— Jonas Eriksson (@jonaswrites) March 20, 2015
I know people all over the world are suffering and there are more important stuff to be annoyed about. Yet, this annoys me.
It’s comedy. It’s supposed to be funny and joke around stereotypes. It’s not to be taken seriously and DEFINITELY not to be offended by.
Still, people get offended by stupid things all the time. Being Swedish, I know this firsthand as we’re one of the most “politically corrected peoples” around. In Sweden, if a road sign depicts a male, people get outraged and start spewing things in media about how it reflects the patriarchal society (there are many other examples of this, but you get the point).
It’s a sign. Move on.
Don’t people have better things to do? More pressing things to worry about?
There are a lot of injustices in the world. Nothing and no one is perfect. There is work to do, weights to pull. So to me it seems like being offended by comedies, road signs and comics, to name recent examples, is a bit over-the-top and a waste of energy and time.
My advice to you on this Friday is therefore: Don’t take things too seriously. Laugh a little. Loosen your shoulders. Worry about the really important stuff and when it’s not really important, shrug and let it go.