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waitingforrest

Warlock
Dec 27, 2021
766
If it's actually funny and you are laughing with the person. Otherwise it is just insulting and no longer is it a joke.
 
Lovequenel

Lovequenel

Paragon
Sep 21, 2020
914
Also against censorship and for freedom of speech: just part of the reason I support Dieudonné as well as freedom on the internet. The world is headed to a very dark place and Dieudo was the canary in the coalmine.
 
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MindFog

MindFog

I'm not even having a good time
Nov 19, 2020
602
No, suppressing free speech is an overreaction rather than a solution to what ill meaning jokes could do.

Even unrealistic, a well educated public is still way better. If people can separate just jokes from "dog whistles", they can call out the latter. Public backlash can do wonders if it's used for good.

Too bad cancel culture doesnt really work that way nowadays. But that's another can of worms.
 
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come to dust

Specialist
Oct 28, 2019
379
The problems is with no limits on comedy, is it's always the minority groups who get bullied, mocked and ridiculed again and again. Blacks, jews, gays, trans, etc. Nobody picks on the majority. It's never a level playing field.

That's why social justice based taboos exist.
 
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jamie_

jamie_

emotionally abused and paralysed by a narcissist
May 21, 2022
148
ye, james corden. no way should that man be allowed to be given a platform the insufferable cu-..
 
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Grayze

HikiNeet
Jun 28, 2022
129
No. Even though I may take offense to certain topics, humour was a part of what got me through my childhood.

A lot of dark humour, some were just insulting.

As long as you're not forcing it onto anybody, it's fine.
 
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picklemick

Experienced
Jun 28, 2022
205
I think maybe comics should give disclaimers as to what could be discussed content wise? But comedy off limits
 
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Lovequenel

Lovequenel

Paragon
Sep 21, 2020
914
Thank god for the all-powerful Cameroonian lobby. They know what's offensive - actionable even - and what's not. I'm so glad they run the entertainment industry.
 
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not-2-b-the-answer

Illuminated
Mar 23, 2018
3,957
I think comedians have the right to make jokes about whatever they want. Some things I feel are too soon but it's not up to me to decide what they say. I can change the channel if I want. I don't go to comedy shows.
I love dark humor. I like clean and dirty humor, either can be funny to me. I love the suicide meme threads.
I don't like sitcoms when I know what the joke will be before they say it.
 
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Angi

Experienced
Jan 4, 2022
246
I think there should be a limit on the reach, more than on the content. If it follows the ridiculed person or group around it is not comedy, just throwing shit. (Think of bullying people on social media.) Anyone should be able to avoid the comedy they do not enjoy.

Also, ridiculing someone with less power than oneself is just pathetic, not comedy.
 
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JonL666

JonL666

Member
Aug 29, 2021
50
The best comics are the ones who push boundaries, Bill hicks, Frankie Boyle, Tim minchin etc. The ones who use the platform they are given to challenge people's ideals
 
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Grav

Specialist
Jul 26, 2020
340
I understand there are jokes people don't like or are offended by but If we've learned anything from the past 3 years it's that having a "moderator" on life really isn't a good idea.
 
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TLEEA

dismas
Aug 7, 2022
21
It only really matters to the extent of whether or not people accept the dark parts of dark humor. The point of humor is entertainment to relieve from stress. You can freely choose to ignore the stress that might come with it in some jokes.
 
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