Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Hangover Part II movie uses the N word despite not having African-American actors

Over at HuffingtonPost.com, Morris W. O'Kelly wrote an article about the new movie The Hangover Part II and how the use of the "N" word was used despite it not having any featured African-American actors in it. Make sure to take a look and read the whole article. Below are some parts from the article. I have not seen the movie yet but if you have seen the movie let us know what you thought about it and the parts that Morris W. O'Kelly mentions in the article.

I could go to painstaking lengths, detailing how deeply offensive and unfunny the repeated and gratuitous use of n**** in the movie The Hangover Part II was, but the damage in large part has already been done. This bell can't be un-rung.

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I could create a historical time line ranging from Birth of a Nation in 1915 to The Hangover Part II in 2011 and illustrate how n***a is nothing more than the cinematic cousin of n***er and equally offensive when employed as a tool to generate laughs.

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The use of the N-word (n***er or n***a) is not funny, appreciated or acceptable in any context, by anyone who utters it.

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The Hangover Part II did feature all types of references to African-American "culture" and managed to weave "n****" multiple times into a script written by zero African-Americans and movie featuring none.

How screenwriters Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong and writer/director Todd Phillips felt comfortable enough to give a co-starring role to n**** but also manage zero African-American actors (save Mike Tyson cameo) is odd and curious at best. Opting for ethnic jokes about people not on screen, instead of ones relative to the people on them... odd and curious.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a black actor in the movie. If you didn't catch it, you really need to rewatch and imagine the little black monkey, is a black man instead. I'm being serious.

The Racism is there. Follow the monkeys story and you can't miss it. The "N" word is used at a point where your left with no doubts.

I have to say I was shocked about the implied state of black affairs and their "real" relationship to other races.

I've haven't felt this way about a Movie before. I don't rise to the usual "black man dies first" syndrome. What's in this movie and the way it is done. It's something to behold.

Anonymous said...

oh, & let's not forget the scene with a crack dealing monkey with Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead" as the soundtrack. I'm all for "colorful" (no pun intended) humour when delivered in good taste but HO ll was a waste of my time & money! This film fails on so many levels-its not funny.

Anonymous said...

y does the fact that a black guy in the movie make using the n word offensive to u. if the n word offends u y dont u complain about everyone using the n word

Anonymous said...

It is just not right I'm general :(