Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
As many of my readers know, I get an abundance of email each day and I find time to read as many as I can. People send me sincere letters, questions, advice, video links, inquiries about whether something is fake news or real news, and, on occasion, they send me jokes.
The jokes are wide-ranging, but most are about Trump, Hillary, or Obama. All of them are meant to be light spirited, and I read them because they provide some silliness amid all the seriousness that makes the world a troubled place.
Today, I received the same meme from two different people. The meme found its way to my personal inbox from a good friend. In my business account, the meme came from a DML reader.
What is a meme? A meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
My buddy, John, sent it to me because he thought it was hilarious. The DML reader sent it to me because she was offended. She wrote:
“I see this MEME floating around the web and it’s wrong to share! I don’t like the politics of Hillary or Ginsburg, but for people to be sending this nonsense around reflects poorly on President Trump. A MEME that reflects a dead Supreme Court Justice and Hillary taking her spot is offensive. This is no different than Kathy Griffin posting the joke of Trump’s chopped off head.”
As noted, I get messages all day long, and some of the jokes are about Trump and his tweets. Some jokes are, admittedly, over the top, but they are meant to be comical.
I read the comment sent to me by the DML reader and I am left wondering if you think she has a point.
Is this meme as offensive as the one posted by comedian Kathy Griffin?
Does it reflect badly on Trump?
Or, is this one DML reader falling victim to a society that can no longer take a joke?
*Note, the meme below is for demonstration purposes only. TEAM DML does not wish any harm to any person mentioned in the meme.
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