Stereotypes In George Carlin's Class Clown

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George released a comedy album entitled Class Clown in 1972. In that album there was a comedy-bit he had known as the seven dirty words you can’t say on TV. The words were shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. At the time Carlin’s routines were very controversial and angered a lot of religious people in the United States whom did not like the use of profanity publicly. WBAI a radio station broadcasting in NYC, ran an uncensored broadcast of the seven words on their station and angered John Douglas an active member of Morality Media who heard this in his car with his 15-year-old son. This complaint then ended up at the Supreme Court which ruled that these seven words were indecent and ruled that TV stations and radio station can only broadcast these indecent vocabularies between 10pm and 6am because the likelihood of children watch TV would be low. George Carlin is an example of why art, whether its comedy, film, poetry or painting should not tolerate censorship. By doing this routine George Carlin set the path for future generations of stand-up comedians to be able to use those words without the fear of being penalized in the eyes of the public or the legal system. George Carlin’s seven words routine allowed future comedians to be able to express themselves with the vernacular they choose.

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