|ext_20870 (anthimaeria.livejournal.com) wrote in torachan,|
By making these jokes that denigrate groups outside her core audience, Sedaris gets to claim the appearance of a transgression without actually taking the risk of challenging her target audience. In other words, she can be celebrated for a daring she doesn’t possess.
So it's like, "Look at how politically incorrect I am! Of course I'm not being serious - I'm a progressive hipster just like you!" and her target audience can laugh knowingly while others won't see or care about the "irony," and will, naturally, take offense at the stereotypes. I found it hard to look at those images.