I tend to feel we have gone into a phase of denial in public life and anyone of a controversial nature is pushed out.
The concern has to be that if you say or do something in the past, especially in social media (given not many people read the written word) it seems it sits around you neck like a hangman’s noose just waiting for someone to tug it.
I watch a number panel shows and find many of the so called modern comedians particularly offensive, not because they are as they are too boring to be offensive, but because they seem to think they hold some moral high ground. But does that mean I’d say they shouldn’t do it or say it, no. We seem to have the lost Frankie Boyle’s of this world, although he has his own occasional programme, but he seems to have toned down his comments to fit in with the BBCs doctrine.
Something one of our daughter’s has said, is that at work, there is no banter anymore and it is really boring. as the blokes seem afraid to say anything in case one of the women takes offense, although a number of the women don’t seem so constrained.