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FarleyMcFirefly said:
estebxx said:

Its a joke... they are not endorsing homophobia by playing along with a joke.

To me nothing and no one is safe from comedy, i dont take jokes seriously nor do i see them as endorsement of anything.

Sure, if you are part of the new generation that seems to get offended by everything.

And no i dont see this as the same as the Gillette ad, THQ didnt made a an AD where they endorsed homophobia or shat all over their customers, they just played along with a joke.

If Gillette would have done the same thing (play along with a joke at the expense of men) i bet you the vast majority of people wouldnt have gave a shit.

I'm with you. I don't know why I just thought of Norm MacDonald. Guy is hilarious.
Unfortunately, comedy has been already affected by PC culture and it will just get worse from here.

thismeintiel said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:

I'm with you. I don't know why I just thought of Norm MacDonald. Guy is hilarious.
Unfortunately, comedy has been already affected by PC culture and it will just get worse from here.

Norm is great.  My favorite actually.  I love that on his podcast he tells very un-PC jokes just for the hell of it. 

And THQ made a huge mistake apologizing.  Just make a joke about it being a learning experience.  Never apologize.

Have either of you read his book: Based On A True Story: A Memoir? If you haven't, and you're a fan, buy it.



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Honestly, I had never heard of 8Chan until this controversy had occurred. It sounds like the type of thing my friends and I would come up with as a bad cringe joke.
Eg. instead of Nickleback, we should start a band called Dimeback.



COKTOE said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:

I'm with you. I don't know why I just thought of Norm MacDonald. Guy is hilarious.
Unfortunately, comedy has been already affected by PC culture and it will just get worse from here.

 

thismeintiel said:

Norm is great.  My favorite actually.  I love that on his podcast he tells very un-PC jokes just for the hell of it. 

And THQ made a huge mistake apologizing.  Just make a joke about it being a learning experience.  Never apologize.

Have either of you read his book: Based On A True Story: A Memoir? If you haven't, and you're a fan, buy it.

I haven't no. But thanks for the info! I will definitely look into it some day! 
His bits on Bill Cosby and alcoholism are my absolute favourites! Never laughed so hard for a stand up. 

And yes it was a mistake to apologize. They will never hear the end of this now and will always be seen in a bad light.



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I'm a disturbed individual so I don't get offended by the stuff they post on 8chan, but I still think the decision to hold an AMA there was so dumb it's hard not to laugh at it. You really don't want to have an AMA in an environment that is as unpredictable as 8chan, where nothing is too offensive to share. I looked through some of the threads related to the THQ AMA and you have a whole lot of nazi-stuff, anti-semitism and racism, lewd pictures of very underage anime girls (yes they are cartoons, but still) and once in a while you stumble upon pictures of hanged blacks or jews. A lot of this is made as jokes, yes, but that is still not something you want associated with you. Most people know little to nothing about 8chan, it's a bit difficult to find for your casual internet user as it won't show up in a google search, but if they do go there and see what kind of content they have chances are the reaction will be somewhat negative. By that point it matters little if the people behind those posts are serious or not.

THQ Nordic fucked up, they fucked up hard; they fucked up in a sersiouly hilarious way but it is still a major fuck-up. Best for them to do now is probably to keep quiet and wait for everyone to forget that this ever happened.



Hilarious. I love the fact that we live in a world where someone in that company actually thought this was a good idea.



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Spike0503 said:
Hilarious. I love the fact that we live in a world where someone in that company actually thought this was a good idea.

Meh. We're talking about it. So are plenty of other sites.

 

Perhaps it was a good idea. Pr nightmare, perhaps. They probably expected that though.



Hm I kinda doubt that stupidity is the only reason for this PR disaster. One does not simply stumble across a random website and does a AMA on it without some basic research. I would guess someone at THQ Nordic who was involved in the whole process knew exactly what 8chan is.



Snowflakes are upset huh? That usually means something good happened. I'll make sure to support THQ from here on out.



foodfather said:
Snowflakes are upset huh? That usually means something good happened. I'll make sure to support THQ from here on out.

I'm sorry what?

I guess you must be a regular at 8chan.



foodfather said:
Snowflakes are upset huh? That usually means something good happened. I'll make sure to support THQ from here on out.

TIL someone out there still uses "snowflakes" non-ironically.