The week the Onion called a 9 year old the c-word. Under intense media pressure The CEO issued an apology, and then former employees blasted him for apologizing. Earlier this week on E show Fashion Week Joan Rivers while talking about Heidi Klum made a joke about the Holucaust. Rivers has been blasted, but she is not backing down. She said it was a joke deal with it. So if you’re not laughing something must be wrong with you. No, that can’t be the answer. Cruelty has never been funny, but lately it has been masquerading as comedy. The night The Onion posted its tasteless tweet prior to taking it down the post had been retweeted over 400 times. Some probably in outrage, but many people found it humorous. What happened to us? We say we want to stop bullying but only about pet issues. We still bend over belly laughing when the press takes a swipe at Chris Christie weight, but if someone makes a comment about Hillary Clinton’s hair we come out swinging. We have perfected selective outrage to a science. Do we want a kinder, gentler society or do we want to snicker at the expense of someone else’s tears? We release verbal hand grenades everyday and stand in awe at the damage we cause, and then we say it was only a joke, but some of this is simply not funny. Share your thoughts.
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This happened last week but I watched the clip today and decided to post. Joan Rivers is known for her sharp tongue and her take no prisoners attitude. In the clip she jokes about Hitler, the Holocaust and Rosa Parks. Is this what is classified as humor or is she simply a loud mouthed shrew? Share your thoughts.
Joan Rivers has no cut off switch. She will say anything for laugh. Tonight on Fashion Police she said no one looks good in black and blue except Rihanna. This was in reference to the Chris Brown assault. Real funny stuff. Is this what passes for comedy these days. Domestic Violence is now worthy of giggling. This was simply bad taste shared with a national audience.