NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

Have you been offended recently?  By something someone said or tweeted or made a video about on social media?  If so, WHY?  People are quick to remind us that we have the freedom of speech and also are quick to tell us that we better not say whatever we feel because it could hurt someones feelings.

Being a comedian in today’s world it feels as if the trendy thing to do now is to complain about every little joke a comedian makes.  Stand up comedy is the last art form that gets to talk about things people are afraid to speak on.  People heal through laughter.  Yes there are comedians who just get on stage and say things for shock value but that doesn’t mean every comedian deserves to get treated as if what they say is offensive or disrespectful.

So what if people get easily offended, especially at a comedy show.  It’s your fault if you get offended at a comedy or by a tweet or by something someone posts on social media.  If you don’t like the person performing then don’t buy a ticket to see them perform.  The problem with this world and generation is everyone feels as if their opinion is right.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but what makes them think that they are right?

Comedians are taught to take the deepest darkest things that have happened to them in their lives and make fun of it.  If a comedian is willing to do that what makes you think he doesn’t have the right to make fun of or talk about someone else in the spirit of being fun?  People need to loosen up understand everybody is not a bad person and they don’t mean any disrespect.  I’m tired of this soft world we’re living in we need to teach people to have tougher skin and stop thinking everyone should be friendly and stop thinking that everyone is their friend.