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Even in Humor, It's Not OK

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I saw a joke today that upset me. It involved tomatoes acting as if they were human. Dad smacks the boy on the head and tells him to ketchup. Humor. I get it. But...

Head injuries due to abuse are serious. I was a victim of 13 years of child abuse and only in the last year did I learn than, when the doctors look at my eyes, brain and other things with their instruments and via tests, the evidence of the brain damage caused by that abuse is still very apparent, decades later.

As long as people joke about children being slapped in the head, they send a message that this is ok behavior. This is not OK.
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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    When I see those kinds of “jokes”, I delete them, or hide those posts. Do not wish to continue showing them.
    178 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I am so sorry for what you suffered.it is my opinion that abuse of any kind is never funny. I grew up in an alcoholic home I don't find drunk jokes funny either.
    207 days ago
  • JHADZHIA
    I agree. There is so much of this sadly. The original head slappers and punchers were the Three Stooges. Everyone loved them. Where is the line drawn between humor and sending the wrong message?
    You have overcome your past to become a kind and caring person. That kind of treatment could have easily sent you down a wrong path.. Good on you.
    207 days ago
  • MRSOBELLATURNER
    Awe! I'm so sorry about your past! I'm a suicide attempt survivor and I hate seeing suicide jokes!! I agree some people think everything is so funny, but Don't understand how it may really hurt someone!
    207 days ago
  • DEE1221
    You are so right!! I saw that same "joke" I didn't find the "fun" in it either.
    207 days ago
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