The one time I’ve lined Michael Rapaport ever was after I talked a bit about his ongoing beef with Spike Lee. I appear to keep in mind that they’ve gotten into it just a few instances through the years, however the one time I talked about it was once they have been beefing about gentrification in Brooklyn, the place they each grew up. Rapaport isn’t some privileged white dude sitting in a citadel both – he grew up working class and whereas he’s a constantly working actor/director/producer, I doubt he’s rolling in cash. Anyway, Rapaport was being interviewed on a podcast and he went off like loopy on Aziz Ansari’s SNL monologue. The identical monologue that I stated was a bit too weak. The identical monologue that impressed Chris Brown to name Aziz “Aladdin.” Rapaport didn’t prefer it as a result of Aziz was imply to Chris Brown. After which one thing about white ladies?
Actor, director and podcaster Michael Rapaport blasted comic Aziz Ansari as a “little politically right f—” for evaluating pop star Chris Brown to Donald Trump whereas internet hosting final week’s version of “Saturday Night time Dwell.”
“Aziz Ansari, who the f— do you suppose you’re? Why are you dragging him [Chris Brown] by way of the mud? Who’re you to speak about him?’” Rapaport stated on Wednesday’s version of the “I’m Rapaport Stereo Podcast.”
“I’m certain there’s lots of people voted for Trump the identical manner lots of people hearken to the music of Chris Brown, the place it’s like, ‘Hey, man! I’m simply right here for the tunes. I’m simply right here for the tunes!’” Ansari stated in his opening monologue. “‘I don’t find out about that different stuff. I similar to the dancing and the music. I don’t condone the extracurriculars.’”
Rapaport responded: “Clearly, no one helps beating ladies. OK. This man has clearly suffered, you see all the difficulty he has and all the difficulty that surrounds him. He’s undoubtedly coping with some s–t and coping with his personal private demons. However Aziz Ansari, you’re one in every of these holier-than-thou political right police. This little f—. Mr racial, he’s like Mr. provocative… he’s like, ‘Oh, the brown folks this.’ He’s at all times speaking concerning the brown folks and I get that he tries to be racially provocative. He’s racially provocative… I stated this as soon as and I’ll say it once more. If you happen to watch his present ‘Masters of None,’… Aziz Ansari, Mr. f—ing racially provocative, Mr. f—ing button pusher, politically right judger, has by no means seen a white woman he hasn’t appreciated. This man, each single woman on his present that he’s with, white ladies.”
“You ain’t by no means noticed a white woman you didn’t like, did you Mr. brown man?” Rapaport requested earlier than co-host Gerald Moody chimed in with “the place the Indians at?”
“F–okay you, you little politically right f–okay, you,” Rapaport stated. “I’m not saying he’s not humorous. I’m not saying he’s not gifted. And I’m not saying his voice isn’t warranted, however you aren’t holier than thou.”
Wow. That’s loads to unpack. Let’s begin with the Chris Brown stuff. No, Michael, I’ll by no means really feel sorry for Chris Brown. Breezy might need some psychological well being points, however his largest challenge is that he’s an abusive a—gap. And for those who make the assertion “Clearly, no one helps beating ladies” and comply with it up with “This man has clearly suffered,” you need to be canceled. Don’t speak to me concerning the struggling of Chris Brown when we’ve documented proof of how he’s made his girlfriends endure.
As for his criticism of Aziz… this dialog jogs my memory numerous the sh-t Mindy Kaling has gone by way of for having white love pursuits on her present (and in actual life). Whereas there are conversations available about numerous casting selections, my common thought at all times comes again to: why are so many individuals so f—king offended when Indian folks date white folks? Why is it a factor that’s used to “bash” Mindy and Aziz? And personally, I don’t discover Aziz racially provocative in any respect and I don’t suppose he’s attempting to be. I believe he’s an Indian-American comic whose comedy is especially about making conversations about race extra palatable to mainstream audiences.
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