You are allowed to make jokes or laugh at bad stuff.
You are not a bad person for making a joke about a terrible situation.
It’s about audience.
Honestly, I couldn’t care less if a person made a joke about rape or mental disorders, because I fully understand it’s a joke and the person isn’t serious about it.
Hell to be honest I make terrible jokes all the time, mainly gay jokes and racial jokes and yes I am a straight white guy.
I’m not racist or a homophobe, in fact I help out in racial or lgbt matters if I can.
But I make jokes about everything, I won’t lie, I do.
But I make jokes so I can add a little bit of humor to the day and make some people laugh or even myself. I know it’s a fucking joke and I am not at all serious about the jokes I say.
I do it so I’m not a fucking manic depressive little shit all the time. (not to say manic depressives are little shits, I just mean being a manic depressive on top of being a little shit) which is kind of ironic because I’m not that little. I am a big shit. like the cracking porcelain kind. but I digress.
You can be serious about a topic. But you are allowed to make jokes.
Make a joke. Have fun. Don’t be serious about it.
You can help and laugh at the same time.
Just know your audience and have fun.