Why Asterisk Out A Letter Or Letters When typing Curse Words?

It is one of those things that I’ve always been curious about. Why do people seem to star out letters when typing curse words. It’s just extremely odd to me.

I you’re afraid of offending people I don’t see why anyone would find f*ck or sh*t and different that seeing fuck or shit. If you’re afraid of who might read it just don’t use the word. Don’t get me wrong I think everyone should use those words! It’s just odd to me to see them censored in such a dumb ass way so often.

I can emphasize when they’re using a platform that has it built in and enabled like on forums and stuff like that buy why bother on your own website or Facebook?