People who joke about cancer should have their heads examined

anonymous
March 11, 2015, 1:07 pm

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The debate "People who joke about cancer should have their heads examined" was started by an anonymous person on March 11, 2015, 1:07 pm. 33 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 23 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

nikoli3664 posted 2 arguments, frozen_emily posted 2 arguments, zerefazo posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
bobbybill posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 3 arguments, violetsf posted 1 argument, Tassja posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, ItsMateo posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.

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bobbybill, I_Voyager, rickrollross, violetsf, Tassja, PsychDave, ItsMateo, futurelawyer192, misfitcarrot, Curious_Student, ms_open_mind and 12 visitors disagree.

I_Voyager
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Well, there are crazies out there without any empathy. It's certainly your right to hang out with people who uplift you and not people who drag you down. I still think he can say whatever he wants, but it's the right thing to do that if you don't like what he has to say, you don't date him, don't spend time with him.

4 years, 3 months ago

Exactly! like since when did death become funny?? seriously!

4 years, 3 months ago

no I wouldn't laugh if a killer got cancer because it isn't funny! I was nearly with someone who thought cancer was funny! he made fun of it on a daily basis for no reason other than it thought it was funny! he also jokes about self harm, suicide, Ebola and many other illnesses that affect many and are fatal how can we say that its fine to do this unless we are expierencing the problems of them first hand of which he isnt

4 years, 3 months ago

actually no....they should have their heads chopped off. see how they like being laughed at when their lives are in danger

4 years, 3 months ago

My grandfather died of lung cancer. At the hospital and later at the funeral, my family made jokes. It was not done maliciously or cruelly, but because that is our way of dealing with difficult situations, as well as how we show each that we love each other.

I don't feel that there is any subject that is taboo for jokes. Talking about something, and finding humor in it, can decrease fear of it. Hiding it and never speaking of it just makes it that much more terrifying.

I do feel that comments that someone deserves to get cancer are in bad taste, but there are far worse things that are said on chat rooms and in forums. That doesn't make it better, but it should provide some perspective. As it came to be used by young people, it is similar to the word retarded. The stigma attached to it is lessened because it has been used so often to try to get a reaction that, even though the reactions aren't happening anymore, it has become a part of the culture.

4 years, 3 months ago

Are the ones who are for advocating that people shouldn't be allowed to make jokes bout cancer?

4 years, 3 months ago

Would you laugh if a killer got cancer? No one has a right to judge them anyway.

4 years, 3 months ago

that's like saying you need to get your head shaved because you've you've got hairs. Everyone is not lucky to be born without any physical illness.some acquire it through time and that doesn't mean they deserve to die.

4 years, 3 months ago

There are many kinds of humor, including dark humor, even cruel humor. As a metalhead I grew up listening to lyrics like:

"Flesh starts to rip
Gouging through skin
From the throat
Blood gushes
Glandular eruption
Blistered skin secretion
Internal punctures
Blood regurgitation

Gagging, choking, on broken glass"

The lesson listening to such stuff is that there's a huge difference between spoken words and actual belief. Inverted, it taught me how to see through the lies of politics and people who speak nicely or well in order to manipulate other people or make themselves look better. It's better to know someone who'll say offensive things out of turn, but who doesn't mean it and is just trying to piss you off or move you, than people who force other people to say or not say certain things in order to get a long in reality. So when someone like Bobbybill says what he says, I interpret it thus. Also, being so thick skinned that people's meaningless offensive speech doesn't bother me allows me to engage in rational debate with dickbags who do have hideous opinions, like people who are genuinely racist, ISIS types, thieving political or economic subjectivists, etc...

4 years, 3 months ago

yes I understand that. I totally understand why someone who has cancer or knows someone with cancer would joke about it. but there's no excuse for someone who knows of noone who has cancer to start joking about and saying that certain individuals are cancer or should get cancer

4 years, 3 months ago

I disagree. Human life is consistently about death, dying and suffering. No one leaves this world alive. And someone somewhere suffers for every reason. Cancer is not the be all and end all of suffering. How about surviving and injury that has left you absolutely disabled mentally or physically so that you constantly need to be cared on and can't enjoy anything in life you used to? To be so cowed by the experience of someone suffering that one stops finding humor in things is to be, well, scarred. We should all be strong enough to enjoy humor without being incensed, because we need freedom of speech to get along.

My uncle is a quadriplegic, I sat by his bed and read to him quite often after his injury, cried at the thought of his dying (which was a possibility), and often regret how hard his life has become. And I don't find the character Joe from Family Guy offensive at all. And guess what? My uncle jokes about it ALL the time. Because he isn't weak. I admire his courage, and anyone's courage, and one day I'll suffer Alzheimer like my Grandfather and forget everything I know and everyone I love, and I'ma gonna f**king joke about every day I can still remember to!

4 years, 3 months ago

and im referring to bobbybill's comment

4 years, 3 months ago

whoa dude you are f**ked in the head

4 years, 3 months ago

Cancer patients need to stop bitching about their pain. Its their fault they got it. I hope they die.

4 years, 3 months ago
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