How far is this idiocy going to go?

by BoogerMan 9 Replies latest social current

  • BoogerMan

    The Simpsons team - because of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria's voiceover of Indian-American character Apu - is terminating the caricature. People claimed that it "reinforced racial stereotypes."

    Does Krusty the Clown now denigrate real-life clowns,Chief Clancy Wiggum demean police bosses, and groundskeeper Willie "reinforce the racial stereotype" of Scotsmen with red hair & beard?

    Get a sense of humour, why don't you!!! They are only carictures, for goodness sake.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    A bald dimwit, smart wife, smart daughter, goofball son, spoiled baby, super Christian, thug, on and on. We find real life examples right here in my neighborhood. All I have to do is go next door, down the street, 7-11, Walmart and they are all there.

    People cant laugh at themselves anymore.

  • redvip2000

    Just ridiculous how a small minority of people yelling can make businesses bow to them. Do these idiots realize that the overwhelming majority of people don't care?

  • dozy

    Are they deleting the actual character? Or is the actor who voices them no longer going to do the voice ( presumably to be replaced by someone of the same ethnicity )?

    Either way - it is getting really silly now. I have a friend who is a policeman in London and him & his colleagues are really afraid now of arresting anyone who is black. They were called out this week to a group of black youths "tagging" a train ( ie vandalising it ) but just decided not to bother and left them alone to get on with it. It is becoming a nightmare.

  • nowwhat?

    One of these days we are going to wake up and find all of our liberties and freedom of speech taken away if the leftist socialists take over

  • jwundubbed

    The article says they faced this action a while ago... moreso because they have a white actor doing the voice instead of an Indian actor. There is a good chance they will keep the character and just give it a new voice.

    It does promote a racial stereotype. I thought that is part of what social satyr does.

    If you feel threatened because an actor and a production company decided to cater to their public.... if you think that will lead to loss of liberties and freedom of speech, you might be missing the point that it is a reactionary to the public who spoke out. That is exactly how freedom of speech works.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once
    Anyone still watching the Simpsons after 32 years and still cares who voices Apu is bordering on obsession. I can proudly say that in 32 years I've not seen one full episode. What's with you guys, don't you read the Awake or something?
  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    I recently read that they are wanting to change the name of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California because of a 1971 interview with Playboy. (I only read Playboy for the Articles)

    John Wayne is quoted as saying, “With a lot of Blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment, along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so,” he said. “But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the Blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the Blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.”

    He continued, “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people. … I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from the Indians. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”

  • cyberjesus

    That is the country you live in....

    Dont like it? do something..

    whinning just makes noise.

  • BoogerMan

    PLAYBOY: Contrasting the America you grew up in and the America of today, is it the same kind of country, or has it changed?

    WAYNE: The only difference I can see is that we now have an enemy within our borders fighting with propaganda and coloring events in a manner that belittles our great country. But all in all, it's practically the same.

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