Top 10 Things You Shouldn't Joke About

The Top Ten
1 Autism

Because it is very mocking and insanely disrespectful. I once had a popular boy mock me repeatedly for repeating certain phrases, especially "we have."

Autistic people often have intense interests in certain topics. I have autism, and whenever I choose a Lord of the Rings character to focus on, I immediately become obsessed with it and seek out as much information as I can.

Most people at my school think I'm a freak for doing this, but I'm not a freak at all. I'm just a normal person like everyone else, who has a different way of thinking. And I think it's good to delve into something to learn more about it, as long as you don't obsess over it for a really long time. What I mean is, don't spend your time delving deeper into a character, movie, etc.

2 Cancer

My father died of cancer, and I can say that this is a horrible fate that, in fact, can happen to everyone. This is certainly not a laughing matter. This is a serious thing, and I hope that in the future they will find a cure or a top detecting method to see cancer at its earliest stage because now they only detect early-stage cancers mostly by luck.

"You're cancer." "That's cancer." "Lol, cancer." Do you realize what a serious topic that is? It's like prank calling 911. Cancer is something really serious, something you shouldn't joke about. It broke many people's hearts, and my grandfather died of cancer. None of us who lost someone or had someone experience it like it. Imagine your whole family dying of it, and it's just you.

3 Terrorism

No one should make jokes about 9/11, nor believe the conspiracy theories associated with the incident. Making a joke about the massacre of 3,000 people is one thing, but when you believe in a 9/11 conspiracy theory, you make it about yourself. Most 9/11 conspiracies have been debunked anyway, but none of you bother to check. Al Qaeda is the suspect, and you're just as bad if you joke about it.

Terrorism is not something to joke about. In 2001, the group Al Qaeda caused 9/11 and attacked the One World Trade Center, killing 2,977 people and injuring 25,000. It caused $10,000,000,000 in damage by destroying parts of four buildings. After that, U.S. Navy SEALs from the U.S. NSWDS killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 to ensure he could not perpetrate further attacks on the One World Trade Center.

4 Parents who lost a child

You SHOULD NEVER joke about a parent or parents that has lost a child, especially if their child committed suicide.

You are disgusting and a sickness to society if you would EVER find this funny. Remember Conor Clapton? Remember that?

One of the worst things that could happen to a person is losing a child.

5 Rape

Now, I joke about a lot of things, but I don't have the courage to make fun of this.

Rape is an image created in the mind that never completely disappears.

6 Poverty

This is something that can happen to anybody. Going from riches to rags can happen more quickly than you think, and I can tell you for sure that it is not something to laugh about. Regarding the comment, "I'll stop joking when they stop stealing," just one thing: When they steal, it's not because they want to steal. They steal to survive. When you're hungry and you've got nothing to lose but your life, you don't think twice about stealing.

If you do that, as in JOKE about that, I'll sue ALL of you.

I wouldn't say I'm poor... but I'm not rich either.

7 Suicide

Having a friend that is actually suicidal, if you joke about suicide, I don't care who you are, you are the worst kind of person.

Being suicidal myself, I never want to hear anyone joking about this ever. The mental ward is not a lovely place to be.

Suicide is #1 for me because it seems like nowadays most kids are either depressed or want to die.

8 The Holocaust

This is definitely the topic you should never ever ever talk about. Probably the most serious one. It's both terrifying and inhumane. More than 5 million people have died by various tortures, including being thrown into a pit of fire or being slaughtered in a mass shooting. Many families were divided, and loved ones could not tell if their family or friends were still alive or not. Death was so sudden. If you want to know what hell looked like, you should look at the Holocaust.

All the people who joke about this make me sick. Get educated, you uncultured little pricks, look up how many people actually died. Then you won't find it funny.

9 Depression

People who literally ignore you when you talk to them, say bad words every second, and joke about offensive things are not getting happier. They think and yell about killing themselves. Their punishment is depression, which gives them an ache of regret and shame.

Last year, I sat next to this girl so nasty she gave me depression, not joking.

Depression is hard to go through. I'm sick of my classmates thinking screaming out "DEPRESSION!" in the middle of class is funny.

I have depression, and I hate when people joke about it, or mock me because I'm down all the time, or say that I can control it.

10 People with a dead parent

I lost my mom when I was 5, in 2007, but seriously, what's the point of joking about a person with a deceased parent? It's not funny. It's basically a manner of making fun of family members that suffered the loss of a parent. So, I believe that this is something not to joke about. It's not funny, and there are better things to joke about rather than a person who lost their parents.

These jokes are for those with the worst, lowest senses of humor. If someone's parent has passed away, leaving the offspring miserable, the least you can do is not crack a taunting yo mama joke (which most aren't that funny, anyway). It's sad, really, that people actually joke about this.

The Contenders
11 Death of a pet

"A pet died? Ooh! Let's make a joke!" - a bad joker.

Don't joke about the death of animals! Up here is an example of a joke that you should NOT do!

My cat Laya, who was 10 when she died, was a beautiful soul and a wonderful pet. She died a week ago, and it feels like everyone in my house is hurting, which they are. Laya gave birth to two kittens, my current cats, along with two rescues that Laya took care of like they were her kittens too. Laya was a kind, loving cat who actually woke my father and me up when someone was trying to break into our house. Laya's death is not something to joke about.

My mom texted me "wait lol she died?" It broke my heart. I'm really sad and depressed right now. Pray a little for Laya that StarClan took her and she is very happy.

12 Ebola

Ebola is a disease that people are sadly dying from every day. But, in my school, people would say, "I have Ebola!" every day, and I'd tell them not to joke about it because Ebola is a serious problem.

Back in middle school, I coughed or at least cleared my throat. And some of these kids yelled out "Ebola!" jokingly and kept laughing at me. Smh... Deadly diseases like Ebola are terrible topics to joke about.

Ebola is a very serious virus that can spread around our world at any time. Don't make jokes about it. Or you could get Ebola one day, and it can be very serious.

13 Death

My best friend's dad died, and I was there to support him through it as we were 6th graders, and it was hard. Then someone made fun of him in school for not having a dad, and I just got to my breaking point and started screaming at the kid, telling him to stop joking, calling him an ungrateful person. He then hit me, so I told the principal, and he got suspended. Don't joke about death. That is that.

Death is just very upsetting because you never see them until you die yourself. I remember I used to be in a high school rock band called Bizz. The lead singer would come in depressed. He didn't want to tell us what was going on, and we just made music. It had been happening since 2009. Then, his doctor told us he was diagnosed with AIDS and his death date would be in 2013. He then died, and we had to stop making music. That's all for now.

14 Domestic violence

There are a few things one should never joke about: 9/11, conditions of life of poor people, suicide, cancer and other diseases. Eating disorders, but domestic violence takes the cake.

15 School shootings

This is one of the things I often hear people joking about, and it's honestly awful that someone could make a joke about something like this.

16 Drowning newborn babies

Shut up! It's not funny! My boyfriend's brother died because he went out the doggy door into the pool. He was 6 months old! So SHUT UP!

If you enter "dead baby" into Google, you'll find "Dead baby jokes," "Dead baby memes," and "Funny dead baby jokes."

I cut myself on the edge. This is just dark.

Who in their right mind would do that?!

17 Animal abuse

Animal abuse is not worth joking about. There are people who abuse their own pets. Anyone who abuses their pets should be arrested. Do not joke about it or get jailed someday.

It makes me sad to think about this.

18 People whose weight is different

I'm underweight despite the fact that my diet is 99% junk food.

At food places, they pile up my food portions bigger than everyone else's just because they think I am anorexic. I am not anorexic. I am just petite-built.

My 18-year-old brother is fat and autistic, and I have to secretly follow him so that he doesn't get bullied. Though I'm half his height, I'm able to fight people.

I don't care if someone's pencil-thin or a bit wider, it's not cool to joke about others' weights!

19 Child abuse
20 Orphans

Life is dogmatic, if you try to apprehend it.

21 Race

Same with Whites or any other races. This isn't okay.

22 Killing your parents

I love how the two comments here are so different. Like, one is saying, "You should love and treasure your parents! Bet you're gonna cry when they die," and the other's just like, "LOL, who wouldn't want to kill their parents? Parents suck." Just saying.

23 Anne Frank Annelies Marie Frank was a German-born diarist. Anne for short. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands... read more
24 People who are blind or deaf

We don't go around making fun of Helen Keller. These other people, in a way, are no different.

No one should ever joke about these two disabilities!

You should never joke about this.

25 Jews

People who joke about this are called Hitler or evil.

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