I rarely publicly voice my political and religious views, but tonight I heard about an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” that I found horrifically offensive, and I just have to comment. In this episode, the character that is played by Larry David urinates upon a picture of the Savior, then mocks others for believing that a miracle has occurred and that the portrait is crying.
I don’t understand how anyone can think this is funny.
All religious perspectives aside, how would you feel if it was a picture of your mother? Or your spouse? What if someone was in your house and urinated upon the artwork your children did at school. Funny? Absolutely not.
In response to the uproar that HBO has heard regarding this episode, they issued the following statement: “Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show
is full of parody and satire. Larry David makes fun of everyone, most
especially himself. The humor is always playful and certainly never
malicious.” When was the last time he mocked Muslims? Jews? Blacks? The President?
I admit that I don’t watch the show in the first place, but what would the reaction be if he had chosen to urinate on some other symbol? The Torah? The Koran? A picture of Obama? Of the New York Yankees?
I urge anyone who reads this to cancel your subscription to HBO, and to send them a letter stating that you have canceled because of the morally abject and offensive content of their productions.
Then turn off your TV and read a book, go for a walk, meet your neighbors, or volunteer your extra time towards a worthy cause.