He's a comedian who makes fun of others, this is what comedians do. Twitter's treatment of him is as bad as anything he was paid to say on stage as an act.
The whole metaphor of a arguing with a 3 year old who feels hurt fits on both sides of the issue.
How this relates to the power of privilege and empathy is a bit discordant. I've met people who exemplify both the "rule" of unsympathetic people with privileged and the "exception" of those who do. Generally, those who do often screw stuff up because they're out of touch with those they "care about", unless they have some sort of anchor to humility on a experiential level (like those who came from "nothing" with strong values). Ironically, the left has historically called these people "bourgeois" and shun them as culturally presumptive and backward, but now have power due to mercantilism and luck. This shunning isn't from the perspective of aiding poverty (since the bourgeois only exist as proof that the poor can indeed become rich), its from the perspective of elites condescension: "oh look, those poor people think they're rich, how cute and revolting" , or "how dare they think they understand culture, psh. new money! bah!" The resultant revelation is that those who say they're for the "poor" (but are rich) view these as static groups who are culturally fixed and indicative of something more than merely values and luck, but breeding and culture... they are helpless like homeless children and must be coddled. Thus they have "empathy", but in fact don't, they have pity. Empathy, like that your daughter was missing, means truly understanding what others feel.
empathy is perpetually missing from twitter. Empathy is missing from most stage-act comedians (when in character), empathy is missing from most children most of the time. It is missing from many privileged folks... sadly it is also missing from many poor.
my new job (been there 9 months now) is mostly among minorities and people who are both economically and "culturally" poor (fixation on the lottery, tax refunds, tax cheats like borrowing each-others kids for larger returns, ghetto culture, "living large" but not savings or education, and acquiring bragging rights and self empowerment through image like a flashy car, or dating better looking people, but little that is substantive... and I have to say, these people are no more empathetic than the richest people I've met.
end position: people are people. Privileged or not. You are lucky when you meet someone who both understands and cares. Thank God if you find them. They are a gem to know.