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Just an ordinary regular guy — wrong!!
He said on Saturday Night Live that Asbestos was Sexy form that could cause a disease —Meso me-so-horny-oma (Mesothelioma)
Bill Nader we The Meswarriors demand an Apology Asbestos can never be called sexy and Mesothelioma (however you say it ) is not a sex game it is a Terminal Illness that thousand’s have died with and thousands will still die in the future until it is banned from this world and the USA needs to rethink the banning of it.
So I ask you please redeem yourself and Donate to the cause of Banning Asbestos and to the Finding of a cure and pray you will never need to find out just how Horrible the disease is.
Do we find that funny ?? Mesowarriors do not.
Mavis Nye Mesothelioma is a Terminal illness it isnt sexy- would he make the same joke about cancer ????? he is a funny man Yes! but there are somethings you do not make fun of.
Asbestos kills nothing sexy about that.
Andrea Hastie I have no words this 😡😡😡
James Dean It’s comedy. Cool it.
Mavis Nye James Dean I’m dying along side Thousands of Mesowarriors with Mesothelioma I don’t find it Comical we can’t Cool it sorry 😦
Vik Bennett Mesothelioma UK I am sure the programme producers would benefit from some information about this subject
Kerry Annt James Dean, it’s not comedy, it’s real life! My Dad is also dying from mesothelioma. Trust me, there’s nothing comedic about it, you imbecile!
Timothy Jay Sorry about your illness. Life sucks for no reason, sometimes. Bad things happen to good people. I hope your health improves.
Also, nothing is off-limits, in comedy.
Mavis Nye Does he make fun of all disabilities ?
Kerry Annt Timothy Jay impending death due to terminal illness should be off limits. There’s nothing comedic about it. Shame on him and shame on everyone who finds it funny.
Jo Smith You and your producers are ignorant beyond belief. Mesothelioma is a horrendous cancer. I saw my dad die of this cancer and it is no joke. I’m sure all those first responders to the twin towers who are now dying if this disease found this in very bad taste too. Try screen this to all those fire fighters who were your heroes. You should give a public apology to the world you disgusting people.
Morag Morrison James Dean please remind yourself of your comment when there’s a sketch about a condition that has seriously affected your family 😡
Jennifer Gelsick It truly breaks my heart when anyone tells me that Mesothelioma isn’t a real issue or that asbestos isn’t dangerous. Now to see a character on national television mocking what took my father from my family… absolutely devastating.
Doreen Sadler Having recently lost my husband to Mesothelioma. I find it outrageous that someone would joke about it. It is not funny to me and thousands of others that have lost their loved ones through this and to all the many people still fighting it. You should hang your head in shame.
Jo Smith James Dean if you think your heroe fire fighters who responded to 7/11 and are now dying of asbestos cancer Mesothelioma find this funny. Then you should be put in a room with their relatives just for one hour. I promise you you wouldn’t be coming out laughing. If you find this funny then there is something very sadly wrong with your head. It’s not funny, it’s not comedy. You think it’s funny that people die from this is a most agonising way, in immeasurable pain, slowly suffocating and starving to death for weeks. Then it says something about you character.
Liz Disbrow It’s not comedy when you are dying from it. Not funny SNL.
James Dean No, their plight isn’t funny but wordplay is. Also, it was 9/11.
Liz Disbrow James Dean not cool when I am dying from it. Do they joke about testicular cancer?
Jo Smith James Dean its not word play it’s ignorant there is nothing funny about this and the thousands dying from it. Let’s hope you get it and then we will be the one’s laughing and making comedy about it.
Vik Bennett As I said, I’ve lost three members of my family to mesothelioma. However, I urge people not to start personal attacks and certainly not to wish it upon anyone. Educate, inform, encourage understanding and awareness. They are right that anything is material in comedy. However, a good comedian knows what is funny and what is not. In this case, it wasn’t funny and it caused a lot of upset and adds to the lack of awareness of the condition and issue of asbestos safety.
Samantha McKee Neel Liz Disbrow Sometimes.
Samantha McKee Neel Jo Smith Of course it was word play. Do you not know the meaning of the term? They didn’t actually say “mesothelioma”…therefore, it was word play.
Sandra Koenig Samantha McKee Neel you are correct. I believe he said Me-so-horny-aloma.
Samantha McKee Neel The only reason that particular condition became fodder for something like this, is because thousands of vulture-like lawyers inundated television with ads about calling them if you have this condition. It’s not as if they pulled it out of thin air. They weren’t making light of the condition itself; they were mocking the ridiculous television spots.
Dawn Cunningham Lawson James Dean you jerk
Tony Rich James Dean Death and disease are not “comedy”.
Jennifer Delagrange You must be fun at parties. Lighten the hell up, sheesh
Robin J Richards James Dean as the lady who posted 7/11 is British she could have been referencing the London attacks by mistake. We don’t have a monopoly on terror attacks.
Katherine Taylor It’s a comedy show….it’s always been a show with no limits. Just don’t watch it if you don’t think it’s funny
Lindsey Peet Mestolimia is not funny or anything its a very horrible killer,i lost my dad to this he really needs be a public apology ,would he be laughing if was him with NO he wouldn’t
Dawn Cunningham Lawson My father died from mesothelioma, he suffered in agony for 11 months, how dare you make a joke from such a terrible disease, I suggest you research this disease and you might understand why this isn’t funny.
Cindy Hilbinger My brother DIED from mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. He left behind two young children. This is NOT funny. Please reconsider before making a joke of ANY terminal illness! 😡😢
Robin Lavimodiere This is the most disgusting thing I have ever watched we have partners
Suffering from mesothelioma and to make a joke of this and asbestos disgusting …..come spend a day with us and our family member.
This is in such poor taste I soooo disgusted.
This illness is terminal.
Cas Cass There’s nothing sexy about Mesothelioma you imbeciles! I bet you wouldn’t be laughing if you actually had it! Absolute dickheads! 😡 😠
Joanne Murray Vile creature making jokes about asbestos and the cancer Mesothelioma!!! Absolutely outraged 😡😡😡
Morag Morrison Very sad indeed to read so many people think this is funny, would they think a comedy sketch of a fatal car crash, murder or any other type of cancer or medical condition was funny. Mesothelioma is not so widely known about as other cancers & people like these need educated
Sharon Kember Brazier What on planet is this guy on joking about mesothelioma asbestos sexy. Well come talk to us that either have mesothelioma or have watched our loved ones die from this evil killer. Better still go witness someone dying from it yourself. Lost my mum at the age of 60 in 2012 after only 3 months from diagnosis. I certainly do not find this guy funny!!! Now go educate yourself!! 😡
David Staley As I am a 42year old with loving family & 2 kids, a person with a terminal illness with no cure called mesothelioma… someone please tell me how a death sentence is Sexy… I like comedy, but when it comes to any sort of cancer, illness not sure how that can be funny. SNL I really do think you need to make an apology on behalf of a so called comedian and your presenters..
Tony Rich There are indeed comedic “boundaries” and limitations (e.g.- The Holocaust, terrorist attacks, 9/11, n-word usage, decapitated Trump, rape, child molestation, and so on).
In some cases, comedians/actors who’ve tested those controversial lines are sometimes publicly shamed and shunned, sacrifice their careers, make public apologies, blacklisted, etc.
There’s a very thin line between a “controversial” joke and a joke gone too far, a line that some try to grab for attention and shock value. SNL crossed the line by insulting countless victims and families of victims of asbestos-related disease.
It seems there may always be a deviant, ignorant, fringe element of society that are amused by mean-spirited attacks or finds humor in those who suffer. However, the vast majority of compassionate and humane people do not take pleasure in the misfortune of others or make light of agents of disease and death.
FACTS: Asbestos is a known carcinogen and has not been completely banned in the US. Asbestos is still imported into the US (reportedly, now from Russia) and remains a legal ingredient in many products and materials. Millions of tons of toxic asbestos exists in our nation’s buildings and public infrastructure. Millions of workers and the public worldwide face exposure risks to asbestos everyday. Thousands fall victim to asbestos-related diseases annually.
Asbestos is a deadly serious matter and prevention awareness saves lives. No joke.