I might be misunderstanding why the first small batch of people were laughing, but it seems to me that the first line says “You don’t have to not do this just because I say so” and initially gives the impression “You can go ahead and do it,” and it was at that moment that first (very small) batch of people laughed.
Then the actual meaning came in the following line. “You shouldn’t rape ‘cause rape is a fucked up thing to do.” Then the majority of the audience cheered.
Again, I <i>could</i> be misunderstanding it. But I still think they laughed and applauded because they thought it was an “it’s okay to rape” joke. And if that’s the case, that’s terrible and they should feel terrible.
In the video special of Bo Burnham’s What, I noticed something after having watched it a thousand times. I felt Tumblr was the place to share it.
During his song From God’s Perspective, this happens.
Bo: “You shouldn’t abstain from rape just ‘cause you think that I want you to.”
Then like ten members of the audience laugh and applaud.
Bo: “You shouldn’t rape ‘cause rape is a fucked up thing to do. Pretty obvious, just don’t fucking rape people.”
Then most of the audience cheers and applauds.
Bo: “Didn’t think I had to write that one down for you.”
I hope those first ten people feel as shitty as a person can possibly feel. They just got shamed on a Bo Burnham special.
yesterday in the car my mom said “theres always the one gay twin out of a pair” and my twin brother and I shot a glance at one another because we’re both the gay twin
Have you ever been like walking down the stairs and almost slipped and thought “Somewhere in another universe I just fell down the stairs and died and my family found me in my underwear and covered in cocoa pebbles”
the realization that i could tattoo more nipples onto my body is honestly more power than i can handle
|—||The New Yorker (via holy-boobz)|