‘Scream Queens’ Actress Abigail Breslin Says Rape Jokes Are No Laughing Matter
Scream Queens star Abigail Breslin took a break from the scares to take in some stand-up comedy, but, instead of laughs, the actress found insults. Abigail posted her feelings on Instagram, but not before letting the comic in question know just where he had gone wrong. His response seemed to offend Breslin more than the jokes themselves.
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Abigail was at a comedy club recently and, although she doesn’t elaborate on her company or the occasion, the actress does share that she was offended by one comic in particular. Ms. Breslin gives a detailed account of an encounter with a stand-up comic, following the performer’s routine of rape jokes.
According to the Scream Queens actress, the comedian joked that women think they’re too “cute” to give out their phone numbers. He added that he should be trusted by the women he meets, because he “doesn’t have a rapist’s body”.
The comedian also remarked that he doesn’t use prostitutes, because women already play games.
It seems that this entire line of jokes really got under Breslin’ s skin, because she was quick to interrupt the comic mid-stream. Abigail confronted him in front of the rest of the audience, telling the comedian that he was not funny and that she found his jokes offensive.
Without losing his stride, the comic in question responded that he didn’t mind that he had offended Breslin, because she was pretty. This seemed to set Abigail on fire that much more, because she shared the entire ordeal with her Instagram followers.
“What is happening in this world,” Breslin added to the caption.
Scream Queens‘ Abigail Breslin Is No Stranger To Feminism
Abigail has received a fairly large response to her post (5,000 comments at last count), but not all of them have been supportive. While most of her followers have shown support for Breslin for having the courage to stand up for herself so publicly, many others criticized the actress. It has been suggested in many comments that Abigail should have quietly left the club, if the performer was so offensive, leaving others to stay and enjoy the show.
“He is a comic. Why so PC? Jeeeeesh live a little, lady,” commented one of Breslin’s followers.
Many are hoping Breslin will name the offending comedian, so they can join in on shaming him as well.
This isn’t the first time Ms. Breslin has publicly expressed her views on issues related to sexism and feminism. Backlash regarding bikini photos of Selena Gomez prompted a commentary from the actress.
“If we taught girls they had more newsworthy qualities than how they fit into a bikini, we’d have a lot more happy girls,” she wrote on her Tumblr blog.
Breslin has obviously been a long-time fan of Gomez, because the Scream Queens actress didn’t complete the blog post without showing love for the singer.
“Selena, you look amazing and more importantly look like you’re having fun. Keep rocking those bikinis.”
Abigail may well have been right to have felt offended by the unnamed stand-up comic, but was she really right to interrupt the routine, based solely on her personal feelings? What would happen, if each of us interrupted every performance, speech, or concert to expresss our outrage at the ideas presented? Or is that the world we’re creating?
Maybe Abigail Breslin is right to ruin another performer’s routine, but will she remember that the next time she finds herself on stage and at the mercy of her own hecklers?
Following the completion of Scream Queens, Abigail Breslin is slated to star as Baby in the three-hour ABC remake of Dirty Dancing.
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