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5 Times People Were Offended By Things That Weren't Offensive at All

By Mustafa Gatollari

"If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all." Although this bit of advice doesn't really apply to comedy or good-natured ribbing between friends, it's pretty much sage knowledge that could be applied in almost every situation.

But there are some people who take that advice a bit too literally, and always seem to police everything they come across.

Whether it's news stories, movies, TV shows, plays, tweets, bar conversations, cartoons, whatever, there are throngs of people who are looking to be offended by something.

Now I'm not saying that there aren't things to be offended by — I've seen the way people's faces and demeanors change right after I tell them my first name, which I don't blame them for — I sound like every East Coast Jersey gym bro they grew up with. [ed. note: I can confirm this is 100% true]

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Source: istock