Artie Lange who is most notably the comedian who for years played Howard Stern’s sidekick on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, has been banned from ESPN as a result of him tweeting racist and sexist jokes about the host of ‘First Take’, Cari Champion.
As recent as yesterday evening, Lange issued a non-apology after going on a long and dis-tasteful Twitter rant detailing a sexual fantasy in which he was Thomas Jefferson and Champion, a black woman, was his slave.
“Here’s the scenario I’m using to jerk off to chick on First Take I’m T. Jefferson & she’s my slave. She beats the shit out of me & runs free,” he wrote also adding, “Then I cum & she’s free! Happiest ending ever!”
Here’s Lange’s take on the matter, via Sports Illustrated:
This observation came while I was watching one of my favorite TV shows ESPNs First Take. I also noticed she was black. I then thought it would be funny to tweet JOKES about that observation. A decision which might be the end of modern comedy. I tweeted jokes that in the past I would’ve said in privately in my home among friends. I know black women who could join me and handle it. I won’t debate if the tweets were funny. That could take minutes of precious time left in my career. The issue is do they warrant an apology. Tricky question. I would rather load trucks for a living then ever apologize to one of these awful PC groups ruining the country. So that’s a NO. But if it upset the lady in question that’s another story. Let me say to Cari Champion if this hurt u in any way I’m sorry. I’m a comedian. Sometimes I’m funny! For the record my moms disgusted w the tweets. But if I based my humor on my mom I’d be broke.
Some people are delusional and just don’t get it, and he clearly doesn’t get it…