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Thread #118593   Message #2586291
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
11-Mar-09 - 08:11 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: BS: Jade Goody Jokes
Sinister, I can see where you are coming from but I feel that maybe you should have titled the thread a little differently. Had it been 'Folklore: Gallows Humour' or something similar, it might have had a better reception. The title as it is now, and your original post, would suggest that you are trolling for "jokes" about Jade Goody. By naming her in the title, you've made it about her and that is what makes it inelligible for 'above the line', whilst opening yourself up for harsh criticism that might not be justified.

Now personally, I can't stand the woman, all that she represents, or the programmes and magazines that made her what she is. However, I can sympathise with her condition, having watched my father die of cancer. Even with the privacy afforded him by his anonymity and the local hospice, his death was not dignified. Jade's is not likely to be any different. It is her choice to make this public an end, she has stated her reasons for doing so, just as it is my choice not to read the articles or watch the TV programmes.

I'd like to see this thread closed, but if you really are interested in the sort of black 'gallows' humour your second post indicates, then maybe a more sensitive thread title with a less inflammatory and reasoned original post might be a start.

Of course, if your sole idea is to get more sick jokes about the death of a public figure to pass on to your mates, then it deserves to be sunk without trace.