Most of the commenters exasperatedly yelled that it’s Halloween, get a sense of humor, political correctness is tiresome and such with many Muslims jumping on board.
Suddenly, the poster didn’t seem quite so irrelevant. It did have a target audience – the arrogant and the ignorant sitting on the other side of the fence.
I’m not a fan of political correctness. I guess none of us are till lack of it really steps on our toes. This poster initiated a barrage of costume ideas, most pushing buttons to see how high the tolerance threshold was on either side:
- A pedophile priest.
- An Irish Protestant.
- An American flag or Lady Liberty with a drone mounted on her head.
- A fat-suit complete with meaty fast food accessories.
- A Whiteface to rival a Blackface.
- Then, there were images of a dog or a robot or a sci-fi/fantasy character mimicking the poster message. The net is riddled with these, apparently.
Yes, I remember the good ole times when it was funny to make fun of fat people, of ethnic customs, certain dialects, of skin color – but then it started translating into actual hate crimes. And then it was funny no more.