omedian Howie Mandel is defending his joke about Sofía Vergara’s dating life after it sparked backlash online.
Mandel made the joke during a recent episode of “America Got Talent.” After a ventriloquist performed a trick involving finding an eligible bachelor, Mandel said,
“You should have talked to Sofía because she’s in the market right now.”
Vergara, who recently finalized her divorce from Joe Manganiello, laughed at the joke. However, some people on social media felt that it was too soon to joke about her dating life.
Mandel has since stood by his joke, clarifying that he intended no harm and simply aimed to bring humor. He also said that Vergara herself laughed at the joke, so he doesn’t understand why other people are upset.
“Humor often blurs the line between reality and satire,”
“I meant no harm and simply wanted to bring a smile to the audience’s faces.”
This is not the first time that Mandel has been criticized for his jokes. In 2019, he was forced to apologize after making a joke about autism on “America’s Got Talent.”
Mandel has said that he is not afraid to make jokes about sensitive topics, but he also understands that not everyone will find them funny. He said that he tries to be respectful of others, but he also believes that comedy should be used to challenge people’s thinking.
The backlash against Mandel’s joke about Sofía Vergara’s dating life is a reminder that comedy is subjective. What one person finds funny, another person may find offensive. It is important to be aware of the potential impact of our words before we make a joke, especially when it comes to sensitive topics.
In the end, it is up to each individual to decide whether or not they find a joke funny. However, it is important to be respectful of others and to avoid making jokes that could be hurtful or offensive.