Jerry Seinfeld recently made some comments about the fact that Political Correctness is taking its toll on comedy. He pointed out that many comedians are hesitant to perform on college campuses due to the sensitivity of the crowd. His own daughters accuse him of being "sexist" if he mentions that they may want to appear attractive to boys.
Look, I'm not all that familiar with Seinfeld's comedy. Some of you tell me he's a "whiner" which is in fact a comedic "style" in its own right. Just as there are comics that thrive on insult, vulgarity, irony, and politics.
The issue is that we've become so sensitive about everything that we no longer feel free to laugh. We bitch about Christians finding the fly in the ointment, but we're all culpable of seeking out the flaw in the most innocent of jokes. We're so hell bent on embracing diversity that we dare not even acknowledge that we're actually diverse. To do so may be misconstrued as racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist. No, we must pretend that we're just a homogenous glob of polyglot and crush any opportunity to laugh about simple being human.
Metrosexual.. is it the aesthetic equivalent of being bisexual? Or, is it simply some awkward state of limbo between being gay and straight?
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this term. Am I to be offended, or perhaps feel honored to know that there are those that wish to emulate what they perceive as being my lifestyle.
Is this the equivalent of the white kid from the suburbs that dresses and "acts" black? A rather warped desire to be a "person of color" without the "inconveniences" so often associated with actually being so?