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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Key and Peele: Exclusion in Comedy Is the Same as Bullying

"To not make fun of something is, we believe, itself a form of bullying. When a humorist makes the conscious decision to exclude a group from derision, isn’t he or she implying that the members of that group are not capable of self-reflection? Or don’t possess the mental faculties to recognize the nuances of satire? A group that’s excluded never gets the opportunity to join in the greater human conversation."

- Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in a new piece for Time magazine, in which they explain their role as comedians at a time when political correctness has become another form of bullying.

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