Posted by Mike Dennis on April 02, 2006 at 18:39:51 from 22.214.171.124 user MTD.
In Reply to: Re: Children's writers - PS . . posted by Peter H on April 02, 2006 at 18:23:58:
Humour is so subjective and there are many factors that have to be considered. An example - I was brought up in a family environment where teasing was mild and occasional, my partner was brought up (and she brought her own children up too) in an environment where teasing was the 'norm' and I still find being teased on occasions hurtful which she cannot understand.
As to Linda Smith and her ilk, her 'attack' was on people's tastes and not one person (or their taste) in particular. I agree partly with Peter's previous post that humour attacking a group for reasons such as religious belief is on dangerous ground but attacking others taste in reading material or music is not (I hope) going to cause an international crisis!
Humorous attacks on individuals all depends on whether they are in public eye and there in person to receive the attack, that is a very different matter.
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