Comedian Sarah Silverman Completely LIED About ‘Gender Gap’ Story, Calls Critics ‘Maniacs’
This is really despicable, but I guess if you want despicable liberalism, you go to Sarah Silverman. The nasty foul-mouthed comedian put out a very emotional video where she related a story about being screwed out of money just because she’s a woman. The only problem is that it had nothing to do with her being a woman, and she wasn’t screwed out of money.
She talks about a club owner, Martin, who only paid her $10 when he paid a comedian who did a similar set $60. The video has 170,000 views, but as Katherine Timpf of the National Review reports, it’s all a big lie:
As Martin explained to PJ Media on Tuesday, Barry’s set was a booked job, while Silverman’s was just a last-minute guest spot (read: expected to be unpaid regardless of gender) that he let her have as a favor — and the $10 was cab fare he gave her just to be extra nice.
In other words: He definitely didn’t pay her less for the same job, because the set she did that night wasn’t even a job at all.
In a statement to Salon, Silverman admitted that she had made the whole thing up and apologized to Martin:
“My regret is that I mentioned Al by name — it should have been a nameless, faceless anecdote and he has always been lovely to me,” she said.
“This is also HARDLY an example of the wage gap and can only do that very true reality a terrible disservice if I were trying to make it one,” she said. “When I was interviewed by Levo, they asked me ‘Do you remember a time you were paid less for the same job’ and this story, being just that, popped into my head.”
Just ridiculous. Notice also that if she hadn’t named the guy, there is no way anyone would have been able to check her on it, and the lie would have continued on. Even after she admitted that it was made up, the idiot called people who might not take kindly to her lying as “maniacs”:
“To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t,” she said. “Because that would be super s****y.”
But then again, this story is primed for a great Rolling Stone feature story! LOL!