I'm assuming they're referring to Ming the Merciless being an Asian caricature.In the U.K. the Sky Cinema subscription service has a description saying “This film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural depictions which may cause offence today”. The same description is given to FLASH GORDON (1980) which has got me puzzled!
He asked you why people get upset with stereotypes and you responded "ignorance?" Ignorance on the part of people who get upset or ignorance on the part of those who use the stereotype?As my 16yo grandson said the other day "Stereotypes exist for a reason so why do people get so upset when they're used?" My one word answer was "Ignorance."
This will interest maybe one or two people only ... people with long memories of journalism in days gone by.
Bob-o-link mentioned that journalists used -30- to signify end of copy.
-30- is the title of the last episode of The Wire. Owing to that season focusing on the city's newspaper and the show's creator's previous career as a journalist.They even made a movie about it.
I asked Bob to clarify his statement because I was curious as to exactly what he meant by relating that conversation with his grandson.Depending on the particular situation, it could be either or both.
I'm not sure how others would answer this, but I would say when someone thinks something is a stereotype that actually isn't a stereotype.I asked Bob to clarify his statement because I was curious as to exactly what he meant by relating that conversation with his grandson.
Since you answered FOR him, I'll ask you a question as well. In your opinion, in what particular situation would someone offended by a stereotype be considered ignorant?
I can agree with that. My question is more as to when something actually IS a stereotype, (since that SEEMS to be the issue at hand) but a very good answer nonetheless!!I'm not sure how others would answer this, but I would say when someone thinks something is a stereotype that actually isn't a stereotype.
I'm not sure about that. There's a difference between something on a streaming platform that comes directly into your home and having to physically go out and "buy" a copy of something. There MAY be a warning added to future pressings but I seriously doubt it's that they "unable" to sell the physical media as is. It's only been a few weeks anyway.That will probably will eventually happen, but I would think there are discs in storage made prior to this that would have to be destroyed if releasing them without a warning is now not possible.
I consider as well the stereotypes far worse in films like Gone With the Wind and of course Birth of a Nation. Neither film has been 'cancelled.'Why is that warning only for racial/ethnic stereotypes?