Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PC whiners protest classic movie in New York.

I guess that New York City has no crime, no homeless or any other problem to get all bent out of shape over, because the only thing that this group of cry-babies could find to protest was a showing of a 50-year old move, Breakfast at Tiffany's, with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.

Oh--and Mickey Rooney--the one that really sets them off. Apparently they don't like the way that he plays Mr. Yunioshi, a Japanese photographer, as depicted in this great clip.
"By screening this film, the organizers are sanctioning the racism it contains, and subjecting new audiences (including children and Asian-Americans) to a minstrel show of racist ideology," wrote Ursula Liang, a Bronx woman who organized an online petition last week that has gathered more than 200 signatures.

"It’s 2011. It’s New York. Do we still have to fight the hostile, hurtful world of 1961 Hollywood?" she added.
A little investigative work shows that Ursula Liang, the ringleader behind this protest, is only 37 years old. She wasn't even born when this movie came out and I'm betting that neither were the 200 or so twinks that allegedly signed her on-line "petition". Hell, most of them have probably never even seen this movie. Not that this stops liberals from trying to censor our world and stifle anything that they decide is objectionable. And sadly, it's not the first time that this classic has come under attack recently.
After the film was pulled from the "Ratatouille" film festival in Calif. in 2008 following complaints that it was racist, a saddened Rooney told the Sacramento Bee the criticism "breaks my heart."

"They hired me to do this overboard, and we had fun doing it," he said. "Never in all the more than 40 years after we made it — not one complaint. Every place I’ve gone in the world people say, ‘God, you were so funny.’ Asians and Chinese come up to me and say, ‘Mickey you were out of this world.’"
Don't like it, liberals? Then don't go watch it. But this is America, and last I checked, the rest of us have the right to watch or show pretty much anything that we please.

Just more proof that Freedom is to Liberals as garlic is to vampires. (Freedom for you and me, that is. Liberals still demand as much as they want for themselves.)

5 comments:

  1. Those who forget history -- or refuse to acknowledge it -- are doomed. Not just doomed to repeat it, but doomed in general.

    The WWII Museum here in NOLA makes a special point to acknowledge the difference in attitudes and racism between then and now. Makes for a good lesson.

    E. Gad.

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  2. The Culture war continues on many fronts indeed. It is a classic movie!

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  3. For shame. That movie is a timeless classic.

    Next they'll be censoring Roadrunner cartoons on TV to prevent children from seeing Wile E Coyote from coming to a bad end....Oh drat, never mind.

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  4. History is what it is, and films, just like history, have to be viewed in the context of the times.

    She'd probably be really unhappy that I've got a bunch of Charlie Chan movies as well as D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" stacked up in my Netflix queue. Or that I named one of my black kitties Perry, the real name of Stepin Fetchit.

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  5. We're free to enjoy all the freedoms we're allowed to enjoy.

    Oh, Aaron: Last time I looked, classic Bugs Bunny et al was rated TV-14.
    Q

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