Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bullying & Racism: Not A Laughing Matter

As I read from Nica Bells blog, The Video That Started It All, I felt bad on how Katherine Ryan (twitter: @Kathbum) used Filipino children to mock a cosmetic company.

A great comedian uses their creative minds to make people laugh without the need to hurt others' feelings, and trying hard comedians just simple bully other people to do that. Why not use themselves (or their own race, perhaps) as a joke to make people laugh, and not those innocent children? Remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." 

Too bad these kind of people think they got sense of humor, but they just don't have it. I guess we have to understand, it not easy to be smart and funny at the same time, and only few got that. But it's always been so easy to pick on someone else, and they think it's funny! What she did was bullying by being a racist. >:(
An excerpt from The Game of Humor: A Comprehensive Theory of Why We Laugh by Charles R. Gruner

I'm a mom and bullying innocent children is a BIG NO-NO! And Race-related joke is overly offensive, especially when placing Filipino children, or any children, lower than the animals. >:(

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