1. MaverickWellington

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    The subject matter? Absolutely. But I don't think they're anything more than just really dumb jokes.
     
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    What is the matter with jokes about such subjects? Surely anything can be the subject of attempted humour.
     
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    Of course, but I didn't find them funny. Humor is subjective.
     
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    A good explanation of when dark humor like that does and doesn't work that I found recently:

    There used to be such a thing as "gallows humor, but it only works if YOU are the one on the gallows; if you're shouting things from the crowd, you're just part of the execution
     
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    While that may work as a definition for gallows humour I would say dark humour is a broader church.
     
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    I disagree, honestly. As a general rule, self-depreciating humor is almost always funnier than humor at the expense of another person or group, and I'd say that rule goes double for dark humor
     
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    Key word there is almost. I would also agree taking the piss out of yourself is a far easier way to achieve the funnies but that means little here.
     
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    Because having an incorrect sense of humor is untolerable in Disney.
     
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    IDK man that last tweet with the nambla quote made me wonder if that was really a joke. I am seriously wondering if he is a pedo now.
     
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    If most of the tweets are jokes, then that one is most likely a joke.
    I might be wrong, he might have a secret child porn stash in the basement of a pizza restaurant, who knows.
     
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    That song was funny. I don't think Gunn should have been fired. I watched both GotG after the outrage and I hate that I actually enjoyed the movies because Bautista says he's leaving and he was the most hilarious character, imo.
    I don't think that decade old statements warrant disregard, Lots of people have this mindset apparently, right or left.
    He can say what he wants, as outlandish as it can be, as much as people can be outraged over it. I hate pedos as much as everyone else but I'll save my breath for when it happens to light my pitchfork.
     
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    Fwiw, Bautista said he wouldn't appear in Guardians 3 IF Gunn wasn't directing it. I'm fairly certain that Disney has since given Gunn his job back, after the backlash
     
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    idubbbz sums up my feelings on this matter:

    Disney fired him, whatever, he represents the company, who cares. That should have been the extent of it. A less scrupulous production company would be glad to have him on, I'm sure.
     
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    Idubbz ticks ME off. The only reason he's angry with the "joke police" are because his "jokes" (rightfully) get him in trouble all the time
     
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    He brings that up in the video.
     
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    I think anyone would be angry if a joke they said got them in trouble, because: it's a joke.
     
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    Idubbbz isn't that bad. He says a lot of dumb shit but he ultimately just fucks around, he doesn't do anything bad to people. You could probably call what he did to Tana Whatserface harassment, but it exposed her for her blatant hypocrisy and lying, which I think is fine. It's not like he tried to shut down her whole con or anything.

    I will say that you can absolutely tell he's white when you hear things like "this word is offensive because you give it power," but more-on topic however, no, the reason he's angry with the "joke police" is because there are extremely stupid people who will take everything out of context and then scream about it so that they get them punished for shit that they don't deserve. The whole Gunn case happened because hardcore conservatives, conspiracy theorists, and spiteful alt-right weenies got mad about Roseanne so they went after someone who was very anti-trump and took as many jokes out of context as possible to do it. Frankly, Idubbbz calling these shitdicks out for what they are is totally justified and I think he's doing the right thing.
     
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