I just had to get this of my chest.
I really started getting annoyed when many of my “Facebook friends” statuses started to take over my screen with remarks as to how funny he was and how great and blablabla.
Now seriously, I’m not some overly conservative mom (hellloooo teenmom here at 15) I can even have a laugh while flipping the channels and spotting JackAss, but this guy, Jeff Dunham. Oh boy.
Once upon a time, ventriloquist were meant to entertain children and so of course if your child is flipping threw the channels and see’s this guy with one of his puppets,well, of course your child will stop and watch it. Mine did. If I start talking to them about a certain Jeff Dunham, they ask me “who?”. When I then say -whilst pretending that my hand is a puppet- “Silence, I’ll kill you”, well that’s totally different, then they understand straight away of whom I’m talking about and start laughing like hyena’s.
I then, very momly of myself, start gesturing and summing up reasons as to whyyyyy I don’t find him funny. My kids are goods kids and they agreed to some point, but I’m not stupid. I know the next time they see him on tv, they won’t zap, unless I’m around.
I find that the Jeff Dunham Show is both hateful and hatefully unfunny with his racist, homophobic, misogynistic, anti-semitic puppets. It is disgusting because the racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-semitism that he expounds is never funny, nor does it ever have any kind of point to it other than to express a genuine worldview as it seems, because, well, so many people love him and find his ‘jokes’ great, so making fun of your gay neighbor is normal. Declaring that all colored people are on crack, sure, why not?
And if you find his jokes amusing, well, I’m sorry to say, but there might be (for sure) something wrong with your point of view on the world.
In the end, I’m not going to make this an angry rant at some person who talks to his hand for a living (I can see your lips move sir), I just want to warn you parents out there that letting your children watch this is just not right. I don’t care if you are trying to avoid your teens wrath because they think your too strict or because they say that all their friends are allowed to watch it from their parents, they still have to listen to you and you still have to raise this kid that God has blessed you with, without them thinking that making fun of gay people or different races is normal, cause it’s not!
source : Videogun