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‘It’s Like Undermining What Our Generation Is Trying to Do’

Posted on | December 3, 2018 | No Comments

The Ivy League Is Decadent and Depraved:

Columbia University students invited Saturday Night Live comedian Nimesh Patel to perform on campus this weekend, then cut his mic and kicked him off stage after he allegedly made “rude” and “offensive” jokes.
The debacle happened Saturday night at cultureSHOCK, an event dedicated to celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander culture. . . .
Patel allegedly made numerous “offensive” jokes, including about how being a gay black man isn’t a choice since “no one looks in the mirror and thinks, ‘this black thing is too easy, let me just add another thing to it.’” . . .
Halfway through his skit, organizers jumped on stage, stole the mic, denounced Patel’s jokes, and asked him to wrap up his set. Patel pushed back, and said he was exposing students to ideas that could be found “in the real world.”
Students then cut his mic and kicked him off stage.

Mentioning “the real world” on campus was Patel gravest sin:

For Sofia Jao, BC ‘22, problems with the performance resided not in the set, but with Patel’s closing remarks.
“I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world. Obviously the world is not a safe space but just accepting that it’s not and continuing to perpetuate the un-safeness of it… is saying that it can’t be changed,” said Jao. “When older generations say you need to stop being so sensitive, it’s like undermining what our generation is trying to do in accepting others and making it safer.”

Sweetheart, when my father was your age, he was fighting the Wehrmacht. And you realize, don’t you, it’s not just “older generations” who are sick of your overprivileged Ivy League “safe space” nonsense? Like, there are 18-year-olds — right now, this very minute — going through basic training at Parris Island and Fort Benning. There are plenty of people in the world with worse problems than having to listen to “offensive” jokes, and maybe if you had some real problems to worry about, you’d understand how silly you actually are. As it is, perhaps you should consider how fortunate you are to be at Columbia University (annual cost of attendance $73,446 including room and board) and stop your pathetic whining about “what our generation is trying to do.”



 

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