Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Robin Williams Has A Sick Sense of Humor

I used to like Robin Williams, when he played Mork on Mindy and Mork (the TV sci-fi sitcom from 1978 - 1982) and I have enjoyed his performances in such films as Good Morning Viet Nam, Dead Poet's Society, and Awakenings, but over the years, his humor has gotten really raunchy.

Raised as an Episopalian, Williams has taken a turn for the worse as illustrated by his appearance on the Jay Leno Show the other night. Williams went off on Catholic priests, painting them all as pedophiles.

Williams also put his hand over his groin, saying, “You have to realize that if you are a Catholic priest, you have retired this. That’s it—no more sex.” Then he took a shot at confession: “But they are going to put you in a small dark box and people are going to tell you the nastiest sexual stuff they have done.”

Here is Catholic League President Bill Donanue's response to this issue:

“Isaiah Washington lashes out at one gay person in private, and he is banished from ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Robin Williams lashes out against all priests in public, and he suffers no consequence. To top it off, Williams suggests that most molesting priests are pedophiles, when in fact they are homosexuals. But to make a joke about gay priests could get him into trouble. So it’s better to lie. This is justice—Hollywood style.

“One more thing: in an interview with MoviesOnline, Robin Williams recently said that ‘you can’t poke fun at certain religions,’ noting that ‘we just made major fun of the Catholic Church but hey, they don’t blow you up.’ So not only is Williams a bigot and a liar, he’s a coward. No wonder he’s so well received in Tinseltown.”

6 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

How horrible! Catholics are always easy pickings because they're Catholic ie nice!

paramedicgirl said...

Sure, Robin, make fun of Catholics, because they won't "blow you up." Good logic.

Thanks for the post, Jean.

Susan said...

Robin Williams is no longer funny - he's gross!

:o) said...

He is in desperate need of prayers.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe this ...
Robin Williams narrated a movie entitled "An Uncommon Kindness" about Father Damien, a Catholic priest in Hawaii who offered his life in service to a leper colony about 150 years ago. Check out the movie and comments on Amazon ..
Did Mr. Williams listen to what he read??

Anonymous said...

Robin Williams is a sick man.. it really is aweful. I'm Catholic, I try to have respect for all people groups...
I used to love Robin Williams. I'm not watching his movies any more.