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.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.
"It’s 2011. It’s New York. Do we still have to fight the hostile, hurtful world of 1961 Hollywood?" she added.
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."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.
"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.’"
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.)