So i was making an innocent joke on a small group chat (maybe about 7 people) that was basically about bom-ombs (from mario) and saying they were The Bomb (as in the slang term for cool) and one person ended up scolding me because of Manchester saying i shouldnt be making "bomb jokes" even though i thought my joke was pretty innocent and noone in the chat was even effected by the bombing? Nor was i even thinking about it. Was i wrong for making the joke? I dont really get social taboos like this
You weren’t wrong for making the joke, as it was unrelated to the bombing. Making a joke about the bombing would be bad, but making a joke about a video game is not.
However, some people get very touchy about these things after a mass tragedy (never mind that Middle Eastern countries are being bombed daily and they don’t give a shit about that, but that’s another tangent entirely). Some people will think that anything even remotely reminiscent of a tragedy is inappropriate to joke about after something like this happens.
I have to be honest. I don’t understand a lot of these social taboos either. Particularly in a situation like yours. I can understand that it is bad to joke about a tragedy, but I don’t see how making a video game joke that happens to involve the word bomb is a bad thing.