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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)
15th Feb '15 4:29:50 AM enitharmon
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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 Scottish, 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, 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 Scottish, 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.
15th Jan '15 5:28:21 PM vividgrim
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Political correctness is usually stringently observed on television; crossing the wrong (i.e. powerful or popular) minority group can result in anything up to cancellation. But while a show will be very cautious not to offend powerful and/or popular groups, such as (non-effeminate) homosexuals, blacks, Jews, and the (non-mentally) disabled, there are some groups which have no such standards of protection: namely the powerless and/or ''un-''popular-- ironically, the groups to whom political correctness ''should'' most reasonably apply. (As the late Molly Ivins wrote, "Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar.")
31st Dec '14 8:33:59 PM SWFMax
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->''"I love [[ProfessionalKiller hitmen]]. No matter what you do to them you don't feel bad."''

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->''"I love [[ProfessionalKiller hitmen]].hitmen. No matter what you do to them you don't feel bad."''
18th Sep '14 5:22:20 AM StFan
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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.[[caption-width-right:333:[-[[http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/warriorshtm/target.htm Mike Reed's Flame Warriors site imagines an Acceptable Target.]]-] ]]
18th Sep '14 5:21:56 AM StFan
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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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-->--'''Marv''', '''''ComicBook/SinCity'''''

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-->--'''Marv''', '''''ComicBook/SinCity'''''
-->-- '''Marv''', ''ComicBook/SinCity''
8th Jul '14 5:28:18 PM Galacton
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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. What there will NOT be is any consensus about are which groups are which. 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. What there will This is NOT be is any a consensus about are which groups are which.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.
8th Jul '14 5:22:48 PM Galacton
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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. What there will NOT be is any consensus about are which groups are which. 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 '''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 ''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. What there will NOT be is any consensus about are which groups are which. 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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