@animasta: Take a moment to reflect. I understand defending Patrick is apparently important, but you do have free will too...
That's still stupid, I gotta say. All he said was he didn't like them.
It's apparently important to you that we define Patrick's opinion on Joels choice of jokes. I am saying it is largely irrelevant, the OP is saying that it's irrelevant, he has stated that those jokes in them selves may have been in poor taste but they don't constitute taking up arms to defend transgender gamers as this thread has alluded to. You may find that stupid, I call it thinking objectively. I think your determination to defend Patrick from all forms of criticism isn't doing your point any favors. I don't entirely believe that Patrick even deserves to be criticized but I am capable of following the OP's train of thought without feeling like my identity has been compromised, an attack on Patrick isn't an attack on you. Calling my point of view "stupid" concerning the topic the OP has raised doesn't make it true, but blind allegiance would.
I don't really have a response to this because it's too fucking funny.
I'm with the OP on this one. The reason comedians like Don Rickles and shows like South Park thrive is because they're equal-opportunity-offensive. No race/gender is safe, all are to be mocked. No race nor gender should be safe from jokes.
Wait.. I just read the tweets. Patrick said he "didn't mind" the jokes. When asked if that included the trans-phobic jokes, he replied "I hope that goes without saying." Doesn't that mean he doesn't mind the trans-phobic jokes?
no, he disliked the trans phobic jokes. but he also disliked all the other jokes (because if he did, he'd have appreciated the tone of the show; I liked most of the jokes because it showed how little he cared and it was hilarious). but because someone asked him about those jokes in particular, somehow this means patrick thinks transpeople are a special flower or something.
also I think you are wrong about humor but I don't want to argue about it
@spaceinsomniac if I recall, worth reading doesn't mean he agrees with everything. I distinctly remember him putting pieces up he doesn't agree with. Even so, who flipping cares? That tweet has everything to do with someone asking him about them. He wasn't going to mention them until someone asked.
@animasta: If you went into a room full of a bunch of different people, and told them "I hate you all" and then pointed to one person and said "And you look Jewish" people are going to take note of why you pointed that one out and try to piece together a connection. It's the same thing, but instead of it being hate, it's needlessly pointing out a certain group of "Victims" and making them seem different than the rest.
that's not anywhere near what he said.
he disliked Joel Mchale hosting because he felt that the presentaiton should've been more celebratory of games.
and then someone mentioned the trans jokes, to which he responded I hope that goes without saying. Which means he disliked them.
No one asked him about the other jokes, which he would've also not liked. He was literally only asked about them. This is the reason why he only mentioned them.
You're reading way way way way too much into a single tweet. I'm sorry, but you are. No one will be influenced by one tiny little tweet he had once.
@wolfgame: That's still stupid, I gotta say. All he said was he didn't like them. He could've not liked them because they were lazy ass jokes. He could've not liked them because he didn't like any of hte OTHER jokes Joel made, which was his original tweet (and what I read the tweet as, going back). The OP is literally making a mountain out of a molehill.