I was watching American Dad, and there was a skit that played on 9-11. I personally didn't think it was offensive, but others that watched it with me
did. Could there be a way to not be offended, or is there never a time where 9-11 can be used for comedic purposes?
I think that, from a global perspective, 911 was a tiny disaster.
But a disaster it was because it has been used to justify wars with death tolls (according to some) in the millions and as a way of defeating a legal
system that had at its core the defence of human rights and liberties.
From the beginning, 911 was lies upon lies. No-one would deny that now.
The joke is on humanity.
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I didn't start the thread for a discussion on which program this was aired, I was wandering if there is a line that needs to be made? If this is
indeed offensive? Or should this be taken as a joke and nothing else.
American Dad, Family guy and The Cleveland show are all created/done by Seth MacFarlane. Who oddly enough missed his flight on the morning of 9/11
which just so happened to be flight 11 from Boston.( Yahoo Seth Macfarlane 9/11) Maybe he thinks he can make these jokes because he "cheated" death by
sleeping in that morning or maybe he makes these jokes because two of those three shows are just sad and should be cancelled (imo). Or maybe its
something else entirely. There has been numerous 9/11 jokes on all three of these shows over the years and I doubt they'll stop. Which is sad because
at one time I loved all three of these shows and now I just watch "American Dad"
To answer you question though OP. I feel that nothing is taboo or scared or protected or whatever label anyone wishes to place on it anymore. Peoples
memories are so short and especially considering the fact that a large % of the world feels that 9/11 was a "conspiracy" to some degree, it seems that
this once off topic incident is now just another pun. Now does this coincide with what I believe? No. but that's just me
Anyways here are some more examples.
That is all
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Hi NoRegretsEver, as an artist, I believe that no subject is immune to comedy. I may be wrong, but the idea that the absurdity of many tragedies can
be translated through humor can work. It is a very fine line, and the joke can quickly turn sour. I personally thought this was funny, and I was a
personal witness to 9-11 - it's what originally brought me to ATS.
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