John Stuart Mill’s famous dictum that the only antidote to bad speech is more speech also applies to humor. This Kim Warp cartoon works as a concise antidote to Seth MacFarlane’s performance at the Oscars.
In this case, I thought it would be interesting to let the cartoonist speak for herself. Take it away, Kim:
The discussion about the Oscars has moved on a little since I drew this cartoon. The comments I see floating across Facebook lately are more like, “Why did all the women go ape-shit? Seth MacFarlane was making a joke about himself. They’re acting like he’s Hitler!” I’ve been asking myself the same question, because, on a certain level, I went way out-of-proportion ape-shit, too. I’ve concluded that the boob song at the Oscars hit a hidden nerve with women. You know how when you go home for the holidays, you think you’re all over your childhood traumas and you’ve achieved something in life that they can’t touch? And then some jerky relative makes a joke putting you down about something you’d forgotten all about, and you go absolutely, inexplicably ape-shit? That was the nerve that Seth MacFarlane hit…
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