JRB’s tasteless tweet

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#1JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:39am

...did he really think that this was funny and/or appropriate to share on social media?

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Updated On: 1/10/20 at 01:39 AM

FindingNamo
#2JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:49am

I'm fascinated by the psychology behind finding something so tasteless you have to share it.


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#3JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 2:05am

I’m gonna go listen to “Parade” and clutch my pearls!

FranklinDickson2018
#4JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 9:21am

Jordan Catalano said: "I’m gonna go listen to “Parade” and clutch my pearls!"

No "Parade" (a favorite of mine) if you live in Pittsburgh!  Just heard about this today. 

 

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dramamama611
#5JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 9:41am

Knee-jerk reactions.  A real shame.   


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

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#6JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:04am

FranklinDickson2018 said: "Jordan Catalano said: "I’m gonna go listen to “Parade” and clutch my pearls!"

No "Parade" (a favorite of mine) if you live in Pittsburgh! Just heard about this today.



https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/musical-about-anti-semitism-postponed-indefinitely-by-point-park/
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Interesting situation. I think the comments about the portrayal of Jim Conley are a bit misguided given the historical evidence against him. Especially because the show also does address the racism within the community in a critical and nuanced way.

As for the issues with the "difficult imagery," my first reaction was that they seem to be shying away from from an important piece of theatre because of the sensitive content, regardless of what is actually being said about that difficult content. However, I think the key quote in the article is the one that points out “their lack of faith in both the conservatory and the university’s ability to properly ensure the well-being of students participating in the production" 

I can actually get behind this line of reasoning. We aren't on that campus, so we don't know what existing tensions may be going on between the students and administration. It's possible that the administration has, in the past, demonstrated a lack of tact and sensitivity when putting on productions with heavy content, and so the students may feel like this show risks perpetuating their problems.

I say this as someone who does not go to their school, but who did recently graduate from a college that was/is dealing with a similarly volatile relationship between the students and the faculty due to tensions around race and other sensitive issues. 

 

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everythingtaboo
#7JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:05am

For better or worse, I wonder if these are the kind of jokes we'll expect from Robert Horn's next musical based on the TV series "Hee Haw," per Riedel's column this morning. 




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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#8JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:09am

A nothing-burger, but also not very original –– that joke has been said before.

Find something bigger to get worked up about.

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Kad
#9JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:14am

Everyone should just take a step back from Twitter for a while. 


"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."

JSquared2
#10JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:22am

TheGingerBreadMan said: "...did he really think that this was funny and/or appropriate to share on social media?

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Oh, lighten the f*ck up!

 

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#11JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:28am

That's great advice! Asking someone to lighten up about pedophilia? Bravo!

It was indeed tasteless. Why would you have the need to share that for all the world to see? That's one that you save for your close circle of friends who may have the same twisted sense of humor you do. It's all about context. Publishing that to the world at large...what is his rationale? Tasteless.


"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle

JSquared2
#12JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:31am

CapnHook said: "That's great advice! Asking someone to lighten up about pedophilia? Bravo!

It was indeed tasteless. Why would you have the need to share that for all the world to see? That's one that you save for your close circle of friends who may have the same twisted sense of humor you do. It's all about context. Publishing that to the world at large...what is his rationale? Tasteless.
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trpguyy
#13JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 10:34am

Updated On: 1/10/20 at 10:34 AM

singerunlimited
#14JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 11:23am

Looks like it's been taken down. What did the tweet say?

#15JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 11:29am

singerunlimited said: "Looks like it's been taken down. What did the tweet say?"

We don't dare repeat it. It was far too tasteless for human ears.

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#16JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 11:51am

We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him.


"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body

#17JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 12:12pm

AC126748 said: "We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him."

I always thought Kathy came off as more sympathetic than Jamie, but I guess everyone has their own opinion of art.

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#18JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 12:52pm

ctorres23 said: "AC126748 said: "We’re talking about a guy who wrote an entire musical about how his ex-wife was a nagging talentless bitch who was holding his genius back. Tasteless is exactly what I expect from him."

I always thought Kathy came off as more sympathetic than Jamie, but I guess everyone has their own opinion of art.
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Yeah, in all fairness, if Jamie is supposed to be a self-portrait of himself, he makes himself out to be a real a**hole. Kathy is definitely the more sympathetic one.

Now I wonder what his tweet said...

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Call_me_jorge
#19JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:09pm

Anybody who is above the age of 25 has no business being on Twitter......


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#20JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:17pm

"Talking pictures are a fad, see? I've produced fifty musical comedies, and I'll produce fifty more! Nyah!" Like it or not, social media is here to stay, and part of being an artist and public figure will remain cultivating an appropriate relationship with the public.

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sherie_worshipper
#21JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:27pm

Can someone please tell us what the tweet was about? Thank you.

#22JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:40pm

sherie_worshipper said: "Can someone please tell us what the tweet was about? Thank you."

If we repeat it, then we're worse than JRB, because we're giving this joke a larger platform despite knowing it's tasteless.

Impossible2
#23JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:44pm

WTF is JRB?

FindingNamo
#24JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:52pm

"It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning." -- Salvador Dali.

 

Making fun of R Kelly is not making light of pedophilia. 
 


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#25JRB’s tasteless tweet
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:52pm

ctorres23 said: “If we repeat it, then we're worse than JRB, because we're giving this joke a larger platform despite knowing it's tasteless.“

Don’t worry. We won’t shoot the messenger. Think of it as journalistic reporting. If JRB thought it was okay to post it, his fans (me included) should be allowed to read it to form their own opinions.


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