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Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 06:17 PM

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https://themighty.com/2016/08/suicide-squad-and-mental-illness-why-this-film-scares-me/

Here's an article written by a person who has Depression and is greatly triggered by the name of the movie, the jokes it contains, the characters, and so on....

Do you think this movie purposely makes fun of mental illnesses?

I disagree. I have mental illnesses, I liked the movie. Its a movie showing people with mental illnesses can still do some good for the world. And other parts show the importance of antipsychotics for those who deal with hallucinations.

But on the other hand, I can totally see where people are coming from and how they are triggered.

Do the creators of Suicide Squad owe everyone with mental illnesses an apology?


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 06:19 PM

People are too easily offended these days. You can't say anything without someone getting upset or 'offended'.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 07:16 PM

I have mental illness and I didn't see a problem with the Suicide Squad movie. I don't think they owe everyone with mental illness an apology.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 07:40 PM

I haven't watched the movie. Maybe I can speak better about it if I had. I think it is okay to be in tension with a movie though. To enjoy something in the media but have criticisms, questions, and see the complications of it and how it isn't perfect. I learned to do that with fairy tales for instance. I love reading Grimm brothers tales but I don't ignore that there's problems with it. Or anything in the media, read, watch, consume but then think and produce ideas and discussions. Having a dynamic approach is a good thing.

I think apologizing would be weird. Apologizing for making a movie? Then what, ban it? I don't really believe in censoring. While her experience is real and has a right to speak, I would be more encouraging that she expresses herself and shares her view. I just think apologizing would do anything. I encourage media literacy over media censoring or banning or apologizing.
   
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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 08:03 PM

IT IS JUST A GODAMMIT MOVIE PEOPLE GET TRIGGERED F.CKING FAST


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 08:07 PM

Remember when we could've jokes without people getting offended about anything?

yeah, those were good times.

People are pathetic. It's a movie, a piece of fucking entertainment.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 13th 2016, 09:23 PM

People need to adapt to their environment, instead of expecting their environment to adapt to them instead.

In other words, some people need to grow a thicker skin, instead of expecting other people to tread on eggshells around them to avoid "offending" others. Irony being in this particular case, that mental illness might just be why some people are so easily offended nowadays.

This is a basic principle of survival. If someone can't accept that, then they're going to suck at life regardless of everything else. It is simply distracting to be constantly personally offended by small things. A waste of time.

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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 14th 2016, 01:02 AM

Personally, I didn't see mental illness as the punchline in this film and certainly not the focus- backstories aside, the film focuses on the mission at hand, which is not mental illness based
I don't want to say the film isn't triggering because obviously, it upset him and I'm not going to judge his experience. But personally I didn't find it at all triggering, and I think the writer may be misinterpreting the film. He also claims:

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DC Comics has a spotty history in its approach to mental health case in point: a bestselling Batman video game series in which our hero beats up inmates at a mental asylum
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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 14th 2016, 01:26 AM

I actually loved this movie, however I am not going to degrade a person just because they had a different experience watching the movie from me. People get triggered by different things, what affects one person might seem silly but that doesn't make it any less of a trigger to the person. Being offended and being triggered are two very different things, so lets try not to confuse the two.

Personally I don't think there was anything wrong with it, once you watch the movie the title is actually understood more and it's got a few things in it which could probably be considered offensive if you weren't paying enough attention. However people interpret things differently, so let's not be rude about it.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 14th 2016, 01:46 AM

I have not yet seen the movie, as a warning. However, I don't think the intention was to make of mental illness. I do not think that the creators of the movie should have to apologize, especially since it wasn't their original idea. No one is forcing anyone to see the movie, so if you think it may contain things that trigger you then don't see it. You are responsible for avoiding your triggers whenever possible, the world is not responsible for that. Unfortunately, if just the title of the movie triggers you then I think there needs to be some sort of treatment because for the most part, words are unavoidable. As far as the author of the article seeming to expect movies to not use mental illness, there are tons of other potentially triggering topics that are also used in movies and other media that could be seen as "making light" of serious topics. It happens, and it's important to realize that entertainment is not real life. I think that's an issue with culture and people, not the movies.



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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 14th 2016, 07:18 PM

I have not seen it, but here's my view of triggering things: Much like the person above me said, if the world adapted to and avoided everyone's triggers it would be impossible to live in. The world can't and won't adapt to your sensitivities. But, I think media does have an overarching responsibility to portray and report on mental illness and other things accurately and respectfully. Do I think the creators owe an apology? No.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 16th 2016, 01:51 AM

I think making fun of mental illness is wrong especially given the stigma. It's an illness and people usually don't mock illnesses. But, I don't think the point of this movie was to mock mental illness.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 16th 2016, 06:22 PM

I don't think the movie owes anyone an apology. I have dealt with 2 mental illnesses in my life, and was not offended at all. That said, I could see how it'd be triggering to some people, but I think that people need to do research before seeing movies. A movie can portray anything anyway that it wants: it's a movie. It's up to the viewers to determine if its a movie they want to see.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 16th 2016, 07:20 PM

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A movie can portray anything anyway that it wants: it's a movie. It's up to the viewers to determine if its a movie they want to see.
My thoughts exactly.

There are far more controversial, lesser known movies than "Suicide Squad". But people like latching onto the big labels to make a fuss.

Clickbait.

I don't doubt the author of the article suffers mental illness. I don't think he's faking it (in case anyone wants to point the finger at me). Some people do fake things like this, for whatever dysfunctional reasons. I don't think it's a joke. But, he says "
I don’t take issue with these things on the basis of political correctness", yet the entire article follows the same rhetorical trends as many articles do which posses political undertones. He talks about stereotypes, social media trends, and a bunch of identity politics, etc. I'd rather not go through the effort of pulling out all the various details.

I've got an Asperger's diagnosis. I don't get "offended" every time "Big Bang Theory" runs on TV and people take this piss out of Sheldon Cooper. It's funny. Funny as fuck actually.

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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 29th 2016, 04:38 AM

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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 29th 2016, 05:10 AM

See, this is the kind of shit that annoys me. People get offended by everything. It's seems to me like people these days actually look and put effort into getting offended by stuff. You used "white" when describing an object? Why not "black"? Are you racist? Geez, I don't know... maybe because tHE FUCKING OBJECT IS WHITE.

The same thing goes with everything. People assume the world is about them; if there's something that exists that they don't agree with, then it's obviously offensive and shouldn't exist.

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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 29th 2016, 03:40 PM

i havent seen it im not offended but the title turned me off to be honest, one not into make believe or anything anyway though except alvin and the chipmunks and finding nemo
   
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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - August 29th 2016, 05:17 PM

Every time I think to myself, "people are too easily offended nowadays", I remind myself that back in the 50s, people got offended by other people drinking out of "their" water fountain. People have always been like this, I feel like, but with the internet and news entertainment, now those feelings are plastered everywhere for people to see.


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Re: Suicide Squad movie pokes fun at people with Mental Illnesses? - September 7th 2016, 10:27 AM

Honestly I don't really see the problem with this movie. One, the main focus of the movie had nothing to do with mental illnesses and two, it's a movie, if someone thinks it's triggering/mocking/offensive then they don't have to watch it. Maybe I'm being too harsh but I fail to see the problem with this movie, perhaps someone that is against the movie can shed some light on the subject?

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