Before his Netflix show made people very angry online, comic Matt Rife talked about what comedians can and can’t say.

A lot of people didn’t like Rife’s Netflix show Natural Selection because it had a joke about domestic violence in it.

There are references to domestic abuse in the video below.

Rife told the joke at the beginning of the set, saying, “testing the water, seeing if y’all are going to be fun or not.”

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The “joke” that caused a stir was about a waitress in Baltimore who had a cut on her head.

In the show, he says, “My friend boy was like, ‘Yeah, I feel bad for her, man. I think they should put her in the kitchen or somewhere where no one has to see her face.'”

“And I was like: ‘Yeah, but I feel like if she could cook, she wouldn’t have that black eye.'”

A lot of Netflix users didn’t like the routine.

Some people said it was “appealing to the lowest of the low,” while others said, “Domestic violence is never a joke.”

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When Rife talked to Variety before the set went live on Netflix, he shared some of his thoughts on the issue of comics making offensive jokes.

The 28-year-old said, “I don’t really believe this line of thinking in the comedy world that you can’t say anything anymore because of sensitivity.”

You are free to say what you want. You need to get ready for what will happen now. It all comes down to how you sleep at night, though.

As it turned out, the “repercussions” got worse after Rife replied to the comments on his Instagram story.

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He stated: “If you’ve ever been offended by a joke I’ve told, here’s a link to my official apology.”

People who have trouble learning wear “special needs helmets,” which can be bought on the page linked to.

Brother, be careful not to cut yourself on that edge.

He then said that “everything comes down to intent,” which means that the jokes’ content doesn’t matter.

He also said, “I know that everything I say on stage is meant to make people laugh.” It’s never deeper, longer, or shorter than that. For me, that’s all it is.

“You can talk about anything if you do it right, at the right time, and in the right way,” he said.


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