News | 5 months ago
A lot of people think jokes about Trump and golden showers are 'kink-shaming' and offensive
Some people are offended by the jokes

'Don't hate the player, hate the game.'

It's not a term we thought we'd relate to watersports allegedly instigated by the President-Elect of the United States of America, but there you go. By now, you will no doubt be aware of the somewhat dubious stories that Donald Trump watched prostitutes perform watersports in a hotel bed that the Obamas once slept in.

The reports are not only unverified, but are being treated with a great deal of suspicion, especially as users on both 4chan and Reddit forum r/The_Donald claim to have concocted the 'dossier' including the salacious details of what supposedly happened at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow.

But as well as the journalistic ethics and geo-political consequences of sharing the story, some people are not happy about the reaction of the general public. Quite predictably, there has been a regular flow of bawdy jokes and humorous puns on social media - most of them at Trump's expense.

The problem is that some feel these jokes are a form of 'kink-shaming'. That is to say that vilifying or embarrassing Trump (or anyone) for partaking/requesting a 'golden shower' is demeaning to people who enjoy such pastimes, and shames them for having such 'kinks'.

To be clear, kink-shaming is the act of mocking or criticising someone’s specific sexual predilections. Such as, for instance, watching or taking part in the consensual urination for carnal gratification. Even people who dislike Trump for a whole host of reasons wanted everyone to lay off kink-shaming in particular.

The complaints were polite but to the point...

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That said, there were many who felt that some chagrin was worthy of mockery in itself:

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Donald Trump, Urine, Kink-shaming, Watersports