Leftists have destroyed comedy.
Comedians who used to be funny now constantly rail against President Trump and spout social justice rhetoric.
Now one late-nite comedy show is getting slapped with an ironic lawsuit.
NBC, whose flagship show SNL has been on the frontline of the so-called “Resistance,” is now facing a lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against two white employees.
From Fox News:
Two cameramen who previously worked on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” are suing the network over claims NBC racially discriminated against them when the employees were fired over an inappropriate text message.
Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino filed a suit against the network claiming the leader of Fallon’s “Tonight Show” band The Roots, Questlove, had them fired because they were white, while another person involved, who is black, was allowed to stay, according to TMZ.
The Blast, which first reported the news, claimed the two were working as camera operators on June 19, 2017 when they received an “unsolicited racist and misogynist text message from a ‘Tonight Show’ stagehand.”
In court documents, they reportedly said a third person, The Roots bassist Mark Kelley, also received the message. They claimed they did not respond to the message and later reported it to both The Roots’ manager and a technical production manager at NBC. However, Decker and Cimino said they immediately got suspended.
They reportedly took issue with the fact that Kelley, who is African-American, did not appear to receive any disciplinary action.
Per their claim, the duo said Questlove then pressured the network to fire those involved while allegedly making sure Kelley received no discipline. Now they’ve sued the network alleging that the decision to fire them was discriminatory based on race and that they had a combined 40 years of “spotless performance.”
However, NBC is denying that it received pressure from Questlove on the matter.
“NBC is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity,” an NBC spokesperson told Fox News in a statement. “We have strong policies in place that protect against discrimination in any form. The decision about these plaintiffs was the company’s alone.”
Questlove’s representatives released a statement dismissing the suit as “ridiculous.”
From The New York Daily News:
The lawsuit also claims that Questlove wanted “all of the Caucasian employees involved” fired, including Decker and Cimino, but no punishment for Kelley.
“The bottom line is that discrimination is discrimination, no matter your ethnicity, race or creed,” Richard Roth, who is representing Decker and Cimino, told The News.
Questlove denied the “ridiculous” allegations in a statement to The News.
“Racism is REAL and exists throughout the world and for these gentlemen to claim victim is not only disrespectful to Questlove and his band mates, but to all that truly endure racism on a daily basis,” a spokesperson said. “As NBC already stated, the decisions made regarding these employees were made by NBC, alone.”
The facts are still coming out, but a network that prides itself on equality and social justice may have a lot to answer for.