In general, the left has lost its sense of humor. Comedians on the left, with very few exceptions, get “triggered” when they aren’t the ones making the jokes. Even when a stand-up, who basically agrees with their point of view, makes jokes that poke fun at every segment of the population, they get outraged because — in their minds — there’s nothing funny about what they do. And that’s why they’ve lost their sense of humor.
Yet another example are the critic reviews of comedy legend Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, “Sticks & Stones.”
I did my own “no spoiler review” last week just after the special premiered, but critical ratings website Rotten Tomatoes held the audience reviews for a week — probably so the bought-and-paid for “woke” critics could get offended and wet their pants because Chappelle might have said something they, or their employer, don’t agree with.
Anyway, in the week-and-a-half since “Sticks & Stones” premiered on Netflix, only eight critics have reviewed the special, which is surprising considering the amount of attention Chappelle gets any time he does something new.
As of this writing, “Sticks & Stones” has a critic score of 38 percent on the "Tomatometer" — again, among only eight critics. The funny part is that, despite the level of some of their online followings, no major publication added their review to Rotten Tomatoes.
Conversely, the “audience score,” which takes into account the approval rating of Rotten Tomatoes users, gave “Sticks & Stones” an overwhelming 99 percent. And by the way, that’s based on over 8,000 reviews.
Hmm, 8,000 or eight? To be honest, I actually do use Rotten Tomatoes ratings system when deciding how excited I am about a new movie or special release. But, the way I use it is to see what the critic score is compared to the audience score.
For example, if a movie gets a low critic score but a high audience score, I’m more apt to see that film. However, if a movie gets a high critic score but a low audience score, I typically tend to avoid that movie like the plague.
As years have gone on, critics have begun to rate movies based on whether they personally agree with the content, rather than if the movie is actually good. And the same goes for their critique of Chappelle's latest special.
I said it in my review, but even though I didn’t agree with everything Chappelle said during his “Sticks & Stones” set, he made me laugh. That’s what a comedian is supposed to do. They’re not supposed to pander to the audience, which if you saw the Chappelle special, you know he clearly didn’t do.
H/T: Daily Wire