Why do people make cruel jokes about the Japan disaster?
People who make fun of any disaster specially the magnitude of the Japan disaster are ignorant and unfeeling possibly just evil..
Everybody has their own way of dealing with emotional things.
Some people don't know how to deal with their feelings, which makes them uncomfortable.
Making a joke about the elephant in the room (a joke in itself) can relief the pressure.
Most people making jokes about horrible things like the disaster in Japan are in denial of reality.
"If I act like it's not real and it's all just a joke, then I don't have to deal with the gravity of the situation"
Humor has always been based off the ridicule and misfortunes of others. Try to think of one funny joke that doesn't make fun of a person,place, or thing. As far as the disaster in Japan, people are insensitive, do not realize the gravity of the situation, or honestly do not care.
I agree with harryw45, down right evil people. i can not imagine what the Japanese people are going through with this horrible disaster and I would never pretend to. Nor would I make jokes about the disaster or any disater!
they must have mental issues. some things just are not funny!
In my opinion I think those people use humor as a way to deflect true emotions. I would say that the majority of the offenders are male, and more than likely do not want to "appear weak" by showing genuine emotion or empathy.
Having read all the previous posts I have some agreement with both sides.
People can be really cruel and make jokes about any disaster, any death, any misfortune, basically anything that is different, this gives the impression that the creator of the joke is a cruel, evil person. But, this joke creator is trying to bring laughter and providing that the recipients of such jokes are carefully chosen and on the same level as the creator, there seems to be no harm done.
Though should the sick joke reach someone directly affected by the unfortunate subject, such as a person who has lost a family member or their home, then that would cause unnecessary hurt. Just to make a point, we could all be affected by the Japan disaster!
I personally don't appreciate such jokes and should I receive one, as a text message, as an Email or even verbally, I would chose to totally ignore it.
I really think a lot of people need to lighten up and stop taking the world and themselves sooo seriously....
Humour in any situation is a way many people deal with a crisis, humour no matter how dark relieves tense situations as does laughter. I'm sure you have all heard the expression "I didn't know wheher to Laugh or Cry !"
Why do we laugh when we see something terrible happen to someone else ? Because we are pleased that it didn't happen to us ...Perhaps ?
By it's very nature humour is always going to be cruel to someone, and offensive to some however it's a sad fact of life that NORMAL isn't funny !
Stop taking life so seriously none of us will get out of it alive !
For some it is the easiest way thet know how to deal with tragidy. In darkness theres always light!
I don't think anybody would make cruel jokes with someone else s disaster. anyhow, whoever does that is wicked.
I truly believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. The people that make these cruel, ignorant jokes can be good, kind people in other aspects of their lives. I don't agree with the jokes- but the world is not black and white. An education that includes empathy should be more universally taught creating a society with a more profound emotional intelligence. Also these "jokes" are found mostly on the internet, anonymity, can bring out ugly half truths about ourselves.
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