comic license, is there a limit?

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Posted: 13 years ago

The other day I saw a comic clip of Gandhiji lookalike on Youtube doing a pole dance and all, lot of people got offended, someone went overboard said you should die etc

I know there were some religious things for which humor is untolerable to some, A few weeks ago on comedy central they had a skit on Jesus, which if done on other religions figures would draw a lot of fire but did not.

Same case with racial humor, Micheal Richards caught a lot of flak for something very similar.

Dont all of us get that freedom to speak freely upon all topics?

why do people go to the extent of banning, calling for death, causing a huge outcry against that person?

Isnt this one of the things that we get with Democracy?

If Gandhiji were alive today, and if there is someone doing a skit on him, wouldnt he stand up and defend that person's right to voice their opinion?

Does someone doing a comic skit on Gandhiji or our religious ideals reduce their value?

In my opinion it is quite normal for someone to get offended, however anything beyond that is an overreaction

what do you guys think?

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Posted: 13 years ago
I agree. In fact, if one's faith is strong, one should not even feel so offended. According to me, even gandhiji will ask his followers to move on and ignore something that is hurtful.
I am against programs / websites that target a particular religion / person / region. But many comedy shows, talk shows, clips target everyone and everything in the world! I am fine with it. In fact, many a times, I find it very funny. Gandhi / XYZ was a great person, and he/she died and will live to be great forever. If a comic strip can affect his greatness, one should examine one's own faith in the person. Same is with religion.
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Posted: 13 years ago

 Hi All!

I don't like the comedy made out of

    "Great National Leaders" Religion Art and culture(In Some stupid Indian movies they use claasical  dance and classical music in their rubbish songs) Physical Beauty
  • Physical and mental disabilities

I don't go out and make dharnas or burn the effigies or posters but I discourage people who try to promote such type of jokes.This is my freedom.Afterall its democracy!!

Cheers,

Mythili

Edited by mythili_Kiran - 13 years ago
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Posted: 13 years ago

Comedy is projection of reality in a funny and democratic forum. As long as it does not try to send messeges across and but purely for laughs it is ok.

Having said that I don't find anything funny about Gandhiji doing a pole dance. It shouldn't be offending because it is not funny and should be ignored IMO.
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Posted: 13 years ago

The other day I saw a comic clip of Gandhiji lookalike on Youtube doing a pole dance and all, lot of people got offended, someone went overboard said you should die etc

You call that comic???Dead..

Dont all of us get that freedom to speak freely upon all topics?

Yes we do..Yet, freedom doesnt mean one can step on other people's toes....Ouch


why do people go to the extent of banning, calling for death, causing a huge outcry against that person?

That's natural...You cant expect one to throw stones on others and not get punished for it, can you???


Isnt this one of the things that we get with Democracy?

Lets say the subject in the video is not Gandhiji or anyother public figure, but one of our own loved ones, can we just keep quite without reacting to it in any manner, chanting the manthras of Democracy???

Gandhiji is a revered figure and a very personal hero to a lot of us Indians and people world wide... If making such videos is not bad enough, we even have so much of importance given to that Censored...

If Gandhiji were alive today, and if there is someone doing a skit on him, wouldnt he stand up and defend that person's right to voice their opinion?

I dont know if he would stand up for that Censored, but he would have definetly asked us to ignore...
Again, you call this a skit???Dead

 

In my opinion it is quite normal for someone to get offended, however anything beyond that is an overreaction

Yes it is your opinion..However, beyond "what " is overreaction???


what do you guys think?

I think we are giving too much importance to a guy who doesnt deserve anything but some good councilling for mental sickness...

And I am with Mythilli here...Making fun of other people is in a very bad taste, let alone the revered national leaders, Godly figures etc...

I really want to find out how this guy would have liked to see his own father(My apologies for dragging in his father, ) being mocked in a similar fashion..Dead




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Posted: 13 years ago
Comic thing should presented in good manner ........Charli chaplin imitate Hitler that period....So A open hearted person should enjoy the comdy......So if you check the Cartoon and like that things..its not offending...leaders also can enjoy the comdy n cartoons.....

See gandhi have walking stick always with him..but he walk very fastly....i feel its funny, is that offending..
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Posted: 13 years ago
Originally posted by raksha.l


The other day I saw a comic clip of Gandhiji lookalike on Youtube doing a pole dance and all, lot of people got offended, someone went overboard said you should die etc

You call that comic???Dead..

for him yes it is, there are dark humor's in the world, not that anyone/everyone has to like it

Dont all of us get that freedom to speak freely upon all topics?

Yes we do..Yet, freedom doesnt mean one can step on other people's toes....Ouch

two statements that contradict each other completely

why do people go to the extent of banning, calling for death, causing a huge outcry against that person?

That's natural...You cant expect one to throw stones on others and not get punished for it, can you???

calling for death is natural reaction? it is an act of free speech, calling for death is natural? is that what we are telling others? if your free speech does not jell with the majority, be prepared to hear death calls

now your free speech can be anything, political, social, offensive, etc, if majority dislikes it be prepared for a death call.

tommorow, even if the majority does not care, and the public official gets offended, they can call a death call(you know there is another word for it). Does it still remain a democracy?

The very thought that someone called for a death or punishment is undemocatic there

Isnt this one of the things that we get with Democracy?

Lets say the subject in the video is not Gandhiji or anyother public figure, but one of our own loved ones, can we just keep quite without reacting to it in any manner, chanting the manthras of Democracy???

Will I get mad? yes I will, but my grandpa wont, he was a member of Gandhiji's armyWink and he would stopped me from doing anything similar to our current politicians or people, I know

but the reason I love Gandhiji is for his principles, his principles tell me to walk away whereas my personal love for him tells me to whack him

But if I am whacking him I am loving him more than his principles

This is a clear case of "manav-puja" here.

Gandhiji is a revered figure and a very personal hero to a lot of us Indians and people world wide... If making such videos is not bad enough, we even have so much of importance given to that Censored...

If Gandhiji were alive today, and if there is someone doing a skit on him, wouldnt he stand up and defend that person's right to voice their opinion?

I dont know if he would stand up for that Censored, but he would have definetly asked us to ignore...

so actually you love the man more than his principles thenWink

Again, you call this a skit???Dead

It is, however much of a bad humor it is, I did not watch the completely

But imagine if he had panned his camera to his audience and showed pictures of Soniya, Laloo, Mulayam, Manmohan Singh, Arjun Singh, Jayalalitha, Advani etc.

would it be a skit?

In my opinion it is quite normal for someone to get offended, however anything beyond that is an overreaction

Yes it is your opinion..However, beyond "what " is overreaction???

Yes, I hold my opinion, today, I can go out and say negative things about anyone without fear(well not in India), that is the democracy that Gandhiji strived for

Just like I have the freedom, so does this !@#@$
what do you guys think?

I think we are giving too much importance to a guy who doesnt deserve anything but some good councilling for mental sickness...

arent we? by publicizing him having his website get million hits, by having our Govt stop and spend time for this rather than something good for the people of the country that actually makes their life a but better? If not that, he would have gone back to the box he came fromWink

And I am with Mythilli here...Making fun of other people is in a very bad taste, let alone the revered national leaders, Godly figures etc...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h7Ub9wNQKUE
still bad taste?

I really want to find out how this guy would have liked to see his own father(My apologies for dragging in his father, ) being mocked in a similar fashion..Dead

Another of Gandhiji's principle

Hate the sin, not the sinner

Big smileSmileTongue

Edited by sareg - 13 years ago
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