(someone) (doing something)

This is a common pattern in English:

I don't like people joking about people with disabilities.

In this case, the phrase "people joking about people with disabilities" acts as a noun. This sentence means that you don't like the entire idea of people joking about this topic.

Here are some other examples:

I remember my mom telling me not to talk to strangers when I was a kid.

If athletes taking drugs is such a big problem, why don't the sports commissions require more frequent drug testing?

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