Here's the question (spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War): Why did this work?
The underlying idea of this question is that a person cannot love an adopted child as much as a natural child, and then, assuming this fact, asks how sacrificing such a child can ever be the same as sacrificing a natural one. The question is heavily downvoted (currently at -28), but remains open and has no close votes. In an answer, @gowenfawr states:
To suggest adoption belies love is naive to the point of being offensive, quite frankly, which probably explains the downvotes on the question.
Is this question Rude or Abusive as would generally be considered flaggable? I've been conflicted. I've been thinking off and on about flagging it, but have been afraid that doing so would just give me an unnecessary declined flag and perhaps some unneeded ill-will from the mods.
Reasons in favor of flagging
- The inherent premise of this question is a concept widely considered offensive. It seems similar to a question asking "How can Janeway be a starship captain? She's a woman!"
- The question can't easily be edited to remove the offensive part without changing the nature of the question, invalidating the current answer.
Reasons against flagging
- This question has survived for four months without getting closed or deleted.
- The question has an upvoted, accepted answer that almost represents a "turnaround" of the concept (yet, I know that on SE, answers and questions are supposed to be judged separately).
What's the Meta consensus? Is this question Rude or otherwise flaggable, or should it just be a "downvote and move on" type of thing?