Comedian Jay Leno was on Late Night with Seth Meyers to shoot the breeze and discuss what he’s been doing since leaving the Tonight Show. During their conversation the discussion turned to the culture being bred on today’s college campuses – which is when Leno mentioned something that more and more comedians have been talking about lately, namely the politically correct culture on our college campuses.
“College kids now are so politically correct. Being anti-guacamole is not racist, okay? You have no idea what racism is. That’s not racism, you idiot, you moron!”
Comedian Chris Rock recently said that he has stopped doing shows on college campuses for similar reasons.
“Not in their political views—not like they’re voting Republican—but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of ‘We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.’ Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say ‘the black kid over there.’ No, it’s ‘the guy with the red shoes.’ You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.”
And comedian Bill Maher has been saying much the same thing for a while now.
“I just feel like we’re living in this country now where no one can make a joke, no one can have any nuance to what they say. We are just constantly hounded by the politically correct a**holes out there who want to turn this country into a place that I don’t want to live in.”
Maher further criticized the politically correct, saying “most of these people on the Internet, they’ve never done anything good in their life and they want to feel like they’re the good people. And the way they feel like they’re the good people is they find somebody who’s the bad people.”