It’s probably one of those controversies that will likely never get resolved with people on both sides unbending.
When is a joke racist?
The very question upsets some and excites others.
It’s a question tackled by PP Wong in the Huffington Post.
Wong sees many racially tinged jokes as a form of “grown up racial bullying.”
A most recent high profile example she cites are the comments made to a Chinese contestant on the show Holland’s Got Talent.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below.
Wong suggests a litmus test to determine if a joke is racist. Unfortunately its not a test most who like to tell offensive jokes will likely take.
What’s your take? When does a joke go too far?
Thanks to YP Lee for alerting me to this post.