HOLLYWOOD, CA, May 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Longtime comedian Adam Carolla has warned the Hollywood blacklist is back, this time for anyone who runs afoul of homosexual activists. If an artist does not support the homosexual political agenda, Carolla said, “You’re not going to get your movie directed.”
In a recent interview with Salon promoting his new book, President Me: The America That’s In My Head, Carolla said that homosexuals have “just turned into a mafia” and criticized them for “demanding everyone apologize for every joke and retract every statement.”
The drive for censorship has “turned into something that’s bigger than it is,” Carolla added. “I’ve lived in this town my whole life and never seen it like this.”
“There’s plenty of gay people” in Hollywood, “and they’re in positions above you,” Carolla said. “You’re not going to get your movie directed.”
“If you can’t work with gay people, you’re gonna have a difficult time in Hollywood,” Carolla said.
Carolla himself was the target of gay activists’ ire in 2011 after he riffed on his podcast that homosexuals should “shut up” about same-sex “marriage,” because he was tired of hearing about the issue.
He said homosexuals had gone too far, pointing to an internet petition pressuring the makers of the Sesame Street children’s television show to have two male characters – Bert and Ernie – get “married” on the show as evidence. He suggested that self-identified “LGBT” people rebrand themselves with the far simpler “Yuck.”
Carolla told Salon he personally doesn’t care whether same-sex “marriage” becomes legal or not, but he is tired of having the issue constantly forced down his throat. “In the book, what I say about the gay community is that someone sent me ‘the top 10 reasons gays should marry.’” Reasons three through five, he said, were so homosexual activists would shut up.
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The constant barrage of criticism and outrage from gay activists is strangling artists’ creativity, he said, especially comics like him who make their living making jokes, often at other people’s expense.
“It’s weird that comedians are on the list of people who are offending other people with the things they say,” he said.
“[W]hen did this start up?” he asked. “They’re comedians, onstage, making jokes! They may mean it half the time, but they’re still making jokes. Why are they held to the same standard as statesmen?”
“I think every year Variety or The Hollywood Reporter or one of those magazines comes out with a list of celebrities or notables that hate the gay community,” he said. “I was on that list, because in 2011 I made a joke about Chaz Bono…if you can’t joke about Chaz Bono, then we’re all through!”
His words to Salon echoed the same sentiment he attached to the half-hearted apology he gave Bono back in 2011: “I’m a comedian, not a politician.”