posted on Jun, 21 2019 @ 04:17 PM
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: fastzombie
I find that a lot of their comedy is offensive
Great comedy usually is. If you make people see how ridiculous bigotry, racism, sexism, and, conversely, hangups over encountering those "isms" is,
it defuses them and removes a lot of their power. Politically, that's inconvenient because modern politics is fueled by manufactured outrage and
offended people,,, but in the real world, if you can make someone laugh at their adversary's attempts at insulting them as well as laugh at their own
hang ups, then you've just made the world a better place.
It's always fascinated me that Blazing Saddles is almost a forbidden film these days and, certainly, would be a death knell for any director who
released it today. The *ahem* "woke" crowd calls it racist, sexist, stereotypical, etc, etc, etc, insert BS SJW tripe here while utterly missing the
points Mel Brooks was trying to make that these types of behaviors are ridiculous and worthy of mockery.
edit on 21-6-2019 by burdman30ott6
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