There are certain people whom it is not socially acceptable to make fun of. Generally included in this category are the mentally ill and disabled. The belief is that it’s wrong to make fun of someone for something that they cannot help. We are usually given free reign to mock and ridicule persons whom we believe can help it. Unless they are bigger than us. Then we wait until they are out of earshot.
In those terms, one might argue that mockery is always wrong. I agree but add that most of the time we think of our remarks as in good humor. I like to laugh and so I am always looking for an excuse to do so. Sometimes, this craving can render me mean-spirited without my even realizing it. When I do realize it, the feeling I get makes me want to go silent. It’d be great if I could practice that kind of discipline more often.