To answer your question, in today's tense and touchy times, yes, it might be violent or lead to violence.
However, the underlying psychological mechanisms is that people's personal identities are increasingly acted out publicly.
The effect is a mix of political correctness and the code of the street.
Many social norms and social institutions are being renegotiated leading to some chaos. I think the term is dynamic disequilibrium.
Who knows where the damned cat will land