do you find programmes like Planets Funniest Animals insulting?

@Galena (9123)
May 12, 2007 12:48pm CST
to animals. true, the animals themselves don't care, but it seems such an attitude of superiority to the animals. sort of haha, aren't these lesser beings than us funny, because they're not like us. I just find it irritating and disrespectful to these creatures who are not the same as us, but not less than us either. just different.
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@maevic (821)
• Bahrain
14 May 07
No. I think these program makes me love the animals more. Yeah, it's funny because they seem cute to make a funny things. The same way I feel when I see a baby videos when they make a cute things but I never thought that babies are stupid. I think watching these videos makes you laugh and love them more.
@hezoid (2148)
12 May 07
No, not any more than when watching things like You've Been Framed would be insulting to humans. I don't find it's in any way disrespectful. My cat does some very daft things, and so does my partner, and in a way by laughing at them both i'm treating them more like equals than insinuating that the cat is less than or different to us.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
12 May 07
I don't see it that way. We laugh at ourselves when we do stupid things so it is funny when animals do crazy things too. I have 3 cats and 3 dogs and let me say that they are so funny. I laugh so hard sometimes at them. But they are part of the family. I laugh at myself sometimes too for some crazy things that I do.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
12 May 07
No I don't see them as insulting in any way, it's just like funniest home videos but then better because in many cases with the animals it's not really set up. The commenting on the show is quite boring though at times, especially the white guy has super boring comments whilst the black host can at least bring things funny in a certain way still.