sarah-g:

realsocialskills:

kind of curious as of to why you’re not sure rickrolling is ok in any case, if you don’t mind talking about it without being sure about it
realsocialskills said:
You never know what’s triggering to other people.
Rickrolling involves tricking someone into watching a video they otherwise would not have watched. When you trick someone into seeing something they wouldn’t have seen on purpose, you’re taking away some of their defenses against exposing themselves to triggering material.
In addition, some people find being tricked inherently triggering or otherwise unsettling.
I think rickrolling is ok between friends who you know are ok with that kind of thing, but that it’s probably not such a good thing to do publicly.

sarah-g said:

“In addition, some people find being tricked inherently triggering or otherwise unsettling.”

YES. In regards to ALL April Fools’ Day pranks, no matter how “harmless” you think they may be, really think about the person you’re trying to trick. Will they really think it’s as funny as you? Do you know them well enough to even know if they’ll find it funny?