You really can’t make this stuff up.
The Food Network hired a comedian to be a host years ago, knowing this man’s style of comedy and who he is, yet they later cut ties with him over a joke they didn’t like and it’s literally the stupidest thing a network can do. He hasn’t worked for them in several years, but them denouncing him now is literally pointless. And if they remove his old episodes, that’s just pathetic.
If you’re the food network and you’re putting someone on the platform as a HOST, then surely you’ve done your research when you’re hiring a comedian. Did no one look at this man’s Twitter, his previous skits, or literally any of his work? Or did the Food Network just say “oh, he’s a comedian, sure bring him on!”
Well, the comedian, who is Josh Denny, is the type of guy who says whatever he wants and he often takes strong stands on what he believes and it’s usually always funny. But the problem here is not him, it’s the Food Network who hired him knowing damn well who he is and his brash awesome style of comedy – then Food Network disowns him years later because he got a little too touchy feely with a tiny abortion joke.
QUICK VIDEO OF JOSH ON THE FOOD NETWORK BEFORE HIS JOKE GOT THEM SOOOOO MAD:
Look folks – a true comedian can make anything funny. Comedy is an escape from reality based on reality. If you can’t handle the jokes, then don’t hire the freaking comedian to work on your network. It’s that simple. And if you do hire a comedian, then let them be WHO they are. Because WHO they are is WHY they are funny.
Here’s the joke and keep in mind Denny is pro-life… the guy is literally standing up for the unborn and getting aborted from a network over it. Ridiculous, right, and don’t forget – he’s literally a comedian and making jokes, so this is not targeted at anyone unless they are literally a scandalous woman getting knocked up every 3rd Tuesday after karaoke night at the local slum pit, and we have quite a few of those where I live – both the slum pits and the who-ahs.
Food Network didn’t like his comment, despite it being funny although slightly offensive and not something we’d say in an 8th grade Philly public school classroom, which ironically often have at least one student preggers.
Womp Womp Food Network crying in public here because Josh Denny would rather people not abort their babies.
The 38-year-old former frontman of Food Network’s “Ginormous Food,” who describes himself as pro-life, posted a controversial thread celebrating the ban. He also used a slur while advising women to “calm down” — and said he disagreed that many women wouldn’t know they were pregnant within six weeks of conception.
The Twitterati backlash was swfit, as thousands of commenters loaded up his tweets with outrage, spurring Denny to respond: “Your freedom to be offended is commensurate to my freedom to offend you.”
Food Network took to social media to clarify its stance on the Philadelphia native’s controversial comedy — with a message that was “pinned” to its official Twitter page.
“For those asking: Our working relationship with Josh Denny ended years ago and we removed all episodes he hosted at that time,” the Food Network announced in the statement. “His views do not reflect our company values and we regret giving him a platform.”
So this is the world we live in. We have two popular women singing a song where the chorus is “There’s some whores in this house” and Josh makes a joke using the same word, in slightly different context, and one is being played on radios everywhere with middle-schoolers listening to it on the yellow bus in the morning, and the other is Josh’s one little joke that turns into cancel culture.
Think I’m kidding, just watch this video and you’ll know the song I’m talking about – and I didn’t even mention the title yet!
There’s guys like George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, and Robin Williams who would be annoyed right now.
With Eddie and Dave still being here, how do you think they feel about this?
It’s like being a comedian today is ten times harder than it was before because half the country is all of a sudden offended by everything and they don’t let comedians do their damn job.
We live in a country one side of the political spectrum sees a joke they find offensive and their first reaction is to complain, get people fired, and do all sorts of things in response. The ONLY response to a joke you don’t like should be to roll your eyes and go listen to or read something else, but people have escalated this BS to a level of stupidity because it’s like they want revenge on someone for offending them.
It’s just people being so miserable with their own lives that they have to find ways to make others miserable too.
What does that say about society?
You know what I do when I see something I don’t like?
I just keep scrolling and ignore it because I don’t care and I would never try to get anyone fired or affect their lives in anyway.
It’s like people are so bored with their shitty lives that they purposely seek to destroy other people. It’s a horrible way to live.
There’s people like Bette Midler and Rosie O’Donnell who post horrible things all the time – but do you see us complaining to the people who hire them? Nah, because it’s their right to say whatever they want, and if we don’t like it, then we just stop following them or reading their posts.
IF YOU DON’T LIKE SOMETHING, THEN KEEP MOVING! IT’S THAT EASY!
Josh Denny also has a podcast and other things going on, all up to date on his website at JoshDennyComedy.com.
He’s a good dude who speaks his mind and if that’s too much for you, then take a hike.