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Jon Lovitz Defends His Remarks Regarding Obama

Comedian takes to Twitter to explain his position

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Jon Lovitz doesn’t seem like the sort of individual who would ever back down from criticism. After receiving quite a bit of backlash for his comments regarding’s Obama’s desire to tax the rich, Lovitz did what Lovitz often does best: he fought back. Last Sunday, the former Saturday Night Live cast member logged onto his Twitter account and began firing back at the people who weren’t too pleased with the remarks he aimed at the president and his policies.

All of this nonsense stems from an episode of Lovitz’s podcast “The ABC’s of SNL”, during which the comedian referred to Obama as a f*cking a**hole. Not surprisingly, a lot of people weren’t too thrilled with his choice of words, and the retaliation soon began in earnest.

The exact quote has been embedded below:

This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f*cking b*llshit. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f*cking a-hole.

The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they tell you… This is the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it. So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, F*ck you.

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I always find it amusing when celebrities make controversial public statements and then feel the need to defend them against those who openly disagree with the sentiments. It’s akin to getting in a flame war with the morons who hang around message boards; although you might come out on top, you still look a little silly for taking the time to address the criticisms of others in such a manner. The last time I checked, Obama didn’t waste any of his precious time responding to Lovitz. Sometimes it’s best to let your words stand on their own, regardless of how people have react to them. If nothing else, you’ll look like the bigger person.

On that note, here’s a small gathering of Jon Lovitz’s responses to his critics, along with an actual video of the podcast. He claims it makes a difference. Personally, I don’t see how.

@HesDanTheMan I don’t mind paying a little more. I pay my fair share now. The President is lying to get votes..it’s obvious and transparent.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Because I criticized the President, it’s news? Last I checked, he’s President, not King! This is America! Freedom of Speech. what’s the bfd?(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@BowedOak I get that I’m just a comic. Do you not get that? I didn’t blow this up, the press did.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I never realized the economy was Democratic or Republican…I thought it was business and math.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

be it conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian..
liberal.. freedom to be true to yourself…
that’s what liberal means.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Jon Lovitz Defends His Remarks Regarding Obama
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  • lisa

    The President didn’t say “The rich don’t pay taxes.” His argument is that they don’t pay enough in taxes because those who make significantly less can, and sometimes do, actually pay more than those who enjoy tremendous benefit from the regulations and economic system of the United States. And therefore those people should pay for that privilege. And I agree.

    And for the record, there actually are wealthy people that don’t pay their taxes or pay (anywhere near) the correct amount that they owe. Just ask Nicolas Cage-he knows something about that.

  • Rob

    Actually Jon Lovtiz is incorrect. The very wealthy don’t pay their fare share of taxes. This is because a significant portion of their income is from investments which are taxed at a lower rate than income from other sources such wages received through employment.

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