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Old June 25 2009, 03:40 AM   #7
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Racial Caricatures

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Latest from Yahoo:

Jive-talking twin Transformers raise race issues:
Harmless comic characters or racist robots? The buzz over the summer blockbuster "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" only grew Wednesday as some said two jive-talking Chevy characters were racial caricatures.

Skids and Mudflap, twin robots disguised as compact hatchbacks, constantly brawl and bicker in rap-inspired street slang. They're forced to acknowledge that they can't read. One has a gold tooth. [MORE]
So did you think that they were racial caricatures?
Even if they were (haven't seen the movie, will see Saturday) I wouldn't give a shit.
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