The 50 Most Racist Movies You Didn’t Think Were Racist
AZM Ally Jason Chu sent along Complex Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Racist Movies You Didn’t Think Were Racist. The list is pretty fucking hysterical especially number 8, every Rob Schneider movie! Passion of the Whipping the Shit of Christ makes the list which surprised me. In hind sight, yeah, it was definitely racist against Jews. But I thought the movie made everyone look like crazed aggrandized caricature of themselves, even Jesus. Fucking hated that movie.
Romeo Must Die also makes the list which surprised me, mostly because I really liked the flick. Complex points out that Aaliyah and Jet Li never kiss which makes no sense for a Romeo and Juliet story. I tend to agree. From the moment they meet, it’s clear that there’s romantic chemistry in the air. There should be some damn smooching going on.
Most of these films I haven’t seen or stayed away from because something in my gut told me that I would be infuriated (White Chicks, not a fucking chance). But some, like Pulp Fiction, I found to be quite entertaining despite the overt racism. I don’t know if that makes me a hypocrite, but it probably doesn’t help when I try to argue for more diversity in film.