Note: these are the jokes that weren’t cut from the broadcast. You can read the ones that were on TMZ
I used to think that The Situation was somewhat cleverly crafting his media image, like he was playing up the douche angle and making himself into a parody of a self-obsessed, selfish user gym rat in order to move merchandise. Now that I’ve read some of the truly terrible jokes he cracked at Donald Trump’s roast I’m not so sure. Like even if someone else wrote these for him, there’s no excuse for repeating them and they weren’t funny to boot. He made dumb, unnecessary references to slavery and to Marlee Matlin being deaf and he didn’t even weave in personal stuff about The Donald like you’re supposed to do for a roast. As a result most of his routine was cut from the broadcast. You can read what he said on TMZ, I don’t want to recap it at all.
The stuff that was left was equally bad, but not quite as offensive, as you can see from the video above. It’s disjointed and painful to watch and they should have just cut out the Situation’s part entirely. [via DListed]
Roasts are supposed to be obnoxious, they’re not supposed to be offensive on a level that is uncalled for. The late Greg Giraldo was such a pro at ripping on people using things we know about them and never stepping over that line. The Situation needs to take a step back and I hope that this puts a damper on some of the countless crap he’s trying to sell. Maybe he really is just an asshole and an unfunny one to boot.
Event photos are from 3/11/11. Credit: WENN.com