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Amazing quote. I appreciate you taking the time to view the content I uploaded If you like, send me a friend request, I accept them all <3. it' s now very co

I appreciate you taking the time to view the content I uploaded
If you like, send me a friend request, I accept them all <3

it' s now very common to hear
people say, Tm rather offended
by thats' As ifthat gives them
certain rights. its actually
nothing more. Ihan a whine. '1
Find that offensive.’ it has no
meaning; it has no purpose; it
has no reason to be respected
as a phrase. , am offended by
that/ Well, so fucking what."
Stephen Fry
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#5 - goseikiba
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(07/18/2014) [-]
> To sum up that quote, how anyone else views other's opinions
User avatar #7 to #5 - IamSofaKingdom
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(07/19/2014) [-]
It's not just opinions, it is when they are complaining to others about their opinion in the hopes of forcing change in their favor. They think their opinion should be respected over others.
User avatar #17 to #5 - popnotes
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Nobody care is
#12 - lycoris
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(07/19/2014) [-]
To me, telling someone you're offended by something is warning them. You're giving them a red flag so they (hopefully) won't continue to offend you, potentially causing problems.

Responding to said warning with "Well, so ******* what?" is not only going to cause tension between you and whoever you're talking to, but you're also making yourself look like a ******* prick.

Anyone who uses this quote to justify being an ass probably lacks any real social skills.
User avatar #13 to #12 - nocta
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(07/19/2014) [-]
^agree with this

also i think its an awful quote by someone who thinks himself as a clever person, when its really an egocentric moron
#18 to #12 - anon id: 85032641
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(07/19/2014) [-]
If someone says something that upsets you, you should tell them why, not just say "I'm offended by that". Otherwise you just look like your trying to silence the opinion of someone for no reason.
#25 to #18 - anon id: ff504645
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Assuming the other even cares to hear it.
User avatar #29 to #12 - mrnaanbread
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(07/19/2014) [-]
I think Fry here is more referring to people who say that they are offended by what a comedian says, which is obviously not their business.
User avatar #30 to #12 - freddyhollensen
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(07/19/2014) [-]
To me, Generally "I'm offended by that" is used in a way which insinuates a right have been broken.

I'm offended you portrayed my prophet having sex with another man. Therefor, you shouldn't have the right to perform this action.

In a social context, I'm offended will generally mean, shut the **** up or we're not friends anymore. But I personally find respecting feelings of minor importance when discussing important topics. If you want to let hurt feelings stop you from saying things you think is right and true, feel free to do so. But if this makes me a prick, the vice versa makes you a coward.

I'd like to think this matter is not all black and white, shielding peoples emotions with lies is something any reasonable person will do on a daily basis. But generally, especially in the public sphere, you shouldn't worry about offending people with the things you think is worth to say.
#42 to #30 - lycoris
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There is a big difference when talking to people one-on-one and talking in groups. When talking to just one other person both people should mind what they say a bit more carefully. If they're unable to discuss a topic without offending one another then they shouldn't be talking about it in the first place.

Generally speaking, when talking in groups you (the speaker) should mind you don't say something that's too harshly worded to express. There's almost always a polite way to get your thoughts heard. More people will respect your opinion that way, even if it clashes with their own. Think of the characters Doctor House and Doctor Wilson from House M.D. --House shares a view sorta like yours. He gets his point across but in turn, people don't really like him. Wilson on the other hand is much more polite and always tries to be considerate when talking, resulting in him being generally more "liked" by patients.

The people listening should also mind they don't involve personal values in a group discussion. You're right that they shouldn't be "cowards" and just accept that different people have different opinions and that the truth can be hard to swallow. Of course, this whole post is just MY opinion. It's like going to see a comedian. If some of the jokes are just too much it's better to leave rather than start a scene.


TLDR: It really comes down to being considerate when both speaking and listening. It's not required, but it helps make friends.
User avatar #43 to #12 - ragingflamingos
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(07/19/2014) [-]
The quote is probably meant as more of a comment against censorship. People act like you can't talk about things because you might "offend someone" with alarming frequency. It can keep some pretty important issues from being properly discussed.
#48 to #43 - lycoris
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(07/19/2014) [-]
I did no research on where the quote is from. My post is based purely off my interpretation of the quote alone.
#55 to #48 - ragingflamingos
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Well perhaps check out the source first next time.
User avatar #3 - insertsfunnyname
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(07/18/2014) [-]
Then people will use this as an excuse to be arseholes.
User avatar #6 to #3 - Snookbone
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Yeah this has been taken somewhat out of context, I think he was making a point about fair criticism at the time and people getting offended because they're too uptight or something.
User avatar #9 to #3 - demented
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(07/19/2014) [-]
You know what are easy to deal with?
Assholes.
I could be a ******* proctologist with the number of assholes I've dealt with in my life.

Do you know what are a ******* PAIN to deal with.
Full grown adults who act like spoiled children when another adult doesn't live their independent life exactly to glorified opinion.
THOSE people are absolute cunts and impossible to deal with.

** IN SHORT, GIVE ME ASSHOLES I LOVE ASSHOLES THEY'RE EASY TO DEAL WITH HELL BRING ON ALL THE ASSHOLES YOU CAN THROW AT ME I'D SWIM THROUGH A LAKE OF ASSHOLES JUST TO BE ALLOWED TO PUNCH A SELF-RIGHTEOUS CUNT IN THE JAW WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS**
User avatar #10 to #3 - silverzepher
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(07/19/2014) [-]
people need an excuse? i need an excuse to be nice to people.
#22 - derpination
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(07/19/2014) [-]
In that case... The holocaust never happened.
#47 to #22 - truesmokewolf
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That's just... dumb. You do realize they have records of the experimentation done to people in camps like Auschwitz? Some pretty sick **** they did. I don't even know how this whole &quot;the Holocaust is fake&quot; **** started, but it's dumb. Were the crusades fake, too? It just baffles me how some people say they don't believe in the Holocaust and ACTUALLY mean it.   
(All things considered, the Nazis were actually friendlier towards Jews and people as a whole than the Catholic Church, so the Nazis don't have that evil stigma in my mind; only the Catholic Church holds that honor.)
That's just... dumb. You do realize they have records of the experimentation done to people in camps like Auschwitz? Some pretty sick **** they did. I don't even know how this whole "the Holocaust is fake" **** started, but it's dumb. Were the crusades fake, too? It just baffles me how some people say they don't believe in the Holocaust and ACTUALLY mean it.
(All things considered, the Nazis were actually friendlier towards Jews and people as a whole than the Catholic Church, so the Nazis don't have that evil stigma in my mind; only the Catholic Church holds that honor.)
#74 to #47 - derpination
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Comment Picture
User avatar #57 to #47 - dehumanizer
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oh you mean human soap, masturbation machines, shrunken heads and skin lamps? Oh yeah man defiently proof!

#remember the 6 gazilion!
User avatar #73 to #47 - tehlulzbringer
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(07/19/2014) [-]
there are no records
User avatar #75 to #73 - truesmokewolf
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(07/21/2014) [-]
The Nazis kept records of the experimentation for medical records of what did and didn't work. Look it up. Also where else would those death tolls come from?
User avatar #11 - rynkar
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(07/19/2014) [-]
So... offending someone isn't a problem? I am free to call everyone some form of slur and not care that they may be offended? *****************.

Seriously, **** that quote, only assholes will ever care to say such a thing.
User avatar #32 to #11 - serotonin
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(07/19/2014) [-]
insult and offending is not a same.

wrong
-"You are fat bitch"
-"gasp"

VS

proper
-"You are obiese and you should do something about it. That life stile is not good for you and for community"
-"OMG you cant tell me that! I am offended"
-"I can and I dont care"
User avatar #31 - dehumanizer
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Isnt this guy like a pedophile or something?
#56 to #31 - oosulley
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(07/19/2014) [-]
I'm sorry guys, but come the **** on, how in the name of God do you not recognise bait at this stage?
User avatar #58 to #56 - dehumanizer
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lol bait? what do you mean?
User avatar #33 to #31 - iogc
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(07/19/2014) [-]
i think he's just gay
User avatar #34 to #33 - dehumanizer
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well he is a gay jewish liberal atheist but recently there was some pedophilia scandal among UK tv celeberties or something and this guy was suspected, i can honestly say im not surprised, he does look like a child didler
User avatar #35 to #34 - alcantara
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Stephen Fry was never a suspect in Yewtree; not moreso than any bbc employee. Unlike the likes of Saville, there was no further lines of inquiry for Fry - his name came up as an employee, not as someone they think fiddled kiddies.

Hugh Laurie's name would have come up, too.
User avatar #36 to #35 - dehumanizer
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(07/19/2014) [-]
well i still think he does it
User avatar #37 to #36 - alcantara
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Wishful thinking, perhaps - you want a bit of Fry and Laurie and you know it.
User avatar #38 to #37 - dehumanizer
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(07/19/2014) [-]
oh yeah definetly
User avatar #39 to #38 - alcantara
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Who wouldn't?
User avatar #40 to #39 - dehumanizer
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anyone above the age of 12
User avatar #41 to #40 - alcantara
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You say to a 20 year old.. Lol
User avatar #44 to #41 - dehumanizer
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apperently thats not your mental age
User avatar #45 to #44 - alcantara
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Says the bitch who still doesn't use capitalisation or punctuation. If you honestly think paedophiles have a "look", you sir are ******* retarded. Further if you are willing to levy false allegations, I am willing to bet you are a waanabe paedophile projecting your own preferences onto an outstanding member of the community in order to justify your own vile existence. Go crawl back under the rock from which you hail, foul beast.
User avatar #46 to #45 - dehumanizer
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lol whats wrong with pedophilia ?
User avatar #50 to #46 - alcantara
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Paedophilia is attraction to prepubescents; by definition it is attraction to individuals not physically ready in even the most crudest sense. Hebephilia is wrong as the product of a social construct, for the most part at least.
User avatar #52 to #50 - dehumanizer
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see thats why we need more people like Stephen Fry to promote it amongs society, fist he came out as a homosexsal, now its time to take the next step!
User avatar #28 - bunt
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(07/19/2014) [-]
Although I do Respect Stephen Fry he has got to be the ugliest famous person.
#21 - ldnelson
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#71 to #21 - atrocitustheking
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Absolutely. Here's a quote along those same lines.
#65 - hashtronaut
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not sure why that black box is there, but too lazy to go back and fix it.
User avatar #15 - turkeyslapper
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Nobody has the right to 'not be offended', if you get offended that's your problem. It's your own emotional reaction and it's your responsibility to get over it, it's not everyone elses responsibility to make you feel better. Eat some concrete and harden the **** up.
User avatar #76 to #15 - billybeee
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hi
User avatar #77 to #15 - billybeee
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do you love me turkey slapper
#20 to #15 - robuntu
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What of the people who get offended when someone expresses their offence? Do the same rules not apply?

You can say something that offends me. Sure, freedom and all.
But surely those same freedoms allow me to say, 'Cool - but I find that offensive'.

I don't have a right not to be offended
You don't have a right to prevent me from expressing my offence.

It goes both ways.
#24 to #20 - anon id: 51b4e64d
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This isn't about preventing people from expressing their offence. It's about the fact that being offended holds no weight with anyone other than the person that feels it and therefore it's a 'well good for you...whats your point?' situation. The quote is about people that try to stop various activities because they personally feel 'offended' when in actuality it's simply their responsibility to remove themselves from the situation.
#26 to #24 - robuntu
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That's the thing though - it's NOT their responsibility to remove themselves.

I can be offended by what you are doing. And I can tell you about it. No, it doesn't give me any more rights - but it ALSO doesn't give you any rights. It doesn't mean I can't tell you about it. And CERTAINLY doesn't mean I have to leave the situation.



#27 to #26 - anon id: 51b4e64d
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Jesus ******* christ this is like explaining something to a child.

This quote is for when people use the 'I'm offended' to try and stop an activity because they're offended. If you're offended and want whatever is offending you to stop but others don't then it is your responsibility to remove yourself from the situation rather than cry about being offended and trying to ruin it for others. Yes you're entitled to be offended and yes you can express that, but it means absolutely nothing and nobody is required to give a **** about you.