Adam Corolla Has No Apologies
Performers censor themselves -- fearing they might offend. Those who offend Hollywood lose work. Some lose friends. Adam Carolla doesn't care. That's why he's the subject of my video this week. Carolla is one the most successful performers in America. His books are bestsellers. His comedy shows sell out. He hosts one of America's most-listened-to-podcasts. Recently, Carolla dismissed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's intellect, cracking that "If AOC was fat and in her 60s, would anyone listen to another thing she ever said?" That enraged leftists. "Predatory!" said Majority Report's Emma Vigeland. "Projects his sexism onto others," said Young Turks host Cenk Uygur.
But what Carolla said is simply true. Nobody pays much attention to House freshmen. Ocasio-Cortez is a political celebrity simply because she's pretty, and also, she speaks without constantly saying "uh."
"If she was in her 60s and husky," adds Carolla, "nobody would listen to a word she ever said!"
He won't apologize for saying that. Or anything else.
"No Apologies" is on the cover of his new book, "Everything Reminds Me of Something."
"They want you to apologize because they want dominion over you. And once you apologize, they just keep coming back."
I get upset when people criticize me. Carolla says, "I just happen to be wired not to care, as long as I'm right."
He says he was right for criticizing the government's COVID pronouncements. "They didn't give the ages of the people who died at the very beginning," Carolla tells me. "I immediately got suspicious because it was a bunch of 90-year-olds."
For saying that, Carolla was mocked and condemned by his celebrity friends.
Radio show host Howard Stern said Carolla was "making fun of people for taking COVID seriously."