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Old 12 December 2018, 02:45 AM
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The only way this could be good is if the nominees were all in on it.
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Old 12 December 2018, 02:57 AM
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Yeah, that way they could bully more than just one person per 'joke'
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Old 12 December 2018, 03:55 AM
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Hey, lighten up ganzfeld. They said it was just a joke, so that makes it okay. Like when I make a video that purports to show your dog giving the Hitler salute or when I use the n-word ironically.
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Old 12 December 2018, 01:33 PM
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Yeah, no slut shaming here, right?


And some of them are obviously jokes: Best boobs, biggest/best ass (why is best/biggest for ass and not boobs too, though? )

And then you get the ones written by bullies: Most Likely to Die From Drugs, Most Likely to Never Hit Puberty, Most likely to be gay

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Old 12 December 2018, 01:56 PM
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And some of them are obviously jokes: Best boobs, biggest/best ass (why is best/biggest for ass and not boobs too, though? )
Well, they're maybe obviously trying to be jokes, but mostly just coming off as misogynistic and not particularly funny.

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And then you get the ones written by bullies: ... Most likely to be gay
Whoa, what's wrong with being gay? See, you're the one being intolerant by suggesting that it could possibly be an insult, not the person who came up with the category. Am I right guys? Right?
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And then you get the ones written by bullies::
All of it is bullying.

I guess how much the school can do depends on their laws/rules about off campus conduct.

Whatever else it is, it's awful. And it doesn't matter that it's intended as a joke. Lots of bullying takes the form of jokes at the main victim's expense.* So that doesn't even come close to being an excuse.

* IMO, bullying is a form of social control that has a main, direct, victim, and lots of other people who are indirectly bullied based on sharing the targeted trait.
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None of these are clever, so they don't work as jokes. And yes, if you're going to single out random classmates, you do need some tact, even if you think it's funny. Rude plus not funny is just a mean spirited "burn book".

Writing a parody of class superlatives that doesn't cross over into bullying requires some talent. It's understandable that most school children wouldn't have that talent, but if this is the best they can do, they should have dropped the idea before distributing it.
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