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FaerieQueen

Member Since 16 May 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2017 10:33 AM

#2001802 The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

Posted by FaerieQueen on 20 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

I don't think people are saying you should never make a single joke about the holocaust. I personally can't think of any funny holocaust jokes I've ever heard, but people are free to joke about whatever. They just aren't free from public reaction and consequences. Should anyone be jailed for jokes? Of course not. But can they be socially ostracized and fired? Yes. I don't get why people are so desperate to make everyone accept his "jokes" - if you can even call them that. Like I said, I don't see how "Hitler did nothing wrong" and "Death to all Jews" are jokes. They seem more like statements.

 




#2001693 The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

Posted by FaerieQueen on 20 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

The "jokes" weren't even funny. I can let a lot go in the name of humor, but saying "Hitler did nothing wrong" or "Death to all Jews" really isn't clever, you know? And just think about the horrific things that were done (don't want to go in to detail, but you should read up on explicit details of what happened in the camps/in the gas chambers to children and people in general) it really makes me sick to think that people can just make light of the situation. I feel like people are desensitized to the holocaust. I think I was desensitized until I read more details and really understood what happened to these people, because the details are usually just glossed over. 

 

There's also a growing wave of openly antisemitic people in the US right now, and so it's kind of normalizing that kind of language. I just don't find it funny, one bit.