On Friday, comedian Bill Murray showed up on CNBC’s “Screech Box” and talked about identity politics issues in comedy, sharing a position contrary to what ordinarily comes out of Hollywood.
Murray was gotten some information about how the “political discourse and where we are in terms of the country.”
He stated he considered it to be a “clash of clans first thing in the morning, every day, where people are just going to war about so much.”
He clarified that Kristen Wiig makes everybody chuckle by “not thinking about being political, she’s thinking about what resonates and what is common to all of us,” including, “I think that’s harder and harder to do because people are trying to win their point of view as opposed to saying, ‘What if I spoke to everyone?'”
He went ahead to state that his companion Jim Downey has been “blamed for being a a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing.”
“He says, ‘No, no. I just think the way that the Democrats handle things is poor.’ Where they try to pick out little pieces of a population and say, ‘Well, we represent the Hispanics, we represent the LGBT or something.’ And they’re not speaking to everyone at once. Donald Trump is way above them.
And it’s almost demeaning to say, ‘I’m choosing you, because you’re a splinter group or you’re a certain minority group.’ There’s almost a resentment that somehow you’re separated again by a politician — that ‘you’re my people; I’m in control of you; I represent you’ — instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first under the laws of the country.”
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