Whats your next trick, deciding “niger” isn't offensive via a panel of white people?
Oh, do I have to be black to understand that "nigger" is offensive? I'm not homossexual, but I understand that "faggot" is. Mind you, I'm not stating that ginger is or isn't offensive, I'm attacking your statements.
For instance, black face wasn't a problem in my country. One famous (and recently deceased) comic here had a black character he played in black face in the late eighthies. Yet I'm not oblivious to the unfortunate implications it would carry to an US' audience.
I did no such thing, I noted the ridiculousness of a non redhead (perhaps) declaring it was not insulting. What group of anything is uniformly offended by a word? Does that mean none of them are offensive?
On the other hand, If a small, yet vocal, part of a group of people find it offensive, is it so? Is "retarded" offensive?
We have cases of people being offended by "Black Hole", I kid you not.
Does either of those refer to a term used directly against a group of people in those countries introduced? Was either of them introduced via a media that was specifically intended to be insulting (the South Park Episode)?
Otaku is a derision term in japanese, yet many foreing fan of anime and manga self-identify as such. Verga means penis in many areas of the spanish world, yet not in Venezuela.
Bloody is not specific to any group of people.
One theory on the origin of the term is that it derives from the phrase by Our Lady, a sacrilegious invocation of the Virgin Mary. Catholics offended.
Obviously some material is more apt than others. You have to be blind not to see the abuse this particular instance is prone to.
Gay is apt material. Yet people don't say "the G-word".
And you just proved my point. It was never introduced to the US devoid of its insulting meaning. It was specifically introduced to show a historically bigoted and insulting person being bigoted and insulting. If it is divorced from its English meaning, which it is not, it still started out here along the same lines.
So you are adopting the language of a bigot to use indiscriminatly. Congratulations?
It is insulting, perhaps, but not in the same way it is insulting in the UK. South Park had to add gingers did not have souls. By itself the word was just another way to say redhead.
And fallacy again. Not from the US (or an english speaking country).