Comedienne Leslie Jones appeared on Monday's airing of "The View," where she castigated the politically correct culture and what it's doing to comedy at large.
What did she say?
Co-host Joy Behar broached the topic of comedy and being politically correct several minutes after Jones joined the cast on the show's set.
"There's an article in the Times the other day ... they're dragging a lot of stuff out from the past ... comedians made some inappropriate joke 20 years ago, and they're holding them accountable now," Behar said. "What do you think about that?
Jones called the notion "stupid," and said that people should not be held accountable to the point of character assassination for things they said 20 years ago.
The "Saturday Night Live" star became immediately fired up over the idea and shared her own experiences with distasteful humor.
"I been doing comedy since 1986. You look back, y'all gonna see so much inappropriate ... you can't hold me accountable for what I said in 1987. I wasn't smart," Jones said. "I'm so happy social media wasn't going on in my 20s. I would be the comeback kid. You all would be sitting here going, 'Ooh, she's so respectable now!"
Jones said people should stop holding comedians to a certain standard.
"Stop doing that! Our job is to make the ugliest stuff funny. That's our job," the comedienne said. "We are court jesters, we are clowns, that's what we do. We come out and make this terrible situation laughable. I mean, unless you want to cry for the rest of your life, you want to cry? We can do that. We can cry if you want to."
What about 'laughter?'
Becoming more and more passionate, Jones added, "I want to laugh, because laughter brings joy, laughter brings endorphins, laughter brings contagiousness."
"People love me so much because I have an energy of happiness," she continued. "The best way to conquer pain is laughter. It's the best way. So let comedians do their jobs, because let me explain something to you: you're not letting comedians doing their job and you're miserable! You're miserable!"
Jones went on and added that laughter is a "release" that is being cut off by the politically correct culture and those who are chronically offended.
"Stop walking around so offended — you're not gonna be able to survive life if you walk around offended," the comedienne concluded.
"LAUGH! LAUGH! LAUGH!" the comedienne and actress screamed at the top of her lungs.
You can watch the full segment in the video below.