Students blast Steve Martin’s King Tut skit as “racist”

Special snowflakes with special demands need to take a chill pill. I bet these students are a BLAST during Thanksgiving dinner.

From NY Post: ComedianSteve Martin’s famous portrayal of King Tut on “Saturday Night Live” has suddenly come under fire by students at an ultra-liberal college in Oregon.

Students in a humanities class at Reed College blasted the inclusion of the ancient skit in their coursework, branding it a vile example of cultural appropriation — as they demanded that it be removed entirely.

“That’s like somebody … making a song just littered with the n-word everywhere,” a member of Reedies Against Racism told the student newspaper, according to The Atlantic.

The student called the performance, which includes African-Americans clad in faux ancient Egyptian attire, as racist. “The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface,” the incensed student told The Atlantic.

In the skit, which Martin created in 1978, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the US from 1976 to 1979, and to assail the commercialization of Egyptian culture.

Freshmen taking Humanities 110, which is designed for students “to engage in original, open-ended, critical inquiry,” said they should not be forced to take the required course until different coursework is offered.

Members of RAR, which was created to mourn the deaths of blacks at the hands of police nationwide, say Hum 110 is all about oppression. “We believe that the first lesson that freshmen should learn about Hum 110 is that it perpetuates white supremacy—by centering ‘whiteness’ as the only required class at Reed,” according to a RAR statement provided to all new freshmen.

Hum 110 “feels like a cruel test for students of color,” one leader said on public radio, according to the mag. “It traumatized my peers.”

Reed Professor Lucía Martínez Valdivia, who identifies herself as a gay mixed-race woman, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post on her experiences with the protesters.

“The right to speak freely is not the same as the right to rob others of their voices,” she wrote. “Some colleagues, including people of color, immigrants and those without tenure, found it impossible to work under these conditions.

“The signs intimidated faculty into silence, just as intended,” wrote Martínez Valdivia, who said she has suffered from a “lack of sleep, nausea, loss of appetite, inability to focus.”

The school has reportedly been trying to revise its course to address RAR’s concerns, but students have stopped showing up to meetings designed to do so, according to the Washington Examiner.

In the “SNL” skit, Martin said he thought the boy king exhibit was “a national disgrace the way we have commercialized it with trinkets and toys, T-shirts and posters.”

“Now, if I’d known they’d line up just to see you, I’d trade in all my money and bought me a museum. (King Tut) buried with a donkey (Funky Tut) He’s my favorite honky!” he and his band sang.

DCG

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29 responses to “Students blast Steve Martin’s King Tut skit as “racist”

  1. “Racism” again?
    Yawn…. cat yawn

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    • david cameron #7540168

      If those students had been taught how to be critical thinkers in high school they would have just laughed and thrown eggs at their politically correct brain dead profs in university.

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  2. How about this…go fucking fuck yourselves. You ignorant entitled pussies will never make it in the real world. I suggest you stay at your little sheltered enclave as long as you can because one day your going to run into someone like me, someone who will tell you the truth to your pathetic faces…you are not special and you are not a gift to the world. You’re nothing at all. Nothing!

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  3. I love (sar) the length these people go through to gain attention -the latest thing going is the assaults on women, so racism has been pushed to the back burner, after a while that blah blah blah is BORING.

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  4. The only racist thing about that sketch is the wild and crazy guy Steve Martin is trying his best to sing and dance like a black man, but since the wild and crazy guy is actually funny he gets a pass. But I don’t see why this sketch is used in a course? Are they saying it’s racist against Egyptians or blacks?

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  5. This was one of Martins funniest and creative skits from SNL- and I still maintain that.
    I remember some time ago in some metaphysical reading I came across that the idea that humor is a by product of intelligence and light, where the low, the dense, and the dark ( as in evil ) is without levity or humor, cannot comprehend humor. I would say that these students and the rest of the snowflakes around the country are a testament to the veracity of this theory. I think another way we could conceptualize this is would be to ask when historically did you ever see a Communist with sense of humor ? I wish they would go away and pound sand.

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  6. Hadenoughalready

    Like “stupid”, liberals cannot be fixed. Let them cry. Let them continue their conniption fits. They’re only giving us more reason to laugh (and, boy, do they hate that…lol)..

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  7. A course in humanities?
    What a load of crap that course must be.

    Steve Martin has evolved into a repulsive Next Gen Liberal, but back then he and SNL were funny once in a while.
    That was before the cultural balance was disturbed by the Communists.

    While watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade today I figured it out that the Communists have removed God and Christianity from our culture and replaced it with secular bullshit and this parade is a prime example;
    They went out of their way to thank the cops, but nothing patriotic, or faith based; just some fuzzy Global Love crap. But be careful, do not be sexually aggressive
    Rush pointed out that Thanksgiving was created by George Washington as a religious holiday of thanks.
    And there was an excellent FOTM post earlier on this topic.

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  8. “That’s like somebody … making a song just littered with the n-word everywhere,” a member of Reedies Against Racism told the student newspaper, according to The Atlantic.<<

    These students should be subjected to the soundtrack for “Hair”. Apparently, at least one collegiate sprite has never heard “Colored Spade”:

    I’m thinking a single play would give these frail ninnies an absolute heart attack. 🤣

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    • I’d like to know just when this started. “I’m a left-handed, herniated, Hopi Indian and I DEMAND that you accommodate me”. Clearly the answer to these whiners is “I don’t care what you think”.

      I think “EdK’s” approach (above) is the best one.

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  9. What would the US be like if the Leftists had their way and wiped out humor,compliments,individuality,independent thinking,freedom to make our OWN choices,took away our ability to defend ourselves against gun wielding Criminals and the oppressive Government,our ability to voice our opinions outside their “Free Speech Zones”,and our freedom to treat THEM the way they treat US? Look at all the transgressions we suffer by THEIR hands-do you know why they get away with that? Because WE understand and believe this IS a Nation of LAWS. We NEED to start enforcing those laws-ALL of them,with NO political impunity. Conservatives are largely law abiding people;as such the Liberals and their variants run roughshod over us at every opportunity. That’s why Zero Tolerance Law Enforcement may be an annoyance to Conservatives,but it’d be DEVASTATING to Liberals.

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  10. Humphrey Bogart once said, “I don’t trust a bastard who doesn’t drink.” Although I do not agree with Bogie in a literal sense, I get his point: A drink now and then is good for the soul.
    So it is with humor. I DO NOT TRUST anyone who does not have a sense of humor, the ability to see the incongruities of life. And these little Communist weenies are so super-sensitive they really are SUPERCILIOUS. “Supercilious” is a $10 word we learned from Mrs. Hoffman in the fourth grade, and thanks to these COMMIE BASTARDS, I finally know what it really means.

    There is something unholy and unhealthy about a person being self-conscious in the wrong way. And that unholy unhealthy self-consciousness would be squared or raised to the second power were the targets of these NERVOUS NINNIES wrath, namely US, were to consent to the degradation they would impose upon US.

    You know, it is peculiar. Steve Martin really was funny, and he had quite a run. But I cannot agree with those people who think that Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s On First?” routine IS comedy: It is an exercise in logical positivism and linguistic mis en scene. The writer of that skit would steal our sense of humor, just like these NERVOUS NELLIES are trying to steal ours.
    But I see the danger of the thought police here: The Ayatollah Khomeni once said, “In Islam, there is no joking. In Islam, there is no humor. In Islam, there is no fun.”

    I refuse to live in a world like that, and so do all normal people.

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  11. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    What ever happened to comedy?

    For your information.

    kommonsentsjane

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  12. How is that racism?!

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  13. It really doesn’t help that they constantly reinterpret and requantify everything to fit THEIR agenda.

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  14. omg…..these people MUST be living in an agonizing caldron of fuming, miasmic HELL every day. For them, there must be a boogie man behind EVERY door, around every corner, under every fallen leaf…..there is NO HUMOR, only taking themselves over-seriously…so much so as to believe the crap they spin out of thin air……These are the kind of persons who, in a few years, will be calling social services on neighbors who allow their 10-year-old to actually WALK 2 blocks to school alone…..or for letting the garbage cans out on the street for more than an hour after pick up…..or for having 3 more light bulbs above the “max” in their exterior Christmas lights. Meanwhile, they will send the most mal-adjusted, whining, wimpy, NEEDY, emotionally disabled kids to my classroom…..offspring of snowflakes….what are we going to call these kids? Just “flakes?”

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  15. On a personal note; There are times when I believe that the 3 left coast states are more of a threat to American Values than those crossing our southern boarder, only because they are, for the most part American citizens. Therefor; At times I would like to see a wall starting at the Canadian boarder running east of Washington, Oregon and California to Mexico then east, A Trump Wall, across our southern boarder blocking All Mexican Invaders!

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  16. Valdivia has a hard road to travel expecting history to be unicorns and rainbows. History is all too often bloody and violent, the true underbelly of humanity laced with occasional flashes of compassion. Of course, liberals are dead pans with no sense of humor and miserable to their core because the world does not live up to their expectations. Instead of accepting many thinks as inevitable because of mans fallen nature they add to the suffering by pulling everyone else down to their level in order to share the misery. They become frusterated when they fail. Like the cultists they are they view failure as persecution. That legitimizes their causes in their minds. I call that the JW Syndrome. Since their agendas and ideas are rejected because they’re plainly abysimal they view themselves as righteous and opposed for being so.

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  17. If you see what they are teaching in grade school then this should be no surprise to any one. The communist have indoctrinated our youth so they lean this way. Only God can change the course of this country.

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  18. I hope they watch “The Jerk” next, with Steve Martin as Navin Johnson – their heads will explode.

    “I was born a poor black child.”

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