https://spectatorworld.com/topic/rotten … audiences/Comedian Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, The Closer, has drawn praise from audiences and social media, while eliciting scorn from reviewers and professional critics over its jokes about the LGBTQ and trans communities. Members of the press have even gone so far as to label the stand-up special ‘a betrayal‘ on Chappelle’s part.
But how far does this divide extend between what appears to be mass audience approval and universal critic disapproval? Rotten Tomatoes, the film critic aggregation site that averages reviews of visual media in film, television and streaming, has become the latest tool to measure this.
Rotten Tomatoes has a user review system, which it measures against the media critics. This helps to show how paid critics approach their art, as opposed to casual audiences. It’s also becoming a cultural cudgel that proves a disconnect between the woke media and the public at large, which is exhausted by cancellations and public struggle sessions in the name of ‘progress’, racial or otherwise.
Currently Chappelle’s The Closer critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes sits at 43 percent, earning it the dreaded green splatter. However, it’s at an overwhelming 96 percent on the audience meter. On the flip side, the new Disney Plus documentary on Dr Anthony Fauci, which explores the personal side of the controversial figure, has a certified 91 percent approval rating from critics and a mere 2 percent from audiences.
Instead of comparing Chappelle’s special to Fauci, perhaps a better comparison is to the critically acclaimed special Nanette from woke comedian Hannah Gadsby. Nanette garnered a perfect critic rating of 100 percent certified fresh. And no wonder: it was practically created in a lab for New Yorker cartoon caption writers and woke social justice warriors who believe stand-up comedy is really about working through personal and societal issues of intersectionality. Nanette only earned a 27 percent audience rating.
I saw the special. It wasn't special but it wasn't bad.
Anyhow this is the final straw. Rotten Tomatoes is dead to me. Rotten Tomatoes also said the Sopranos movie was good even though it was one of the worse movies I have ever seen. But that movie was woke and the audiences knew it and hated it.
Do not use Rotten Tomatoes.