Liberal Darling David Letterman: “Treat a lady like a whore, and a whore like a lady”

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 at 8:08 am
David Letterman

Tell us more about this War on Women.

And the No. 1 reason to not delay your retirement from TV is . . . lame attempts at humor that make it clear you have no respect for women.

David Letterman got a cool reception while trying to warm up his studio audience Monday with a sexist wisecrack recycled from the dustbin of Hollywood’s earliest days, a source in the crowd told The Post.

The married “Late Show” host — who in 2009 was forced to admit a series of affairs with female staffers — engaged in his trademark practice of taking questions from his fans inside the Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday.

The first one came from a college staffer who asked what advice the scandal-scarred funnyman would give to this year’s graduates.

“Treat a lady like a wh–e, and a wh–e like a lady,” the host shot back.

The joke — a version of a saying attributed to 1930s screenwriter Wilson Mizner — was met with stunned silence, the source said.

“I turned to my wife and was, like, ‘What?’ ” the source said. “It was really the first joke of the evening, and it seemed like an odd choice.”

When the zinger fell flat, Letterman tried to recover by urging future alums to “eat a lot of salad” and always be nice, the source added.

Several fans who passed by the theater on Tuesday evening were outraged by Letterman’s comic misfire.

Oh well, it’s not as if he’s going to be held to account. Let a conservative try that joke and watch his career go down in flames. Just like if a conservative’s family owned slaves. But we live with a double standard so nothing will happened.

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3 Responses to “Liberal Darling David Letterman: “Treat a lady like a whore, and a whore like a lady””

  1. jc on 22/22/15 at 3:02 pm

    Idiots know nothing of history. Letterman was making a joke. Too bad stupid people didn’t get it.

  2. jc on 22/22/15 at 3:02 pm

    Idiots know nothing of history. Letterman was making a joke. Too bad stupid people didn’t get it.

  3. Fathom40 on 24/24/15 at 12:12 pm

    Your moronic comment wasn’t worth being posted once, let alone twice. Good job, genius, you win the internet!

    And the people who “didn’t get” that shitty joke are the stupid ones, huh?