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To normalize an individual and/or behavior that was previously judged as reprehensible. It is the automatic, public, often sudden but usually usually unspoken rehabilitation of a person's image... usually because the outcry over the person/behavior was just people grandstanding.
When Fallon tousled Trump, that normalized him and made him more sympathetic. When Colbert was tousling Sean Spicer at the Emmy's it really made me mad because I was like, 'I thought Colbert really believed that Spicer was a danger to the country; guess not.'
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by psychophysics September 18, 2017
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