Racist Gang Rape Jokes Don’t Always Go Over Well


Sandra Bernhard Banned From Women's Event After Gov. Sarah Palin "Gang Rape" Slur!

Comedian Sandra Bernhard recently took a somewhat darker route while doing a comedy routine about Gov. Palin, and ended up learning that there is such a thing as taking a joke too far. A women’s shelter uninvited her from taking part in a benefit show as a result of the routine. You know you’ve crossed the line when you’re being asked not to take part in a good cause... Bernhard said at Theater J of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center during a show last month that if Palin ever visited New York, she would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers," end quote. Over the years I’ve learned that certain types of jokes are inappropriate for certain types events and situations. For example, gang rape jokes, while hilarious at Thanksgiving dinner, are somewhat frowned upon when you’re about to be the guest at a benefit for a women’s shelter. Like me, Sandra Bernhard realizes this now. Maybe.

Bernhard made the remarks last month during her one-woman show in Washington before Gov. Sarah Palin visited New York to campaign. The 53-year-old comedian said Palin would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” during a diatribe in which she also criticized Palin for opposing abortion.

Rosie’s Place, a Boston shelter, announced Wednesday that Bernhard would not take part in its Oct. 16 luncheon, “Funny Women … Serious Business.”

Many women at the shelter have been victims of violence, said public relations director Leemarie Mosca.

“In light of our mission, we don’t think violence against women is a laughing matter,” she said.

Rosies Place offer free sexual assault counseling for children, young people and women. Bernhard said her gang rape joke was taken out of context and you just had to be there to understand, man.

She said the gang rape comment was part of a larger piece from her one-woman show about “women, racism, freedom and the extreme views of Gov. Sarah Palin.”

“In no way am I making any sort of joke about crimes against women — quite the contrary. I’m speaking out about someone who doesn’t do enough to protect women,” Bernhard said. “I think if you look at the real issues I’m addressing, my intent becomes clear. I am a die-hard advocate for women’s rights, and fully support the work of Rosie’s Place.”

Okay. I can see how joking about Sarah Palin being raped by “your big black brothers” is a commentary regarding her stance on women’s rights, but…. Wait, huh? No I can’t. You Stupid Bitch. Fuck, what she said was not only insensitive to rape victims but also totally racist. I don't think the NAACP will be inviting her to do a comedy routine anytime soon. Here is a smell and incomplete clip at Theater J from the night the racist and insensitive comments were made:

Yes, she is the ugliest woman on the planet. But more importantly, she is not only ugly on the outside but also on the inside as well.

Sandra Bernhard said Gov. Sarah Palin would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she ever came to New York City.

The women's shelter on Wednesday cut headliner Sandra Bernhard from its annual benefit after she said Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would be gang-raped if she ever visited New York.

Many guests at Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter, have been victims of violence, public relations director Leemarie Mosca said.

"In light of our mission, we don't think violence against women is a laughing matter," she said.

Mosca said the shelter expected to book a replacement before the Oct. 16 luncheon "Funny Women ... Serious Business."

"Right now, our main focus is our event and making sure the event is a success," Mosca said. "And for us, that means not including Sandra Bernhard at this time."

A representative for Bernhard had no immediate comment on the cancellation.

You'd think that Gloria Steinem, NOW a.k.a National Organization of Women or any other member of the radical feminist Left would make at least some noise about a comedian publicly joking about a female politician being raped. But not a peep has come out from the hypocrites, then again what should one expect from a crowd that judges women on whether or not they support abortion? As for Rosie’s Place, its good to know someone has the guts to stand up against Bernhard's vulgar and repulsive act. Anyhow, Sandra Bernhard gets an "A" in pissing off women, African Americans, and sensible people in ten words or less.



Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955 in Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.) is a Jewish comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy where she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture and political figures. She is also famous for her close friendship to Madonna during the late 1980s. Bernhard is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. She is number six on Maxim's 12 worst stand-ups of all time.

Bernhard became a popular staple at The Comedy Store. As her popularity as a comedian grew she was cast as a supporting player on The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. Guest appearances on evening talk shows followed. Her big break came in 1983 when she was cast by Martin Scorsese to star as stalker and kidnapper Masha in the film The King of Comedy for which she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Bernhard later spoke of her contentious relationship with co-star Jerry Lewis. In a 2006 interview on The View she claimed he called her "Fish Lips", and that he "wanted me to fall through a glass table in my bra and panties."

She began performing her first one-woman show called I'm Your Woman in 1985, and an unsuccessful album version was released. Bernhard appeared in a variety of small film and television roles throughout the 1980s while crafting her stand-up routine into a more performance art oriented show. She launched an off-Broadway one woman show called Without You I'm Nothing in 1988 which played at The Orpheum Theatre. In 1990 it was turned into a film, also called Without You I'm Nothing; and into a double album of the same name. In all three she notoriously performed a ballad version of the Prince song Little Red Corvette; in the film she did a strip tease to Prince's version. The film was mostly filmed on location in 1989 in The Cocoanut Grove located in The Ambassador Hotel.

On Sept. 19, 2008, in an "epithet-laden" performance at Theater J of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Bernhard warned Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin that she would be gang-raped by Bernhard's "big black brothers" if she visited Manhattan. Palin had a campaign stop planned in New York City at the time. Bernhard later stated "I certainly wish Gov. Palin no harm. I'd just like her to explain to me how she can hold such outrageous views ... and then go back to Alaska." Bernhard also warned Palin to stay away from the Old Testament and referred to Palin's Christianity as "new goyish crappy shiksa funky bullshit!" Bernhard's comments resulted in a decision by Rosie's Place, a Boston womens' shelter, to cut her act from its annual fundraiser.