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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
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.