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Comedy Central’s Bieber Roast Went Too Far Regarding Paul Walker?
We get that comedy and punchlines are good, they help ease you off. But do you necessarily have to disrespect the deceased in order to Roast the other person?
The Bieber Roast tapped on March 14 had offensive jokes regarding the (late) Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker.
During the taping of the show, audience disapproved of all the unpleasant jokes made by Pete Davidson and Jeff Ross.
Jeff Ross made a reference to Ludacris’ song Move Bitch saying, “Move bitch, get out of the way’ is what Paul Walker should’ve told that tree. Too soon? Too fast? Too furious?”
There was also another joke regarding Walker (late) by Pete Davidson where he mentioned Bieber’s arrest for crossing speed limit and racing.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t with Paul Walker.” When the audience groaned at this offensive and inappropriate reference Davidson replied, “What? He’s doing great! He’s got a movie coming out!”
Comedy Central representative confirms that The Roast will air on March 30 but these offensive jokes won’t be featured.
“Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants’ full reign to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show. Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast.”
“There was a lot of offensive jokes and I didn’t particularly like the Paul Walker jokes”, says Justin Bieber. The 21-year-old pop star also condemned the jokes made by Davidson and Ross.