A clip of the bit, which was part of the Netflix special “Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks,” was originally posted to TikTok via @miss.mendoza and has since been shared by multiple Twitter accounts, including the Hodge twins and An0maly. Burr doesn’t come out and say abortion is wrong, but followers are pointing out that his analogy comparing the procedure to baking a cake is “on point.”
Bill Burr’s cake analogy on abortion is gold 👀 pic.twitter.com/y7YHQkNcOI
— An0maly (@LegendaryEnergy) July 21, 2022
“Pro-choice always made sense to me, because I don’t like people telling me what to do, and I was just like, it’s your body, who the f*** am I to tell you what to do with your body? So that always made sense,” he began. “However, I still think you’re killing a baby.”
There are some cheers and many boos for that line, which led Burr to say, “See? That’s where it gets weird. Like, I sit on the fence and the whole thing makes sense to me.”
He goes on to say “my body, my choice” sounds good in theory, but that the abortion debate extends beyond it. Burr admits that the “killing a baby” part gives him pause.
“If we’re gonna be honest, that is the whole purpose of the procedure,” the comedian continued. “You’re not going in there because you’ve got an earache. You’re going in there because you’re like, ‘I got a baby in me, get it the f*** out of here.’ Right? You walk in with a baby, you come out without one. What happened to the baby? Right?”
He went on to compare gestating a baby to baking a cake.
“It’s not a baby yet, that’s what they say,” Burr says. “Which may or may not be true, I don’t know, I’m not a doctor. But I’ll tell you, my gut tells me, that doesn’t make sense.”
“’It’s not a baby yet’ … that would be like if I was making a cake and I poured some batter in a pan, and I put it in the oven, and then five minutes later you came by and you grabbed the pan and you threw it across the floor, and I went ‘What the f***? You just ruined my birthday cake!’ and then you were like, ‘Well, that wasn’t a cake yet.’”
He continued, “It’s like, ‘Well, it would have been if you didn’t do what you just did, there would have been a cake in 50 minutes.’ Something happened to that cake, you cake-murdering son of a b****.”
Burr is known for his politically incorrect humor, including criticisms of Left-wing gender theory. The Daily Wire also reported that the comedian made waves mocking feminism and women’s sports during the “Red Rocks” special.