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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Moe the Clown is Probably a Racist

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Boycott the Berry Big Circus!

If there is one thing that KoopaTV doesn't tolerate (and... there isn't just one thing), it's when people denigrate African countries.

For example, we wrote a whole article defending our country of residence, Sierra Leone, when President Donald John Trump allegedly declared it a “shithole.”

Lawrence “Moe” Curls, the current ringmaster of the Berry Big Circus out in California, had this outrageous comment to say about an African country... and we got it RECORDED:


“You sourpusses are so boring! You're like a country in Africa — you've got to go!”
Allegedly, Japanese witnesses to the remark believe that Moe said this instead:
“You guys are such a bore. I can't stand people like you. You've just got Togo!”
It doesn't really make sense if Moe was referring to the great African nation of Togo. Togo, in all languages, is pronounced as “Tohgoh”, rhyming with the word “logo.” This is quite different than “to go.” Plus, it's not an action. It's a respectable place. Totally proper noun.

Let's therefore take what Moe said, on tape, at face value. Moe is alleging that the target of his verbal assault is like a country in Africa — creating an equivalency between an African country and his verbal victim — and then says that the target has “to go.” What does that mean? They have to leave the circus grounds? Do they have to get his groceries? Or... is it a death threat, and they have to go leave the land of the living and die? Since whomever is the so-called sourpuss has to share the same fate as an African country, it follows that Moe's directive has to be something both the sourpuss and an African country can do.

I think being wiped off the Earth makes sense as the context. A person can die. A nation can be removed from the map and annexed, much like what the liars-on-nuclear-policy at Iran keep trying to do with the nation of Israel.

Moe the Clown is making some kind of genocidal statement regarding his wishes for the fate of the unnamed African country, and a murderous one regarding his wish for the sourpuss. Everyone knows that genocide against an African country is probably a racially-tinged comment against black people, so we can say that Moe the Clown is probably a racist. (And a danger to society.)

I have two more bits of evidence to support this.

One, there are no black people, or anyone who isn't white, for that matter, working at the Berry Big Circus under Moe's leadership. Now, you can't tell me in a place as diverse as California that there are no qualified funny black people that have tried to apply to the Berry Big Circus. I know for a fact there are lots of funny black people who would do fantastically at the circus!

Berry Big Circus cast members staff Ace Attorney anime Moe the Clown
This is the cast of the Berry Big Circus. No black people.

Evidence two: Moe has culturally appropriated the black culture iconic television show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as part of his stand-up routine. (...During a court case, no less!)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Moe the Clown Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Justice For All
Moe isn't black, and he's quoting the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song created by and for black people.
What does he gain from doing this?

The only thing we can do with a probable racist like Moe the Clown is boycott his business, the Berry Big Circus, and no-platform him. KoopaTV will do just that. Will you join us? (Even if you don't care about the owner's probable racism, the Berry Big Circus also happens to be an awful circus experience in general.)


KoopaTV will not feature the Berry Big Circus in its articles, except to write when it is eventually shut down from the boycott movement. That does not stop KoopaTV from putting the Berry Big Circus in its Feedback Forms and Quizzes, where it currently sits as a possible multiple choice answer to a question in KoopaTV Quiz Part XVI. Is it the correct answer? Find out by taking the quiz!


Under the author's leadership, KoopaTV has never employed a black person.
Ludwig also culturally appropriated The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with a Koopa Kingdom version.
Lemmy Koopa's circus is a lot better than the Berry Big Circus, if you're looking for circuses.
The Ace Attorney Funimation dub of part two, featuring Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All, was released two weeks ago.

4 comments :

  1. I don't like traditional circuses anyway for how they beat up animals until they have no choice but to jump through a ring of fire or do some other terrifying performance. Regina has a whip, we know that tiger is probably fearing injury or even death.

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    1. I heard a rumour that the previous ringmaster shot their lion to death, so that tiger's fear is completely warranted.

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  2. I've been boycotting the Berry Big Circus ever since Moe became the ringmaster. His jokes have never been hilarious, and when I thought he could not get any worse, I find out that he is a racist too. The circus is in critical need of new management or else they will risk alienating customers. Nearly one year ago, the critically famed Ringling Bros. Circus performed for the very last time and I have a feeling that the Berry Big Circus will meet the same fate.

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    1. Oh damn that happened on May 21, 2017.

      Yeah, very good timing on my part, then.

      Thank you for your support! Together, we can affect REAL CHANGE!

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