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Comedian and NoVA native Casey Wilson debuts short at the Alexandria Film Festival

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Casey Wilson (left) and Michael McKean (right) star in Wilson’s newest film, ‘Daddio.’ (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Alexandria is a city that celebrates its community through a variety of annual festivals and events, especially when it comes to arts and entertainment. From September’s Alexandria King Street Art Festival to the Scottish Christmas Walk, there’s always something to see and do. 

And in just a few weeks, local residents and film fanatics alike will come together for the 13th annual Alexandria Film Festival, honoring independents in the industry by showcasing shorts, documentaries and feature-length films for four days. More than 50 films from around the world will be screened at this year’s event, including several directors, actors and screenwriters from Northern Virginia. 

Among them is actress, director and Alexandria-native Casey Wilson, who will return home to screen her new comedic short, Daddio, telling the personal tale of how the loss of her mother affected her and her father in different ways.

Prior to the screening on Saturday, Nov. 9, we chatted with Wilson about the production process, loss and how the city of Alexandria impacted her career. Highlights from our conversation are below. 

What are you most looking forward to at the Alexandria Film Festival?
I’m most looking forward to obviously coming back to my hometown and getting to see the film with my dad, and also for his friends to get to see it with him there.

You directed, wrote and starred in Daddio. What was it like balancing all of those roles in one production?
It was fun. Normally I’m just a writer on projects solely or an actor on them solely, so to do all of it was actually so much fun and almost liberating, because you know when you’re a writer and an actor you have very little control, and I could finally be the maniacal control freak I’ve always been while in that director role. But it was great and I had this amazing actor, Michael McKean, from This is Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul, playing my father. He was so generous since it was my first time directing. And I think he really nailed the part of my father. 

Talk to me about writing this script and telling this story that is so personal to you.
I actually co-wrote it with my dear friend Laura Kindred, a writer that I met at NYU. We lived together about 14 years ago when my mom passed away, so we were writing about the time of life after my mom died and sort of about how grief takes form about a year after someone dies, not right away. Where, you know, the kind of well-wishers are back to their own lives and grievers are sort of up to their own devices—you’re still deep in grief but everyone else seems to have moved on. For my dad and I, after my mom died he became incredibly manic and I became incredibly depressed and at the time I didn’t think this, but there’s something very comedic in that. Daddio is a comedy about death but I think it’s also heartwarming, which is how people deal with grief in different ways. 

Do you think it’s essential that you stepped back and wrote it 14 years after your mom’s passing?
I don’t think I could’ve written it a day earlier. I’ll give you an example: My dad got a perm shortly after it happened, so you need 14 years of distance before you can write about that. 

What is it like returning to your hometown?
I’m excited! I come back to Alexandria a lot, probably about three to four times a year, but it’s always fun to come back. I’ve always been a huge supporter of the Alexandria Film Festival, as is my dad, and I love what they’re doing and how they’ve grown it. Alexandria is such a special town and this film festival is a true gem, so I can’t wait to see some of the other films and get to know the filmmakers. My dad is, of course, hosting a reception after my film debuts too, which will be great. 

Do you have a favorite place in Old Town?
Oh my gosh, so many. My friends and I used to be obsessed with the Rock It Grill, the karaoke bar on King Street, but really I just love all of Old Town in general, especially during Christmastime. It doesn’t get better than that. 

What advice do you have for budding actors in NoVA?
None! No, I’m kidding. Well, Dermot Mulroney did it so that’s what inspired me. He’s from Alexandria. I think anyone can do what they want to do and I think TC Williams was such a great high school for me to go to. My teacher, Flo West, really pushed me to get into drama. And there were so many opportunities just on a local level in Alexandria that really helped me get my start. But I think if anyone wants to try it, just do it. That’s the greatest advice I can give anyone. It’s not an easy business, that’s for sure, but if anyone has any inclination, there’s nothing better than being an artist in my mind.


Other highlights from this year’s festival include the kick-off event on the evening of Friday, Nov. 8, featuring the work of young filmmakers from Northern Virginia Community College. Following the screening, guests will have the chance to meet the students and learn about the inspiration behind each film. 

In This Changes Everything—a feature-length documentary that uncovers the misrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry—you’ll see familiar faces such as Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes, Cate Blanchett and other Hollywood notables as they share their stories with the world. After the screening, American film director Maria Giese will answer questions from the audience.

For tickets and more information about the upcoming event, click here. // locations vary; $50 per festival pass

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Christian Comedian John Crist Gets Netflix Special

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Christian comedian John Crist is getting a Netflix special.

The 35-year-old PK (pastor’s kid) is well known on social media for his entertaining skits and video clips. He enjoys a healthy buzz on Facebook. It isn’t uncommon to see friends and family sharing his witty thoughts on everything from teenagers to having phone conversations in public on speaker.

Now Crist will get to join the ranks of Dave Chappelle and other popular comedians with his very own special on Netflix.

Crist is one of eight children. In a Fox & Friends appearance he said he “sells out venues without selling out his values and says he intends to offer three alternatives to the “Netflix and chill” culture with his newest platform.

Crist offered “Netflix and kill your nieces and nephews” who won’t want to watch the special, “Netflix and treadmill” to “work off a couple pounds,” or “Netflix and get grilled by your family for all your questionable career and relationship and financial choices throughout the year,” which he says will probably be what he will be doing Nov. 28.

 

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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Random Thoughts On Rep. Katie Hill And Her Thrupple

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I was involved in a Thupple? Is that on Google?

Ahhhhhh just when you think that you have seen it all in the world of entertainment and politics, along comes a freshman Congresswoman from California and her “Thrupple” that says “I can do better, hold my hairbrush.”

Miracles truly, never do cease.

After reading the excellent work done by my colleague Jennifer Van Laar on Rep. Katie Hill D-CA and her inappropriate relationship with her staffers CA Rep. Katie Hill Allegedly Involved Female Staffer In 2-Yr ‘Throuple’ Relationship, I sat down and jotted a few random thoughts down about this story.

Here they are…

*According to Jenn’s story, Katie Hill was married for 15 years and had a female staffer that she and the hubby were involved with.

Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.

Heslep and the staffer, according to text messages provided to RedState, believed the polyamorous arrangement to be a long-term, committed relationship. The trio took multiple vacations together, including to Alaska, where this photograph was taken.

So Katie and the hubby start off as a couple and then bring the third girl into the mix. So this part I understand being I watch HBO shows based in California and have seen crazier things. However, being I am not steeped in the rules for “Thrupples” my first questions are these.

Now that Hill has jumped ship to her finance director, do the hubby and the female staffer continue on? Do they find a third wheel to replace Hill? Do they maybe include the finance director and would that be a quadruple?

I’m a newbie and I have questions people.

* In this EXCLUSIVE photo (listed below) from Jenn’s article, it is shown that Rep. Hill is naked while brushing the third wheels hair while sitting on a chair in what looks to be a hotel room.

My question and or thought here is, did anyone alert housekeeping that the cushion NEEDED TO BE CLEANED? Having congresspersons bare A$$ on a cushion in a hotel room that the next patron uses also when it was not cleaned is GROSS.

When did the Thrupple community become such savages?

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*When does this story become a Jeopardy question?

Question: This Freshman Congresswoman from California was married to a guy but they both had the same girlfriend and were alleged to be in a what?

Answer: What is a THRUPPLE Alex!

*When are any of the mainstream media or entertainment outlets going to pick up this excellent reporting by Jenn?

Here we have a story about an allegation of clear abuse of power. You are not supposed to be playing any type of intimate relations game with people that WORK FOR YOU ( on the taxpayers’ dime ) when you are an elected official. This is about as unethical as it gets.

How has this tale about Thrupple sex and a clear abuse of power not made Special Report With Bret Baier or even TMZ for cripes sake? Cmon Harvey, you’re better than this. I have been looking forward to you and Charles covering this for TMZ Live and then watch you shake your head while looking at the ground like you do when you’re flabbergasted.

I’m sure if it were a Republican this would be getting the same treatment of nonchalant yawns from the mainstream media. I’m sorry, I couldn’t even type that without laughing aloud.

Once again, great work by my colleague Jennifer Van Laar on this. She has been doxxed and threatened over this, which I don’t understand why. She introduced a new word to all of us non-heathens and heathens alike and you should be thankful, not ticked off.

Check out all of Jenn’s work RIGHT HERE

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Julian Castro Needs 800k In 10 Days Or He Drops Out Of POTUS Race.

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I need 800k or im going away. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Don’t threaten us dude.

Julian Castro, who has NO RELATION to Fidel or Raul in Cuba other than in the general outlook of how government should meddle in every aspect of your life, needs your help. His campaign is running short on funds being he has spent a lot of money doing….well, I’m not really sure of what he has been doing.

According to Buzzfeed

Presidential candidate Julián Castro said on Monday that he will have to drop out of the Democratic primary if his campaign doesn’t raise $800,000 in the next 10 days.

In an email to supporters, Castro said he will not have the resources to continue campaigning if he can’t raise the funds by the end of October.

“The truth is, for our campaign, these debates have offered our only guaranteed opportunity to share my vision with the American people. If I can’t make the next debate stage, we cannot sustain a campaign that can make it to Iowa in February,” Castro said in the email. “My presidential campaign is in dire need of financial resources to keep going.”

Castro’s campaign has very little cash on hand compared to most of his competition, according to the most recent FEC filings. His campaign, which raised $3,495,406 and spent $3,960,970.81 last quarter, had $672,333 on hand as of the end of September.

That’s rough.

According to the latest Real Politics Polling  for Iowa, Castro is polling at…. HE IS NOT EVEN LISTED.

How can you be asking for cash to make it to Iowa and they are not even showing you UNDERWATER in the latest polling? That is super impressive except for a winning campaign it is not. Castro spent 3.9 million last quarter while raising 3.4 million. I’m guessing that there are a lot of fancy meals on that spreadsheet and not too many value meals purchases at McDonald’s.

While I am 100% in favor of Americans donating to any and all political causes and candidates they see fit, I would humbly suggest spending money on other things also if you are on the bubble about donating to the Presidential campaign of someone who is not running so hot.

Here are some suggestions…

*Buying a ticket on the next Titanic voyage next year. I mean, it can’t happen twice in a row, can it?

*Purchase a “My Pillow” and see if it is really that comfy. Also, email me and let me know if it is. I have been on the bubble for a while now about purchasing one.

*Do GOAT Yoga. I’m not going to do it so you might as well.

Of course, you can donate to #TeamCastro or any candidate you want. If you feel Julio is worth a couple of bucks to extend his time doing whatever he has been doing to be polling at zip in Iowa, knock it out. Maybe donate to all of them. Maybe tweet at the President and see if he could donate to Castro just for the twitter trolling wave it would create.

Good Luck Mr. Castro. Shame that a distant relative of yours that is not really a relative but has the same last name as you is not still alive. I’m sure he would have kicked in a buck or two.

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Why Is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Picking On Pete Buttigieg?

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STOP PICKING ON ME A.O.C.

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Let’s just get something straight here right off the bat.

This article about a spat between two progressives is not going to SINK to the level of how progressive democrats act in regards to how they treat conservatives. We are not going to assume here for ONE MOMENT that just because of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez picking on Pete Buttigieg with tweets, that she hates white men, white men who are straight or gay. Even white men who put ketchup on their hot dogs or don’t like 250 dollar haircuts.

We are not going there.

Pete Buttigieg on Fox News Sunday responded to criticism from A.O.C. about fundraising and what would be needed to be done for the Democratic nominee to take on and win against Donald Trump.

He actually sounds like he is taking this really seriously here.

From Fox News

The far-left congresswoman accused Buttigieg of protecting a system of “big money politics” instead of trying to make it a thing of the past, touting the merits of “small-dollar grassroots campaigns,” which she said were more successful than his. Buttigieg said he’s quite familiar with grassroots campaigning, but said it will take more than that for Democrats to succeed in 2020.

“Well, first of all, you don’t go from mayor of South Bend to a competitive presidential candidate without knowing a thing or two about grassroots campaigning,” Buttigieg told “Fox News Sunday” in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, posted last week. “My campaign is fueled by the contributions of almost 600,000 individual donors and most of those are small contributions.”

Ocasio-Cortez posted her remark while retweeting a quote from Buttigieg that criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to stay away from large donations. Buttigieg had said, “We’re not going to beat Trump with pocket change.” Ocasio-Cortez described that comment as insulting to small donors, but Buttigieg explained his stance on Sunday.

He is taking this seriously!!!!

A.O.C. at the end of the day is a political cheap shot artist with feelings. That works great for twitter and her lil district in New York and of course the Instagram people eat that up but Pete has it nailed down here.

The way the system is set up now you need to bring in corporate cash by the bundles. This silly notion that Warren and Bernie are running on is great for small rallies and a fabulous talking point but not for a serious run for the Presidency.

That A.O.C. even took issue with the “pocket change” comment shows that she is way in overhead here. This is another reason why Nancy Pelosi will probably soon send her to the gulag while the adults in the Democratic caucus try to figure out the impeachment mess they have gotten themselves into.

The radical feelings over facts crowd of the Democratic party’s base right now are much more aligned with the Bernie factions than the more moderate faction like the Mayor. Buttigieg, it sounds like is much more in tune with how to win an election nationally with his statements here which is A.O.C. and the other kids lashed out.

Not because he is gay or white but because he is right.

At least on this issue.

Someone give Alexandria a gift certificate for another 250 dollar hair cut. Hopefully, that will keep her from taking shots for a while at Mayor Pete.

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Did Hillary Just Chicken Out Of An Event In D.C. With Tulsi Gabbard?

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Ahh, poor Hillary. Seems that the former star to be in the Democratic party has taken so much flack from her latest boof up ( that didn’t have anything to do with Bill) she is feeling a bit off. A week in advance.

Hillary, of course, landed in some hot water last week when she said on a podcast that she thought that Tulsi Gabbard and Clinton’s 2016 opponent, Jill Stein, were propped up by the Russians. That didn’t sit well with both ladies and they let Hilly have it on twitter and in standalone interviews.

Well, this coming Friday, Hillary had the chance to hit the reset button on this at a women’s forum on something and something else and she decided to cancel. Maybe because Tulsi was also going to be there?

According to the New York Post

A face-to-face confrontation between Hillary Clinton and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard set for next Friday was averted when Clinton backed out of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, DC.

Clinton aides cited a scheduling conflict when she announced her withdrawal from a speaking slot at the annual event. One insider told Slate that Clinton dropped out to protest the inclusion of former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson on the schedule.

But Gabbard is on the bill, too — and Clinton’s pull-out came just hours after the former Secretary of State on Friday accused the Hawaii Democrat of being the “favorite of the Russians” on a podcast.

Oh, snap.

She had a prior engagement? Like what, getting her crying towel from 2016 dry cleaned? Have the house staff do it for cripes sake.

Contrary to what some people on the interwebs are speculating this is the end of Hillary. She is not secretly propping up Tulsi for a Hillary/Gabbard 2020 ticket. She is not going to try and hijack the party nomination from the sleepy former V.P. and the faux Indian. She is not secretly plotting anything at least in regard to the dumb comment she made.

This was not a strategy but stupidity. All politicians open their mouths a bit too wide sometimes. That is all this is. I will admit to being surprised that she made this error but just like athletes, politicians can get past their prime and need to go away from the game.

Will Bill & Hill still try to influence things from behind the scenes? Sure.

However, they are not the favorite former first couple right now. Democrats much prefer Barrack Obama and Michelle to anything to do with the Clintons. That “Evening with Bill And Hillary” was a pure disaster traveling the country with lousy ticket sales. They couldn’t fill those venues with people if they paid them which they practically had to do.

No one is going to listen to a two-time loser on the national stage tell ya how to get things done.

All Hillary did here gave some more free press to Gabbard and so far she has capitalized on it. She is not going to be on the national ticket though so she will have a really fun experience to recall when all this is said and done.

So chill out Clinton conspiracy buffs, you still have the Jeffery Epstein thing to chase.

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Alan Dershowitz BLASTS The Democrats Impeachment Theory

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Occasionally you can come across someone who is a traditional liberal that you might not agree on social constructs with but does stay consistent on issues like impeachment. Professor Alan Dershowitz is one of these people in my opinion.

Dershowitz has been on occasion one of Donald Trump’s defenders in the media. He was one of the voices saying slow down on the rush to condemn on the Russia probe. His overall point was that even those that were on Trump’s orbit at one point were indicted on things, none of the indictments ever involved the reason for the investigation. Prof. Dershowitz was right on that.

He also opposed impeaching Bill Clinton in 1998 on the evidence the Congress had than.

Now he is urging caution on the Democrats rushing to impeach based on what we have seen publicly so far.

Just as a refresher, Alan Dershowitz is a lifelong Democrat and voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

In an opinion piece, Dershowitz wrote for The Hill

Many Democrats, including some constitutional law professors, now argue that President Trump can be impeached without evidence of high criminal acts. Some took the opposite view when President Clinton was being impeached. Hypocrisy aside, there are good historical reasons why the impeachment approach of the Democrats is wrong.

During the debates over the impeachment provisions of the Constitution, two differing views of our structure of government were presented. Some Framers argued that a president should be subject to removal by the legislature if he engaged in malfeasance of office or other comparable noncriminal misconduct. The other Framers took the view that giving the legislature such broad authority to remove a president would turn our country into the kind of parliamentary democracy that existed in England, rather than a republic with a strong executive branch.

That is why every advocate of impeachment should pass the “shoe on the other foot” test. Would you support impeachment against a president of your own party if she or he were accused of this conduct? Unless the answer to that question is yes, it would be unprincipled to engage in this process of impeachment taking place on Capitol Hill.

The very notion that with what has been released so far is enough to impeach is nonsensical. Dershowitz in the article correctly points out impeachment is a political process, not necessarily a legal one and should be taken up very carefully. That the Democrats running for President have all called for Trump’s impeachment is incredibly amusing in light of the “shoe on the other foot” theory.

Would any of them want such an incredibly low threshold to get impeached if they held the job?

Possibly the Democrats in their secret hearings that they refuse to let the public see will come across something that will convince America Trump has to be removed before the 2020 election. So far, they are being tight-lipped about what has been said in these hearings which leads me to believe they don’t have much and Adam Schiff once again sold Nancy Pelosi down the river.

I’m not going to hold my breath though that they find the silver bullet and Speaker Pelosi should look at getting better friends in Congress.

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It’s Back! Joe Biden Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment In Hilarious New Video

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One of the best parts of the election season is when the YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading does little parody episodes of the ads from presidential candidates, and it looks like the mysterious man from Austin, Texas, is going to continue with the Democrats, just as he did the Republicans in 2016.

This time, it’s Joe Biden whose up to bat.

For those of you who have never seen a Bad Lip Reading video, some footage is taken from various things and dubbed over so that words seem to match up with the lips. The lip-reading is intentionally wrong, so what you end up getting is oftentimes hilarious, nonsensical things being “said” by the speaker.

BLR has done everything from politics to the NFL, and even movies like Star Wars.

It still maintains its hilarity with Biden.

BLR’s take on politicians is one of the best parts of the YouTube channel. Previously, BLR has done some pretty memorable videos, such as the Rick Perry’s “save a pretzel for the gas jets” video.

Debate night between Trump and Hillary…

And Trump’s inauguration…

If the pattern follows, we can probably expect to see more of these come out in the near future with the other Democratic 2020 candidates as the focus. At least we can all hope so.

BLR videos are one of the few things everyone can think are funny, no matter what side you’re on.

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Anti Green New Deal Ad Running Tonight During Democrats Debate.

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Now you have a reason to watch the “Jeff Zucker Presents: A Totally Unbiased Election Debate By CNN” because of CNN’s need for ad revenue. A group that is doing an ad the blows up the dream of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the New Green Deal, will air tonight.

You know this will make all the Democrats watching so happy.

According to Fox News

A new ad highlighting the “Green New Deal’s” (GND) financial toll will debut as Democrats take the debate stage on Tuesday night.

The ad, created by the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), will portray for voters a stark contrast between life under “common sense energy policies” and an economy “strangled” by the GND.

Tuesday’s ads will run before, during, and after the Democratic debate on CNN, but it’s just the start of a month-long campaign that will escalate with more than $250,000 in ad spending.

As I wrote earlier this week here at Red State about climate change or warming or cooling, these people supporting this nonsense have been acting weird and saying this stuff for years.

Climate Protester Climbs On Top Of An Airplane And Does Not Help The Cause.

CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now.

I’m glad a group is taking the time and investing some coin to do an ad during a debate where all the candidates up on stage tonight will probably trip all over themselves to say the wackiest thing about climate change. I honestly am waiting for one of them to propose plugging up volcanoes and saying they support a Federal program to do so. #VolcanoesKill

I hope that Competitive Enterprise Institute will help organize and rally people to their cause in other ways. Possibly joining with other groups to start to roll back some of the nonsense that A.O.C and her happy band of Green new Deal bots are screaming about. They have been effective for 40 years and the time to push back is now.

In the meantime enjoy tonight’s debate (Really, I’m SERIOUS) and let me know what you think fo the ad at the info below.

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No, It’s Not Dave Chappelle’s Fault That a Transgender Comedian Committed Suicide

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Transgender comedian Daphne Dorman sadly committed suicide after posting a goodbye note to Facebook on Friday. Dorman was recently in the media when mentioned by Dave Chappelle during his most recent comedy special as a friend, but the media has now run with this mention by Chappelle as the reason behind Dorman’s suicide.

During Chappelle’s recent standup special “Sticks and Stones,” Chappelle actually pokes fun at transgendered people, which is one of the primary reasons the left reacted so negatively to Chappelle’s standup special in the first place.

(READ: Dave Chappelle’s Audience Reviews Are In, And The People Made It Clear That The Critics Are Very Wrong)

Members of the left have been pointing to Chappelle’s routine as the reason Dorman committed suicide.

This includes the New York Daily News which released an article titled “Transgender actress, activist and comedienne Daphne Dorman, referenced in Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ Netflix special, commits suicide.”

This was picked up by Ernest Owens, who wrote a long, multi-tweet Twitter screed about how “jokes” shouldn’t be made about trans people.

The response to Owens’ remarks was a mixed bag of agreement and disagreement. While I agree that Dormand’s suicide is tragic, Owens and the NYDN are foolish for making this about Chappelle.

More accurately, they’re foolish for making this about jokes.

The suicide rate for those suffering from gender dysphoria is abnormally high. Especially for teenagers. The mental illness carries with it a 41 percent suicide rate, making someone who is practicing transgenderism far more likely to kill themselves.

The chances that Dorman was going to commit suicide were already high as he clearly suffered from the maddening depression many people with that mental illness suffer from.

Now, comedians make jokes about groups all the time, and while suicide rates have gone up overall, none of them even come close to striking distance of the suicide rates from gender dysphoria. Even groups that have been persecuted directly by the state haven’t had suicide rates this high.

In short, it’s not the jokes, it’s the disorder.

Yet the left doesn’t want to point to the disorder in any way. They want to pretend that being transgender is the purest expression of the self and that it’s a brave stance against the societal restraints of old.

It’s not. It’s a deadly disorder, and those trying to blame a death on anything but it is only encouraging more death. They are the most dangerous thing to the transgender community.

Furthermore, making it about the joke encourages the idea that people should restrain and restrict comedy to only approved subjects. This is more dangerous than many people realize.

Comedy is the greatest societal disinfectant. Everything — and I mean everything — becomes ridiculous when it’s taken far too seriously. It needs to have its ridiculousness exposed so that it stays grounded in reality. When we are forced to stop making jokes about things, we create sacred cows, and around those cows grow lies, misinformation, and decay.

Humor is how we deal with the darkness, and if we’re not allowed to laugh at the dark, then it will grow.

Chappelle is not to blame for the suicide of Dorman. The thing to blame is the sickness that we’re not allowed to talk about honestly in the mainstream. It’ll kill more people until we can finally look at it from a realistic perspective.

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