Do you know what caused the Atlanta shooting?
It was decades of old jokes that Jay Leno made about Asians. Those jokes haven’t been forgotten. The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) has recorded and kept a list of all those old jokes and have been nursing that grievance against Leno for the past 15 years.
“Late-night host and comedian Jay Leno has issued an apology for a series of jokes told over his career targeting Asian communities.
The apology comes after a nearly 15-year campaign from the activist group Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) for remarks as recent as Variety‘s 2020 report that Leno cracked about Koreans eating dog meat — a complaint that offended numerous players on the set of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
“At the time I did those jokes, I genuinely thought them to be harmless,” Leno said in a joint press release with MANAA leader Guy Aoki. “I was making fun of our enemy North Korea, and like most jokes, there was a ring of truth to them.” …
Entertainment and media has been increasingly vocal about and horrified by a wave of anti-Asian violence in the U.S., which many attributed to Trump era rhetoric and blaming China for the spread of the coronavirus. Last week, a lone gunman killed eight people at three spas in Atlanta. Six of the eight victims were Asian women, which has inspired rallies nationwide standing against hate crimes and supporting the AAPI community. …”
Seriously, it has been established by progressive activists that the comedy industry is a known pipeline to far-right extremism. Comedians have long mocked and ridiculed hyper sensitive progressive activists as tyrannical crybullies motivated by political correctness gone mad who are trying to stifle free speech and free expression. Jay Leno bending the knee over these hysterical attacks will undoubtedly embolden them. The long term goal is to get to the point where no one is allowed to have a career in the comedy industry who isn’t on message like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel or John Oliver.
Note: Back in 2016, Donald Trump was elected president to own people like John Oliver. Progressive activists have a tendency to overestimate their size and influence.