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It's crass, it's tasteless - but is it a crime?

Old 15th Apr 2019, 15:34
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It's a false equivalence, because "a right to be offended" has no meaning.
Of course it has meaning, someone could claim that they have the right to be offended by something. In any case my original comment was a light hearted one (hence the smiley face). Of course if you were offended by it you have a right to be!
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 17:12
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Originally Posted by PJD1 View Post
Of course it has meaning, someone could claim that they have the right to be offended by something. In any case my original comment was a light hearted one (hence the smiley face). Of course if you were offended by it you have a right to be!
No, I'm not offended, in fact I wouldn't be even if I had a right to be.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 17:17
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Black humour (which we all know is tasteless) reminds us of our mortality and we would be poorer if it was no longer permitted because someone might be offended.

These days, the problem is not offending anyone. It someone being offended on behalf of someone else - whether the someone else is offended or not.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 19:29
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"Virtue signalling" seems to be a popular pastime...
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 21:06
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
It someone being offended on behalf of someone else - whether the someone else is offended or not.
Telling the person who is offended on behalf of someone else to F*** right off and get a life means they can go away really offended.

Think this is called offending 2 birds with one offence.
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