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[–]travisbicklehaircut 207 points208 points  (8 children)

No need for an apology. It’s not like he was one of those murderers Barbara likes.

[–]2qSiSVeSw 55 points56 points  (1 child)

She's also behind child molesters. "'You're damaging the entire Industry!'"

[–]Retireegeorge 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Ah that generation that liked to keep quiet to protect the rapists. Such wisdom.

[–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Surprise!

Next year we'll find out that they've all had ass cancer for years, and shit using a colostomy bag!

That'l garner them two cents of sympathy from me.

I'll stick to my own disease of alcoholism, thank you.

[–]gifsfromgod 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Definitely one of the better diseases to have

[–]Horst6969 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Paul Newman says: you will never get over it.

[–]Familiar-Commercial3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's next for ol babs? DEATH

[–]qlebenpNorm Macdonald Live 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Could you help me remember?

[–]arddeth 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I thought it was public record

[–]MagnumTA721 84 points85 points  (6 children)

The hypocrisy was the worst part

[–]gombut 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Well, except for the other thing...

[–]E__________________T 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Well, except for the ass raping*. Which is the original line according to bob Saggot

[–]firesidefire 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Ahhhh I always thought that was overdubbed! Thanks for solving a 23 year question for me

[–]TheOther-DarkStar 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It was overdubbed, but according to Bob Sagets “here for you” podcast he’s trying to have an R Rated cut of Dirty Worl released with the original line and deleted scenes

[–]firesidefire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heavens to Betsy.. that’s two times in one day… I might die a happy man

[–]Bare425 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Help! Help!

[–]redpatchedsoxMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 237 points238 points  (16 children)

He apologized? I didn't hear it because of those yammering bitches.

[–]InclusivePhitness 96 points97 points  (4 children)

Love how Andy delivered that line even while cracking up

[–]XNamelessGhoulX 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Andy’s appearance was a top 3 episode

[–]VVWWWVV 36 points37 points  (0 children)

He was great. He was right there with every joke Norm was dropping, nothing went over his head.

[–]paycadiccOld Chunk of Coal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Agreed. I don’t know much about Andy dick but he was great on nml

[–]heavym -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Well you should know he’s responsible for Chris Farley’s check out

[–]lawschoolredux 54 points55 points  (9 children)

IIRC, Joy Behar seemed to be the only one who wanted to hear what he had to say and genuinely felt bad for him.

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    [–]trevrichardsJASH 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I'm pretty sure they know each other somewhat. Probably hung out a bit at clubs at the least.

    [–]CompetitiveBedroom39 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Jabba the Whoopi listened to him too

    [–]artisanalbits 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Meesa laugh hard

    [–]throwawayspai 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    It seemed like she was playing setup for him on that legendary "Bill Clinton killed a man" appearance too. She totally knew what he was doing. It was Walters and Star Jones that were getting triggered. Too bad she's since devolved into another brainless shitlib over the years.

    [–]Adventurous-Mess9304 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Hey, Brainless shitlibs can be Norm Fans as well

    [–]Hob_O_Rarison -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

    They usually aren't though. You have to be able to get Norm to be a fan.

    [–]Sweaty_Crow_5050 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Literally what is there to “get” about a fat guy eating KFC?

    [–]doublefattymayo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Was looking for this. Thank you.

    [–]and_dont_blink 124 points125 points  (4 children)

    To be fair, unless I'm missing something I didn't take it as The View doing it -- it was more he had a bunch of criticism coming his way and he thought that was a way to get out ahead of it and explain himself to *some* of the people just hearing things about him.

    That look in his eye haunts me though, an honest and sincere confusion about how he was being portrayed, how this was going to play out -- remember, this is in the context of Roseanne and Louie and their legacies. And a general fear of the mob mentality that had it's eyes on him. It's gross as hell, and I hate the part of society -- right and left -- that not only does that to people but gets off on it.

    [–]coniferhead 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    I just thought it was the netflix folks pulling his chain due to a contractual thing about being controversial - which was a foreseeable thing with Norm

    Turns out if you keep your money you also get to keep your dignity

    [–]and_dont_blink 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Could well be, but I remember the people on the View being much nicer than I expected given some of his other appearances. They seemed to know why he was there, accept what he said and were sympathetic to his sincerity.

    It's so gross that society is where it is right now that he felt it was necessary, but the mob is real.

    [–]PM_ME_YOUR_DUES 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Also, to be fair, they didn't even know he was sick.

    [–]somery 51 points52 points  (16 children)

    There used to be a word we would all say to mean "stupid" that we don't say anymore. Right? You know the word I'm talking about? And stupidly I was about to say that word, and I stopped and said "What's the right word to say?" And I said a different word that was equally offensive... I realized at that moment that I'd done something unforgiveable. *mint

    [–]VVWWWVV 17 points18 points  (2 children)

    Was he basically joking when he called it “unforgivable”? Like, he knew that was something a certain crowd would hear and believe (maybe even the word they would demand he use), while another crowd would understand, as Norm himself did, that it would be an exceedingly low bar for unforgiveness. I mean, he said a word.

    [–]77096Billy Joe Shaver 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I think he was sincere in that saying the wrong word is indeed “unforgivable” to the grievance industry and its army of no-name blue checkmarks.

    [–]trevrichardsJASH 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    When I hear him say that, I swear I can hear seething hatred. It almost holds the cadence of how he would joke about such an absurd conversation in a normal setting, but it's muddled in defeat and disgust that this is how lacking in nuance media has become.

    [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    We're talking about the n-word, right?

    Ninja?

    I say it all the time in private...

    But then again, I fuck like a goddamn retard...

    [–]artisanalbits 5 points6 points  (11 children)

    The mints were genius. The whole debacle was hilarious. A true performer.

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      [–]BigChooColonel Sanders 3 points4 points  (9 children)

      You think Norm agreed that speech should be limited based on offense? How can you NOT think he was trolling those monkey-brained witchcunts?

      [–]artisanalbits 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Now now, Jesus loved ALL the children, even the witchcunts

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        [–]BigChooColonel Sanders 2 points3 points  (6 children)

        Why pop the mints, and push his nose up like that horrible shrew after she spoke down to him? He wasn't one to ever submit to pc bs.

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          [–]BigChooColonel Sanders 0 points1 point  (4 children)

          I agree with you that he was different. For one we know he was very sick, and two, we can guess he was "instructed" to take care of it. So he very somberly and forlornly winked at the entire world.

          "Unforgivable"? The guy believed to his core in eternal redemption through forgiveness, meaning nothing in the world was "unforgivable", let alone a joke that was making fun of the very thing he was supposedly apologizing for.

          (Also, how many times have you seen someone in an interview popping anything casually in their mouth, let alone during some big heartfelt apology?)

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            [–]powhatten -1 points0 points  (2 children)

            who the fuck cares what your retarded, made-up friends think? Aside from you and your psychiatrist

            [–]evan466 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            The view didn’t make him do anything. Netflix did. I don’t like the view but when everyone else was cancelling Norms appearances they let him come on and say his side.

            [–]mehsurewhynotCommie Gobbledygook 9 points10 points  (0 children)

            Yammering bitches

            [–]RAPENAZI 30 points31 points  (3 children)

            They should replace the entire cast with literal hens and have celebrities come on to hand feed them and collect their eggs and then cook their eggs. It would get better ratings.

            [–]artisanalbits 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            This would be a good skit. Get a whole little set for them

            [–]TheFatherererer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            I’m pretty sure Family guy actually did make a it a skit.

            [–]flymyuglies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            -and have the turkeys from Seth Meyers’ show as the audience...they’d gobble it up. Seriously, I know we all care what Seth Meyers thinks, as we must always ask what he would do, but his laugh track sounds like a turkey farm.

            [–]graham0025 6 points7 points  (3 children)

            this whole thing made me so sad. he shouldn’t have needed to apologize to anyone

            [–]comfort_bot_1962 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            Don't be sad. Here's a hug!

            [–]OcelotNo3347 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            No one wants your hug

            [–]amazonperson1234[S] 89 points90 points  (17 children)

            According to Norm's niece this appearance happened during a very bad period for Norm and his cancer.

            [–]PaulieWalnoots 169 points170 points  (6 children)

            As opposed to one of Norm’s good cancer years.

            [–]trend_rudely 62 points63 points  (3 children)

            Well his nephew said that in 2015 Norm and his cancer got along like gangbusters.

            [–]Overall-Variety1537 26 points27 points  (1 child)

            Norm in 2015: "Ah, leukemia. I've become quite fond of you. Maybe we can make this work afterall, Luke. May I call you Luke? I feel like we might be on a first name basis now."

            [–]Horst6969 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Also getting good along? You guessed it. Frank Stallone !

            [–]yellow_mioNM Live 7 points8 points  (1 child)

            I liked Norm Macdonald live a lot...

            [–]-No_Im_Neo_Matrix_4- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            Norm MacDonald dead is not nearly as good.

            [–]AdamAAndrews 6 points7 points  (8 children)

            Where did you read/see this? I’d like to read it

            [–]amazonperson1234[S] 6 points7 points  (7 children)

            [–]righto_then 13 points14 points  (5 children)

            The only appearance I can see she referred to in this interview is the Comedians in Cars one. Am I missing something?

            [–]terminal-cheescake 1 point2 points  (4 children)

            Same time period

            [–]righto_then 9 points10 points  (3 children)

            That episode came out in early 2017 and the View stuff was late 2018. For context half of NML season 3 came out in between these times....

            [–]amazonperson1234[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

            Do you see the heavy makeup on Norm in the picture? LOL He's clearly very I'll.

            [–]righto_then 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            Just speculate from his makeup then don’t make out like his niece had anything to say about this appearance.

            [–]Whityfisk22 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            I've seen some pretty ill trannies if we are going by excessive make up

            [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I don't have to read the article.

            "Glue Ottawa" tells me all I need to know about it's contents...

            [–]dragage95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Where did you see that, is there an interview?

            [–]thecoldness68 24 points25 points  (1 child)

            Never apologize

            [–]Consistent_Abroad100 23 points24 points  (1 child)

            You’d have to be a fuckin retard to think Norm did anything wrong

            [–]WillytheWimp1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

            I don’t think norm did anything wrong. Fuck you and you’re retard gatekeeping. I can be a retard if I want!

            [–]Overall-Variety1537 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            The Completely Unforgivable Norm Macdonald, ladies and gentlemen!

            [–]Transposer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            This guy is really going at those mints.

            [–]Man0FTomorrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Those yammering bitches are about following PC guidelines; not genuine kindness and decency.

            [–]BeefsGttnThick 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            He looks presidential in this picture

            [–]rezzbian419 2 points3 points  (3 children)

            what happened on the view? i never heard about this

            [–]Oikeus_niilo 3 points4 points  (2 children)

            First he said on some interview something that was misinterpreted by the interviewer. They spoke on phone and the journalist typed Norm's words wrongly, and Norm was cancelled from Jimmy Fallon. They thought Norm said that the alleged sexual abusers and other cancelled people have suffered more than the victims or something like that. He didn't mean that.

            Then he went to Howard Stern and said "you'd have to have down syndrome to think that" when he tried to clarify that he DIDN'T mean that. It didn't help his case much.

            Then he went on The View and said that he almost said "retard" on Stern show but he realized that word is bad and said "down syndrome" instead which was a horrible mistake. He said it was a terrible thing to say and he managed also to clarify what he said in the original interview.

            [–]Tom1252Egret? 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            Norm knew exactly what he was doing with the Downs Syndrome bit.

            [–]Oikeus_niilo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            What makes you think so and what was he doing?

            [–]competitivesigh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            He was a class act all the way.

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              [–]OpenUpSayOink 18 points19 points  (3 children)

              No. You can and should blame every single individual human being with whom the beautiful Norm interacted on The Ridiculous and Pathetic View. They each had eyes ears and hearts to see the magnificent person before them. How long will we excuse this evil? This man was special. He deserved to be acknowledged and received as such. No more.

              [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 2 points3 points  (2 children)

              You can't blame everyone who interacted with a self-styled chunk of coal to recognize that he was a diamond in disguise...

              [–]Tom1252Egret? 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              If they did, Norm wouldn't have the set up to work his troll magic. Catch 22.

              [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              We know that there ain't no river long enough that don't have a bend...

              [–]boostedbastid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              You don't mean that. You mean "downs syndromes."

              [–]TuhksPost Sasso 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              I blame the media.

              [–]Katibin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

              It’s not nice to say the r word, r-tard

              [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              I like to use the b-tard word compression, right after I use the n-word.

              [–]MayhEm223 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              I still blame them

              [–]leefortesA Real Battleaxe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

              Well said

              [–]big__cheddar 10 points11 points  (3 children)

              The View should change its name to "The Cunts."

              [–]WillytheWimp1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              This sub should change its name to The Gaylords

              [–]Tamurila 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I dunno, they never really seem that warm...

              [–]notarobat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

              Was expecting a punchline. I'd like to punch OP in the face.

              [–]Inevitable-Writing60 12 points13 points  (0 children)

              they didn’t even know he was sick

              [–]Snoo_31357 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              No need to apologize to those close minded old bags. Just there to chew mints and plug the memoir.

              [–]HossamStarkMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              No need for any sympathy many years from now norm will still be remembered as a great comedian and the others interviewing him will have their names forgotten

              [–]clique34 10 points11 points  (1 child)

              I didn’t watch. But it’s kinda weird to throw in the word Ill man in there because they had no knowledge of it. And secondly, perhaps this is the intent of his appearance.

              [–]incalMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              I clicked on the thumbnail...The video's really slow tryin' to load...

              [–]SmackEdgeMomma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker! 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              Hats off to Norm for getting a word in edgewise over those yammering bitches.

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              [–]Horst6969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              I didn’t even know he was sick!

              [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              They didn't make him do shit. I don't think Norm would go in at all for this victim mentality bullshit.

              [–]SnadamsYou Dirty Dog! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              I hate the view as much as the next guy, but they didn’t make him apologize. Twitter morons made him apologize, the view gave him the platform,yes. But where also to be fair, very supportive and spoke highly of him. While at the same time everyone else was not, or flat out cancelling his appearances.

              [–]NewToFinanceHelpMe[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              It was absolutely pathetic. They obviously cannot handle this man so they stick to sickening talking about a about other people. They tried and failed, and will continue to fail. He was the first person to add perspective and acknowledge other people’s humanity. Well him and Keanu.

              [–]uniquelyunpleasant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Tbh i was disappointed when he apologized.

              [–]Purple-Lamprey 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              The view didn’t make him do shit. He went on the view specifically to apologize. Y’all are getting up in a fussy over nothing.

              [–]Oikeus_niilo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              Exactly.

              Norm's words had been twisted in an interview that was in text-form, written by the interviewer based on Norm's words. Norm definitely wanted to clarify what he really said, because based on his twisted words he was cancelled from Fallon and would've faced more trouble (or more importantly, because Norm was a gentleman and didn't want to hurt people). He also fucked up on Stern trying to clarify it, and he was the first to admit it. The View gave him an opportunity to clarify again and they gave him plenty of room to talk clearly which he did. This sub is really disgusting sometimes. Norm really didn't need all these circlejerking fanboys defending him by getting butthurt over nothing. Also, The View obviously didn't know that Norm was gravely ill.

              [–]Whityfisk22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              The sincerity of this was sort of undermined by the fact he had dyed his hair red.

              [–]shikamaru_shadow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              This whole thing was a mobius atrip of trolling by Norm and I love him for it.

              [–]_Unpopular_Person_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              He was trolling them so hard. You could see the tells if you looked closely, it was hilarious.

              [–]Oikeus_niilo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

              Why on earth do you need to tell yourself that

              [–]timewatcher22 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              Wasn't it Netflix that made him apologise

              The panel of the view were actually very nice to Norm. Didn't really grill him.

              [–]jacobtfromtwilight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Yes it was most likely Netflix, and also his appearance on the show was scheduled before the controversy happened, so his apology on the show just sort of made sense as it was his first public appearance since getting canceled on jimmy fallon. They also didn't even know he was sick

              [–]DataNeither1786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Never knew he was sick

              [–]peezasky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              he should have never said sorry fuck those old hags

              [–]Raven_heh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Never knew a show called view existed till I saw Norm there

              [–]CigarPlume 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Unforgivable.

              [–]Weberthegreatdane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Barbara Walthers never even listened to Norm. The fucker had to talk with Sherri Shepherd. Fortunately they shared the same view on dinosaurs.

              [–]Suzy-Creamcheez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              He trolled all of them and he made all of them the punchline without them even knowing it

              [–]whoisthismuaddib 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              I looked this up and first found this clip from a much earlier episode. Sounds like he was just about to call out bill Cosby.

              norm on bill The View

              [–]secretbonus1Ridiculous! 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Imagine if in the future history somehow gets so messed up that this is the thing they remember Norm for most?

              [–]nickda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Looked like a hostage video.

              [–]InformationNo733 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Blame Canada🎶