Lymph Nodes, Detoxing and Lancing the Boil of Institutionalized Racism: The Daily Nooner (EST)!
Awesome Video Of The Day Shirley Q. Liquor Goes To K-Mark WARNING: Today's video IS not FUNNY in any way, shape or form. It portrays hurtful racist stereotypes, and although it does so in an entertaining voice I can assure that it IS not FUNNY. I can't speak for my fellow bloggers (I'm pretty sure that Swaim is a card-carrying Klan member), but I can tell you that I personally DOn't THINK THIS VIDEO IS FUNNY. Okay? Okay.
Shirley Q. Liquor is a character that was created by Chuck Knipp, a drag comedian who is also an ordained chaplain, registered nurse, and active member of the ACLU and Libertarian Party. On top of all this, he somehow manages to find the time to caricature southern black women and put it up on YouTube. Impressive!
His live performances have been protested several times, apparently, but I can't figure out why. Maybe they're picketed by people who hate the ACLU, or people who really hate drag comedians. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that he PERFORMS IN BLACKFACE. I don't know. People can be so touchy.
While his critics call him a bigot, Knipp defends himself by saying he's "lancing the boil of institutionalized racism." I know I'm playing with fire by putting this question forward, but here goes nothing: What do YOU think?
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