Thursday, March 26, 2009

People We Are Allowed to Ridicule

We are in politically correct times. Right? Hating, disdaining and ridiculing people just because of a group they belong to is prejudice and it is totally not okay.

Unless it is a group you belong to. Then its comedy. Since moving to the US I have watched with bemusement as long stand up routines by black comedians explain that black people have no money, commit crime and beat their children (it's funny 'cause it true ?! WTF?). Thus, it is also okay if you can get any single person in the maligned group to agree that what you are saying is a joke, not a slur.

It's okay if you hate everyone so long as you are thorough. Apparently being a complete bastard is the same as being nice. In fact that's just being "honest". So long as honesty consists of thinking pretty much anyone on the planet is a congenital moron other than ones self. (Is the idea that because everyone is something, total hate somehow cancels out into total love like subtracting negative 1?)

Its okay if the group you disdain is privileged. If you are famous you signed a pact with the public, and your life is now our circus. If you are beautiful, you are a spectacle and anything you do that is less than perfect is a sign of you basic lack of moral worth. Its okay to hate people who have things we don't because that is how everyone ends up equal, which is the whole point of being anti-prejudice right?

You can be beautiful so long as you don't mind be mocked--it is society's handicapping system.

It's okay, really.

It's more than okay, it's funny!

They deserve it.

see also:
Are you in on the joke?
Boycott nandos


MorgansMummy said...

AHHAHA That is so something that would happen to me *sigh* sad to say being big breasted isnt very fun hahaha.

Johanna said...

You really do have an excellent point. :)

Clyde Durgin said...

I laughed at the part when the woman struggled to drink from the straw without looking at it. Little stuff like that always cracks me up. And, oddly, it's a "joke" (it's funny HOW she did it, not that she did it) that has nothing to do with the character and her stupidity/endowment, unlike the rest of the commercial.

Karen said...

Interesting take on the subject. I suppose we had all better have a sense of humor or we would get mad when we were stomped on.

Anonymous said...

Nice commercial!