On Gilbert Gottfried’s latest podcast, Goldthwait was quite pleasant.
But I’ve been low-volume pissed at him ever since God Bless America (2011), so this David Cole was fun to read — and do read the whole thing, because it’s wide ranging and insightful:
“Bobcat” Goldthwait is a failed 1980s “scream comedian” whose act became stale right around the time he first performed it. These days, he’s reinvented himself as a crusading social-justice-warrior filmmaker, a brazen advocate of political correctness who once expressed pleasure that his far (far) more talented contemporary Sam Kinison had died (because Kinison was a “racist” and a “misogynist.” Also because he was actually funny).
A friend of mine (who shall remain nameless for the sake of her career) worked on Goldthwait’s 2011 flop God Bless America, a pretentious turd of a film in which a couple of forward-thinking liberals slaughter Christians, conservatives, and rich people in the name of “civility.”
It’s ostensibly a comedy, if one defines comedy as “something that creates zero laughter.” In fact, the only funny thing about the movie is that even though Goldthwait presents himself as a zealous proponent of “diversity,” there are no black leads in his film! As with pretty much all of “Bobcat’s” motion-picture flops, the main roles are lily-white.
I asked my friend about this. She explained that since “Bobcat” enjoys exploring the “dark side” of human behavior by creating characters that are vicious, violent, or immoral, he doesn’t like casting black actors in roles that might create “negative images” of black people. To put it in voodoo terms, Goldthwait is afraid that if he were to cast black leads, terrifying demonic racisms would be released into the world, spreading pestilence across the land. Goldthwait is a typical smug Hollywood atheist. Except not really. He does believe in spooks, just not of the Abrahamic variety. “Bobcat’s” afraid of the Goofa Man. Like so many leftists, he believes “racist” images can conjure up evil spirits (music too. He once accused the band Guns N’ Roses of summoning racism through its lyrics). He’s as superstitious as any Catholic or evangelical.
Now, Goldthwait is an insignificant gnat, to be sure. But I bring him up as an example of the voodoo mind-set of SJW anti-racists. By casting blacks in substantial roles, Goldthwait could have put money in the pockets of black actors. But he didn’t, because it was more important for him to save their souls than feed their bellies.