Why are people assuming the twins are slights against blacks?

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  1. highball22

    highball22 Banned

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    I saw nothing that attributed them as to being black caricatures. Because they couldn't read? Spoke broken english? Cursed? Had a gold tooth? I don't think so. There ain't nothing African-American about that! And if you think that there is...then its you who has the problem of identifying stereotypes. Watching them they came off more like slack-jawed ''Cletus'' from the Simpsons. Wanna-be street hillbillies. So the whole time I was watching them I saw two hicks who thought they were tough street thugs. Again...ain't nothing African-American about that!
     
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    I thinkk this boat has sailed.

    The issues has been pretty hotly debated on the forums here already.

    Good points tho :) 
     
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    Definitely beating a dead horse at this point.
     
  4. 1govnor1

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    I can see where you're coming from. Others might not agree. Each person is entitled to their own opinions.

    That said, I'm pretty sure this topic's been discussed at length before.
     
  5. flamepanther

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    Mods, could we get at least one sticky listing the movie controversies already discussed to death here, possibly one for each of the major ones that keep cropping back up? I don't care if they contain or link to the existing discussions or if we just ban further talk about it. This is getting ridiculous though.
     
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    I know. Can we give this Subject a Rest already, please?
     
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    I heard we were beating a dead horse over hear....
     
  8. highball22

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    Woah now! Hold on, guys! I apologize. I wasn't aware of that these points were discussed ad nauseum. Ok...move along...nothing to see here...
     
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    :horse:  :deadhorse: 

    We get it, some people were offended, others wern't. Like they said before it depends on one's opinion.

    "Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." -Obiwan Kenobi
     
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    Because people like to be self-righteous by playing the race/racism card at the slightest things.
     
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    Some people purposefully look for racial stereotypes, and most of the time they see stereotypes where there actually aren't any. Pretty much can be summed up as a self-fulfilled prophecy.

    Realistically, if the twins are any stereotype, they are "wiggers". For those who don't know:

    Urban Dictionary: wigger
    The school I went to had a ton of wiggers. Extremely annoying at first, but you get used to them (well, used to ignoring them).
     
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