Freedom of expression above all?
What's petty or humorous to some is outrageous to others. There's nothing new in that, even within a given culture. Now, with globalisation, the friction is bound to increase. It's a headache for freedom of expression, but every country has it's laws based on taboos. It would be wise to temper western arrogance and egocentricity with a healthy dose of respect for fellow humans whose beliefs and cultures are different. This cramped and dangerous world is growing ever smaller. Power does not equal right, and any misconceptions on that will lead to unnecessary distress. Goodwill begins at home.