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Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
5/28/22 10:23 a.m.

Is Captains post dark, 100%, offensive? Probably. Here's the issue with being the meme police, 6 posts down from that is a post making fun of Steve Irwin's death. That's dark, and offensive as well. It has 8 thumbs up. Should that be removed too?

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/22 10:43 a.m.

If you find that meme offensive, maybe call for actual meaningful gun control? I can't even remember how many school shootings ago I first saw it. Sometimes the things that hurt us the most hurt because they're the truth laid bare. 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/28/22 10:47 a.m.

I'm not understanding the offensive bit here. I've also shared the meme with some teacher friends waiting to hear back. I don't see anything offensive about it. I see it calling out an awkward truth about this country compared with the rest of the world. And I'm not sure how that is offensive. Uncomfortable maybe, but we do need to take a long hard look at ourselves.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/28/22 11:54 a.m.

Less talk, more memes. You guys are gonna ruin the meme thread.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/28/22 11:55 a.m.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/28/22 11:56 a.m.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/28/22 11:59 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/28/22 12:18 p.m.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/22 12:22 p.m.
Noddaz said:

Missing VQ....

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/28/22 12:28 p.m.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/28/22 12:43 p.m.
Javelin said:

If you find that meme offensive, maybe call for actual meaningful gun control? I can't even remember how many school shootings ago I first saw it. Sometimes the things that hurt us the most hurt because they're the truth laid bare. 

I would love to have an open discussion about this and would speak from a gun enthusiasts POV, however, this being the internets it would get locked down pretty fast I think.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/28/22 1:09 p.m.

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/28/22 1:48 p.m.
Steve_Jones said:

Is Captains post dark, 100%, offensive? Probably. Here's the issue with being the meme police, 6 posts down from that is a post making fun of Steve Irwin's death. That's dark, and offensive as well. It has 8 thumbs up. Should that be removed too?

I posted that, and point taken.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/22 5:06 p.m.

It IS offensive. The fact that it's relevant content and that we know and understand the context because it happened IS offensive as well. Without getting political, I'm not going down that wormhole, It is on us as a society to make sure that a similar meme wouldn't be relevant in the future. 

 

It should be offensive, It should be ugly and it should piss people off. The question I have is what are we going to do to prevent it from occurring again. And when I say it I do not mean the posting of a meme, but rather the act the inspired it's creation. 

 

/Soapbox 

 

(Also there is no reason to respond to this post, as no discussion needs to be had regarding it. If people want to continue to debate the level of appropriateness or context of the meme itself, have at it, as it's almost as if that was it's intent...) 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/22 5:33 p.m.

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Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
5/28/22 7:57 p.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/28/22 8:17 p.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/28/22 8:19 p.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/28/22 9:25 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/28/22 9:49 p.m.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/28/22 10:10 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

There's a reason the AF left the Army in 47.

Semi related meme.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
5/29/22 8:36 a.m.

May be a Twitter screenshot of 5 people and text that says 'Stephen Fry @stephen... 11h I think we can all agree that this is a fine headline Volunteers polish giant's erection by hand metro.co.uk 644 4,427 28.2K National Trust @natio... 15m Hi Stephen, our top priority has always been taking care of our members.'

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
5/29/22 8:47 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/29/22 9:13 a.m.

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Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
5/29/22 9:16 a.m.

In reply to gearheadmb :

I'd say that one crosses the political line....

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