There’s a reason they call it a “sense” of humor. There is an underlying presumption that the joke maker can discern the difference between a funny joke and a tasteless one.
From the popular sports website The Score:
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ mascot is in hot water after a gimmick-gone-bad insinuated that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ trademark “terrible” towels are inflicted with the Ebola virus.
— Jessica Palombo (@JessicaPubRadio) October 6, 2014
The Jags’s president, Mark Lamping, issued an apology Monday.
Personally, I find the stunt more vapid than offensive. Anyway, the important thing is that the Steelers won and are back in a 3-way tie for first place in the division.