January 20, 2019

White comedian’s dreadlocks get him barred from gig at Snowflake Comedy Club

David MenziesMission Specialist

Did you hear the one about a Caucasian comedian who was banned from performing at a Montreal campus comedy club because his hairstyle made him guilty of cultural appropriation?

Canadian comedian Zach Poitras is making headlines around the world not because of his act but because his dreadlocks got him banned from a University du Quebec comedy club, ironically called, the “Snowflake Comedy Club.”

It would be great if the name was meant to mock political correctness but it actually makes for truth in advertising. It’s run by a squadron of SJW losers with no appreciation for humour who require the comedy and comedians to be offense-free, both in content and hairstyles.

Yet, is a sanitized-for-your-protection mindset even possible in the realm of comedy?

And, why is it that the same progressives who fret over cultural appropriation believe the rules don’t apply to them, like for example, when the uber-progressive man-child running Canada went to India?

How did the lily-white Trudeaus believe they were exempt from the whole cultural appropriation racket?

In the final analysis, this cultural appropriation nonsense really boils down to the sheer audacity of those who feel entitled enough to “enforce” what others can, and cannot, borrow from other cultures.

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commented 2019-01-21 13:21:05 -0500
Cultural appropriation was invented by PBS when they hired an American woman to appropriate cooking French Cuisine . Bon Appetite

This entire meme is just that stupid and juvenile.
commented 2019-01-21 01:42:07 -0500
Ron Christensen SWEET!!!
commented 2019-01-21 00:33:40 -0500
A little off topic but the PPC raised over $ 300,000 thousand in 2 days . I’m thinking there are a lot of Canadians that are sick of the status quo ! PPC 2019
commented 2019-01-20 23:32:41 -0500
I guess it is pretty easy to exist in an echo chamber like these SJW morons when you have no friends other than those who agree with you on absolutely everything and demand all else be censored and purged.
commented 2019-01-20 23:30:58 -0500
Karen Dawson Don’t you know that history started when SJW’s decided it did. There is no such time before the time they decide all things happened.
commented 2019-01-20 22:07:32 -0500
I once saw a black lady sporting blonde hair.

I don’t think it was natural. I think she did it on purpose!
commented 2019-01-20 22:06:36 -0500
Strange thing about those snowflakes is that most all of them want YOU to pay Jihadi Justin’s “global warming” JIZYA TAX.
commented 2019-01-20 20:08:46 -0500
No black person has the right to tell a white person how they can do their damn hair! And vice versa.
That goes for all races/ cultures, and not just regarding hair. White people don’t order other races around. Notice how it’s always Caucasians that are being told what to do? And I don’t know why we tolerate it. I wouldn’t. I would have stayed at that club and told the owner if he wants me to leave, he can see me in court over descrimination violations. Call the damn cops. I wouldn’t give a shit, and anyone that knows me well will confirm that.
How comletely absurd and childish to kick someone out of a public establishment over their hair!!
And if you’re offened by someone’s hair, u really need to grow the heck up! How about being proud of your black culture and proud that other people are picking up on your fashion/style? Being offened is coming from shame of the culture. Why the shame?
commented 2019-01-20 17:56:37 -0500
Surely a culture includes much more than just hair styles or specific foods. It seems to me a culture also includes languages, institutions and technology. Is it cultural appropriation for a “white” Canadian to learn a language like Hindi or Chinese? If so, it must be cultural appropriation for a Chinese to learn English too. Are we now going to forbid our own citizens from learning foreign languages and prohibit foreigners from learning languages other than their own? If we invented human rights, can we forbid foreigners from demanding them or even having them? Can we forbid foreigners from using technology that we’ve invented – like the pacemaker – because it didn’t come from their culture?

I submit that we’d find any such efforts to be preposterous. So why to the Social Justice Warriors think foreign practices like yoga or dreadlocks are sacrosanct and beyond the pale for foreigners? And why on earth do we listen to them?

The Snowflake Club, as a private facility, is free to hire or fire entertainers as they see fit but we’re free to boycott them, ridicule them or both. I don’t live anywhere near Quebec City so a boycott would be an empty gesture for me but I am happy to ridicule them.
commented 2019-01-20 16:44:33 -0500
Hmmmm. I wonder if cultural appropriation also includes language. For instance, the words “ocean” (French), kayak (Inuit or as we used to say “Eskimo”….whoops!), and the French audacity to steal our word for non-work, “le weekend”. It could be linguistically limiting but oh! so virtuous if we decided to exclude Greek words such as “democracy” or Roman such as “senate”. Or Old Norse words such as “egg” or “she”. Obviously the latter one would not be PC for other reasons also. I’m sure you get my drift here.
commented 2019-01-20 16:35:07 -0500
what a shock?. surprised they let him in speaking english. wow, they are so tolerant in quebec? but i guess the KGB must find something to do in that welfare country, so now go after dress and how long your hair is. really a corn row country.
commented 2019-01-20 14:41:13 -0500
Cultural appropriation for me, but not for thee. It’s not cultural appropriation when the Trudeaus do it.
commented 2019-01-20 14:18:15 -0500
“Vedic scriptures provide the earliest known written evidence of dreadlocks. Their exact date of origin is still in dispute, ranging from 2500 and 500 BCE. (but are most probably much older in origin due to a long oral tradition)The dreadlocked Vedic deity Shiva and his followers were described in the Vedic scriptures as “jaTaa”, meaning “wearing twisted locks of hair”, most likely derived from the Dravidian word “caTai”, which means to twist or to wrap. The Vedas are the primary texts of Hinduism and had a vast influence on Buddhism, Jainism, and also influenced the Celtic religion, society and folklore. According to Roman accounts of the time which can be found in the writings of Julis Caesar himself (the Celts wore dreadlocks as well), describing them as having “hair like snakes”.