The Emmys, etc.
I didn’t watch them.
I never do. I never watch any award shows.
I used to watch them – years ago – when they were actually funny and entertaining. Now they are nothing more than self-indulgent platforms for self-important people to slam normal people who actually make a difference in the world.
So, all I ever see from the modern awards shows, like the Emmy Awards, is what ends up on the news or viral YouTube clips.
I just don’t care.
The Jesus Joke
Then just this morning, all over the media news outlets, there came the clip from the Emmy Awards’ opening monologue from Colin Jost and Michael Che. Oh, it was hilarious! Not.
What made the news! Oh, nothing more than what has become the norm for those on the political and social left.
Michael Che (who is he, anyway?), a black man, joked that his mother wasn’t going to be watching the Emmys. Why? Because the winners on “white” award shows never thank Jesus for anything. He went on to say,
“The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
Funny. Really funny. Absolutely brilliant, original, creative comedy. NOT.
It’s just so easy to insult Christians, and that’s nothing new. For that matter, this whole story is nothing new; it’s been this way for years, now. It’s just becoming so common that the shock factor has completely worn off and even the atheists are getting bored.
And what’s also getting old is pointing out the fact that no joke, ever, not on their life, would be offered in the same way about Muslims. Nope. Never.
Because, odds are, no Christian or Republican who thanks Jesus for anything will hunt you down or pose a real terroristic threat to your next black-tie venue. Christians…those sheep who go silently to slaughter. Those Republicans…who never fight fire with fire.
For the record, I am a Republican. I also thank Jesus for everything. However, I’m not an ex-crackhead – because I’ve never used crack. I am a sinner redeemed by grace, however.
But those “ex-crackheads” who are thanking Jesus might be worth listening to. Better than the drug addicts on stage, I would suppose.
And to all you Democrats out there, who do you thank? Have all the Jesus-thankers left your party?
I know Christian Democrats (I don’t understand them, but I know them), and I believe – unless I’m been deceived – they give thanks to Jesus.
I also know a lot of Republicans who are heathen, so…
Again, this is why I don’t watch this stuff; it’s stupid, offensive, and certainly not funny.
Thank Jesus I had better things to do.
8 responses to “On Jost and Che: Thanking Jesus”
Good post Anthony. I used to watch these shows as well as one late night comedian when both were funny and entertaining.
I wish I knew the logic behind what they are doing, honestly. These jokes make it through writers, producers, and the people delivering them and bo on in that chains has the sense to say anything at all. Who, I wonder, is the audience?
Are they in it for laughs or fo they just want a cringeworthy train wreck people will be talking about?
I’d say they are only entertaining themselves. It’s like they are whispering in each other’s ear that off-colored joke, but for all the world to see – they wish.
Here-here! Your post is one when I read, then say “wish I’d said that.”
It is amazing how some success makes someone feel like they themselves are God and that people care about their views. It is strange to observe. How angry does someone have to be? Or is it the social pressure of the industry that forces their hand? It is a strange world in Hollywood.
Well said! Don’t watch either but here this on the news this morning. Yikes!
Spot on Anthony! The hypocrisy of the left/liberals fits what Jesus once said, “Why are you worried about that speck of sawdust in your neighbors eyes rather than that 4x4x12 sticking out of your eye?”