Cards Against Humanity is one of the best-known controversially hilarious tabletop games, utilizing black and white cards that players arrange to create what they believe is the funniest possible arrangement. The game is not unfamiliar with risqué jokes and offensive content. The rules are simple: one black card is drawn, and players then select from their hand a white card that hilariously fills in the blanks. Here are a few examples of the game’s most horrible (and yet most humorous) cards to date:
With even a simple glance, it is evident that this game is not intended to be taken seriously. On the game’s website, the following statement is provided:
“Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.”
By their own admission, Cards Against Humanity is a game for “horrible people.” It is clearly not a scheme to invalidate people groups or fester racist biases among fans.
However, with one of the most recent additions to the game, social media as exploded with rage. Installations such as “The Weed Pack,” “The Period Pack,” and “The Sci-Fi Pack” all provide their respective additional black and white cards to your game. With the “Jew Pack,” however, the internet seems to think that Cards Against Humanity has crossed a dangerous line.
The Jew Pack was released in 2015, but was hyped to the public by Dr. Adshine Emrani, a Jewish cardiologist.
Most of the comments on Emrani’s profile are humorous in nature, and it is clear that the Jewish cardiologist is unable to comprehend racial humor. The humor behind offensive jokes is the offensive nature itself. The joke behind poking fun at horrible historical atrocities is that such events are so horrible to the point where most would assume it is impossible to joke about them. And when a company attempts to do exactly that with the publication of The Jew Pack, backlash is received by the butt of the joke, who naturally believe themselves to be radically victimized.
Here are the white cards included in the politically insensitive game extension:
- Holding up the line at Walgreens by trying to use an expired coupon.
- Whoopi Goldberg.
- Wandering the desert for 40 years.
- Some kind of concentrated encampment for people.
- Hiding from the Nazis.
- Suddenly remembering that the Holocaust happened.
- Chopping of a bit of the penis.
- Bags of money.
- A little bit of schmutz right there.
- Demolishing that ass like a Palestinian village.
- A lifetime of internalized guilt.
- A headache that’s definitely cancer.
- What it means to be a Jewish woman in contemporary society.
You can buy The Jew Pack for a mere $8.00 from Cards Against Humanity here.