Garrett's Racist Jokes (Serious Discussion)
Yesterday while I was watching the show when Garrett was explaining the rules of his apartment to Jonah, he said that when his black friends come over Jonah would not be allowed to be there. I found myself questioning the "funniness" or necessity of the comment. Overall it seemed racist and as others have pointed out before, if the roles were reversed, NBC would definitely face extreme backlash. Wouldn't NBC take extra caution in writing less racially charged jokes on their network? I don't get how this one slipped through the cracks along with some of Garrett's other comments.
My gf pointed out that had Jonah recently dealt with an embarrassing racist moment, this joke would have landed since Garrett would be poking fun at Jonah's situation.
Am I reading too far into this or just missing the point?