Sammy Sofa wrote: JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Man, and then the SUPER SCATHING ultra comedy of horsefeathers' Tom horsefeathers' Cruise giving life to almost every negative Jewish stereotype under the sun...it's funny and smart because Jewish people work in Hollywood! Wheeeeeeeee!
...which brings us back to Jon Lovitz.
Half of Jon's shtick is that he's a living, breathing (and coincidentally very conservative, which is my main beef) Jewish stereotype. So Jon "I'm not funny" Lovitz is ...look, this is just the dumbest argument I've had on this site. Take up Tom Cruise's depiction of a Jewish stereotype with Ben Stiller and some guy named Etan Cohan. They wrote the screenplay. The only thing Tom added was fat hands and the silly dance routine.
If you just want to blanket every depiction of a white guy playing a black guy as racist I can't stop you. Blackface obviously has a loaded history, but Tropic Thunder was wholely conscious of what it was doing, and it wasn't minstrel in its depiction. I think you are missing the forrest for the trees if you generalize that extremely.