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Comedian Under Fire for Flipping Off Murdered BLM Activist

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In the trailer for his new stand-up special, comedian Nick Di Paolo labels his anti-PC material “too ‘dangerous’ for Netflix” and “too ‘honest’ for Comedy Central.”

Evidently, neither platform was willing to pay Di Paolo for his new hour—titled “A Breath of Fresh Air”—so he decided to give it away to fans for free on YouTube.

“I made this special and am giving it away for free without any media/industry filter,” he wrote on his website, along with a call for donations. But before some viewers even made it to the jokes, they have drawn attention to the deliberately provocative image he has been using to promote it.

In the image, which is still the first thing visitors to Di Paolo’s website see as of 9 p.m. ET, the comic can be seen giving the finger to a group of protesters that include a woman wearing a Pussyhat and carrying a #MeToo sign. Beside her is a........

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