‘Cut the Balls,’ Zizek Parody Mocks Critical Theorist

Slovenian actor and comedian Klemen Slakonja takes on Slovenia’s largest cultural export in his new music video “Cut the Balls.” Posted October 18, 2013 the video has already received almost 40,000 views in YouTube.

The video is premised on a (offensive) joke about a sexual assault committed by a Mongolian warrior. Zizek has actually told this joke before. The video is also chock-full of references to actual shit Slavoj Zizek has said, including his proclamation that vegetarians will turn into monkeys and his cultural analysis of “Kung Fu Panda.”

Whether or not this is a flattering imitation of the critical theorist, or a criticism of the “Elvis of cultural theory” – that is up for debate.

*Correction, earlier versions of this post assumed this joke was fictional. Commenters have noted that Zizek, has in fact, recited this joke before.

  • Butts

    He has told the jokes several times in his various books, it’s actually a staple of the example of the failures of modern leftist movements.

  • berggruen
    • Critical Theory

      Thanks! I made a correction.

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    perfect embodiment of the way a disavowed ideology fonctions in modern
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    has to effectively “believe” in it…

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