Funny is a crucial word to me because nowadays it is often confused with being offensive or perhaps to offensive which is open in the social media era.
Some people tend to consider offensive comments on people’s lives or appearance as just jokes on social media and even in real life.
What if the victim takes it seriously or as bullying? What if they grew up being told such negative comments and they have been trying to fight that?
Should the victim quit social media or keep away from the offender, if so will the offender look for another victim?
Someone once told me that a ‘joke is the truth told in a funny way’.
That does not mean that you impose a truth on me ‘in a funny way’ or through a ‘joke’.
All in all , don’t use the jokes to offend people with certain comments and finish it up with laughter, they may laugh with you then go to cry alone and a serious outcome is at times suicide.
Be careful when joking. People will often joke on topics such a racism, sexual violence, child abuse and other forms of inequality yet they know they are crucial issues.
At the end of the day ensure that your jokes are not influencing others negatively, let them be friendly and fun.
I really don’t have much to say on this nor do I have a clear opinion but all in all I think that there should be a clear line between bullying and joking.