Steve Martin’s 40-Year-Old King Tut Song

Good thing Steve Martin came along before it was a thought crime to have a sense of humor:

Comedian Steve Martin’s rendition of “King Tut” is triggering social justice warriors at Reed College because they see it as a form of cultural appropriation.

For moonbattery at its most Jacobinic, there is no better place to look than a college located in Portland, Oregon.

The song, originally performed on “Saturday Night Live,” actually criticizes the commercialization and trivialization of Egyptian history and presents a caricature of the Treasures of Tutankhamun traveling exhibit that toured seven United States cities from 1976 to 1979.

Subtleties like that are lost on snowflake fascists, as they frenziedly demand bans on every conceivable aspect of our culture on grounds of political incorrectness. They regard the harmless song as equivalent to blackface, which is the ultimate historical pop culture sin from the liberal point of view, and even to uttering the forbidden N-word.

Steve Martin’s generation-old infringement upon their delicate sensibilities has inspired the brownshirts of Reedies Against Racism to issue a long list of demands, including “mandatory conferences for building race sensitivity for staff and faculty” as well as a yearly “anti-oppression workshop for all students, faculty, staff, and administration.”

As noted at Downtrend,

that a bunch of thin-skinned, intolerant twits in 2017 would be bleating like stuck pigs over a song that is four decades old is a testament to the failure of our educational system which is dominated by cultural Marxist professors who have poisoned the minds of impressionable young people.

Let’s have another look at King Tut, before it goes down the Memory Hole lest ancient Egyptians be offended. This originally aired back in 1978, when Saturday Night Live was funny on a regular basis — which would never be allowed today:

 

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