Skids and Mudflap..........

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  1. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    Could someone please tell me how these two are racist? I mean really. I think they're pretty funny. And no, I don't think racism is funny. I strongly disapprove of racist people.
     
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    They can be funny in a mean way.
     
  3. Autobot Burnout

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    The jive talk and the whole "we don't read" thing. The irony of calling them racist is that Mudflap's VA is in fact African American.
     
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    And supposedly came up with the way the characters talk himself.
     
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    that doesn't make it any less racist
     
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    Did you miss the part where you just implied Mudflap's VA was being racist TO HIMSELF?
     
  7. FatalT 71

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    Their characterization hearkens back to stereotypes on TV and movies that are thankfully forgotten; thus the reason the present generation can't understand the hubbub over accusations of racism.
     
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    no, just because your african american doesn't mean you can't be racist to african americans
     
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    People assume they're black because they can't read, and somehow that's racist? There's white people who can't read.
     
  10. Sso02V

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    I can't read ancient dead languages either. Guess I'm a racist African-American stereotype.
     
  11. MV95

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    sigh... Why would you wanna be racist to yourself?
     
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    I'm pretty sure he was quoted as saying he was not intending to be racist.
     
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    ask uncle ruckus
     
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    Talking like gangsters and saying they do not read does not equal racial stereotypes. But of course, the critics saw that differently.
     
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    I hate these Skids and Mudflap threads...
     
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    I don't even like The Twins, one of the largest flaws of ROTF.
     
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    Dammit Sentinel, you mischievous swine.
     
  18. FatalT 71

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    I think the whole "dead languages" part was lost on the people lobbing the accusations of racism. They just saw two characters with big ears and gold teeth speaking like a couple of punks and automatically assumed.

    Which as we all know makes an ass outta u and me.
     
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    They weren't.

    Saying they're racist is racism in itself.
     
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    This.
     

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