In the last few days I've been noticing an awful lot of drama on Facebook, some of you have probably come across it too, involving this Dead Baby Jokes page.
Yes, I know, Dead Baby Jokes is so 2004 but really, what do you expect from Facebook? Facebook: Not on this chart
Anyway, the cause of the drama seems to be an influx of oh-so offended types
, whom obviously being new to the Internet fail to realise what obvious Trollbait they're setting themselves up as. What follows is the inevitable perpetual echo chamber of lulz/outrage [delete as appropriate], all of which is pretty depressing to behold. (For those of you interested in that sort of thing, the potential for lulz/epic trolling has never been higher). Like I said earlier, people on Facebook aren't exactly net-savvy; no one told them about feeding the trolls. Pictured: Lulz
The reason I'm bringing this to your attention is, there seems to be some sort of campaign mobilising to get the page banned from Facebook, lead by the same sanctimonious cretins who're drawing all of the attention to the page in the first place with their whinging. Now, I'm not here to get into a discussion about what is and what isn't funny, or whether comedy based purely on shock value has any merit. All I'm saying is this; If you don't like sick jokes, don't read them. Ignore them. No one is forcing you to read them. Because you know what's more offensive than dead baby jokes? Censorship.
I could sign off with some oft misattributed Voltaire quote but I'm not gonna, so here's Stephen Fry instead: