Comedian Jeff Ross -- dressed as Joe Paterno, above -- has been accused of going too far for this joke during the Comedy Central roast of Roseanne Barr:
"Seth, congratulations," Ross said, addressing actor Seth Green. "This is actually a great night for you. You haven't gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora." He continued: "I'm kidding. You are not like James Holmes. At least he did something in a movie theater that people remember!"The joke was edited from the television broadcast, but personally, I think it's hilarious. Perhaps not surprising considering I'm the guy who got chastised by my own friends on Facebook for posting this Onion photo on my wall. (My caption was "I think Roebuck was behind this.") I happen to think laughter is the best medicine for tragic situations, but I get that others feel differently. But let's just remember to respect each other's point of view on this, because unlike Mr. Chick-fil-A, whose "free speech" includes donating millions to take away the rights of others, people who find dark humor funny really are just exercising their First Amendment rights, even if it offends you.
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