I hadn’t heard earlier about Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and after watching one show (which by the way has 117 million youtube views, cough, 117 million) I started thinking how difficult it is to do any comedy stuff – if you don’t want to offend anyone.
If you have a character called “a dead terrorist” who talks this and that, chances are you are insulting somebody.
If you make jokes about different countrymen… you’ll mock somebody.
In fact, unless you are mocking yourself with jokes… chances are you are offending somebody else. Possibly.
One indie developer is doing game about private parts. That will most likely offend somebody. There’s all sort of humor going on in games (and inside game dev teams).
Some people think that “hey, if you are offended by this – go to other room”. It’s like everything should be tolerated… since “it’s just humor”. But is it so? Is it so that everybody should tolerate the guy who makes the worst jokes in a game dev team?
Is it okay to present offensive stuff and make jokes about it? How offensive is fine?
Where and how do you draw the line?