Is it OK to abstract away all the history (and suicide) for the sake of a good puzzle?

Forget for a second whether or not this particular video is ok. (I wouldn’t show it to my students; you never knows what someone is dealing with.) But doesn’t this say something about mathematical culture? What are we training mathematical people to ignore?

A cute book that is actually terrifying and may actually be a deep critique of math. pic.twitter.com/PsAaqFr3h5

— Michael Pershan (@mpershan) March 8, 2019