Adam Carolla, host of the The Adam Carolla Show podcast, is getting some attention after sharing his thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement. The epic, profanity-filled rant lambasts the protesters and casts a light on a new problem that Carolla has noticed America is facing.
“There’s something that’s come up in this country that didn’t used to exist. And that’s envy. We’re now dealing with the first wave of participation-trophy, empowered, I feel so good about myself, everybody’s a winner, there’s no losers … that’s who we’re dealing with now.”
Carolla is no stranger to controversy though. His penchant for making off-color, uninformed, blanket generalizations have angered several groups. Can you really even get upset at him though? Everyone knows that curly haired people are stupid.
I’ve assembled a list of people and organizations that he has offended through his career, and they are quite diverse. Dude had better hope he never sits next to a gay person while traveling to Hawaii by way of the Philippines.
Adam Carolla must have lost money on Manny Pacquiao or something. On a 2010 episode of his podcast, he said that Pacquiao is illiterate, brain damaged, and that he prays to chicken bones. He then described the island nation of the Philippines where Pacman makes his home. “They got this and sex tours, that’s all they have over there. Get your shit together Philippines. Jesus Christ. I mean, again, it’s fine to be proud of your countrymen. But that’s it? That’s all you got?”
Awesomely, he received death threat. The President of the Philippines even responded. Carolla apologized with the defense that his comments were made in jest. Get your shit together Philippines. Can’t you take a joke?
Carolla doesn’t have too many friends over at GLAAD after making harsh statements about the LGBT community. He wondered aloud when we started caring about transgendered people, in addition to stating that heterosexual couples make better parents. He later responded with, “I’m sorry my comments were hurtful. I’m a comedian, not a politician.” GLAAD criticized this apology as being empty. This is just like when watermelon farmers didn’t accept Gallagher’s apology.
Carolla’s syndicated radio show, Loveline, lost affiliates in Hawaii after he made comments about the Aloha State. he alleged that Hawaiians are among “the dumbest people we have.” I’m not taking sides here, but if he’s right it explains why they like Spam so much.