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28th Aug '17 8:29:42 AM WaterBlap
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And as is shown by the huge number of groups listed on the pages below, pretty much '''ANY''' person in the world is someone's possible Acceptable Target. It should also be noted that each of these groups are also someone's UnacceptableTarget. That a group is listed here does ''NOT'' automatically mean that it ''should'' be an acceptable target, nor that it should not be: most people can agree that many groups on this list are victims of prejudice and undue ridicule, while other groups may very well deserve what they get. This is NOT a consensus about are which groups are ok to mock but merely a list how various media shows certain groups. Also note that examples are added by all kinds of people and for all kinds of reasons. No consensus will be expressed on these pages.

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And as is shown by the huge number of groups listed on the pages below, pretty much '''ANY''' person in the world is someone's possible Acceptable Target. It should also be noted that each of these groups are also someone's UnacceptableTarget. That a group is listed here does ''NOT'' automatically mean that it ''should'' be an acceptable target, nor that it should not be: most people can agree that many groups on this list are victims of prejudice and undue ridicule, while other groups may very well deserve what they get. This is NOT a consensus about are which groups are ok okay to mock but merely rather a list of how various media shows portray certain groups. Also note that examples are added by all kinds of people and for all kinds of reasons. No consensus will be expressed on these pages.
28th Aug '17 8:26:30 AM WaterBlap
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It's also worth noting that in general, [[Main/NationalStereotypes most countries have a particular part or nearby country that they mock]]. For instance, the French usually mock the Americans, while United States locals love to mock the French. The English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders each persist in claiming that the other country [[BestialityIsDepraved has a tradition of sodomizing sheep]], as well as overall national bigotry. There's no particular reason for this, other than thousands of years of wars. And, of course, the fact that the sheep are apparently sluts. The sheep thing shows up between the Scots, Welsh, and northern English and in Italy between continental Italians and Sardinians, too. When in doubt, of course, one can always go for the Russians, who are still depicted as shadowy villains (often puppet masters using some "uncivilized barbarians" as lackeys) despite the Cold War having ended decades ago.

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It's also worth noting that in general, [[Main/NationalStereotypes most countries have a particular part or nearby country that they mock]]. For instance, the French usually mock the Americans, while United States locals love to mock the French. The English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders each persist in claiming that the other country [[BestialityIsDepraved has a tradition of sodomizing sheep]], as well as overall national bigotry. There's no particular reason for this, other than thousands of years of wars. And, of course, the fact that the sheep are apparently sluts. The sheep thing shows up between the Scots, Welsh, and northern English and in Italy between continental Italians and Sardinians, too. When in doubt, of course, one can always go for the Russians, who are still depicted as shadowy villains (often puppet masters using some "uncivilized barbarians" as lackeys) despite the Cold War having ended decades ago.
21st May '17 7:01:21 PM Fireblood
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[[caption-width-right:333:[-[[http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/warriorshtm/target.htm Mike Reed's Flame Warriors site imagines an Acceptable Target.]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:333:[-[[http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/warriorshtm/target.htm [[caption-width-right:333:[-[[https://www.politicsforum.org/target/ Mike Reed's Flame Warriors site imagines an Acceptable Target.]]-] ]]
12th Feb '17 5:32:38 AM UNoWho
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* UnacceptableTargets (actually a subversion of this trope)

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* UnacceptableTargets (actually a subversion an inversion of this trope)
19th Jan '17 8:56:46 AM Everblaster
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It's also worth noting that in general, most countries have a particular part or nearby country that they mock. For instance, the French usually mock the Americans, while United States locals love to mock the French. The English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders each persist in claiming that the other country [[BestialityIsDepraved has a tradition of sodomizing sheep]], as well as overall national bigotry. There's no particular reason for this, other than thousands of years of wars. And, of course, the fact that the sheep are apparently sluts. The sheep thing shows up between the Scots, Welsh, and northern English and in Italy between continental Italians and Sardinians, too. When in doubt, of course, one can always go for the Russians, who are still depicted as shadowy villains (often puppet masters using some "uncivilized barbarians" as lackeys) despite the Cold War having ended decades ago.

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It's also worth noting that in general, [[Main/NationalStereotypes most countries have a particular part or nearby country that they mock.mock]]. For instance, the French usually mock the Americans, while United States locals love to mock the French. The English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders each persist in claiming that the other country [[BestialityIsDepraved has a tradition of sodomizing sheep]], as well as overall national bigotry. There's no particular reason for this, other than thousands of years of wars. And, of course, the fact that the sheep are apparently sluts. The sheep thing shows up between the Scots, Welsh, and northern English and in Italy between continental Italians and Sardinians, too. When in doubt, of course, one can always go for the Russians, who are still depicted as shadowy villains (often puppet masters using some "uncivilized barbarians" as lackeys) despite the Cold War having ended decades ago.
8th Aug '16 6:57:12 PM MsChibi
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Compare KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect, where the target does a valuable job for their PlanetOfHats, but gets no respect because they don't wear the standard hat.

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Compare KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect, where the target does a valuable job for their PlanetOfHats, but gets no respect because they don't wear the standard hat.
hat. See also LoserProtagonist.
7th Aug '16 5:08:16 PM Berrenta
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* AcceptableInevitableTargets (when the Acceptable Target you're laughing at [[ThisLoserIsYou might as well be you]])
29th Jun '16 2:51:25 PM AHI-3000
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* OnceAcceptableTargets (You'd need a time machine to get away with mocking these groups)

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* OnceAcceptableTargets (You'd (you'd need a time machine to get away with mocking these groups)groups)
* UnacceptableTargets (actually a subversion of this trope)



In short, everyone save for UnacceptableTargets.
21st Sep '15 8:44:04 AM Kilyle
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See also UnacceptableTargets, the flip-side of this same coin. Compare KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect, where the target does a valuable job for their PlanetOfHats, but gets no respect because they don't wear the standard hat.


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Compare KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect, where the target does a valuable job for their PlanetOfHats, but gets no respect because they don't wear the standard hat.
28th Jun '15 7:53:38 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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* AcceptableHobbyTargets (mockery of... [[CaptainObvious well, hobbies]])

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* AcceptableHobbyTargets (mockery of... [[CaptainObvious well, hobbies]])hobbies)
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