Anthony Bourdain’s Hemlock Funny

By Tiffany Rodgers

Who does not love Anthony Bourdain? If he rubs you the wrong way, you may want to stop reading right here. Sure, Bourdain is abrasive and forthright, but that is the way we love him.

He came under fire for a response he had to a couple questions. When did America completely lose its sense of humor? Everyone needs to get their panties out of the wad that they are in. When did answering honestly and off-the-cuff become a “yuge” no-no?

Bourdain was first asked by paparazzi if he would ever do a food show in North Korea. His response was that everyone is starving there so there would be no reason to go there. He did not stop there. He went on to tell us what he truly feels about Kim Jong-Un. Bourdain calls him a “chubby, evil little f***.” The paparazzi then went on to ask Bourdain what he would cook for Trump if he ever had the opportunity. Bourdain simply answered, “Hemlock.”

Of course, all of those thin-skinned individuals are throwing a massive hissy fit. He was joking. Get over it. Anthony Bourdain later told Fox that he meant to say “kale.” Whether it be hemlock or kale, they both would kill Mr. KFC (aka Trump).

Chime in here the disavow and firing comments. Come on people. It was a joke. It would only become a viable threat if Anthony had stated an actual cohesive plan to poison Trump. This was purely hypothetical and answered in a joking manner. No consequences should come of this. What happens to the first amendment? Does the first amendment not apply to comedy?

CNN, do not fire Anthony Bourdain. People with a sound mind know it was just a joke. The others that are throwing a tantrum about this need to be ignored. Let us show the world that freedom of speech applies to everyone and everything, even a joke.

Sarcasm, satire, and snark just seem to spew from my being. I may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but who can refuse coffee? ?

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