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Racism on the Big Screen
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Posted 8/15/09 , edited 2/5/10
Now, you guys know that I am not against racism casting on the Last Airbender by M. Night Shyamalan

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-532128/avatar-movie-is-racist/

I am not saying anymore

With this saying. People may think I am racist, but I'm not. What I hate, though is racism that happens on the Big Screen . For instance, in the Hangover, Ken Jeong has said in the movie "My Penis is so small" which offended me as an Asian, as well as him in The Goods, where he gets beat up for just being Asian. Next, in Bruno, I didn't see it, but in the movie, didn't he offend Muslims. Yes, by now, Muslim Americans may have now regretted what happened on that dreadful day, but why does Hollywood have to shove what happened into their faces saying eff you man, your nvever forgiven. Transformers 2, why did they make two autobot twins that do some stereotypes to black people. Then why do Hollywood always point out Illegal Alien or now Swine Flu issues on Mexicans, its not their fault. Then why do white people act perfect in these kinds of movies.

Posted 8/15/09
Actually you make a pretty valid point.

Let's just face it, Caucasians have been treated better in this society for a long time and we, as "minorities", have always been treated differently. Now that may sound racist, but it's true.

Movies such as Bruno do it for the humor. They know that it's offensive, which I guess is why it's funny. They know it sells.

I can't say what doing a boycott would solve, but if this is something that you believe is right, than go for it.

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Posted 8/15/09

gwingman wrote:

Now, you guys know that I am not against racism casting on the Last Airbender by M. Night Shyamalan

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-532128/avatar-movie-is-racist/

I am not saying anymore

With this saying. People may think I am racist, but I'm not. What I hate, though is racism that happens on the Big Screen . For instance, in the Hangover, Ken Jeong has said in the movie "My Penis is so small" which offended me as an Asian, as well as him in The Goods, where he gets beat up for just being Asian. Next, in Bruno, I didn't see it, but in the movie, didn't he offend Muslims. Yes, by now, Muslim Americans may have now regretted what happened on that dreadful day, but why does Hollywood have to shove what happened into their faces saying eff you man, your nvever forgiven. Transformers 2, why did they make two autobot twins that do some stereotypes to black people. Then why do Hollywood always point out Illegal Alien or now Swine Flu issues on Mexicans, its not their fault. Then why do white people act perfect in these kinds of movies.

I have had it with Hollywood thinking its okay to make fun of every race except Caucasians. I want to start a boycott going against plainly racism in Hollywood, to say we've had it with Hollywood making fun of every race except white people. This will be the first step of this process and I want this to be known.

I am sorry if I offended anyone on this post. I have been sitting on my seat complaining all my life and not doing anything, but now I just want to make a stand.

To entertain people is one thing, but to offend is a whole different story

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DUDE I AGREE WITH YOU 100,000%

white ppl are always the ones never discriminated yet we see it happen with other race many times in american movies.
im not racist either but I always do complain that hollywood is always using white ppl to play asian characters for live adaptations and stuff.


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Posted 8/16/09
Hongkong are quite racist too...whenever there is a "gwello" (mixed race) actor he/she is always typecast as villain, for instance Anthony Wong...for all we know is one of the greatest actor in Asia (think of him in Untold Story:Bunman and Ebola Syndrome). I also don't like how they depict Filipina onscreen, its either the roles are housemade or illiterate jungle girl, that's offensive on my part since I'm a Filipina ..anyways I still love Hongkong movies ~confuse~
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Posted 10/25/09
I know right? How racist. that why I dont watch those kinds of movies.
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Posted 10/26/09
but racism is funny....
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Posted 12/25/09 , edited 12/25/09
well u do know those white people are just plain stupid to still explore scary, haunting, stuff instead of getting out of that horrid situation in those movies. But that's just Hollywood.they will always be that way no matter what..and it's also the actor's and actresses faults for even accepting those roles to let Hollywood stereotype them and other races...I just hope Rain don't get caught up in that stereotype of just being in Martial Arts movies in Hollywood.. I mean Bruce Lee only did it cause that was his specialty IMO.

Also if you notice black folks do it also..well one I know of..Tyler Perry in all of his plays/movies..it's always the dark skinned who's bad and the light skinned who comes in to save the light skinned female from her horrible situation. Just check them out..

I would like to know why whenever I watch Asian Horror Films it's always the Asian Female who is a nutcase, murderer, ghost etc in these movies..? How come that happens in the Asian Film Industry?
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Posted 1/18/10 , edited 1/18/10
i think i get it now on why some people got depress after james cameron's avatar movie.
i guess human kind is a dumb bunch of organism who have the capability to do anything but would refuse to make the change cos of their greedy causes.
nice! but a big big valid point on the person who made this thread.
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Posted 1/20/10
Oh i know where ur coming from with this and i undertsand >.> i hate racism
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Posted 1/20/10 , edited 1/20/10
In my opinion...

People thinking casting for movies can be racist, makes about as much sense as casting
denzel washington to play george washington in a movie.

Get my point?

People cast certain races for certain reasons, depends on the movie and the character.

Now on to making stereo typical jokes in movies.

Who makes movies, directors? Yes. Can directors be black, white, asian, whatever? most deffinetly.

If a black guy makes a comedy, is he going to go around making jokes on his own race? Most likley not.

Now, if a white director makes a movie, do you think he's gonna make a movie and about a couple rednecks
doin there sister? probably not.

Do you get my point? I know its a little confusing, bare with me, I'm not too good at explaining things like this.



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Posted 1/23/10

Rain0nMe wrote:

well u do know those white people are just plain stupid to still explore scary, haunting, stuff instead of getting out of that horrid situation in those movies. But that's just Hollywood.they will always be that way no matter what..and it's also the actor's and actresses faults for even accepting those roles to let Hollywood stereotype them and other races...I just hope Rain don't get caught up in that stereotype of just being in Martial Arts movies in Hollywood.. I mean Bruce Lee only did it cause that was his specialty IMO.

Also if you notice black folks do it also..well one I know of..Tyler Perry in all of his plays/movies..it's always the dark skinned who's bad and the light skinned who comes in to save the light skinned female from her horrible situation. Just check them out..

I would like to know why whenever I watch Asian Horror Films it's always the Asian Female who is a nutcase, murderer, ghost etc in these movies..? How come that happens in the Asian Film Industry?


Yes let's fight racism with racism.
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Posted 1/23/10
it's called ...stereotyping.....get your facts straight first before you come at me ok...racism is when one is against another's color, creed, religion. Where does it say in my thread that whites hate blacks? or blacks hate white's? Asian's hate white's, blacks and so on....

is any of that in my thread? Please do invest in a Hooked On Phonics..I can tell u really need it..also a dictionary will surely help you out in a situation like this..smdh...
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Posted 1/23/10
Main Entry: 2stereotype
Function: noun
Etymology: French stéréotype, from stéré- stere- + type
Date: 1817
1 : a plate cast from a printing surface
2 : something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment
- ste·reo·typ·i·cal /"ster-E-&-'ti-pi-k&l/ also ste·reo·typ·ic /-pik/ adjective
- ste·reo·typ·i·cal·ly /-pi-k(&-)lE/ adverb


Main Entry: rac·ism
Pronunciation: 'rA-"si-z&m also -"shi-
Function: noun
Date: 1936
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination
- rac·ist /-sist also -shist/ noun or adjective
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Posted 1/25/10
The only reason why white people are nvr discriminated against is because they have no stereotype.... makes there race kinda boring >.> There are over 100 different European countries making it difficult to group them together.

Some of those stereotypes are true btw....
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racism in movies?? cause that's never happened before.lol. Oh wait a minute! Anybody seen Princess and the Frog or Song of the South?
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