His point is that if Joe was the stinky kid or the fat kid and was being made fun of for that it would have been just as detrimental . Kids are dicks.
I'm glad I saw this post after the last one because I was nervous I mis typed something and didnt get my point across well. Joe wasn't offended by the words. He was offended by the meaning behind them. Which I might add was an awful meaning. Kids are dicks.