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  • Yes absolutely. It's offensive and done in bad taste.

    3 8.82%
  • I find it very distasteful, but I'm pretending I'm not personally affected.

    2 5.88%
  • eh... I can understand people being offended but I really just don't care.

    12 35.29%
  • No, people can't tell people when to smile in pictures or not. It's just a picture.

    16 47.06%
  • I probably would have done this tbh.

    3 8.82%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post

    I think people are alarmed in general by young people who are dulled to the suffering of others to almost Roman colleseum proportions (filming injured or dying people instead of helping them, etc) and recent studies have linked selfies to increased narcissistic tendencies. So people jump on things like this, even when the party in question is an innocent tween girl smiling for her deceased father.
    Young people I believe have always been this way, it's just now more transparent because of the internet
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    Young people I believe have always been this way, it's just now more transparent because of the internet
    I don't know that that's true. I do know that adolescent cruelty is legendary, but entire cultures can shift. If they didn't you wouldn't be able to see such a disparity between the responsibility young people took during the silent generation took at a young age, and the exaggerated dependencies of young adults who had "helicopter parents" in generation y.

    Women's roles have changed and so have the attitude of men for both good and ill. Some things are definitely cultural.

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    I took a picture of my wife and myself at the Roman Colossoum. We even had it framed. Am I now an evil person who laughs at the suffering of thousands of innocent victims of roman hedoism?

    I also once took a photo of an american. He's propably a direct ascendant of those brutal massacrers and occupiers of native american tribes. Very evil of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habba View Post
    I took a picture of my wife and myself at the Roman Colossoum. We even had it framed. Am I now an evil person who laughs at the suffering of thousands of innocent victims of roman hedoism?

    I also once took a photo of an american. He's propably a direct ascendant of those brutal massacrers and occupiers of native american tribes. Very evil of me.
    If you go by the odds, if he was white, chances are he was probably a descendant of Irish or Eastern European immigrants in the late 1800's who were treated like shit by them O.G. 'Americans'.

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    People love to express their righteous indignation on the internets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmotini View Post
    I don't know that that's true. I do know that adolescent cruelty is legendary, but entire cultures can shift. If they didn't you wouldn't be able to see such a disparity between the responsibility young people took during the silent generation took at a young age, and the exaggerated dependencies of young adults who had "helicopter parents" in generation y.

    Women's roles have changed and so have the attitude of men for both good and ill. Some things are definitely cultural.
    But sensitivity when it comes to things like this doesn't have to do with how responsible you are. Just because someone has a job doesn't automatically make the emotionally mature.
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    I dont find it offensive.

    I find the ruckus that it caused to be much more offensive.

    It's just a selfie. It isn't a nazi salute, for crying out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I dont find it offensive.

    I find the ruckus that it caused to be much more offensive.

    It's just a selfie. It isn't a nazi salute, for crying out loud.
    But those get less press because of internet trolls.
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    The context of the tween's story makes it inoffensive.

    Otherwise, I'd be mildly offended, even while realizing that it was an act of insensitivity rather than malice, but the apparent internet reaction is excessive, to put it mildly; its an action worthy of brief censure, to educate someone and to uphold necessary aspects of societal socialization*, not something with which to demonize someone (especially not a friggin child).

    *Ruminating about the holocaust is viewed as an activity done in the solemn 'realm of the sacred' for pretty obvious reasons, and publically engaging in gallows humor or emotional disassociation does tend to lesson the emotional impact-sometimes a necessary emotional release at the personal level, but inappropriate to do in the 'public' realm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I dont find it offensive.

    I find the ruckus that it caused to be much more offensive.

    It's just a selfie. It isn't a nazi salute, for crying out loud.
    My feelings exactly.
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