Too soon, Newsweek. . AUDIENCES WILL BE AWAY.". >parents die at a theater >MFW everyone is complaing


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#35 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
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#8 - BlackieChan (07/22/2012) [-]
>parents die at a theater
>MFW everyone is complaing
#101 - Shotsam (07/22/2012) [-]
My school nurse's son died in that shooting. I love that woman. She isn't an asshole like most nurses and was one of the friendly and funnier persons on the staff. R.I.P. John T. Larimer. And I know this is somewhat bad but I think that's his first name. I really only know the nurses last name.
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User avatar #53 to #43 - atkissonbr (07/22/2012) [-]
no it looks like the face of rape
#76 to #53 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
It looks like the face of Tobuscus   
If he was possessed
It looks like the face of Tobuscus
If he was possessed
#83 to #76 - laxdreizehn (07/22/2012) [-]
Yay, I'm not the only one thinking that!
Yay, I'm not the only one thinking that!
#99 to #83 - chimerical (07/22/2012) [-]
#212 to #99 - laxdreizehn (07/23/2012) [-]
Like honestly, when they first showed that picture, I screamed "Tobuscus!"
Like honestly, when they first showed that picture, I screamed "Tobuscus!"
#61 to #43 - bleachyourworks (07/22/2012) [-]
I sweaw those eyes are of pure evil.
#22 - troubleinc ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
It must've made a killing at the box office.
User avatar #30 to #22 - rogueshadow (07/22/2012) [-]
I heard the premiere was a blast.
User avatar #42 to #30 - bigappa (07/22/2012) [-]
I heard people were dying to see it.
#2 - niggabivakasha (07/21/2012) [-]
< Marlow Stern
#175 - nonsenseanon (07/22/2012) [-]
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User avatar #1 - ianman (07/21/2012) [-]
This one is good.
#65 - kusipaa (07/22/2012) [-]
MFW people get upset because we're laughing at jokes about people we don't even know dying.   
Seriously, If any of us were to die...these people wouldn't give a 			****		 about us. Why should we give a 			****		 about them?
MFW people get upset because we're laughing at jokes about people we don't even know dying.

Seriously, If any of us were to die...these people wouldn't give a **** about us. Why should we give a **** about them?
User avatar #77 to #65 - PoisinSandwich (07/22/2012) [-]
Yea some people need to know this is the internet and people dont give a **** what happens. You know that rebecca person who survived that one shooting then died in this one. That was one of my moms friends and I am sorry for my mom and her family. but i know no one gives a **** on the internet. And i dont want to argue or sound like i am saying you are wrong. but yea the internet doesnt care and people need to realise that.
User avatar #79 to #77 - kusipaa (07/22/2012) [-]
True, true. But I wasn't talking about just inside the internet. I was talking about outside the internet as well. When I heard the news, I didn't feel sorry for them. Nor did I say "they deserved it" I felt nothing. People are over reacting for nothing. Like I said, people wouldn't give a **** if anyone here died.
I'm not saying " I don't give a **** " just to sound hardcore, either. Just had to clear that up.
User avatar #86 to #79 - PoisinSandwich (07/22/2012) [-]
Yea, i had the same reaction about when that guy killed those kids in norway. i dont want to sound like a dick but i didnt know those people and didnt care. and now that it happened to my moms friend i feel bad. but i understand how you feel. also with all the deaths of innocent people of drug cartels in mexico. i dont care about them either but someone does. i do know where you are coming from.
User avatar #71 to #65 - NexusSeven (07/22/2012) [-]
I mean it's in poor taste to ake fun of the dead. Especially those that dies so recently.
User avatar #98 to #65 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
Sorry for the wall of text.

From a sociological point of view, it's basically a display of not sharing in the same values as others.

Making jokes about the loss of human life is viewed as disrespect, those who are offended by this are those who share in the value of giving some measure of respect to the memories of these victims.

When people encounter others who do not share in similar values, there's a conflict of interests involved, because they're witnessing something that conflicts with what they've come to know as being ethical or common place, things that are conflicting with their beliefs.

From my own perspective, I wasn't heartbroken (like how my sister and mother was, who were sobbing when they saw the news) when the massacre was reported. I had a sense of disappointment and gloom, with the thought of "god damnit, that's awful," but in the end I moved on.

I do not find humor in making fun of tragic instances like that, I believe that some measure of respect is deserved, because that could have very well been you, me, or a loved one involved, and that would have been terrible. If you want to make fun of it, show a sense of disrespect to people just because "I don't know them, hence why I shouldn't give a **** ," then go ahead and do as you please.

However, think about it like this, would you be willing to tell those jokes to the faces of those victim's loved ones? To show complete and utter lack of sympathy towards something that was truly horrendous and traumatic for a great amount of people? Because if not, if you were to tell that joke and have a laugh with your friends, but then tell straight to the face of a victim's grieving loved one "I'm very sorry for your loss," instead of "I've got a joke about this!" then there's a conflict in principle, because all you're doing is lying to them.

Because things like that speak of someone's character, and it causes a diminishing effect on people's values, hence the complaints and people getting offended.
User avatar #105 to #104 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
I was 3 characters away from the full 2000.
#210 to #98 - anon (07/22/2012) [-]
The whole point of black comedy is that we point at the face of vulgar issues and laugh at them just because they're such a serious matter. It switches focus from the tragic to the tragically comical, from sad to silly. Seeing the irony or humor in even the bleakest situation can help you master situations and environments.

In this case the obvious irony is that it happend at a showing of the new Batman movie which opens much doors to comic relief like the one OP posted.
User avatar #180 to #98 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
That was beautiful, but I disagree about why people laugh.
"Obviously, it’s a challenge to make light of the darkness but, um, it’s better than crying about it." - Stephen Colbert
We laugh to keep it from saddening us. Once you make it into a joke, it loses its reality, you can become disconnected from it. You lose your fear, it is impossible to laugh and be afraid at the same time.
The ones who make the jokes understand this, they are trying to relieve some of the sadness others feel by making them laugh, but they might not necessarily find it funny. And then some people are just apathetic or go out of their way to be assholes.
User avatar #185 to #180 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
It's what I was telling semianon, there's a difference between making light of a situation, it's something else to expect other people to not get offended.
User avatar #190 to #185 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
It's the internet, someone is always going to get offended. So you really shouldn't care what other people think of your opinions. In real life though, you can consider the individual's perspective and purposefully not offend them
User avatar #193 to #190 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
I also want to point out that the above poster's reasoning was "I don't give a **** about them"

I was mostly working off of that, just to be clear. I'm sure stephen colbert doesn't make some of his jokes because he doesn't care.
#154 to #98 - SemiAnon (07/22/2012) [-]
First thing I said when I heard the news was the now overused "Sounds like the new Batman movie was to die for."
Then I went on about the killing it made at the box office.
User avatar #160 to #154 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
see, I wouldn't have thought of that.

I was actually dreading going onto websites like funnyjunk, because I knew there would be jokes about it only hours after the event.
User avatar #169 to #160 - SemiAnon (07/22/2012) [-]
I mean, obviously I wouldn't be telling the jokes to the victims and their families, but it's funny to me. It happened, and nothing I can do will change that, so why not brighten as least my own mood, if no one else's?
I'd honestly feel empathy for them in person, but it really is that detached feeling that makes me not consider them while amusing myself.
User avatar #172 to #169 - dtox (07/22/2012) [-]
I'm not judging people for how they feel, just explaining how different the sense of values are.

And that's still being more respectful than telling people a controversial joke and expecting everyone to be ok with it, only to criticize those who're offended.
User avatar #78 to #65 - deadsilence (07/22/2012) [-]
I now give a **** about you good sir.
User avatar #80 to #78 - kusipaa (07/22/2012) [-]
I give a **** about you too, man.
User avatar #85 to #80 - sixfivefour (07/22/2012) [-]
You guys can have my ***** , too
User avatar #87 to #85 - kusipaa (07/22/2012) [-]
And you can have mine.

Let's keep this **** going...
User avatar #89 to #87 - angelojuusan (07/22/2012) [-]
I am a wizard, and I give ***** about all of you guys!
User avatar #90 to #89 - kusipaa (07/22/2012) [-]
I am 80 years old and I can't **** .
User avatar #91 to #65 - onceman (07/22/2012) [-]
Because you should set an example, like in Rush Hour 3, Lee's brother was trying to kill him, when Lee had the opportunity to kill him, he just held out his hand in an attempt to save him, it's called being human, it's in our nature to want to help, but just cause the media won't acknowledge it, doesn't mean people won't mourn your death.
#4 - ishalltroll (07/22/2012) [-]
I guess you could say the movie, was pretty killer.
#144 - cracknigger (07/22/2012) [-]
ba dum tss
#127 - pandawarlord (07/22/2012) [-]
Out of all the people in the theater dressed like batman no one jumped up to save the day...DISAPOINTED
User avatar #168 to #127 - ogctom (07/22/2012) [-]
gun free zone buddy, it was fish in a barrel for him
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#50 - arabiddrummer **User deleted account** (07/22/2012) [-]
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#148 - harshy ONLINE (07/22/2012) [-]
imma boycott newsweek
#84 - Whatwhat (07/22/2012) [-]
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User avatar #177 - Morningwood (07/22/2012) [-]
I guess you can say Batman.....

Was to die for.....

I feel like a douche now ):
#182 to #177 - anon (07/22/2012) [-]
why isn't it funny that 12 people died?

#183 to #177 - lizzarro (07/22/2012) [-]
If you're going to do that you gotta use the picture.
User avatar #198 - criticalvector (07/22/2012) [-]
they wanted to see the whole movie, but all they got was a few clips.
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