So this is why the millennials mostly don't seem to prefer humor?
i don't understand this
I think you're looking at this from the prism of how you were treated?
it's definitely based on my second- and third hand observations since being a child:
"hahaha that man is wearing underwear with heart motif" (scenario featured in millions of cartoons. memetically "funny")
"hahaha homosexuals are abnormal and disgusting and silly, they have sex in the butt ahahahaaha" <-- all homos are male
Family Guy: "hahah Stewie is a homosexual baby"
also FG: "hahaha shut up my daughter, you are ugly and homosexual"
"that man is ugly, he's probably a child rapist, hahahah" - and stuff like https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...sArePedophiles
"that girl is so stupid, her denseness annoys and humors me"
"blonde women are dumb hahahahah"
"X is dumber than a bag of rocks"
"old people having sex? ewww gross hahahaha i judge old people" - and The many times Seth Meyers has joked about old people's health/mood/bodies.
the hundreds of times people have made fun of Trump's alleged "peepee tape" because paraphilias are lolworthy (i'm biased of course).
Me laughing at people for not having IT skills (i nearly laughed in a coworker's face the other day for not being IT proficient enough - stopped myself in the last second).
I may be looking at this with the wrong lens tho.
Originally Posted by WillYouStopDave
I kind of see it as a pressure relief valve. People who have issues with one thing or another are not going to stop thinking whatever they think no matter what. I'd rather have them laughing at me than have them bottling whatever it is up inside them for ages until they have 20 years of pent up aggression built up inside just waiting for something to set them off.
When I was younger, pretty much nothing was off-limits for stand up comedy. And gay jokes were always a staple of comedy. I'm bi and not openly so so there were many secretly cringy moments for me when I'd be watching a comedy special with friends or something. I'd be sitting there hoping they didn't catch a certain look on my face or notice I was turning red or something. Or I'd be hoping they didn't wonder why I wasn't laughing as hard as they were. Whatever. Just that kind of thing. At the end of the day, people laughed about stuff and we still ended up with a society that is more tolerant and respectful of people with different sexual orientations. WAY more tolerant than say the 80s.
Like, no-one with a heart would make fun of a mentally disabled kid for their intelligence
Interested to hear your response to
well no, but the term retard
is used pretty often. more common with children, but still. I started waning off that word about 2 years ago....