People are confusing the first amendment with natural consequences.
What we're really talking about is respect, common courtesy, empathy.
The golden rule.
There are some people who don't give a fuck about any of these things. They say and do things to purposely go against these principles. For laughs, for publicity, or because they're just assholes.
Some take aways, don't be afraid to say what ever you want. Everyone needs to know the truth.
Never apologize. Especially when you don't think you did anything wrong. An apology is not the same as atonement, regret or remorse.
An apology is just an empty gesture to get people off of your back.
There will always be consequences to your actions. Negative consequences. If you say some stupid shit, some people aren't going to like you. Some people are going to call you on your shit.
And in 2015, calling you on your shit can be seen globally.
No one says they are being politically correct.
Don't really know how this started.
Back in the day, there were things you just didn't talk about.
Religion, sex, politics.
Now, you can talk about all these things.