I’m sorry, but the Diana joke isn’t funny at all. I know sometimes people make jokes about dead people. I will admit, I’ve laughed at a few. But I can’t find anything funny about her death or how she won’t be there for these special moments of her sons’ lives.
I agree with bradles… People can joke about Michael Jackson 5 minutes after he’s dead, but can’t joke about Diana when she died in ’97? I say if you can’t take the joke: Grow up. We’re animals… We die. That’s life’s ultimate joke.
Perhaps melissaeileen objects to the joke being about a dead mother not being at her first born’s wedding? Or about a kid who won’t get to share his wedding with his mom? Which is, come on, pretty sad. I’m sure she’s not saying you can never joke about her at all, but this context is pretty fucked up.
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Yup speaking from experience it’s very traumatic to not have a parent at a major life event. You get on with your life and you’re fine for a long time and then BAM! Something important happens where your parent would normally be there, and it’s like losing them all over again. It’s not the time that passed which matters, it’s just the timing is very insensitive. But jokes are often insensitive anyway.
The joke is wrong, because Diana won’t be at the wedding, mainly because she’s dead as a dodo. Besides there isn’t enough sambuka in the world to provide a shot to everyone for each minute Diana is late, since that is infinite.
So….it’s totally cool to joke about a dead person who has kids, but if the kids are about to get married then NO WAY! I mean, totally not a big deal if the kids only loose a parent and have to grow up alone. As long as they are not getting married! Cause obviously that is the most important day of anyones life. Not a huge job promotion or buying a first home or anything. Getting Married is. Thanks for clearing that up.
I don’t think there’s ever a time where making a joke about a mother’s death keeping her from a big moment in her child’s life would be funny. It’s not limited to a wedding, and nothing I said implied that.
I really laughed out loud at the Diana joke. That guy is awesome for writing it. She’s been dead for years. Who cares!? Life’s too short to complain when people make a joke you don’t like. Just take the moral high ground on your massive horse and believe that you are better than the people that are laughing.
It could have been a mistake, or a bit thick and he could have meant Kate (as in being late to the church). If he meant Diana then all you Diana disciples need to hunt him down and string him up by his family jewels….maybe in a tunnel?
I loved Diana growing up as a kid…she was one of my role models…when she passed we were all devastated over here….but I can’t help but still laugh and smh…..I mean, it’s been long enough to laugh a little, right?
I don’t think anybody’s offended personally or anything, some of us just don’t find the Diana joke funny. If other people are cool with it that’s fine, though it’s def not the type of joke you’d make to someone’s face. (Again speaking from personal experience of people making jokes about one of my parents being dead to my face. Ah memories.) But obviously the royals have better things to do than read this shit. Important things like losing more hair.