Political Correctness (Controversial)

I have seen many threads on the banning of offensive content, or “dank memes”. This is my type of humor, and I’d like to give my two cents on the topic.

Political correctness nowadays is way too overused. The level of political correctness that we’re at right now is forcing people to victimize themselves for something that was never even supposed to be offensive in the first place.

Take for example the “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” sweater. This may be controversial, but I don’t believe that this was intended to be racist whatsoever. This was a sweater made for children of all races. I doubt a child wearing this would even feel oppressed while wearing this, whether they were black or white. People on Twitter began getting offended over this topic, even if it was not directed to them. I saw people upwards of 30 getting offended at a simple design. IDK but I’ve heard many children being called Monkeys or Cheeky Monkeys. In fact, when I was little, I was called a monkey a lot due to the fact that I loved climbing trees.

I think making fun of a general aspect is humorous, and funny. If some content is not targeted towards a specific individual, then it should be okay.

I myself am Russian, and I make fun of Russian stereotypes all the time. I embrace the vodka stereotype. People call me a Russian hacker all the time and they jokingly blame the US government’s problems on me. Obviously this is a joke, and I believe nobody should be offended at things like these.

Plenty of stand up comedians make fun of their race, gender, social problems, etc. Should they be banned from society? No. I don’t believe so. I believe that people should stop with victimizing themselves.

TL;DR: Everyone is becoming way too politically correct and it’s leading to the destruction of comedy and humor as we know it.

Discuss.

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I have had several posts deleted for requesting that the new app not to become PG13. I agree with you. Artists and viewers shouldn’t suffer because there are a small persentage who don’t like our content. There should be filters put in place as a means of stoping those who are easily offended from watching our videos. And really the age restcriction should be 16+! @dom

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The dark humor is the best

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I see it as both. Yes you should be correct and yes you should also joke. There’s somewhat of a line.

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This was so beautifully worded I shed a tear :frowning:
But fr tho really well said

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Yeah but what you find funny, others won’t. Not to go against your point, but everyone has their own trigger that turns on that switch to feel offended. Dark humor is funny as heck to me, but there is a thin line you can cross if you overstep a certain level of humor. I understand that comedians are doing it all the time, but there are times comedians themselves can cross lines (i.e. Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon back in 2007, and Tracy Morgan). Understandably, now a days people can’t take a joke as much as people would anymore. Maybe it’s the super-sensitive parenting that was giving to us and those before us or I don’t know. Dark humor and political correctness has their faults but also have their upsides. PC culture (opinion) hasn’t gone too off the chain. I say this because there are many people who will say things in a non- PC manner. At the end of the day, dark humor and PC should have a place in our society but not so much in which it irritates and/or offends a group to a point of rage.

TL;DR: Take a joke. But don’t give out jokes with bad taste.

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pc is for people who keep it pg #endpc

Comedy like that is what made Vine so great it was free speech at its finest. It was so relatable the app will die if it can’t cater to its adult crowds and focusses on pleasing the few who complain. If the content isn’t meant for kids or those who might be offended (there will ALWAYS be people like that) then the @dom and those developing V2 should allow a block button so they don’t have to see our content instead of limiting our creativity.

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Could not agree more, but a joke about telling your mom to F**** off when she asked you do chores is funny and relatable to most. It shouldn’t be looked down because you swore in a video, thats what made V**e so good in the first place it just got kids and understood what was popular at the time. @AIexander

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A wise friend once told me: it’s okay to be mean or offensive as long as it’s funny.

I agree.

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Thank you, Comrade, for bringing this up.

We tend to forget that Vine blew up in March of 2013 BECAUSE OF the absurd, irreverent, dirty, and often very politically incorrect Vines, not DESPITE THEM.

Vine was a stop-motion art app that got hijacked by demented comedic minds like WhoisMaxwell, Marlo Meekins, Will Sasso, Andy Milonakis, Simon Rex, et all.

The WHOLE JOKE of Vine for us OG Viners was that if someone could get offended over a 6 seconds piece of video, then they were the type of person that had a stick up their butt and was worth offending.

But as @Vlad the Impaler mentioned, the culture has changed, and PC culture has taken hold again, like it did in the law 90s.

I pray that the great minds behind V2, in the spirit of freedom of creativity and speech, allows the app’s culture to dictate its own “line”. And then allows us to cross it again and again, since that is what comedians are HERE TO DO!

Remember kids…

“Political Correctness is just FASCISM pretending to be Manners.”
– George Carlin

I love you all and am psyched to start accidentally offending you!!! :v:t3:

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You speak wise words hopefully the creators of V2 listen!!!

Thats what I was suggesting, people that don’t want see it can apply filters to their searches or to what comes up on their APP. WE shouldn’t have our creativity limited because of what a few people might not like. YES there is a clear line. 100% agree with that!!! However people like KingBach aren’t racists, it was just funny thats why he was so popular if anyone crossed the line regardless of how big they might be on v2 they would the community would make sure that they were properly punished. Look at Logan Paul…

I saw this guy put this post up, I found it hilarious, what do you guys think? He’s making fun of Logan Paul ok that isn’t offensive I’m sure Logan can take it

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I mean the app is PG13 since it is 13+ am I incorrect?

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Did you just promote your own account?

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Like, what you said that you were joking about wasn’t offensive, it’s just when it comes to jokes that should not be joked about, like suicide, body shaming someone, 9/11 jokes, because those are very sensitive topics for many MANY people, and people take offence to those for a reason. I do agree with you a little bit, a lot of people take offence to things really easily, but nowadays there’s a reason. We just have to be careful with what we say to make sure we don’t hurt someone’s feelings, but I personally love dark humour, just not the offensive humour that’s usually racist, sexist, homophobic, or just plain body shaming or joking about things that should not be joked about.

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But if it’s racist, sexist, homophobic, body shaming, or joking about things that should not be joked about like for example, 9/11 jokes, then it should NOT be posted.

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Annnnnnnnnnnd that basically encapsulates most of dark humor. Nice job. A joke is a joke. If it is not directly attacking someone, but a group of people in general, I don’t care. People tell me I should eat some food all the time due to the fact that I’m skinny. The best thing to do is brush it off and not get offended at a keyboard warrior.

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In my country racisms does not exist. Well it does but in a minimum way. We can make the hardest dark jokes and nobody will take it personally. The problem is the US citizen that won’t let go of the past.

I enjoy jokes but it doesn’t mean I don’t think some shouldn’t been said. Like joking about a mentally illness kid (The president of my country has done it many times before). There’s always a line and I hope the world let’s go soon.

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