gaffe is so alarming | Avi Taranto | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
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Bruce Jenner as a chick? Frankly, I prefer Tootsie's look.

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