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At a time when the Jordanian economy is struggling and people are barely able to pay bills, the lavish wedding felt inappropriate. Year after year, the freedoms of Jordanians are being restricted and power is taken from them and handed over to the royal family. So when the campaign to publicize the wedding came out nationally and internationally and was titled “We rejoice,” we launched a parallel campaign with a slogan that roughly translated to “Rejoice, you little shits.”
Satire won’t change anyone’s mind, but it might get someone sitting on the fence to consider another perspective. Satire won’t topple thrones, but it will unsettle their occupants. It won’t change rules on freedom of speech (except maybe in the wrong direction), but it will remind people what freedom of speech looks like.