After the thread about the horrible attack and deaths in Paris yesterday, I've always questioned when do jokes and cartoons Etc step over the line into offensive?
Im one to take things very personally, I don't agree with poking fun at any religion, nationality, people with disabilities etc etc. So where is the line between humour and offensive in your mind?
As it was widely stated, they took the **** out of everything, but again, where is that line?
Eg if it was okay to poke fun at things like Islam, is it okay to make jokes about say:
- the victims of terrorism
- children with autism
- Indigenous Australians
- red heads
- overweight people
In my mind it would be in very poor taste and not acceptable in my opinion to poke fun at any of the above so I question why are their original cartoons (all of them - not just those about Islam) accepted as okay?
Where is your line?
Note: Though I disagree with the 'jokes' or 'satire' what ever you choose to call it of the publication, I DO NOT think it was at all the individuals fault they were killed - the terrorists are clearly 100% to blame - this post is just about as the title states the line between a joke and something being offensive?