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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    What pro-pedo jokes are these which so shake you up that you would withal suppress all humor that anyone finds offensive, not only throwing the baby out with the bathwater, but the tub as well? I don't think I've ever heard one in my lifetime. The all or nothing argument is somewhat hysterical, it seems to me.
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Priests molesting children jokes, Michael Jackson jokes, ect are alive and well. Pedophilia jokes have never left.
    Those are not PRO-pedo jokes
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Argumentum ad absurdum and ad hom
    Even worse, you missed the point
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Argumentum ad absurdum and ad hom
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Those are not PRO-pedo jokes
    Good point - i missed the "pro" in that statement. Although I'd be willing to bet there are plenty of those out there on the internet too. I will not even attempt to find them but I am certain they exist.
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Good point - i missed the "pro" in that statement. Although I'd be willing to bet there are plenty of those out there on the internet too. I will not even attempt to find them but I am certain they exist.
    Yes, you can find anything on the internet but it's hard to find a famous person making pro-pedo jokes in public.

    For the record, I'm for pretty much for no limits in comedy. It's supposed to push boundaries. However, I recognize that society has always placed limits on what is acceptable in public, particularly from celebrities. And those limits have always been subject to change
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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Rob Lowe recently removed a tweet making fun of Elizabeth Warren saying she “would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief.’” Harmless joke imo, but it upset enough people, which is often the case when someone is made fun of nowadays. So, should we stop making fun of people and make comedy obsolete to spare hurting others? Or maybe just make fun of ourselves? What is acceptable comedy?
    Are these jokes acceptable today?

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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    What is acceptable comedy?
    Whatever makes me laugh.

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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    Professionally, Lowe is an actor, and a very well known one who, on that basis alone, attracts attention to the productions in which he performs. When Lowe (or any other actor) comports himself as a political satirist, his doing so alters the approbation of him that some of his fan base have, and, importantly, it does so as a result of something that has nothing to do with his acting abilities.

    I won't go so far as to say actors should refrain from remarking on politics and political figures; however, I will say that their so commenting has consequences that may manifest themselves, among other ways, negatively with regard to their career as actors. If they're willing to accept and deal with those consequences, they should say whatever they want that augurs to effect them. If, however, actors are unwilling to be held accountable for their remarks, they should either retract their remarks, or, better yet, keep mum in the first place.

    Freedom of expression is not freedom from non-governmentally imposed consequences of having expressed oneself. That reality was discovered by MLK, JFK, RFK, Heather Heyer, Harvey Milk, Malcolm X, and a host of others who've been killed or injured as a result of freely expressing themselves. Of course, assassination isn't the the only consequence. Ostracization and rebuke are two more, and they're the consequences actors most likely must face, and those outcomes have the potential to substantively end an actor's career.

    So what's acceptable political satire for an actor? Whatever the anticipated fan base/viewers of the actor's performance(s) will bear.
    I don't think Lowe was 'comporting himself as a political satirist'. I think he heard a joke, thought it was funny, and tweeted it. Let's try not to read too much into this.

    I didn't think it was particularly funny, so it is not a joke I would share. I am certainly not offended by it. To me it just shows that Rob Lowe has a different sense of humor than me.

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    Re: What is acceptable comedy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongidig View Post
    We should deport the crybabies and Make America Laugh Again!
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