I feel like everyone in 2015 gets offended by everything. did you guys hear about the whole Starbucks red cup thing? This guy was offended over a cup 🙃
Most Helpful Girl
"easily offended" is like, a cop out explanation used by people who are desensitized or emotionally detached enough that nearly nothing gets strong emotional reactions from them, for why some people behave emotionally. it's a made up personality trait by george carlin and other whatever stand up comedians who were mad about people criticizing their act or 90s censorship crusading mothers. it doesn't exist in 2015 as an actual thing.
whenever you think someone is "easily offended", there's probably an actual explanation for their behaviour that makes /some/ kind of sense. granted, though, in the situation you referenced, it is pretty ridiculous - a lot of American christians are sort of searching for reasons to declare themselves an oppressed minority, basically because, they've heard people criticize American conservative christians, and they think that's equivalent to having racism directed at them and they want excuses to lash out or prove that they're under some kind of threat. so, starbucks changes from Christmas to not referencing Christmas directly, and they think, as they've thought with all this stuff, that it's Christmas under threat because they took the "christ" out of it.
i said their behaviour had reasons, not that it was smart. but it gets dumber.
instead of boycotting and starving money from starbucks and trying to make the business venture a failure, they are ACTIVELY GIVING AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE TO STARBUCKS. they're going to starbucks and saying their name is "merry christmas" and acting like they got one over on starbucks. some are saying they're going to go every day! they are ACTIVELY MAKING IT FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL, HOLY SHIT.3
Most Helpful Guy
Far from it. I really hate the 2015 PC culture. I am firmly for freedom of speech which DOES include the right to offend. I should be able to say n**, cunt, slut and faggot at any place or time. Ok the only exception I'd agree to would have to be kids. They don't need to hear it. But if an adult is offended by a mere word then that's not my problem - that's their's entirely.1