So … a few interesting tweets recently appeared in comedian Colin Quinn’s Twitter stream:

https://twitter.com/#!/iamcolinquinn/status/203233057770188800

https://twitter.com/#!/iamcolinquinn/status/203233290012991488

https://twitter.com/#!/iamcolinquinn/status/203233290012991488

As one would expect, his tweets provoked a bit of an uproar. These are some of the responses he’s retweeted:

https://twitter.com/#!/GProductionsNYC/status/203234411825733634

https://twitter.com/#!/mtpollack/status/203235404114178048

https://twitter.com/#!/Rmiller775/status/203235784080375811

https://twitter.com/#!/RealTJBrown/status/203237586272124930

https://twitter.com/#!/Baldassano/status/203237818707869698

https://twitter.com/#!/MrSyAbleman/status/203238344275132416

https://twitter.com/#!/chelsea_doll/status/203239695327563776

https://twitter.com/#!/davnetdoyle/status/203241989486022657

The thing is, though, retweeting is pretty much all he’s been doing. He tweeted out a few provocative things and then sat back to watch the responses come in. Like a comedian might do when he’s trying to get attention. But Quinn would never do something like that, would he?

If we had to guess, the point Quinn is trying to make is that racists are stupid and say stupid things. Freaking out about an increase in minority births is something a racist would do. And if someone you know said the kinds of things that Quinn wrote, wouldn’t you take that person for a fool? Most likely, yes. And you’d be right.

And not everyone took issue with Quinn’s chosen method of mocking racists:

https://twitter.com/#!/AndyKindler/status/203235010038345729

https://twitter.com/#!/MontySinger/status/203244990183378944

https://twitter.com/#!/mrkyll/status/203241058329571328

https://twitter.com/#!/uprise49/status/203246501663739904

https://twitter.com/#!/DSpicacci/status/203246436865933312

https://twitter.com/#!/malf922/status/203245935101349889

https://twitter.com/#!/MikeTheTrooper/status/203245742058508288

Seems there are still plenty of people who are in on the joke. This is just how Quinn rolls. But will this kind of Twitter performance art cause problems for him? Judging by the fact that his follower count has held steady, this stunt isn’t likely to hurt him.

Stephen Kruiser, a comedian himself, weighed in:

https://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/203242199582904320

https://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/203243826964475905

https://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/203245631224033280

https://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/203246730563690497

https://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/203247240133869568

Looks like Quinn’s gonna do what he’s gonna do; it’s up to the audience whether or not it wants to go along for the ride.