The “inevitable” elimination of the white race by the year 3000, replaced by “Mexijews, McWops or Chonkies”?
What’s not to laugh at?
Well, not everyone is laughing at CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes star Shaun Majumder’s Beige Power rap video parody on last week’s show.
However you look at it, the comedy bit has got people talking.
“People, it’s inevitable a beige horizon, brown meets white, no use in disguising,” the comedian raps. “People out making whoopee, colour-blinded by love, genetic crisscrossing, forgot to wear a glove. Whoops. There it goes generational drip. Look at the pure breeds losing their grip.”
And the chorus is catchy: “Beige, power, beige power, mixy, mixy arousing, we are going to look the same by the year 3000.”
He also chirps “listen up all white, supreme Nazis, embrace the beige, mixy mix today, put your hate away” — seemingly aiming at the Americans and last month’s election result.
“So all you mixed-race beauties, rise up, rise up. All you Chonky’s in the house, rise up! Mexijews fixing your house. Rise up. Beaner-schnitzels guten tag — buenos dias! McWops roll up the rim ... Rasta Fazoul, roll me a blunt. Hope you’re listening, Mr. Trump? And Mr. Bannon better join the club because it’s time to climb your ass down from your gold tower, jump off the bland wagon and feel the beige power.”
Needless to say, social media is on fire.
“There is nothing “funny” about white genocide,” tweets Ho Hum. “Can you imagine if instead of whites they targeted Asians or blacks?”
If there is any worry about it, the CBC or 22 Minutes’ production company didn’t express it.
“We have not had any complaints,” said Tracey Jardine, VP of production for DHX Media Ltd., adding Majumder is “travelling” and unavailable for comment.
As for the controversy? “We have no concerns,” she said. “It’s a comedy satire show.”
CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson also pointed out it’s satire focusing on the news of the day.
“The segment you’re referring to is in keeping with the overall tone and tenor of the program,” he said.
But some take offence to that tenor.
“I am an employee of the Canadian government and am deeply embarrassed by our state media, the CBC. I could not believe a government sponsored broadcast was promoting the idea of the genocide of Caucasians through breeding,” said reader Kyle Fehr. “It seems paradoxical for a government based on the slogan, “Diversity is our strength,” to advocate a future where everyone is beige. If that video was about any other race, ethnicity or culture, would it have been aired?”
This would be a good time for another comedian to test the waters to find out.
Why not? We have free speech here.
Majumder, who is from a mixed-race family and has talked of facing racism himself, is a funnyman out of the Newfoundland tradition that produced other greats, such as Rick Mercer and Mary Walsh. He was just doing some provocative comedy — clever word play which pushes the envelope. He’s just joking.
His peers I spoke with agree.
“I found it funny,” said Frenchie McFarlane. “If you don’t like it, don’t freak out about it! Just change the channel to something else — Duck Dynasty.”
Of course Duck Dynasty’s star Phil Robertson’s comments on homosexuality and race got him temporarily suspended.
No need for that here.
“It’s comedy so I can’t understand what people could be that upset about,” said That Canadian Guy, Glen Foster.
He sees the “double standard” but wonders who is taking offence. “If it’s white people, no one will give a s---, anyway. Again, if anyone white, and especially white male, made the same points being made in this video, or used the same terms, the (politically correct police) would be pounding down the door.”
He’s right. Hopefully, Majumder’s rap will help lighten things up — no pun intended. Honest.