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Director Todd Phillips Says He Made Joker Because “Woke” Hollywood Killed Comedy

He’s right.

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Joker director Todd Phillips says that “woke” Hollywood and Twitter mob outrage culture has killed comedy.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Phillips said he turned to other themes because he found it increasingly difficult to make comedies in a new “woke” Hollywood that scrutinizes every joke through the lens of identity politics.

“Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture,” said Phillips. “There were articles written about why comedies don’t work anymore—I’ll tell you why, because all the fucking funny guys are like, ‘Fuck this shit, because I don’t want to offend you.’ It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter. You just can’t do it, right? So you just go, ‘I’m out.’ I’m out.”

This is reflected in the script of the Joker, the plot of which centers around “an alienated white guy whose failure to be funny drives him into a vengeful rage.”

Indeed, many have expressed concerns that the media’s new found obsession with treating the Joker as a white incel propaganda movie will lead to actual incel violence on the day of its release.

But aside from this, Phillips is right.

Just like numerous other forms of art and entertainment, most comedians have eschewed actually being funny to pursue the amplification of social justice and identity politics narratives in an effort to receive a pat on the head from the new “woke” establishment.

Phillips began trending on Twitter after making the comments to Vanity Fair, prompting the outrage mob to come after him and thereby proving his point.

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Top Footballer Tells LeBron James: ‘Stay Out of Politics’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled down on call for athletes to stop pushing divisive issues.

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Top footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to back down after LeBron James responded to his call for athletes to stick to sports and stay out of politics.

The controversy began when Ibrahimovic said last week, “[LeBron] is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time.”

“Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football.”

“I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best, because it doesn’t look good.”

LeBron responded by saying he wouldn’t shut up and dribble and that he would continue to use his platform for “positive change”.

However, Milan superstar Ibrahimovic shot back, telling a press conference that sports personalities need to stop pushing divisive issues.

“Athletes unite the world, politics divide it,” said Zlatan.

“Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics,” he added.

Ibrahimovic is a rare example of someone standing up to the woke mob, who often reserve their most vitriolic hate for celebrities who have the sheer temerity to refuse to take a stance.

It’s a damning indictment of where we are as a society when that is seen as a diabolical act of defiance.

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Make America Ugly Again: Biden Scraps Trump Order Requiring Classical Architecture

America was in real danger of buildings looking nice again

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Joe Biden has scrapped an Executive Order by President Trump that required new Federal buildings to be built only in beautiful classical styles.

Trump’s order from December mandated that buildings be designed in only classical, Neoclassical, Art Deco, Georgian, Greek Revival, and Beaux-Arts styles.

The order was an attempt to stop the trend of government buildings being soulless brutalist concrete boxes (see above), rather than constructions reminiscent of the buildings of ancient Athens and Rome.

The order noted that the founding fathers “wanted America’s public buildings to inspire the American people and encourage civic virtue,” and that “They sought to use classical architecture to visually connect our contemporary Republic with the antecedents of democracy in classical antiquity, reminding citizens not only of their rights but also their responsibilities in maintaining and perpetuating its institutions.”

Trump’s order emphasised that “New Federal building designs should, like America’s beloved landmark buildings, uplift and beautify public spaces, inspire the human spirit, ennoble the United States, command respect from the general public, and, as appropriate, respect the architectural heritage of a region.”

America was in real danger of buildings looking nice again. Thank goodness Biden stepped in.

As we have previously highlighted, Brutalist and Deconstructivist styles have been embraced in the US and even in Europe, where classical buildings are torn down and replaced with giant ugly, spirit sapping monstrosities.

Leftists celebrated the scrapping of Trump’s order, reasoning that classical architecture is fascist, art isn’t necessary in modern democracies, and Trump really wanted to make climate change worse… or something:

With cognitive dissonance on max, some even argued that classic architecture is “ugly” :

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New Dating Trend: Rejecting People Who Don’t Take COVID Seriously Enough

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There’s a new trend in dating called “Fauci-ing” where people are refusing to date others who don’t wear masks or fail to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough.

Yeah, really.

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