December 28, 2017
Iliza Shlesinger was the first female to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Now, she is being sued by a male fan who bought a ticket to her stand-up show in Los Angeles and was denied entry allegedly because of his gender.
The feminist comic was performing her “Girls Night In with Iliza” at LA’s Largo back in November. Promotional posters stated “No boys allowed.” The club’s website stated the show was for women only:
Iliza is bringing her girls invited only show back to Los Angeles. Girls’ Night In is a hybrid stand up show and interactive discussion between Iliza and the women in the audience aimed at giving women a place to vent in a supportive, fun and inclusive environment. She invites women of all walks of life to come, laugh with her and at her and be ready to share and feel safe for an awesome night of comedy and love.
Shlesinger even donated a portion of the sales to Planned Parenthood. What kind of a feminist would she be if she didn’t? But one male fan didn’t feel the love and inclusion when he was turned away at the box office.
According to Law & Crime, George St. George went to the will-call window to pick up the two tickets he bought but was told he couldn’t go in. His lawsuit touches on feminist hypocrisy by stating banning men from the show “repudiated hundreds of years of women’s struggles to be viewed as being equal to men and is typical of old-fashioned sexism.” George also said the discrimination was “akin to the Montgomery City Lines bus company in Montgomery, Alabama circa 1955.” Largo, nor Shlesinger, has responded to the complaint or offered a defense of George’s allegations.
We do see the hypocrisy George is trying to point out but have a bigger question: why would a man pay money to go see a feminist comic in the first place? Perhaps we should sue him for stupidity.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 6:52 am