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(Independent)   Robin Williams tribute at the Emmys was racist because it included Williams making a joke about the lack of rights for Iranian women   (independent.co.uk) divider line 236
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2014-08-26 12:37:11 PM  
You know what?

F*ck it.
 
2014-08-26 12:46:33 PM  
We're getting to the point in this country where not only can you not make a joke about anything, you can't even talk about anything without someone being offended.
 
2014-08-26 12:50:50 PM  

Walker: We're getting to the point in this country where not only can you not make a joke about anything, you can't even talk about anything without someone being offended.


I'm so offended by people get offended over stupidly overly-offensive things. That's it, we're all offended that being offensive is now offensive
 
2014-08-26 12:57:28 PM  
This is actually pretty funny.
 
2014-08-26 01:07:25 PM  

somedude210: Walker: We're getting to the point in this country where not only can you not make a joke about anything, you can't even talk about anything without someone being offended.

I'm so offended by people get offended over stupidly overly-offensive things. That's it, we're all offended that being offensive is now offensive


this post offends me.
 
2014-08-26 01:11:03 PM  
They're offended by a joke made by a person with substance and depression issues who, with the onset of Parkinson's Disease, was driven to suicide.

That offends me.
 
2014-08-26 01:15:29 PM  
I knew when I saw that last night that someone was gonna get offended.

izquotes.com
 
2014-08-26 01:19:42 PM  
theshake.com.au
 
2014-08-26 01:28:06 PM  
Also, Muslim isn't a race. It's a religion.

So not racist.

Idiots.
 
2014-08-26 01:28:15 PM  
Everyone's a critic.


So, was the Twitter "campaign" against Boko Haram's kidnapping of young women also racist?  Shall we look the other way because it's culturally insensitive to criticize the brutalization of women and suppression of their human rights if it's a cultural norm (or worse)?

Fark off you whiny, simplistic twits.
 
2014-08-26 01:28:34 PM  
Reported?
 
2014-08-26 01:28:47 PM  
Fark announces new anti-misogyny rules immediately after Robin Williams' suicide.  Coincidence?
 
2014-08-26 01:52:01 PM  

Diogenes: Fark off you whiny, simplistic twits.

 
2014-08-26 01:56:48 PM  
Sounds like Robin Williams was a Redskins fan. That racist.
 
2014-08-26 01:57:02 PM  

doyner: Fark announces new anti-misogyny rules immediately after Robin Williams' suicide.  Coincidence?


I am interested to hear from our newly emancipated Fyrkettes on this one.
 
2014-08-26 01:59:29 PM  
You know what?
Maybe the Iranian women should stand up and say something if they have a problem with it.

We're not misogynists here, and we will listen
just stand up and speak you minds, ladies.


/waaiiiiitinnnnnnnng.
 
2014-08-26 02:38:47 PM  
There's just no pleasing some people.

Yes, I would hate to think that bit caused anyone to have negative opinions of Iran's record on women's rights.
 
2014-08-26 02:46:43 PM  
Robin's career is over now.
 
2014-08-26 02:53:07 PM  

Blues_X: Also, Muslim isn't a race. It's a religion.

So not racist.

Idiots.


QFT
 
2014-08-26 02:55:12 PM  
static.rcgroups.net
 
2014-08-26 02:57:04 PM  
I'm offended by Tweets pretending to be news, and the people who take them seriously.
 
2014-08-26 02:58:29 PM  
If you were remotely farking offended by this....FARK YOU!!  Kill yourself and do us all a favor.  Assholes.
 
2014-08-26 02:58:40 PM  

Blues_X: [theshake.com.au image 500x372]


This needs to be posted in every thread.
 
2014-08-26 03:01:19 PM  
No one tell the Twitter PC commandos about the BBC reporting on female genital mutilation in Egypt.

Insensitive jerks.  It's a national tradition!
 
2014-08-26 03:01:23 PM  
If all these people that are so offended by Robin Williams's jokes were just to follow in his footsteps the world would be a much better place. The world wouldn't miss the hundreds or thousands of them out there one-tenth of one percent as much as it does and will miss Robin.

Fark 'em.
 
2014-08-26 03:03:18 PM  
Careful everyone, most of the Twitter responses cited in the article seem to have come from women.  Censor yourselves accordingly.
 
2014-08-26 03:03:33 PM  

GoldSpider: Blues_X: [theshake.com.au image 500x372]

This needs to be posted in every thread.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 03:03:42 PM  

someonelse: I'm offended by Tweets pretending to be news, and the people who take them seriously.


"Random AWs on Twitter are offended by something and I have a deadline."
 
2014-08-26 03:03:53 PM  
I guess they could have just given it a token effort like the VMAs.
 
2014-08-26 03:04:16 PM  

chevydeuce: If you were remotely farking offended by this....FARK YOU!!  Kill yourself and do us all a favor.  Assholes.


Too soon, dude.
 
2014-08-26 03:05:52 PM  
Just because you are offended doesn't make you right.
 
2014-08-26 03:06:00 PM  

GoldSpider: Careful everyone, most of the Twitter responses cited in the article seem to have come from women.  Censor yourselves accordingly.


I must have missed this. This(Misogyny) is suddenly a topic on Fark that seems to mention filters and bans. I was laid up with pain pretty much since Tuesday of last week, so I didn't Fark. Was there some kind of new banhammer implemented?
 
2014-08-26 03:07:06 PM  
Which raises the question: What purpose does taking offense serve?
 
2014-08-26 03:07:15 PM  
But...Iranians are white...
 
2014-08-26 03:09:04 PM  

Mikey1969: GoldSpider: Careful everyone, most of the Twitter responses cited in the article seem to have come from women.  Censor yourselves accordingly.

I must have missed this. This(Misogyny) is suddenly a topic on Fark that seems to mention filters and bans. I was laid up with pain pretty much since Tuesday of last week, so I didn't Fark. Was there some kind of new banhammer implemented?


Check the moderation rules. Misogyny and rape jokes are now added to the list of no-nos.

/Come see the softer side of FARK.
 
2014-08-26 03:09:14 PM  
So it's racist to point out the abject oppression women in Iran experience?

Paging lolwut pear, your services are needed in this thread.
 
2014-08-26 03:10:25 PM  
Oh my god, shut the fark up. Seriously?
 
2014-08-26 03:11:22 PM  
Twitter is such a shiatbox.
 
2014-08-26 03:11:41 PM  
Having recently watched Popeye on Netflix, I can say that Cole Oyl saying "you owe me an apology" in response to every perceived slight has gotten funnier with age.
 
2014-08-26 03:12:14 PM  
Robin Williams'  Nanu Nanu bit was also racist and offensive to the native people of Ork.
 
2014-08-26 03:13:01 PM  

Nabb1: Mikey1969: GoldSpider: Careful everyone, most of the Twitter responses cited in the article seem to have come from women.  Censor yourselves accordingly.

I must have missed this. This(Misogyny) is suddenly a topic on Fark that seems to mention filters and bans. I was laid up with pain pretty much since Tuesday of last week, so I didn't Fark. Was there some kind of new banhammer implemented?

Check the moderation rules. Misogyny and rape jokes are now added to the list of no-nos.

/Come see the softer side of FARK.


"laid up" sounds sexist. REPORTED!
 
2014-08-26 03:13:16 PM  
We also need to be respectful of the many Muslim women who enjoy following the dictates of their religion.

Who are we to judge?  Everything and everyone are equal always in every way.
 
2014-08-26 03:14:08 PM  
I liked it... I fast forwarded to the actual parts featuring Robin Williams, because these personal introductions are always the same, and you feel worse afterwards sometimes because you dared to have a good day while Billy Crystal was so wracked by grief... Anyway... THAT was an awesome Robin Williams montage, good choice for the first bit, and an excellent choice for the walk-off. It was perfect, that particular Robin WIlliams performance at the end is absolutely awesome, and it also bookended the tragedy well, almost made is seem prescient.
 
2014-08-26 03:16:18 PM  

Nabb1: Mikey1969: GoldSpider: Careful everyone, most of the Twitter responses cited in the article seem to have come from women.  Censor yourselves accordingly.

I must have missed this. This(Misogyny) is suddenly a topic on Fark that seems to mention filters and bans. I was laid up with pain pretty much since Tuesday of last week, so I didn't Fark. Was there some kind of new banhammer implemented?

Check the moderation rules. Misogyny and rape jokes are now added to the list of no-nos.

/Come see the softer side of FARK.


Thanks...

Followup question. Who reads the TOS daily to see these changes, or was there an announcement?

To me, sounds like a very good move, gonna make some of the Fark threads like a Wild West ghost town, since there were some screaming assholes who would stick their heads out of the ground for those, but it's all a good change.
 
2014-08-26 03:17:08 PM  

Nabb1: rape jokes


I don't see why rape jokes can't be funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.

/good ol' George Carlin, gotta love him
 
2014-08-26 03:18:50 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Nabb1: rape jokes

I don't see why rape jokes can't be funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.

/good ol' George Carlin, gotta love him


Oh, yeah, I remember that bit. That was hilarious. Good times.

Reported.
 
2014-08-26 03:19:45 PM  

Blues_X: Also, Muslim isn't a race. It's a religion.
So not racist.
Idiots.


THIS THIS THIS--isn't quite right.   Iranian is a nationality, not a race.   Neither is it a religion.   So, the joke in the article is 'culturally insensitive' humor.     Still not racist.
 
2014-08-26 03:19:45 PM  

Mikey1969: To me, sounds like a very good move, gonna make some of the Fark threads like a Wild West ghost town, since there were some screaming assholes who would stick their heads out of the ground for those, but it's all a good change.


If only there was a way to screen such assholes, like an "ignore" feature...
 
2014-08-26 03:19:55 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Nabb1: rape jokes

I don't see why rape jokes can't be funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.

/good ol' George Carlin, gotta love him


We're not your Google.  If you put forth two seconds of effort, you can find many Tumblrs and YouTube videos made by people who are completely mentally balanced who will explain to you why everything you think is okay is not.
 
2014-08-26 03:21:51 PM  
That tears it, I'm never going to another one of his standup shows ever again.
 
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