Sarah Silverman Slams The Bachelor as Offensive, Degrading

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Outspoken comedian Sarah Silverman has harsh words for women to choose to compete on The Bachelor, calling the enterprise "offensive" and degrading.

While being interviewed on the debut episode of Amanda de Cadenet's The Conversation Thursday night, the conversation turned to the ABC reality show.

She is not a fan.

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"I'll tell you what's offensive about these shows... that are on ABC during prime time," she said. "Twenty-five women in JCPenney prom dresses, fully grown, going, 'He took us to a castle!' No he didn't. Producers procured a castle."

"And there's 25 of you, that's how special you aren't," she added.

Silverman, who recently sparked controversy with this abortion tweet, says that the real problem with the show is not that adults watch and make fun of it, but that young, impressionable girls think what they're seeing is worth emulating.

"I think, 'Wow, some young girl is watching this, and there should be a warning saying this is not acceptable behavior.' The biggest thing that a woman should realize is that there is not just one slot for a woman in any given thing."

"I think that's something that society, men and women both, have enforced. It's in the ether that one woman's success can only come at another's failure."

In this case, Courtney Robertson WINNING every time another girl fails to secure a rose, taunting them to their faces or in the confessional afterwards.

No word if Sarah feels the circumstances are on the same, degrading level on The Bachelorette, in which 25 dudes pine for the love of one lovely lady.

Speaking of which, check out The Bachelorette spoilers page for all the dish on the new season, starring Emily Maynard and premiering Monday, May 14.

It may be offensively bad TV, and Sarah Silverman makes good points, but if you know that going in, you can still watch - and ridicule - it all summer long.


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Thank God for Jimmy, because all the things I don't like about myself are the things that he likes the most. Like my inner-thigh fat. He grabs it and he's like, 'I love this!'

Sarah Silverman [on boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel]

I don't think James is gay or straight. It's just that he literally can't open his eyes enough to see who he's f-cking.

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