Do you find it insensitive? Covid 19 related

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Aloveraa
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When people make jokes about covid 19 when thousand have lost their lives because of it.
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When people make jokes about covid 19 when thousand have lost their lives because of it.
E.g " are you covid 19 because you've taken my breath away" :-/
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Not really, old age kills billions and that's not a taboo. You've either got a dark sense of humour or you don't.
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I like dark humour so no. Most things that kill people are joked about.
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No. Most people who make these jokes have been effected by Covid as well, so Im dont consider it 'insensitive'.

Plus, thats a pretty good one as far as pickup lines go :lol:
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Lol, no.

Thousands of people die of all sorts every year, people need to confront it properly.
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All jokes about suffering and tragedy are ‘insensitive’

In fact, every joke is insensitive about something. It is not sensitive to the seriousness or sometimes reality of the thing.

That’s the point of humour to begin with
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I know people die of old age and all sorts of diseases but the impact covid has had on the NHS, on everyone's lives and the fact we're still in the peak of it.
I suppose it does do no harm.
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no, and people joke about a lot worse things with even higher death counts. A lot of people do it to laugh off what is happening, It's a good way to not get too sad about these sort of things. I've saw someone with cancer, make jokes about cancer because it's there way of dealing with it more and even had friends who joked about his cancer and how close to death he could've been. He's totally fine with it since it makes people and himself happy. People tend to joke about these things as a coping mechanism. (Or just dark humour)
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I would say it isn't insensitive on the whole.
Is it in poor taste if you made a covid19 joke to someone who lost friends/family recently yes? Similar, if you made a 'your mum' joke after someone's mum has died - insensitive perhaps.
However, in general, dark humour is lots of people's favourite types.
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British humour is Able to make fun of anything without being insensitive. Fawlty towers - don’t mention the war!
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British humour is Able to make fun of anything without being insensitive. Fawlty towers - don’t mention the war!
"When you said prawn, I thought you said war."

"Hors d'oeuvres which must be obeyed at all times without question."

Sorry, sorry, don't mention the war!
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(Original post by Bio 7)
"When you said prawn, I thought you said war."

"Hors d'oeuvres which must be obeyed at all times without question."

Sorry, sorry, don't mention the war!
I’ll have a prawn goebbels and a colditz salad
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(Original post by Laurence010401)
British humour used to be Able to make fun of anything without being insensitive. Fawlty towers - don’t mention the war!
Sadly I've fixed that for you.😟
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(Original post by Laurence010401)
British humour is Able to make fun of anything without being insensitive. Fawlty towers - don’t mention the war!
(Original post by Bio 7)
"When you said prawn, I thought you said war."

"Hors d'oeuvres which must be obeyed at all times without question."

Sorry, sorry, don't mention the war!
“I would like to welcome you all, you wall, you war, and hope you stay will be an enjoyable one”.

“Don’t touch me, I don’t know where you’ve been”.

”BASIL!!!”.

Top notch TV right there 👍
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Anne Frank and the people at the time made jokes about the Nazis. Its a way to control something in your mind so that it doesn’t overwhelm you.
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Probably insensitive, as we often have no idea who has had a relative or friend who has died of the disease.

The sickest thing of all has been the mass killer by inaction, Mr Johnson. People who supported him because they thought his persona amusing indirectly contributed to this inaction.
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Probably insensitive, as we often have no idea who has had a relative or friend who has died of the disease.

The sickest thing of all has been the mass killer by inaction, Mr Johnson. People who supported him because they thought his persona amusing indirectly contributed to this inaction.
Bingo, i'm, more concerned about the insensitivity of Boris Johnston and chums for willingly and knowingly putting the country through this when it could have been avoided if he'd just shut up about Brexit and came to work more than 1 day a week.

I lost my mum bang on a month ago, i'm not angry about breath jokes, i'm angry at Tories.
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depends really on what sort of sense of humour you have. i've got pretty dark humour so tbh i find it pretty funny.
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A lot of people's way to cope with tough situations is humour. It's where the "if I don't laugh I'll cry" phrase comes from. It's all context based though, if someone's lost someone or been badly affected by covid they may not be too up for the jokes. Similarly some people just don't have that sense of humour. If you make the joke and someone tells you they don't like it, just dont make the jokes around them again. If you're going out of your way to make the jokes around someone who has asked you not to then yeah it's insensitive. Otherwise, I'd say not! My friend in Leicester wants us to make jokes about her lockdown because it makes the crappy situation that bit better for a few minutes.
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