(Original post by marcusfox)
Reports me for what? Telling a racist joke at work when I never have? Sure, but that's possible about anyone, even you. You keep battering on about people reporting me for this and that, even though I covered that several posts back.
However, calling someone a retard is perfectly fine?
It's just a shame that ginger people, fat people, disabled people, skinny people, ugly people, short people, mentally ill people, etc, don't have a huge lobby of guilt-ridden people fighting to stop *them* being abused, joked about and made to feel inferior.
If the whole point of an -ism is to stop being prejudiced, causing offence and hurt feelings about something other people can't help, then either all of it is acceptable or none of it is.
I didn't give wholesale approval to acceptability. I said it was fine as long as no one was offended. There is a difference.
You don't have the cranial capacity to understand that people don't tell jokes in public about certain stereotypes anymore because there is always some politically correct person like you who is ready to be offended on behalf of the target of the joke.
So they tell them in private instead. It's not because we live in supposedly more enlightened times, it's because we live in a society where - well, just look at the original post that started this thread.
And for people who make a living telling jokes in public - well, they have switched to safer stereotypes. And because you have less people being offended by black-on-white racism, Chris Rock and others can still get away with some of the things he says, even though it does draw a few complaints. Not half as many as you would get if it was white-on-black racism though.
Plenty of comedians make a living telling sexist jokes, and racist jokes even today. You have comedians mocking stereotypes of Americans, Irish, Welsh, Australians, and many more. That still fits the definition of 'racist'.
And the Americans, Irish, Welsh and Australians laugh.
Is that why shows such as Loose Women and many comedians still use sexism, racism and many other -isms as the basis of their comedy acts even today?