“To those who were offended by Seth MacFarlane” Kevin Gisi attempts to level the playing field with his parody of “We Saw Your Boobs.”
The old adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder is also true for comedy: One person’s “funny” is another’s “obscene” or “sadistic” or “racist” or — but you get the point.
Who among us can set a standard of acceptability for jokes? No one really, because in the case of humor, there isn’t and can’t be a normative standard that will be acceptable to everybody.
Over at Think Progress, Alyssa Rosenberg argues that when a comedian—unique among artists — is criticized, the very “act of criticism is taken as proof that the critic speaking lacks critical judgement.”
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