By Chris Wright
You no doubt heard that Reginald D Hunter – a professional comedian whose last five Edinburgh festival shows have all had the word ‘nigger’ in the title – caused “outrage” at the PFA awards gala on Sunday night when a room full of middle-class white people harrumphed in unison when he used the ‘N’ word in his set a few times.
In essence, a plopstorm whipped up when the middle-class white people, as per usual, took offense on other people’s behalf at something that has never once effected them in their entire lives. Standard stuff.
To be honest, we, like many contentious observers, found the phony media fallout over Hunter’s booking all a bit silly – though not nearly as silly as the man himself, who posted an entire Facebook album, entitled ““The PFA Awards: The Horrible Aftermath”, of photos from the afterparty, with Reg posing with all the “outraged” guests during the infernal race riot that apparently followed the ceremony, complete with brilliantly acerbic captions…
Brilliant. The only proper way to fight lunacy is with amplified lunacy.
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