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7th Oct '17 12:52:13 PM thecarolinabull01
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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. For some reason, bald black men typically aren't made fun of, even if they're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy. Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle (rather than male pattern baldness. than white people are, and are generally agreed to look better bald, perhaps due to the prejudice against African hair noted below. This trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair (especially if your balding rather than all-bald) or if you're evil. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.

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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers {{Straw Loser}}s like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. For some reason, bald black men typically aren't made fun of, even if they're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy. Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle (rather than male pattern baldness. baldness) than white people are, and are generally agreed to look better bald, perhaps due to the prejudice against African hair noted below. This trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair (especially if your balding rather than all-bald) or if you're evil. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.



* Same goes for [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]. After he noticed that his hairline was receding, he went to a hair loss clinic to try and fight it. He decided that the effort wasn't worth it, so he buzzed it short and later shaved it all off. The bald-headed SOB "Stone Cold" is agreed to be far cooler than the long-haired blond pretty boy wanna-be "Stunning" Steve Austin.

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* Same goes for [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]. After he noticed that his hairline was receding, he went to a hair loss clinic to try and fight it. He decided that the effort wasn't worth it, so he buzzed it short and later shaved it all off. The bald-headed tough-as-nails SOB "Stone Cold" is agreed to be far cooler than the long-haired blond pretty boy wanna-be "Stunning" Steve Austin.



* LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD aka. Maurice Barnett, who went bald in his teens, is a rare black example. But like Santoro, most of the mocking is done by Maurice himself.

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* LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD aka. Maurice Barnett, who went bald in his teens, is a rare black example. But like Santoro, most of the mocking is done by Maurice himself.
himself, though his fans do have fun joking about it, calling him "black Mr. Clean" (when he wears white shirts) and "Milk Dud".
27th Sep '17 2:38:01 PM thecarolinabull01
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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. And Jeffrey Tambor's character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. For some reason, bald black men typically aren't made fun of, even if they're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy. Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle rather than male pattern baldness than white people are, and are generally agreed to look better bald, perhaps due to the prejudice against African hair noted below. It also doesn't apply to people who choose to shave their heads. This trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair (especially if your balding rather than all-bald) or if you're evil. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.

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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. And Jeffrey Tambor's character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. For some reason, bald black men typically aren't made fun of, even if they're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy. Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle rather (rather than male pattern baldness baldness. than white people are, and are generally agreed to look better bald, perhaps due to the prejudice against African hair noted below. It also doesn't apply to people who choose to shave their heads.below. This trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair (especially if your balding rather than all-bald) or if you're evil. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.




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* Same goes for [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]]. After he noticed that his hairline was receding, he went to a hair loss clinic to try and fight it. He decided that the effort wasn't worth it, so he buzzed it short and later shaved it all off. The bald-headed SOB "Stone Cold" is agreed to be far cooler than the long-haired blond pretty boy wanna-be "Stunning" Steve Austin.




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* King Neptune in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' is ridculed for being bald and hides it with his crown. The crown was stolen and you can guess how well that went down.
29th Aug '17 4:37:51 AM StFan
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* Played completely straight with several ForeignWrestlingHeel's from the 60's and 70's, most notably EdFarhat aka The Original Sheik, TheIronSheik and manager GeneralSkandorAkbar. Akbar in particular is notable as he essentially personified the whole "greedy Arab oil magnate" stereotype. The Sheik personified the barbaric savage, he wouldn't even speak English in character, and The Iron Sheik, while not a barbarian, came off as a violent thug.

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* Played completely straight with several ForeignWrestlingHeel's from the 60's '60s and 70's, '70s, most notably EdFarhat aka Wrestling/EdFarhat a.k.a. The Original Sheik, TheIronSheik Wrestling/TheIronSheik and manager GeneralSkandorAkbar.Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar. Akbar in particular is notable as he essentially personified the whole "greedy Arab oil magnate" stereotype. The Sheik personified the barbaric savage, he wouldn't even speak English in character, and The Iron Sheik, while not a barbarian, came off as a violent thug.
29th Aug '17 3:38:58 AM Arivne
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* Again, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': the Medic is a [[MadDoctor overtly sadistic]] German doctor, coming from Stuttgart 'in an era where the Hippocratic Oath had been downgraded to an optional Hippocratic suggestion.'
** However, WordOfGod is that he was not a nazi.

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* Again, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': the Medic is a [[MadDoctor overtly sadistic]] German doctor, coming from Stuttgart 'in an era where the Hippocratic Oath had been downgraded to an optional Hippocratic suggestion.'
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' However, WordOfGod is that he was not a nazi.
Nazi.
29th Aug '17 3:33:16 AM Arivne
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* The reason that Mrs. O'Leary and her cow were blamed for the Great Chicago Fire was because as a woman and an Irish Catholic, she was an easy target.


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* The reason that Mrs. O'Leary and her cow were blamed for the Great Chicago Fire was because as a woman and an Irish Catholic, she was an easy target.
21st Aug '17 10:29:23 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Ditto for Music/MichaelJackson, which is likely why he started wearing wigs in his later years (though the Pepsi incident also had something to do with it.

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** Ditto for Music/MichaelJackson, which is likely why he started wearing wigs in his later years (though the Pepsi incident also had something to do with it.
it.)
27th Jul '17 7:14:15 AM germanlureag
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman being a raving antisemite at the expense of Kyle, who is Jewish, is somewhat downplayed by the fact that Creator/MattStone (voice of Kyle) is a secular Jew. So if one of the show's creators is Jewish and doesn't seem to mind these kind of jokes most people can take it a bit better. It might also have something to do with the fact that Cartman is depicted as the most despicable character ''by far'' on the show ... and this is a show with ''Satan'' as a recurring character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman being a raving antisemite at the expense of Kyle, who is Jewish, is somewhat downplayed by the fact that Creator/MattStone (voice of Kyle) is a secular Jew. So if one of the show's creators is Jewish and doesn't seem to mind these kind of jokes most people can take it a bit better. It might also have something to do with the fact that Cartman is depicted as the most despicable character ''by far'' on the show ... and this is a show with ''Satan'' as a recurring character.
26th Jul '17 10:40:24 PM germanlureag
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* In comedy, Hispanics are often portrayed as lazy and willing to work low-paying jobs. Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' feature Hispanic men speaking English in a slow-witted lazy kind of matter. In the episode "D-Yikes" a group of Hispanic men are recruited for several jobs from spying to substitute teaching. {{Subverted}} when they have the day laborers competently teaching long division, and the kids admit that the workers are teaching them more that their actual teacher would have. In another episode a sleeping Mexican janitor is mistaken for a wax sculpture while he is sleeping in a room displaying wax figures of people from different ethnicities portraying their stereotypes.

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* In comedy, Hispanics are often portrayed as lazy and willing to work low-paying jobs. Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' feature Hispanic men speaking English in a slow-witted lazy kind of matter. In the episode "D-Yikes" a group of Hispanic men are recruited for several jobs from spying to substitute teaching. {{Subverted}} when they have the day laborers competently teaching long division, and the kids admit that the workers are teaching them more that their actual teacher would have. In another episode a sleeping Mexican janitor is mistaken for a wax sculpture while he is sleeping in a room displaying wax figures of people from different ethnicities portraying their stereotypes.
26th Jul '17 10:33:59 PM germanlureag
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* The show "Devious Maids", starring Sophia Vergara among others, shows the housekeepers as more than just passive and hardworking by having them "stick it to the (rich white wo)man" by seducing and sleeping with their husbands. The show has received mixed reviews from the Hispanic community, with some people saying that the characters are more complex than the common housekeeper and others arguing that being shown as seductive and adulterous isn't exactly the best alternative even if we're supposed to sympathize with them.

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* The show "Devious Maids", starring Sophia Vergara among others, shows the housekeepers as more than just passive and hardworking by having them "stick it to the (rich white wo)man" by seducing and sleeping with their husbands. The show has received mixed reviews from the Hispanic community, with some people saying that the characters are more complex than the common housekeeper and others arguing that being shown as seductive and adulterous isn't exactly the best alternative even if we're supposed to sympathize with them.
22nd Jul '17 6:26:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Ditto for Music/MichaelJackson, which is likely why he started wearing wigs in his later years (though the Pepsi incident also had something to do with it.
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