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Taking offense to humor. Stupid or right?
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Posted 7/31/15

VZ68 wrote:


CKD-Anime wrote:

Cosplaying as Hitler will get mixed feedback.




I dunno, if you go all the way it can be pretty funny.



Heh...

Anyway if its race jokes or jokes about dead babies that's not okay.
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I personally thought that this was hella funny.

A joke is a joke This basiclly sums up my opinions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUb_E1qUHA
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Posted 7/31/15
I don't find it at all stupid that someone got offended by a joke, especially when that joke is aimed at their expense. With that said, they must also understand that jokes differ from person to person and while they have a right to be upset and to ask the person to refrain from such jokes around them, but they don't have a right to force the person to stop making them. However, if the person who is making the joke doesn't want to stop for the sake of the hurt person then it's just best to part ways because obviously the person doesn't care that much for you.

I get that jokes and humor can also help someone with a traumatic event. I'm a transgender individual and have faced many uncomfortable situations due to it, so to deal with it, I make jokes about myself. It's how I cope, but I understand how others might be hurt by it so I refrain from making such statements around others.

You can have your jokes, but I think it's important to be considerate of those around you, is all.
Posted 7/31/15 , edited 7/31/15
Never been offended, I have a sense of humour. Like you can say my skin colour looks like pee, and I would laugh at it.

Some people, understandably, cannot interpret jokes, like people with Autism.
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ChinaCat89 wrote:

I appreciate a good joke, and I don't mind if they're slightly offensive. But there's some "jokes" I've heard that are just offensive and not funny at all.

For example, I saw this "joke" on reddit yesterday and I kid you not it was on the front page. Maybe I'm weird but I don't find it funny at all, the real joke is how it got upvoted so many times.

As I said, I don't mind slightly offensive jokes, but it's ones like these that rely on racial stereotypes and have no comedic value that I don't like. I've been in situations where "jokes" like this are told and I'm looked at weird because I'm the only one not laughing. If not laughing at things like this is wrong, I don't want to be right.
OP and people like him will continue making these jokes while giving themselves a pat on the back for defending those people the joke was aimed at.
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Posted 7/31/15
The problem is simple.

None of your jokes were funny.
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I don't see any wrong with that. Humour is very personal. Not everyone may think that a given joke is funny and, yes, effectively some people may think it is offensive (and generally they have their reasons to think that way). Besides, some people may not be really joking despite what they claim.

If you want to tell any kind of joke regardless how offensive may be for some people, you will have to accept that there will be people getting offended with it and they will say what they think about it. What is more important, they have the right to express their dislike for that kind humour. After all, freedom of speech works in both directions, do you* know?

*That is a general "you" because I have seen that some people on the internet like to use "freedom of speech" as an excuse to shut up any kind of criticism to their views... or jokes.
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You cannot expect people to turn their brains off, and not be offended when you make light of something, that's very important to people. Of course jokes about anorexia are going to offend some people, but to be surprised by the prospect that some people won't simply shrug it off as a joke, really baffles me.
Posted 7/31/15
A joke is a joke if that is the true intention of it, but that doesn't mean it can't be interpreted as something else like an insult cause jokes can very well be insulting. Perception is a strange thing.
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Posted 7/31/15 , edited 7/31/15

AiYumega wrote:So, I'm bringing this up so the next time someone makes a joke about something you do, are, or believe in so you remember that a joke is not an insult. It's just a joke.


One thing that's even harder to understand in college than it is at 11, is that humor is a shared observation, and voices the need to protest, or let out frustrations against, or point out the incongruities of, some target we all feel needs it.
A joke about Justin Bieber, for example, will get more laughs from a wider audience than, say, a joke about Abraham Lincoln. (As Seth MacFarlane found out.)

Was there some aspect of anorexia you found needed an outlet for social commentary through laughter, was the idea of social shock value too titillating at 6th-grade age, or were you just being a dick?
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Depends on the extent of the offense of the humor. Everyone has a different level of tolerance and different standards of what's politically correct and incorrect so humor is subjective. Though I personally find that some ppl are whiny babies, I understand that they set their standards to a stupider and lower level than my own, but that doesn't change my opinion that they are still whiny pissbabies. See: SJWs.
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Posted 7/31/15

descloud wrote:

The problem is simple.

None of your jokes were funny.


Or the audience didn't think they were funny, it all depends on perspective. e.g you're not going to tell vulgar jokes to a retirement village show. But an audience of younger men at the pub may find it hilarious.
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We need a darknight, someone who will stand up to SJWs
Posted 8/1/15
Depends on the joke tbh.
Offensive jokes are almost always bad & tasteless.
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Well, I have Aspergers so I sometimes have a hard time telling if someone is joking/being sarcastic/making a figure of speech or if they are being serious/insulting (especially when the "joke" is in the form of text on the internet, though sometimes I have a hard time telling with oral jokes too). While I'm better at figuring out jokes/sarcasim than I used to be, I still might interpret something as insulting (even if it wasn't the intention). To be fair, even I have made jokes that some people may have interpreted as insults (though as soon as I realized why they were offensive, I stopped telling the jokes. After all, that's the right thing to do.)
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