Adam Carolla found himself in hot water last month when he was quoted in the New York Post for saying that "dudes are funnier than chicks," among other controversial quotes. But in an interview with Uproxx published Wednesday, Carolla finally addresses the firestorm. And in true Adam Carolla fashion, he couldn't care less what his detractors think.
"Everyone can kiss my ass, I don’t care," Carolla said when asked how he felt about the criticism. He pointed out that unlike in the past, he does not work for a large media conglomerate, and so he did not feel that he had to bow down to advertising pressure in the face of such a controversy.
"I want to work for myself, and I do work for myself," he continued. "I make plenty of money working for myself. I built it so they can’t take it away."
Carolla also believes his comments were taken out of context. "Obviously, I was misquoted," he said. "I didn’t say, 'Women aren’t funny.' I said that men are funnier than women, because I was asked if men are funnier than women."
In the Post's interview, the reporter asked Carolla if he hates working with women, because a section of his new book stated that hiring women is more trouble than it's worth. Carolla replied, "No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks."
Carolla's comments blew up less than a month before Daniel Tosh's rape joke sparked more conversation about sexism in comedy. Why do you think this subject has gained so much traction recently? Let us know in the comments.
To read the full interview with Adam Carolla, click over to Uproxx.