- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sarah Silverman disagrees with many of her fellow comedians on political correctness run amok, arguing in favor of “changing with the times” to accommodate younger, more sensitive generations.

“I do think it’s important, as a comedian, as a human, to change with the times, to change with new information,” the 44-year-old told Vanity Fair at the Toronto Film Festival this week. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with changing with the times. I think it’s a sign of being old if you’re put off by that.”

Ms. Silverman’s comments came in the wake of Jerry Seinfeld, 61, saying earlier this year that he stopped performing at colleges because the students are “so PC,” a message echoed by other famous comics such as Chris Rock, Jay Leno and Bill Maher, Mediaite reported.

“It’s not hard to change with the times, and I think it’s important,” Ms. Silverman said. “And when you have new information and when you become more aware of the world around you, you can change.”

As an example, she cited her use of the word “gay” as a substitute for “lame.” She once fought for her use of the word, but one day realized, “I have become the guy from 50 years ago who said, ‘I say colored, I have colored friends.’”

She added: “You have to listen to the college-aged, because they lead the revolution. They’re pretty much always on the right side of history.”


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