Okay, POLL do you think the Twins are racist.

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by JetRaid, Jul 1, 2009.

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Do you think the Twins are racist?

  1. Yes

    37 vote(s)
    8.9%
  2. No

    329 vote(s)
    79.3%
  3. Kind of

    49 vote(s)
    11.8%
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  1. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    This ends it. Are they racist or not.
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Not to me.
     
  3. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    I just posted this thread holy crap! You have clicking skills like a ninja!
     
  4. Dave_6

    Dave_6 Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  5. RedAssAg05

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    Negative.
     
  6. Tommybg2003

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    no, because im not racist, i dont look at characteristics of robots and say they must be a certain race.
     
  7. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

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    I don't think so. I'm sure they would treat all races with the same respect as any other.
     
  8. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Not a bit.
     
  9. NGW

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    I don't think so no. Not even in the slightest.

    And people that do are just looking for something to hate on/be offended by.
     
  10. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    You have to be stupid to think that.
     
  11. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wasn't personally offended by them but to claim I don't see why others have perceived racist undertones there would be absolute denial
     
  12. Scantron

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    No, I think you can have a TF who has an accent/attitude that isn't "generic white American" without it being racist. Hell, if all the TFs had the "generic white American" accent, people would be complaining it's racist that the TFs are all white.

    I think the accusations of racism are due to (a) people reading into it a lot, (b) people blowing it out of proportion to generate page views on a website by having a "controversial" story with a connection to a popular movie and/or (c) people trying to promote their own agenda.
     
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  13. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    We (or children watching the movie, according to Bay) are supposed to like, identify with, and cheer for these characters (whether we actually do or not). Racism doesn't make sense in that context.
     
  14. JetRaid

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    I agree with all of you (except for the people that said yes)

    Twins are NOT RACIST!
     
  15. not_prime

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    I remember reading some article claiming the twins were in "blackface". First: How does something that metallic look like blackface? Sure, they have big lips like in blackface, but big lips aren't exclusive to a single race, as every race has the capacity to have people with large lips.
    Second: How is using gangsta slang racist? Sure, they speak like gangstas, but to call that racist is racist itself, because it's stereotyping. We have whiter than white kids emulating the gangsta persona, and almost every country to this point has at least 20 rappers to call their own who dabble in the bling.
    I disagree entirely. They're literally two dudes who haven't grown up and like to act tough. AKA, wankstas. They wanna be G, but they ain't nothing near it. Thats all. Critics, stop reading too deeply into this. Please. On with the show. Curtains. Goodnight, and good luck.
     
  16. Black Oracle

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    I certainly didn't detect any overt racism with The Twins. They were just silly, goofy characters that talked bigger than they kicked!
     
  17. NGW

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    Not to mention it was those very faces that spawned that "Herp and Derp" crap with people assuming they were going to be dumb inbred hillbilly redneck-formers.
     
  18. neoprimus01

    neoprimus01 Jackpot

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    i just wanted to enjoy the movie, i honestly wasn't concerned about who sounded like what. no they're not racist.
     
  19. Ktulu

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    Just curious, how does everyone write off dialect like "that's cos you a pussy"?
     
  20. NGW

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    I thought it was funny >_>
     
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