This might be satire, but satire looks an awful lot like stuff Progressives actually believe, these days. Apparently, the Eighties-Era John Hughes movie “Sixteen Candles” is racist and promotes date rape. Thus, it must be censored and banned.
The racism and sexism in Hughes’ movie is so over-the-top I have to hope any teens watching it today would view it as a shocking, old-timey artifact. Perhaps most glaringly, there’s Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe), the Chinese foreign exchange student whose every mention is accompanied by the sound of a gong.
I stand by my prediction that a day will come when all pre-Obama film and television will be censored and banned as “culturally insensitive” and subversive. Here’s a few other things that might be banned.
- Some Like It Hot -Classic Comedy, offensive to transgendereds, celebrates alcohol abuse, depicts violent gun play, and furthers the patriarchal narrative that women want to get married to men.
- The Wizard of Oz – Offensively and derisively portrays little people and Wiccan-Americans.
- Seven Samurai and all other Akira Kurosawa films – Because they encourage other directors to culturally appropriate them.
- ‘Roots’ – Depictions of slavery may be traumatic or trigeering to African-Americans
- Bosom Buddies – Tom Hanks small screen debut is offensive to the transgendereds.
- Die Hard – Promotes the offensive ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ myth that liberals despise; also portrays Government authority figures as less competent than individuals with initiative.
- All episodes of M*A*S*H – Hawkeye was a serial sexual harasser, the show portrays Asians as violent people who don’t speak English very well, depicts Middle-Eastern transvestites as mentally unstable and dishonest, and to cap it all off, early seasons featured an African-American character called ‘Spear-Chucker.”
- Also, White Chicks, for reasons that should be obvious.