Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kevin Smith Joins HuffPost Live

Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes were on Huffington Post Live earlier to promote their upcoming cartoon flick when some head honcho offered Smith a job. The director of such notable comedy classics as Clerks and Mallrats graciously accepted, noting that he often watches the channel.

This should be epic. Kevin Smith is very much a "live and let live" type of person and the HuffPost Live on-air staff (the morning chick in particular - I don't learn "journalists'" names until they land their own talk show and book deal) are very much not. Ever true to their Internet roots, the HPL (no relation) crew is staunchly fundamentalist in their collective concern for all things "minority" and socially righteous. In fact, I would be downright shocked - and not a little disappointed - to learn that each of them was not gay-married to homely, overweight, transgendered, Muslim partners of one minority persuasion or the other. They Godddamn demand the rest of us to be!

If they are not, it is clear that they are homoislamofattransgenderphobics who also routinely malign pit bulls without true knowledge of The Facts.

I've been an outspoken critic of Fundamentalist religious practices and vocal supporter of equal rights for all, but HuffPost Live's brand of pious, sanctimonious Moralism can best be summed-up by the aforementioned hostess' immediate on-air challenge:

She folded her arms in a combative stance, pulled up a tweet some other celebrity had made against gay marriage, and implored of Kevin Smith, "Do you think [this male celebrity] should get on the right side of this issue?"

The fracas can best be foreshadowed by Smith's reaction: Taken slightly aback by her self-righteous indignation, he said something to the effect of, "Well, he's his own person with his own opinions..."

Hahaha! Silly funny man, you now belong to HuffPost Live; no one is 'their own man with their own opinions' there!

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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