I’m writing you to relay my disturbing experience last night at the comedy benefit sponsored by the city at Plummer Park. This event was held outdoors on the lawn of Plummer Park just adjacent to the playground. Children under 10 were present in the audience and within earshot of the event.
While I appreciated the event and the cause it was fundraising for, some of the comedians were using obscene sexually explicit language and content. some topics and language used included:
- Sucking cocks
- Getting cummed on
- Double sided dildos
- Jokes about molesting children
At a certain point I had to ask the comedians to adjust their content for the audience that included children. While the comedian heckled me for my comment, the audience (and the parents in the park who were appalled at what was happening) seemed to agree with me.
Meanwhile Mr Erickson in the front row remained silent and glared at me crueLty for trying to protect the children in attendance.
There is a way to do adult humor that goes over children’s heads without being explicit, and some of the comedians were able to maintain standards and still be edgy/funny. Overall the parents at the park seemed disturbed and offended that this event happened without meaningful guidelines from Mr. Erickson.
This is the type of thing that Fox News loves to broadcast nationally to discredit and vilify our community.
For optics alone, this was a very poorly executed event, and seemed to have no guidelines setting what is appropriate for a public community event in a childrens park. This very well may even be illegal, and a police report warranted.
I expect meaningful redress from the CC and City Attorney concerning this event and Mr Erickson’s failure to moderate it.
All the best,
SWLEARN Research Partner
Westthethird@gmail.com | 949.293.0413
Former Director SWOPLA | SWOPLosAngeles.org