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OK, it's recently come to my attention that Pewdie's videos can offend some people. One of the most notable examples is the dark humor he uses. More specifically, the "rape jokes."

If you don't know what I mean, Pewdie used to use the word rape fairly often in his videos and he would use it in a joking manner. Now, I will admit that this did kinda offend me a little when I first started watching him. But I was able to look past that and enjoy Pewdie for who he was: a guy trying to have fun and be funny. And I know that rape isn't funny and that it's a terrible and traumatic event that will likely have long lasting effects on the victim, be they male or female. If you yourself have ever been raped, my heart goes out to you.

A common misconception is that dark humor seems to glorify or make light of tragedy. It doesn't. Dark humor takes a morbid or taboo subject matter and helps us transcend it and show us its absurdity. Dark humor, to me, is probably the best kind of humor. It provides the best examination of the human condition. (Did I just use The Amazing Atheist's argument? Yes, because he's right)

Pewdie doesn't mean to offend anyone. He knows that rape isn't funny and has sworn to never make a joke with the word "rape" in it ever again just because of this backlash he's getting from tons of people saying that he's a horrible person for trying to entertain people. Sure, his jokes might not be their cup of tea and they might find it offensive, but who is anyone for telling him (or anyone, for that matter) what he can or can't say? This is why I'm against censorship.

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this blog post, I just wanted to address the subject.
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KawaiiSoulEater Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
i like it all
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SakuMulti Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I don't get what the big problem is with his jokes. It's obvious that they're just jokes and if people don't like that, why don't they just ignore those parts of his videos if they're true bros?
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ThiefshippingAngel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was fine with it when I started watching Pewdie, because everyone has their own sense of humor. And Pewdie has a variety of types of humor. So If you don't like one, then look past it until you find one to like. That's how I learned how to become a true bro. What about everyone else? Can they say the same?
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lAmbralNeral Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's raeping time!
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree that what he said was uncalled for and extremely rude.
Although, he should pick out the words first before he says something, even if it's towards a "hater".
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MaidenoftheDawn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, he could be a little more careful about what he says. But he's still funny :heart:
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ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this 100% :clap:
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biseibutsu03 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you in entirety -- despite things becoming a little out of hand, Pewdie addressed it quite well.
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. That is all.
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unisama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you. What viewers have to understand is that if you don't like it DON'T WATCH IT. Simple as that
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