Thats the opinion of cast member Oscar Nunez, who plays Oscar Martinez, a probably-gay, Mexican-American paper salesman at the shows fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Nunez admits that if the show wasnt hilarious, no one would care what it was trying to say about race.
However, in his words, You always know where the writers stand in our dialogue, no matter how seemingly offensive it sounds.
He adds: Somewhere we lost our sense of humor [about race] because theres a kernel of truth thats funny in every horrible stereotype; and thats racism, horrible and hilarious.
The Office airs Thursdays on NBC.
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