A new benign violation: The funny camera angle

Why are these funny camera angles funny?

A funny camera angle is funny when it creates a benign violation. The benign violation theory proposes that humor occurs when a situation is simultaneously seen as wrong, unsettling or threatening (i.e., a violation) and okay, acceptable or safe (i.e., benign). A survey of the photos above reveal what seems to be big violations (e.g., nudity, fisting) that are not real upon closer scrutiny.

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