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Is it okay to make a joke about a disabilities if you know someone personally with the condition who is okay with the joke?

By Twitchy . Created on 20 Nov, 2020
Lifestyle 58 votes | 5 Comments
Yes but only if you have the condition yourself

Yes but only if you have the condition yourself

Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.

Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.

No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about

No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about

I'm okay with others doing so but  personally not comfortable doing so...

I'm okay with others doing so but personally not comfortable doing so...

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Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Peter said 5 days ago
I think it’s essential that impairments disabilities are joked about its the Australian way and is inclusive ,
At my local The Lord Dudley in Paddo we drink on the Pavement and plenty come over from the Anglicare home opposite and others who have been attending for years have wonderful nicknames that have no malice but would be considered Wokeful by the PC crowd
No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about
braunhi said 3 days ago
Thanks for your message to me Peter. It seems to sound OK for you with this Peter. It is when people get nasty that I cannot stand. You keep up with your good work and take care. Have a wonderful Sunday. B.
Yes but only if you have the condition yourself
Omni said 7 days ago
My mum, myself and my current partner are all visually impaired. I like to say my family has a nice set of blinds.
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Twitchy said 7 days ago
I find this interesting. I have Tourette Syndrome and I openly joke about it. I often introduce myself as the loudest person in the room, the only person at uni to ever be asked to be turned off and the nonexistent dog you heard in the library. I have found that people are really uncomfortable about it even though it is a joke about myself and a condition I have and accept
No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about
braunhi said 6 days ago
Thanks Omni for sharing this. I must agree with you that although I said no if one is happy to do this it is OK. Take care and have a lovely day. B.
No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about
braunhi said a week ago
I agree with what Mrs says but I voted NO because I have a Down's Syndrome sister and the amount of jokes and stares that she received when we were growing up and still to this day were horrendous. I do not feel that she noticed as much as we did.
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Mrs said 7 days ago
My attitude could be coloured by the fact that as a junior primary child one of my playmates was a Down's syndrome boy, and while I knew he was "different" we never behaved any differently to each other.
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Mrs said 7 days ago
Apparently I have succeeded in passing on "difference blindness" to my children. My sons mate had to excuse himself and have a cry, when my son said "hello beautiful" to their 1st born. He (dad) was having trouble dealing with a Downs Syndrome daughter when they were only in their 30's.
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Richard said a week ago
As long as you are great mates and understand each other - "Mrs" below sums it up well!
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Mrs said a week ago
I regularly joke with my wheelchair bound friend. But don't worry, she does the same to me just as often.
No! Disabilities are never something that should be joked about
Lee said a week ago
Me to, as long as we laugh its good. She tends to get even, if I am not quick enough the toes often cop it. Have had a few issues with people being rude in shopping centres which surprised me. How about you??
Sometimes but it depends on the timing, conditions, and people around.
Mrs said a week ago
My friend is just too apologetic about getting in peoples way. Can't get it through to her that everyone needs to look out for everyone. She does not have to do more because she is "different". That is one of our jokes "good thing you are different or I would not be comfortable with a normal like you"