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Funnyman Adam Carolla wasn’t laughing in a recent interview with the conservative organization Media Research Center. In a frank discussion on the current Occupy movements, Carolla went off on a profane rant, slamming the parents of an entire generation.
“I understand that some people have more than others, that’s always gonna be there,” he began. “There’s something that’s come up in this country that didn’t use to exist, which is envy. And it’s a big issue, it was understood back in the day, and we are empowering, we’re now dealing with the first wave of participation trophy, my own fecal matter doesn’t stink, empowered, I feel so fucking good about myself, everybody’s a winner, there’s no losers, we are dealing with the first wave of those fucking assholes.”
“I call them the ass douches,” he added.
Carolla went on to criticize the parents of the millennial generation, accusing them of failing to prepare their children for the harsh realities of adult life.
“We’ve created a bunch of fucking self-entitled monsters,” he said. “’I want my Most Valuable Player trophy.’ ‘Well, you’re the slowest, fattest guy on the team.’ Why should he get one and I don’t get one?’ ‘Because he busts his ass and he runs a 4.4 40. That’s why he gets one.’ ‘Well, this is bullshit.’ And then everyone gets involved and everyone gives everyone a participation trophy and then everyone feels good about themselves but it’s not based on anything.”
“You should feel good about yourself because of your accomplishments. Not because somebody yelled at you to feel good about yourself,” Carolla continued. “When these folks become adults and enter the workplace, they’ve done stories on this, on how you can’t treat them. The boss can’t yell ‘Hey, let’s go. Let’s get back to work.’ ‘Oh, you’ve raised your voice to me. You better watch your tone, buddy. My dad’s a lawyer, he’ll sue your ass, I’ll take this company.’”
Circling back to the current Occupy movement, Carolla suggests that the young adults involved are merely feeling embarrassment for a lack of professional accomplishments.
“[They’re] self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living… But then you get out into the real world and you realize, ‘I’m a fucking loser,’” he slams. “They’re feeling shame. They’ve been shamed by life because they haven’t been prepared for life. They’ve had so much smoke blown up their collective asses, by the time they get out in the real world and they realize, the real world doesn’t give a fuck where you’re from or what your mommy said you were or how pretty you are.”
Listen to full interview below. For his part, Carolla is the father of two young children — five-year-old twins Natalia and Santino.
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