No More Cruel Jokes in Public!!

Supreme Court outlaws public humiliation

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Steve Remington in Remington v. Grammy's, stating that Remington "did not deserve to be treated the way that he did on national TV in front of millions of Americans." The host of the Grammy Awards, Chuck Finley, allegedly made a few funny comments about Remington and his new hairstyle. In response, Remington sued Finley and the Grammy Awards for damages; sources say he asked for over 10 million dollars and could also be pursuing criminal charges. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the group that puts together the Grammy's, have come out and stated that they will continue to back Chuck Finley, saying that "his words were in no way malicious or cruel."
Remington was asked on Monday how he felt about the way the court case went. "I think it went as well as it could go, given the circumstances," he said. "It's not about the money. It's about setting a precedent for not tarnishing people's reputation in public. Obviously my reputation is very important to me, and I don't think people have the right to go on live TV and make fun of me like that." A settlement payout hasn't been finalized yet, but sources close to the case are saying it could be anywhere between 7 and 12 million dollars in damages.

Chief Justice Ray Lee said that this decision "will set a huge precedent in the future" and that "people will no longer have to worry about jokes being made about them."


Finley said that he is "shocked at how much Remington is overreacting" and that "the guy needs to learn how to take a friendly joke." "I stand by what I said at the Grammy's," he told reporters. "That dude needs to find a new barber!"