Eliminating "fat jokes" and transgender jokes.
Hey, so, you guys are great, I'm a long time fan and my teenager is now a huge fan as well. You are SO funny. But as I'm watching some of the Just the Jokes now, jokes in a couple of categories stand out as wince-worthy: fat jokes and jokes about transgender people. I'd like to request that you put some thought into eliminating those kinds of jokes from future recordings because they already risk making a lot of people uncomfortable and in the long run I think they're going to seem even worse. Thanks for considering this suggestion.
Jacqueline Ashwell commented
Also a big fan, but would love to see these harmful jokes removed from riffs.
I found this thread when I came to report a mix of trans-phobic and fat jokes, along with calling something 'gay' in The Devil's Hand (1961). This movie's riff could use a review.
I know Twitch is probably way down the list of priorities for you all, but a lot of us there do spend quite a bit of money on your main site, and come to you for laughter and happiness, which takes a solid hit when things like this come out of nowhere. Thank you for listening.
Part way through Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Lost Skulls, there is a "joke" about the character "Mud" getting "elective surgery" to change his gender. Gender confirmation surgery is not elective and is approved as medically necessary by the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association: http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/fs_professional-org-statements-supporting-trans-health_1.pdf
As other feedback has noted, these jokes will become dated and in the future could portray Rifftrax in a negative light. At the very least, I will not recommend this Rifftrax to others.
I'm still a big fan, and to be honest in the early 2000s (a very dark period of my life), watching MST3K saved my life. Thank you for all you do.