If you’re a fan of youtube or the internet in general, you’ve probably seen the chain of videos sparking up everywhere called “Sh*t ___ Say”. Usually borderline racist/sexist, these videos depict stereotypical situations of people saying things to one another. These “viral” videos have become so popular they have even gone so far to include animals and other objects. Though many people could find these videos offensive and crude, the ratings all over youtube are drastically high and they are becoming increasingly popular. So popular infact there are response videos to them such as: “Sh*t ‘Sh*t __ Say'”. It never ends! But why are these videos which could be taken as hateful, extremely popular?
Today, many people have become more tolerant to racist and crude jokes. For example when you turn on the television, most shows out, for example Family Guy, are drenched in this “new” humor. Sexist and racist jokes such as these have now invaded our culture and because it is now “the norm”, will most likely nh. Though because you have this new humor being introduced into a society that usually dislikes this rude comedy, you have those who agree and those who do not. When it comes to these videos “Sh*t ___ Say”, I find it hard to believe that anyone could find something such as this offensive. Many people many not admit to it, but yes, as stereotypical as it is, you (yes, you) sound like this in these awkward situations. Before when people were against such foul humor, people would be on their side, but now many who oppose are viewed as shallow or naive. This is in many cases true, much like the cellphone article read earlier, “If you don’t like, too bad”.
“Sh*t ___ Say” videos are nothing more than harmless fun, pointing out stereotypical flaws in everyone. Of course these are not meant to be taken seriously, how could they? In general our society is becoming more and more accepting of crude humor. But is this a bad thing? Maybe not because we are becoming more tolerant and accepting of one another, being able to brush off and laugh at stereotypes. Or is it an underlying thing we should be more aware of? “Sh*t ___ Say” show what our society believes is funny, innocently enough. Or maybe we’ve had enough like this person (Or at least enough with the videos… They’re everywhere!):