Don Rickles stands by Obama janitor joke
Critics call comedian's remark racist
- Duration 4:06
- Date Jun 12, 2012
Critics call comedian's remark racist
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Was it racist or -- Rickles.
Last week Don Rickles probably one of the greatest comedians that ever walked this planet made a controversial joke the very President Obama to -- -- editor.
During a tribute to Shirley MacLaine why was -- nightmare.
The legendary comedienne and down first insulting humor said quote.
I shouldn't make fun of the blacks -- President Obama is a personal friend of mine he was over to the house yesterday -- the mob broke.
-- what that means Rickles spokesman says he's no big telling Politico quote.
It was a joke it was a joke as were the other comments Don made that night anyone who knows him knows he's not a racist.
He always said that lets discuss that shall we end up like.
Being -- Alone.
Lightning round from the and you -- a student of comedy that doesn't show no fun comment -- -- freshman -- Prescott but he's.
They are different every time this happened is probably happened -- many times throughout his life.
You're so I'm not races and the united no but he -- so what -- -- He's not running anything he's telling jokes yeah you don't enjoy don't want should stop it.
Maybe the man alone he's a legend and -- even if he is a crazy old bigot -- I don't know I don't know I don't know about this is.
Don't know what the -- you know here's why I find it each Christine.
A winning hand -- it's a generational thing haven't if you saw any of the commercials that were like for the that roasts or do you remember the Rhodes yeah.
That he is jokes to the it is blacks the audience -- -- -- -- there all the people on the fast -- look at -- what my favorite comedians I can't believe anyone was surprised by -- instantly it's what Don Rickles.
But -- here's the weird thing about the generational thing.
-- -- an album in 1968 called hey dummy which you can get on line it's on Spotify and rest it.
In the first three quarters of the record a really really really offensive the last fifteen minutes and no joke in 68 is.
Rickles talking about I was only kidding about racism yes and makes this huge -- to tolerance -- 1968.
And to think -- in 2012 we're accused him I'm gonna vigorously and we incentive.
He knows is that Dario is with -- Andy I love everybody.
And easily sweat millions of nickel what do you make in this.
Will it was Obama really at his house to live pictures together when -- my sentiment in my house it's losing patience yet yeah I don't think -- I am all of the family type radiated everybody in the Jones served for everybody.
These statistic I base not just don't think it was funny and he belongs in another century and I believe there are some highways in Georgia -- cleaning up after Yahoo!.
Now -- -- -- Olbermann or labor or not.
-- it was a bad joke but the reason why the joke was made it makes it.
A -- -- good because no one makes those who have admitted there if you want rebels plan that we're talking about is under is that he it's not if that's the way -- jokes aren't all in elegant furnishings that may the pipelines and -- that it's back but you did pencils here's the thing.
Deference and to update this is the thing that I I I I grew up on Rickles I -- CDO Sharkey that was the greatest show tonight.
And I -- -- got to watch that I watch the rose.
If somebody else makes that joke to you that it's racist but if like if somebody -- you're sitting in the green room at that guys is that you can hook.
Okay you got one that's -- got to mop you get a bunch of the prayer god Nicholas Burns adds grandfathered into this he's been doing it for seventy years did we -- you everybody and I don't yeah.
There's nothing more fun than we only races grandfather did that can't happen to see you back to a simpler I didn't try.
You know you can 96 or 97 and he -- the first the person said to me.
Got to help you in jail but that's the first thing that got -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I mean you're Catholic that makes no sense that makes no sense and then he was bends and -- citizens don't do.
I guess he had tears and I didn't know that well I'm very hard yes --