I can't turn on my computer these days or look at the news without someone being offended by something these days. a month ago they were attacking GONE WITH THE WIND, a couple of days ago KINDERGARTEN COP was being attacked...I don't remember this movie that much but evidently a scene in the movie has a child in cuffs...I really don't remember but I always did remember liking the movie Think hard on this... what are some of your favorite movies that would offend the shit out of people today??? (if it's a certain scene let us know) for me... I grew up on this movie and what scene comes to mind is when Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor are on the run and they go in the bathroom and Pryor takes black shoe polish and smears it on Gene Wilders face, put a cap on his head and a boom box on his shoulder...and Gene Wilder comes out the bathroom boppin and shit to the music pretending to be black. Sorry that scene is funny as fuck, but in this day and age you betta download dat shit if you ever wanna see it again What's your movie?
add TV shows too
One that pops in my mind right now is "All in the Family"
^good one if that came out today we would have rioting outside of the CBS offices and I loved ALL IN THE FAMILY.
The one where Richard Pryor and Gene Hackmen play a blind and deaf guys. Funny but folks would be up in arms for the way the guys are portrayed.
^^^^ That was Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil”. I’m thinking of various lines from James Bond movies that would probably get the “Me Too” movement riled up. Also , the original “Planet Of The Apes” movies might raise a few hackles.
James Bond would slap a bitch silly back in the day. Alotta the jokes in Eddie Murphy Delirious wouldn't fly today either.
eh, sometimes shit just doesn't stand the test of time. What was funny in one era just doesn't translate into the next. I doubt that I'd be able to sit through a complete episode of the three stooges, these days. Tastes change
Watermelon Man and Blazing Saddles. Both of which I found hilarious.
"Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, who literally wore blackface in that scene on the train.
^ I forgot about that
So you believe portrayals that denigrate black people, based on their race, is being "sensitive", because those portrayals are "funny"?
Andy Griffith...no Blacks in that show at ALL. WHY? Because when they tried to have ONE Black person Aunt Bee had a fit. Racism behind the scenes. I can't bring myself to watch that now.
Can't count the many times George Jefferson said "honkie". I thought Amos & Andy was a good show. Along the same comedic genre as The Jackie Gleason Show and I Love Lucy. This gem has been hidden away in the Disney vaults for awhile. "The controversy stems from how the stories were translated into a film, with many saying that the portrayals of black people in the film’s live-action framing device are racist and insulting. Song of the South glosses over the effects and history of slavery and despite taking place during Reconstruction, the black people in the film are still catering to the white plantation family."
And once again that's false bullshit on the Andy Griffin show, love that show...lolz! You had Rockne Tarkington, who played Opie’s football coach and Flip Conway, in another episode of the show. In addition, I am not counting Mayberry RFD, which was better with regards to black characters having speaking roles. No, just counting regular episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, there were frequent usage of black extras on the show. Niggas need to stop relying on FB to get information.
this is not too far back but a person on this thread reminds me so much of Uncle Ruckus from the boondocks. would that show get a pass today?