Comedian Bill Burr has never been one to retreat from controversy or bow to political correctness. During a recent podcast appearance, the popular stand-up comedian explained why he will never apologize to the outraged mob.
On Thursday, Burr appeared on “Steve-O’s Wild Ride” — one podcast hosted by the star of the reality TV stunt show “Jacka**”. Steve-O – real name Stephen Gilchrist Glover – asked Burr: “Okay, I have a random question. I’ve really thought about it because I’m really curious if you’ve ever apologized for a joke?”
Burr admitted he apologized, but clarified, “Yes. But I’m doing it to the person I hurt.”
Burr explained that “if I was telling a joke about something that had a personal effect on someone and I made them sad or cry,” he would apologize to that offended person if they were at one of his stand-up shows. Comedy would be offended by a joke indicates.
However, Burr announced that he would “refuse to apologize to anyone who is upset they heard a joke at a show they weren’t at.”
He said if a person was offended by a comedy special he was releasing to the public, he would consider the criticism. Burr explained that he would never apologize if the negativity came from someone who was only looking for content to be outraged by.
Burr noted that there’s so much entertainment online and on streaming services that there’s enough not to fret about, citing “videos of dogs snoring” as an example.
The great comedy said: “But you tried your best to see this thing, it’s up to you.”
“I firmly believe that if you’re wrong, and if you feel like you’re wrong, apologize,” he conceded. “But I don’t believe in the mob mentality and I won’t apologize just because it’s not worth it. Because then I’m just giving the power that it’s okay to do that, and then another comic has to deal with it.”
The Mandolorian star added, “If you come to me after the damn show, I’ll listen to you, and if I agree with what you’re saying, I’ll be like, ‘Yeah, okay. It wasn’t a personal thing, sorry. I’m sorry you went through that or whatever.” And what I found out is that they will actually be cool to you. Folks, everyone, like us… They want to be heard.
Burr refuses to apologize to the crowd, who are “professionally offended” who are just outraged “to move whatever thing because you feel like you can fix society with your ideas.”
Burr warned that it’s all come down to “steering” the narrative, like Fox News and CNN, that “an a**hole” takes the audio clip out of context and says, “See! Comedians should apologize!”
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In the past, Burr has railed against the abandonment culture, provoked liberals during his Grammy appearances, and defended Gina Carana after she was fired from Disney.
You can watch the full episode of Steve-O’s Wild Ride with Bill Burr below.
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Bill Burr – Steve-O’s Wild Ride! Episode #107
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