Sandra Bernhard makes Sarah Palin gang-rape joke, surprisingly doesn’t go over well

October 2nd, 2008 // 147 Comments

Sandra Bernhard is still alive (?) and just got herself banned from a benefit for a women’s shelter after recently making a rape joke about Sarah Palin. Sandra said the Alaska governor would get “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she ever came to New York, according to Us Magazine:

On her Web site, Bernhard said the gang-rape joke was part of a larger piece from her show about “racism, freedom, women’s rights, and the extreme views of Gov. Sarah Palin – a woman who doesn’t believe that other women should have the right to choose.”
Said the comedian: “I certainly wish Gov. Palin no harm – I’d just like her to explain to me how she can hold such outrageous views … and then go back to Alaska.”

Perhaps a women’s shelter isn’t the best venue for Sanrda Bernhard’s “humor.” That said, as an advocate of free speech, I don’t like seeing someone censored for exercising their first amendment rights. So, don’t ban Sandra Bernhard for her words; ban her because she has the aesthetic qualities of a murder scene. Then again, that’s just me and my love of the Constitution.

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  1. Slut

    She looks like Shrek

  2. Common Sense

    Rape joke are a really tough sell.

  3. Nice Jewish Girl needs

    Why don’t you guys leave her alone? What has she done to you and I don’t want to hear any bullshit about her being vulgar. That’s just the way our culture is. And Sarah Silverman can threaten Jesus anytime she wants.
    Don’t like it? Move.

  4. Rant

    She and Amy Whinehouse are the finalists for the Ugliest Woman.

  5. Harry Doyle

    Sense when is not wanting to get gang raped suppressing womens rights?

  6. Free Speech?

    Free speech does not mean you can say what you wish without consequence. Sandra Bernhard still enjoys full free speech rights, but much like when Hollywood speaks out, the dollars go away.

  7. Your mom

    5th!

  8. jimmd

    I’ve seen Sarah B perform. It’s all crap like this. Not funny.

    It ain’t censorship if you don’t think she’s funny — no one has to put her on the stage.

  9. Harry Doyle

    sorry, “Since when”, my bad

  10. monkeyfightclub

    that is a scary looking dude.

  11. mamadough

    oh Jesus! i think my vagina just jumped up further inside my body. i defy any man with a working penis to find her attractive.

  12. adeliza

    the joke was in poor taste, but I have to agree that this woman is scary to me.
    If I ever get raped, ain’t no one, no where, no how going to tell me that I will cary that to term and go through delivery. On top of that, who would take care of the child? Certainly not the rape victim.

    Are tax payers dollars going to pay for the medical bills of the rape victim’s pregnancy? And then where does this unwanted baby go? Are tax payers dollars going to pay for raising a baby that came into being as a result of rape?
    Is Sarah Pallin going to open her home up to all of the babies born as a result of rape? I hardly think so. Is she going to foot the bill for the medical bills the rape victim incurs? I bet not. That woman is a cunt.

  13. Mo

    A joke, maybe. Fine. AHAHAHA. Whatev.

    At a WOMEN’S SHELTER? Wrong.

  14. jimmd

    Although I do remember the time on Letterman, after the Supreme Court upheld the Georgia anti-sodomy law, when she did a whole bit on, “Dave, I can’t believe it. Sodomy was our whole thing.” Only time I’ve seen Letterman completely speechless.

    Don’t buy tickets to see her, though.

  15. Ed

    Pretty dumb to mention rape but then trying to explain it all in terms of abortion rights. Alaska has the worst per capital rape rate in the country, and only recently made progress in stopping the practice of BILLING RAPE VICTIMS FOR THE COST OF DOING THE RAPE KIT to collect evidence of the assault, for use in court. The city most resistant to stopping this practice? Yup, you guessed it: Wasilla. Put that together with no-abortions-even-for-rape-victims and Ms. Palin is, in fact, a politician with some very extreme views in terms of how women should be treated in this country.

    Once again, the celebs have a can’t-miss target and end up shooting themselves in the foot.

  16. Dannydrunko

    Advocating gang rape is extreme, but I totally get Sandra’s frustration. That bozo implying that she’ll fulfill Hillary’s legacy is almost too depraved to be humorous!

  17. Kris

    See, now this is who I’d expect to be hooking up with Samantha Ronson.

  18. adeliza

    Ed-
    in case you get any nay sayers, you are correct. The article about making rape victims pay for their own rape kits was in the New York Times. Any one who wants proof can google it, or go to the NY Times and search for the article. It is true and the New York Times is not a tabloid, ya know!

  19. Uncle Eccoli

    Fish, PLEASE stop with the uglies. It’s horrible.

  20. Palin believes that states should make abortion legal or not. She might be pro-life, but she’s also pro-small government, meaning that if a state agreed it should be legal she would support it.

    Celebrities like this should educate themselves more so they don’t continue to spout ignorance.

    And by the way, way for a middle-aged white woman to make a joke about her “big black brothers” gang raping someone. It sounds like she’s just describing a fantasy of her own.

  21. Dar

    #12 — That’s right! That baby is totally responsible for the father being a rapist, and it deserves to die! It’s all the baby’s fault! It is eeevil and must be destroyed!

    I say we close down all taxpayer-funded orphanages right now and kill those unwanted cast-off brats currently infesting them, then we fix them up with new paint, flat-screen TVs, and move all death row inmates into them after commuting their sentences.

    VOTE DEMOCRAT!

  22. Joe Melnick

    Hey asshats: the rape kit story is 100% false. Never happened. The only evidence they found was proof of the city buying 2 rape kits.

    The NYT is a tabloid, it has lost any journalistic integrity it ever had. The pore over Palin’s entire life and not a single story about Obama’s ties to terrorists, marxists, racists and fraudsters. There’s never been less scrutiny about a potential president.

    Ever hear of adoption? So many people want kids, so many want to abort, it’s just crazy enough to work.

  23. Rant

    #16 – Hillary’s legacy? Riding on your husband’s coattails is a legacy?

  24. Uncle Eccoli

    @21

    Is an acorn an oak tree the moment it hits the ground?

    I find it interesting that you and your kind are so keen to cull off criminals (who are, incidentally, actual human beings), but aghast at the notion of what is essentially the popping of a pimple that would ruin lives if allowed to grow to maturity.

    Conservatism is just fear and small-mindedness dressed up to look respectable.

    P.S. You’re an idiot.

  25. Beeotch

    #22 Thank you! Couldn’t of said it better myself!

  26. will

    …..and Liberals are just people who are sooooo open-minded, their brains have fallen out.

    P.S. You’re an idiot.

  27. jack

    @24 – Fuck you. Every baby deserves a chance at life. If if happens to grow up into a dumbshit, then we’ll kill it. However, perhaps you should have been popped (like a pimple, of course).

  28. Vince Lombardi

    Wow. Steven Tyler has really let himself go.

  29. Area Man

    The “joke” served it’s purpose. It got SB some publicity and back in the news for a few minutes.

  30. Vince Lombardi

    BTW, a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been the victim of a violent crime — yet.

  31. pAM

    #3 SHUT THE HELL UP!

    I AM SICK OF PEOPLE MAKING EXCUSES FOR THESE LIBERAL/BIAST HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE. I DON’T GIVE A SHIT IF IT IS THEIR STUPID CULTURE. IT’S GOTTEN WAY OUT OF HAND AND THE EXCUSES ARE BULLSHIT. I BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO MAKE JOKES, BUT LATELY PEOPLE HAVE GONE TO FAR. I AM SICK OF THIS SHIT AND SO ARE A LOT OF OTHER AMERICANS. THAT’S WHY ALL THIS HATE WILL BACKFIRE AND OBAMA WILL LOSE. THE MEDIA IS DEAD IN 2008 OFFICIALLY!

    DON’T WORRY UGLY ASS SANDRA! NO ONE WOULD WANT TO GANG RAPE YOUR BITCH ASS, NOT EVEN A CRACKHEAD IN A DIRTY ALLEYWAY! YOU ARE A HIDEOUS HAS BEEN….OR SHOULD I SAY NEVER BEEN LOL!!!!

  32. Dar

    #24 — Good God, an unborn child is no more to you than an “acorn” or a “pimple” that would “ruin lives”, yet a convicted murderer on death row who has actually ruined other people’s lives has more right to live?

    I guess I should actually thank you for this insight into the liberal mind, scary as it is. Now I understand better what the stakes are in this fight.

  33. Right Fury

    @ Uncle Eccoli

    “criminals (who are, incidentally, actual human beings)”

    Murderers and Rapists, are actual human beings. Yup, that sums up the democratic party right there. Unborn child

    Your logic is undeniable.

    Way to go on letting the child rapists get a pass supreme court! rock out with your cock out!

  34. Tired

    All of the freedom of choice voices sound hypocritical when they denounce Palin’s choice not to abort.

    As far as holding outrageous views … I guess drilling a hole in the living baby’s head for a late term abortion isn’t considered an extreme and outrageous view.

  35. Mr. Jones

    I have to admit, this broad was pretty funny playing a psychopath (big stretch) in “The King of Comedy”. But that was 30 years ago.

    Now, with all that Botox, she looks like Babe Ruth. She wasn’t really that attractive to begin with. Why bother?

  36. retards

    Here’s the local coverage of the rape kit story (Anchorage Daily News):

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/523708.html

    Wasilla is a tiny town, so it didn’t have many rapes. The point of the story is that it was official policy to bill the victims for the rape-kit procedures, not that it happened 100 times in such a tiny town.

    When the Alaska state legislature passed a bill banning the policy, the Wasilla police chief Charlie Fannon spoke against it, on record. He thought it would add an excessive cost to the police budget. Palin was mayor at the time. These are facts.

  37. nipolian

    She looks just like Alf.

  38. norton

    I was unaware that jewish people looked upon the black race as their bretheren – or did I miss something.

    Regardless, this woman has never been funny and never will be. The question is, why is she famous to begin with?

  39. Drunkman

    She’s fucking disgusting…and I’m drunk!

  40. immmers

    Lessee, she looks like the love child of Fergie and a Neanderthal.

    She’s not funny despite being a “comedienne.”

    She has zero personal charm.

    She’s only famous for fucking Madonna.

    And she’s a douchebag.

    Why is anyone giving her the attention she clearly craves again? She doesn’t care about politics — she just found an easy target.

  41. Rock Face gals

    This isn’t Sandra Bernhard. This is A-Rod’s ex, Cynthia Rodriguez.

  42. whatever

    I CAN’T EVEN LOOK AT HER PICTURE SHE IS SO OFFENSIVE. SHE MAY BE AS UGLY INSIDE AS SHE IS OUTSIDE!!!!!!! IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR HER TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A BAG OVER HER FACE.

  43. WTF

    Sandra is in no danger of being raped by anything human with that face.

  44. Brydie

    #24 obviously your a Biology major. I’m impressed by your knowledge of basic science. The unborn CHILD has committed no crime and is completely defenseless, but you want it to pay for the crime of his father. If your dad kills someone, should we lock you up to be on the safe side? On the other hand, murderers, rapists, and pedophiles have committed crimes and should pay the ultimate price for those crimes. Dead people rarely commit another crime.

  45. havoc

    HOLY FUCK, SHE IS UGLY.

    DAYUM…..

    .

  46. Ted from LA

    She looks like a Jewish Mike Tyson.

  47. SuperGRL

    Bottom line is…if you are a man, you have nothing to say about abortion.
    The only person who has the right to choose anything is the woman who it’s happening to. Sarah Palin is a fucking moron. All men out there who believe abortion is wrong are fucking morons.

  48. stickykeys

    someone get a paper bag, stat!

  49. Uncle Eccoli

    @32 See, the thing is that an embryo at a few to several weeks is not an unborn child – it’s a tiny mass of rapidly dividing cells that in no way constitutes a person or a life any more than an acorn constitutes a tree. Yes, a convicted murderer has more right to live than a nascent embryo, seeing as how it is no more ‘alive’ than your gall bladder.

    Just a note, but my mind is far from “liberal.” My opinions on foreign policy and immigration, for example, are much more akin to your conservatives’ positions than anyone else’s. I do not, however, believe anyone has any right whatsoever to impose their own essentially religious ideologies an others’ lives. I understand why it’s easier for you to lump anyone who disagrees with you into a single manaical, fictional category of evil malcontents; I’ll leave that alone and offer this instead: If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one. It’s none of your business what anyone else does with their own pregnancies.

    I’m glad you pointed out that muderers have *already* ruined lives. You’re right. Those lives are ruined. Done. There’s no going back. But surely you’re not suggesting that revenge is preferable to prevention. Or perhaps you are…

    Lastly, I’m not American. I have no stakes in your “fight.” With regards to what stakes there are, however, I have absolutely no doubt that there are few with as poor an understanding of them as you.

  50. Uncle Eccoli

    @44

    As a matter of fact, I studied political science.

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