Skip to comments.Australian PM reacts to Robin Williams 'redneck' jibe
Posted on 03/31/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks".
His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman, prompted Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to respond on a Sydney radio show.
"I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck," said Mr Rudd.
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I think its kinda funny but I’m a redneck.
“I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck,” said Mr Rudd.”
What does Rudd have against Alabama?
So does Foxworthy have another one now? “You might be a redneck if you like Vegemite.”
Alabama...? Well if that isn’t a British redneck thing to say! or maybe just an Australian jackass thing.
He’s so mad that he then says the same thing about those living in Alabama...ok then.
Y’know...I used to LIKE Robin Williams.
Now he’s gone and stepped on his crank with the old golf shoes with this one.
Maybe a bunch of us could be rednecks there. It’s for sure, none of us can throw rocks. All I need is a single link to one ancestor who was sent to Austrailia instead of the Colonies. I’d apply for an extended Visa.
Redneck is a compliment
There are good people in both Alabama and Australia, and there are rich and famous people who are, in reality, festering pustules of rancid vomit.
Hmm, he’s saying that if Robin goes to Alabama he’ll see that the ‘rednecks’ there are far inferior to the people of Australia. You Sir, owe Alabama an apology. You snob!
I think Kevin Rudd just stuck his foot in his mouth.
Robin Williams is an actor who has had little acclaim. His talents are beyond the norm. His personal life and views are of no concern to me, as long as he isn’t a left-leaning Michale Moore wannabee.
Give him credit where credit is due.
Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks". His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman...Too late to boycott Letterman, and Robin Williams hasn't been funny in over twenty years.
Hey, you might be a redneck if you laugh at redneck jokes.
One of the most redeeming qualities of a redneck.
I used to like him too, but he’s gotten very lazy since roughly time time of his deserved Oscar for Good Will Hunting. He is rarely funny or, in terms of results, talented anymore.
Just look at his last several years’ of film work, for example:
Other than the extremely dark One Hour Photo, none of it was both good AND drew much interest. (And even One Hour Photo didn’t do well, even for an arthouse flick.)
Oh, no doubt! The Oscar he got for “Good Will Hunting” was well deserved. His skills at improv are unmatched.
Far a time (during the Carter administration), he certainly made noises that he was a Republican. He doesn’t anymore. However, he hasn’t gone the way of Michael Moore.
Robin Williams says an idiotic remark insulting the people of Australia, and then the Australian prime minister makes an idiotic remark insulting the people of Alabama.
Robin Williams and Austalian prime minister Kevin Rudd are two peas in a pod....they’re both a couple of aholes.
According to Miss Manners, (Judith Martin in the WP), the only people who can make jokes about a certain group are members of that group. Hence, you have Eddie Murphy making jokes about blacks, Jeff Foxworthy making jokes about rednecks, etc.. What is taboo, is to make jokes about a group to which you don’t belong.