Adam Carolla has a beef with Occupy Wall Street.
In an interview with the right-leaning Media Research Center, the funnyman went off on the popular political movement in an expletive-filled rant in which he bashed 99 percenters for being “self-entitled monsters.”
Look who’s going the way of Dennis Miller.
“There’s something that’s come up in this country that didn’t use to exist, which is envy. And it’s a big issue,” Carolla said in the sit-down. “It was understood back in the day, and we are empowering, we’re now dealing with the first wave of participation trophy, my own fecal matter doesn’t stink, empowered, I feel so f–king good about myself, everyone’s a winner, there’s no losers, we’re dealing with the first wave of those f–king a–holes.”
Calling the protesters “ass douches,” he calls them who have no desire to work, the comedian then slammed Baby Boomers for basically failing to teach them the right values, using a football analogy to make his point.
“We’ve created a bunch of f–king self-entitled monsters,” Carolla, a father of two in his own right, snarked. “‘I want my Most Valuable Player trophy.’ ‘Well, you’re the slowest, fattest guy on the team.’ ‘Why should he get one and I don’t get one?’ ‘Because he busts his ass and he runs a 4.4 40. That’s why he gets one.’ ‘Well, this is bulls–t.’ And then everyone gets involved and everyone gives everyone a participation trophy and then everyone feels good about themselves but it’s not based on anything.”
Carolla—who knows something about youthful whining having hosted the syndicated radio advice show Love Line with Dr. Drew Pinsky for so many years—said that the result, in his humble opinion, is the creation of a generation of entitled babies, not hard-working adults who are prepared to survive in the real world.
“You should feel good about yourself because of your accomplishments. Not because somebody yelled at you to feel good about yourself,” the former Man Show star noted. “When these folks become adults and enter the workplace, they’ve done stories on this, on how you can’t treat them. The boss can’t yell ‘Hey, let’s go. Let’s get back to work.’ ‘Oh, you’ve raised your voice to me. You better watch your tone, buddy. My dad’s a lawyer, he’ll sue your ass, I’ll take this company.'”
Which brings us back to the Occupy folks.
“[Protesters are] self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living,” Carolla added. “But then you get out into the real world and you realize, ‘I’m a f–king loser. They’re feeling shame. They’ve been shamed by life because they haven’t been prepared for life. They’ve had so much smoke blown up their collective asses, by the time they get out in the real world and the realize the real world doesn’t give a f–k where you’re from or what your mommy said you were or how pretty you are.”
It’s a shame Adam had little to say about the core argument of the 99—that U.S. economic policy is unfairly tilted toward the banking conglomerates on Wall Street as opposed to the hard-working folks on Main Street who just want a fair shot at the American Dream.
Nope. Better to bash those dirty hippies.
See below for the full interview, though a word of caution as it contains explicit language.