Month: January 2016

Another Benign Violation: Pet Shaming

Public shaming often makes the viewer uncomfortable. What happens, however, when you replace the shamed person with his or her’s best friend? According to the Benign Violation Theory,  humor arises when something is wrong yet okay, threatening yet safe, or what we call a benign violation. This intersection explains why it is often funny to […]

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