Each year at Comic-Con, Kevin Smith, the director of the popular film, Clerks, hosts an event for his fans. During the event, Smith responds to fans’ questions, and generally launches into a hilarious rant.
Below is video of the first seven-plus minutes of the event. Please be advised that there is a prolific amount of adult language and subject matter.
During the event, Smith also related some humorous anecdotes about the somewhat “symbiotic” relationship he has with the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.
This is the “church” that pickets the funerals of soldiers, Marines, airmen, and sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and blames their deaths on America’s tolerance for homosexuality.
In a word, there is good reason for both conservatives and liberals to despise the organization.
The group has also picketed Kevin Smith events. Smith has noted that it has become so ridiculous that he has used these protests as a bit of a free marketing tool.
During one such protest at the Sundance Film Festival, Kevin Smith urged fans to stage a counter-protest. His fans responded to signs saying “God Hates Fags” with equally ridiculous signs saying things like: “Thor Hates Straights” and “Dick Tastes Yummy.”
Suffice it to say, the Westboro buffoons were not amused.
Anyway, it was an entertaining event with a very humorous director.