Fire Nation: We, the Fire Nation, would like to apologize to the Air Nomads for the regrettable actions done by our fore fathers.
Fire Nation: We realize that mass genocide is wrong, and ask that the Air Nomads forgive us for wiping them out.
Aang: Um… we…. /I/ forgive you?
I’m going to reblog this just because I feel like the genocide of an entire group of people isn’t really something that we should be joking about.
I really only reblogged it because it points out that the Fire Nation will never be able to make up for what they did to the Air Nomads. They can’t apologize to the race — they can only apologize to Aang, because they murdered the rest of his people. When I reblogged it I didn’t see it as joking about genocide, I saw it as pointing out how utterly stupid and futile any ‘apology’ the Fire Nation made would be.
I wasn’t necessarily calling you out for it - and while this is true, it still seems to be joking about it?
I think it’s quite clever. It’s done in the medium of a joke, but not in a way that trivializes the matter. As somebody has already pointed out, it highlights the fact the Fire Nation can never truly apologize for what they’ve done, because there’s only one person they can talk to. I think it’s clever, not dismissive.