Sarah Silverman: Anger Over Political Correctness Is a Sign of Being Old (VIDEO)
Sarah Silverman sat down recently with Vanity Fair at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her new film I Smile Back, and was asked what she thought about the increasing number of comedians complaining about political correctness on college campuses. Specifically, recent comments by Bill Maher and Jerry Seinfeld.
"To a degree, everyone’s going to be offended by something," Silverman said. "So you can’t just decide on your material based on not offending anyone. But, I do think it’s important, as a comedian, as a human, to change with the times. I think it’s a sign of being old if you’re put off by that.”
She went on to explore how she dropped using the word "gay" to mean bad. She caught herself saying, "I don't mean it that way, I have gay friends," and eventually realized she sounded like a hold-out wanting to use the word "colored" to describe blacks in the 1960s.
“You have to listen to the college-aged, because they lead the revolution,” Silverman said.
It's an interesting addition to a debate that will no doubt not go away for some time.
Watch the clip below: