Sometimes being a comedian is about saying the truths no one else can say. Some people understand this better than others.
Ken Cheng tweeted the following in response to the United States' most recent mass school shooting:
terrorism is one of the only areas where white people do most of the work and get none of the credit— Ken Cheng (@kenchengcomedy) February 16, 2018
Some Twitter users couldn't have agreed more.
Most of the violence and terrorism in this world-- and in history-- has been carried out and perpetuated by men.— 👁"I'm wide awake."👁 (@Legallybeagle) February 17, 2018
It's past time to have a conversation about that.
But the tweet garnered negative responses from some of Twitter's more conservative users:
Comedy is supposed to be based in truth, but that’s historically inaccurate and pretty racist. But, to each, their own.— Steve on Resler (@steve_sez_3MTA3) February 18, 2018
Why the pushback?
Colonizers getting all triggered in the comments lmao— Michael Von Doom (@mike_the_mighty) February 17, 2018
But the people who liked Cheng's tweet REALLY liked it:
Mass shootings and terrorism are obviously complex subjects, and their relationship isn't always clear.
Still, Cheng's joke struck a chord: