Are Serial Killer humor innocent fun or bad taste?

Singapore
April 25, 2007 11:26am CST
I recently created a line of dark humor products about a fictional child serial killer. I was all excited about it, as were some of my friends, and was happily producing and marketing it when I suddenly had a strong negative feedback. Someone mentioned that serial killer humor is bad taste. Even though I'm not relating it to any real life incidents, it is still bad form to produce products like these. I can see the point in the augment, and now I'm tore between supporting a product which I believe in and removing what could torment the indirect victims of serial killers. Please tell me what are your views on this, any honest response will help me in making my decision. Thank you. (p.s. this is the link to my product line http://www.cafepress.com/serialsally)
2 responses
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I got my daughter a shirt that says " The fastest way to a mans heart is through his chest with a sharp object." Whats that tell you? Yea, I'm sick.. and its fun.
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• Singapore
25 Apr 07
lol, that's actually a great tagline. Thanks for your input uath13, it tells me that there are folks who see the funny side of serial killer humor :)
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Problem is we're the ones who will just quietly buy and wear the stuff. You'll hear a lot more from the crybaby whinners. Send Sally after em...
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• Singapore
25 Apr 07
But everyone is entitled to their own opinions, right Sally? .... Sally? Damn it, she found the chainsaw! She took the car! *Grabs the shovels and runs to flag a cab*
• United States
26 Apr 07
Humor can be dark or dry but it should never be in bad taste and completely insensitive. And, it can sometimes cause people to assume things about a person that are not true. I am not telling you to(b/c you make your own decision), but you might start over my friend.....especially if you want to make sells. After all, how many people do you think would purchase the items in question? Good-luck.
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• Singapore
26 Apr 07
I started this post because my partner saw Sally and was very turn off by her. No way on earth am I going to cause her grief for a quick buck. If my existing Sally products sells without negative impact from the masses, I MIGHT continue. If I don't make any sales or get bad responses, I'll wipe everything. I thought this would be the best course of action at the moment. What do you think?