Your Voice

Oct 12, 2016 at 10:10 am
Your Voice

on on leo’s readers’ choice awards 2016: best comedian, Amiri King ... er, tom mabe?

How about you address your support for rape-sympathizer Amiri King? — James Persh Hedges

[Ed. note: We also find King repugnant. While we respect that a majority voted for him, we do not condone his commentary on Donald Trump’s video, Black Lives Matter and many other issues, so second-place finisher Tom Mabe moves into first place, with an explanation.]

LOL. Liberal shit at its finest. Fine by me snowflakes. — Amiri King

Absolute bullshit. Amiri King was voted Best Comedian and you took it away because some people were grabbed in the pussy and now require a therapy cat for their triggers and micro-aggression. Shame on you. — Titus U Cooper

Kudos to the LEO for making this correction and giving the Readers’ Choice to Tom Mabe, an actual comedian that does stand-up, and creates actual comedic online content, as opposed to a fraud who’s minor claim to Louisville comedy are terminally-unfunny, alt-right, YouTube rants and hateful meme posts. — Daniel Craig Williams

Dear LEO Weekly, thank you so much for the kind words, but the people have spoken and Amiri King is the winner! I look better in silver than gold anyway. Sure, he steals the covers and snores but that does not make him a bad guy. — Tom Mabe

The racist comic and the prank-call comic are in cahoots? It’s like a collusion of hacks! Can an FM radio morning zoo jockey chime in too to make an unfunny alliance? — Andy Matter

Lookit’ all these people that don’t live in Louisville. The day the LEO Weekly pissed off the alt-right. This is beautiful. — Adam Copelin

on Best entrepreneur, Gill Holland

... Regardless of how you feel about the gentrification of the East Market District ... surely you would take exception to anyone referring to your neighborhood as not worth noticing. I grew up at Clay and East Market streets, and, as the popularity of the neighborhood grew, I was slowly pushed outward ... until I could no longer afford to live in the area I called home. It is heartbreaking that a respected media outlet would so casually suggest that my home, my family, my friends, are not worth acknowledging. Unfortunately, the casual dismissal of Louisville’s poor has become all too common ... — John King

‘... as long as you spell my name right’

The Readers’ Choice entry in the Oct. 5 issue for Best Local Musician misspelled the name of the third-place winner, Petar Mandic.