Adam Carolla talks Occupy Wall Street and Millennials - Listen
Comedian and radio host Adam Carolla called the generation closely associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests "self-entitled monsters" in a podcast of his from October 11, according to Slate, that only recently received media attention after being posted on YouTube and highlighted by Media Research Center.
It should be noted that Carolla does not mention Occupy Wall Street by name during the nearly 10-minute long chat but does use terms closely associated with the movement like "the 1 percent."
"I think it was something like the top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 50 percent of the taxes here in California," Carolla said in the interview, which can be heard below. "One percent paying for 50 percent, not good enough?"
Carolla is known for hosting and appearing on television shows like "The Man Show" and "Crank Yankers" as well as his work on radio shows like "Loveline" and "The Adam Carolla Show." He also released a book in 2010 titled "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks."
"There's something that's come up in this country that didn't used to exist, which is envy," he adds. "We're now dealing with the first wave of participation trophy, my own fecal matter doesn't stink, empowered, I feel so [expletive] good about myself, everybody's a winner, there's no losers, we are dealing with the first wave of those [expletive]."
The Occupy Movement began as a demonstration against what protesters see as a growing disparity between rich and poor. Protesters have been camping out in tents for months in some major American cities, though in cities like Los Angeles, police and officials have been evicting protesters from their encampments citing unlawful assembly.
"[They're] self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living," Carolla said. "They're feeling shame. They've been shamed by life because they haven't been prepared for life. They've had so much smoke blown up their collective [expletive], by the time they get out in the real world and they realize, the real world doesn't give a [expletive] where you're from or what your mommy said you were or how pretty you are."
A few celebrities have shown support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon and director Michael Moore.
Carolla recently addressed his new followers on Twitter and support he has been getting on the social media site for his words. In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the comedian said, "Thanks 2 all the supporters out there, I'm truly grateful. Welcome 2 all newcomers, there's more where that came from."
Listen to Carolla's chat below. Warning: Video contains explicit language.