But the factor you wrote that type of modified me on a molecular degree, which is what, I believe, you had been type of onto on the time was utterly what I used to be abusing — and also you noticed that earlier than anybody else, and also you made me see it — which is I’m liberal, so I’m not racist, so I can say the N-word, as a result of I’m illuminating racism.
My intentions had been good however ignorant, and it’s humorous that in that film and within the subsequent series I did, my character was ignorant [and] conceited, however what I didn’t notice was [that I] myself was conceited [and] ignorant. So, I forgive myself, if that’s OK, as a result of I simply suppose that’s how you progress on.
SCOTT Of course, and I believe once you mentioned I used to be projecting, you had been proper in a couple of alternative ways. For one factor, in all probability projecting my very own comedian tastes and ambivalence. I additionally like Steve Martin. I believe the primary comedy report I ever purchased was “Let’s Get Small.” But I believe one cause I wrote in regards to the present the way in which I did was that I acknowledged an issue that I had, too. One of the issues I might change or take again in regards to the assessment isn’t implicating myself, judging you however not making it clear that additionally there was a self-critique in it: that’s, I believe that the issue you simply described as “I’m liberal, so what I say is OK,” I’m saying it in citation marks. I’ve these oven mitts of irony on that, so nobody’s right here going to get burned, and likewise not simply [me], however everybody on this room. We all know.
SILVERMAN If you’re offended, you don’t get it.
SCOTT Right. You don’t get the joke, and — —
SILVERMAN You are allowed no emotions.
SCOTT Right, and the factor is I believe lots of people of our age and common background use that and had that concept, whether or not we had been skilled stand-up comedians or not, that it’s OK for me to say this stuff as a result of I don’t actually imply them.
SILVERMAN I believe, to a level, in comedy, in case you’re enjoying a personality — I’m not defending that, particularly as a result of I agree with you on so many ranges — however there’s nuance in case you’re enjoying a personality.