Steve Martin and King Tut is hopelessly racist according to SJWs

Steve Martin and King Tut is hopelessly racist according to SJWs, by Chris Bodenner.

2.3 million views. Popular. And that’s just since it was posted in 2009.

At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, “King Tut,” meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed.

But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed its very presence in class. “That’s like somebody … making a song just littered with the n-word everywhere,” a member of Reedies Against Racism (RAR) told the student newspaper when asked about Martin’s performance. She told me more: The Egyptian garb of the backup dancers and singers — many of whom are African American — “is racist as well. The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface.

Cool. Just so we know. Heh, check out the crowd of LA deplorables whooping it up in 1979. Imagine what the SJWs of 2055 will be screaming about!

hat-tip Stephen Neil