Shock is all in your head.— Marylin Manson
This week’s theme? The science of being offensive.
Whitfield also played a clip of a scene (a very offensive layoff) from The Office (UK) and another of Loeries CEO Andrew Human talking about being offensive in the ad industry.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
People are very risk-averse.— Andrew Human
By not offending anyone you take the well-worn road of mediocrity.— Andrew Human
You end up with very boring, sanitized communication.— Andrew Human
We’re becoming a world of scaredy-cats.— Marc Kahn
The Orlando attacker felt offended and was prepared to kill for it.— Marc Kahn
I’m often dumbstruck by how sensitive people are.— Marc Kahn
If someone says something that offends you – too bad!— Marc Kahn
We are living in a society with deep wounds and deep hurt.— Marc Kahn
It’s very confusing to work out what people mean and what they don’t.— Marc Kahn
In London and Sydney it is twice as politically correct in the workplace as it is in South Africa.— Marc Kahn
Race is the real hot potato in South Africa. People are terrified to engage with it, because they’re scared they’ll step on a landmine.— Marc Kahn
People are politically correct when they don’t want to be. This reduces authenticity.— Marc Kahn
Sensitivity brings more awareness to the vulnerability of others.— Marc Kahn
I tip my hat to a brand like Nando’s.— Marc Kahn
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