So when is a joke a joke and when is it just plain offensive?
This i think is a difficult one as i believe most really funny jokes are offensive. Humour is a twist on ordinary life, and while some humour might not be deemed offensive i am sure that if you analyse it enough it would pan out to offend someone.
But then i guess most humour is cultural and who defines what is cultural? over the past few years we have seen that when the prophet Mohammed has been portrayed in a cartoon it caused anarchic uproar, which i guess was a cultural foe-par.
Personally speaking i don’t like racist jokes, but then i would laugh at a joke being derogatory to women. But i believe strongly that both racism and sexism are wrong, maybe i need to check my own stance on these issues.
So does it mean that to laugh at a joke on a sensitive topic you agree with the sentiment of the joke or just the situation of how the joke was told or laid out?
I really don’t know the answers to these questions, what do you think?….