‘You Failed Them, Not Me!’: Comedian Bill Burr Hilariously Slams ‘Feminists’ for Ditching WNBA

Patrick Taylor | July 15, 2022
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“Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks,” the stand-up comic’s latest hit special, is filled with zingers — but his most recent take on women’s sports is now undoubtedly one of Burr’s classic bits.

“You’re playing in a 20,000-seat arena — 1,500 people show up,” the Boston native said about the U.S. women’s national soccer team. “That’s not a good night! The promoter lost his f***ing ass on that gig.” 

Burr continued:

Look at the WNBA! They have been playing in front of 300 to 400 people a night for a quarter of a century. Not to mention, it’s a male-subsidized league. We gave you a league and none of you showed up. Where are all the feminists? That place should be packed with feminists — faces painted, wearing jerseys, going f***ing nuts like the guys do! None of you went to the f***ing games. You failed them, not me. Not men — women failed the WNBA. Ladies, name your top five WNBA players of all time. Name five WNBA teams. Name the WNBA team in your city. You can’t do it!

“Meanwhile, you look at the Kardashians: they’re making billions,” Burr posited soon after during his set. “You look at those Real Housewives shows, they’re making money hand over fist! Because that’s what women are watching and the money listens. The money listens. You’d rather watch that s**t, Real Housewives, just a bunch of women tearing each other down.”

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Believe it or not, Burr’s rant actually raises an important truth about women's sports – while feminists talk a good game about female athletes, when it comes to voting with their feet, they’re noticeably absent.

Per The Athletic, the WNBA averaged a better-than-usual 317,000 viewers on ESPN this season. The NBA, on the other hand, averaged 1.4 million viewers on the same network, with their broadcasts on ABC surpassing an average of 3 million.

And feminists wonder why female athletes are paid less than their male counterparts.

Burr’s comments on the subject may be the latest to land him in hot water with the Twitter mob, who you may recall being particularly incensed by Burr’s take on woke white women in a 2020 Saturday Night Live monologue. Setting aside his own progressive leanings, Burr still knows how to push the right buttons.


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