Tag: Offence

Why do we find things in film offensive?

What might offend a small group of people might make another group laugh. Many violent films that feature brutal death and mutilation make people laugh because it is a release of tension and suppressed desires. This is the ‘Relief theory’,...

/ 10th February 2015

The freedom of speech is no joke

On the 7th of January in Paris, two individuals opened fire in the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people. This publication has been no stranger to controversy because of what it chooses to publish in the...

/ 1st February 2015