• Sat, Mar 12 2011

Did The Situation Make a Racist Joke at Donald Trump’s Comedy Central Roast?

Over the last few days, several reports have surfaced that Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino got booed when he went onstage at Comedy Central’s roast of Donald Trump. Most people, myself included, assumed it had to do with The Situation just not being very funny. However, the L.A. Times reports that Sitch made a racist joke that was not well received by the audience:

“The Sitch,” as he’s called, deadpanned to Cummings, “I actually wouldn’t call you a grenade because you won’t be blowing up anytime soon.” (Buh-dum-bum!) He told Snoop Dogg that he and Trump had a lot in common because Trump owned a lot of property and Snoop’s ancestors were property. (Snoop did not appear amused.)

Snoop and I evidently have something in common, because I wasn’t amused either. However, the Times article also says:

After being introduced by the night’s host, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane (who warned the crowd to keep watch on the “Jersey Shore” star “in case Donkey Kong throws a barrel at him”), the Situation went up to the microphone.

I’m assuming MacFarlane’s joke was that The Situation was Mario, the character from the original Donkey Kong video game (as in, Mario and Luigi). Which was most likely a slam at The Situation being Italian. If Sitch’s “joke” is going to get cut from the eventual Comedy Central broadcast, then they should cut MacFarlane’s too.

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  • Nancy

    I always thought of Donald Trump as a classy man. After seeing this fiasco last night I changed my mind. The jokes were crude and meaningless. It is easy to shock people and very hard to be truly funny. I think Lisa L is a pig and the rest follows suite except for Larry King who was truly funny. What is wrong with Donald T why would he expose his wife and daughter to such vulgarity??? I was uncomfortable I had to turn it off.

  • df

    I’m sorry but do you honestly think a joke calling an Italian guy Mario is anywhere near the same level as a joke about blacks being considered property? Seth’s joke was an obvious joke referencing an iconic Italian video game character to an Italian person, The Situation’s “joke” (which to me was more of a statement) sounded like something you’d hear at a skinhead rally.