Twitter resurfaces Patton Oswalt’s problematic jokes

Patton Oswalt took a crash course in Cancel Culture, and the worst may not be over.

Oswalt, 52, shared a snapshot of herself with longtime comedian Dave Chappelle on social media last week. The two recently shared a comedy scene together, and the “Goldbergs” narrator happily shared a memory of the moment.

The post received more than 62,000 “likes”, but not everyone was happy.

The snapshot sparked an outcry from select progressives who were unwilling to forgive Chappelle for material they considered “transphobic.” Chappelle repeatedly tells jokes related to the trans community and mixes them with his empathy for the demographic and ties with specific trans comics.

Oswalt, trapped in the awakened crossfire and unwilling to defend a friend, followed the picture up with an apology – slash – explaining to dig himself out of the hole on social media.

It probably will not stop the digital bleeding. Here’s why:

Some conservative Twitter users dug through his older material, just as progressives do regularly to beat their ideological enemies, and found some pieces that would definitely get Oswalt canceled today.

WARNING: Mature language

Comedian Tim Dillon partially defended Oswalt for the latter clip because he appeared in character and did not speak as himself.

Yet such nuances are often ignored by the amount of Cancel Culture. Nuance is rarely, if ever, embraced by those who are willing to be ashamed, punish, or directly annul.

NOTE: Dillon suggests that the canceled cartoon Shane Gillis was also in character when he unleashed some racist slams against Asians, which led to him being removed from “Saturday Night Live.” This reporter has not independently confirmed that this is the case.

Other Twitter users scolded Oswalt, who once compared Antifa to the soldiers who stormed Normandy’s beaches for betraying a friend.

Will Oswalt’s older material trigger a new awakened fire? It’s unclear. He is a declared progressive who holds all the “right” positions so that it can give him adequate protection. Or his embrace of Chappelle may have deprived him of the cultural immunity, and he will apologize again sooner rather than later.

Comic book colleague Andrew Shultz found the whole affair amusing. Here he taunts Oswalt for his oversized ego and more.

“It’s just a scandal on your own Instagram page. The world does not catch itโ€ฆ you have to delete 10 [angry] comments, and all of a sudden you think, ‘oh no, that’s big news’ … that level of narcissism, the inability to look out into the world … it’s some weird Hollywood s ***, “cracked Shultz.

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