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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.
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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.
11th Jul '17 3:31:35 PM thecarolinabull01
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* By the 1990s, Wrestling/RandySavage had developed a bald spot on his crown. In 1996, the WWF started doing a series of horribly bad TakeThat skits aimed at WCW called "Billionare Ted's Wrasslin' War Room". In it were parody characters of Savage and Hogan [[SarcasmMode cleverly named]] "the Huckster" and the "Nacho Man". The Nacho Man mentions being "old and slow and ''bald''" and having barbers spray paint his head. According to Randy's brother Lanny Poffo, making fun of Randy's bald spot was a BerserkButton of his and considering the emphasis they put on it, the WWF knew it too. However, he's actually an subversion, since pretty much no one thought the skits were funny.
* In 2002, Wrestling/KurtAngle (who was both a {{Heel}} and rapidly losing his hair) had his head shaved after losing a Hair vs. Hair match at ''Judgment Day''. He reappeared on TV wearing a strapped-on DodgyToupee and everyone mocked him for it, including [[HypocriticalHumor other bald wrestlers]] such as Maven[[note]]Though he had a full head of hair, just shaved off[[/note]] and Wrestling/HulkHogan[[note]]Hogan tries to justify it by saying "At least I lost my Hair vs. Hair match to Mother Nature, brother!"[[/note]]. After [[FakeHairDrama having the toupee removed]] by Hogan and later defeating Hogan by submission at ''King of the Ring'', he gained back his confidence, ditched the toupee and embraced his baldness. Now he's considered an aversion.

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* By the 1990s, Wrestling/RandySavage had developed a bald spot on his crown. In 1996, the WWF started doing a series of horribly bad TakeThat skits aimed at WCW called "Billionare Ted's Wrasslin' War Room". In it were parody characters of Savage and Hogan [[SarcasmMode cleverly named]] "the Huckster" and the "Nacho Man". The Nacho Man mentions being "old and slow and ''bald''" and having barbers spray paint his head. According to Randy's brother Lanny Poffo, making fun of Randy's bald spot was a BerserkButton of his and considering the emphasis they put on it, the WWF knew it too. However, he's actually an a subversion, since pretty much no one thought the skits were funny.
* In 2002, Wrestling/KurtAngle (who was both a {{Heel}} and rapidly losing his hair) had his head shaved after losing a Hair vs. Hair match at ''Judgment Day''. He reappeared on TV wearing a strapped-on DodgyToupee and everyone mocked him for it, including [[HypocriticalHumor other bald wrestlers]] such as Maven[[note]]Though he had a full head of hair, just shaved off[[/note]] and Wrestling/HulkHogan[[note]]Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan[[note]]Himself also an aversion, Hogan tries to justify it by saying "At least I lost my Hair vs. Hair match to Mother Nature, brother!"[[/note]]. After [[FakeHairDrama having the toupee removed]] by Hogan and later defeating Hogan by submission at ''King of the Ring'', he gained back his confidence, ditched the toupee and embraced his baldness. Now he's considered an aversion.



* As noted above, 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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* As noted above, 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.
11th Jul '17 3:28:47 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, however, this doesn't apply if you're also black, even if you're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy (unless you're LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD). 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 this trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair (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, however, this doesn't apply if you're also black, bald black men typically aren't made fun of, even if you're they're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy (unless you're LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD). 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 this 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 (or (especially if your balding rather than all-bald) or if you're evil).evil. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.



* In 2002, Wrestling/KurtAngle (who was rapidly losing his hair) had his head shaved after losing a Hair vs. Hair match at ''Judgment Day''. He reappeared on TV wearing a strapped-on DodgyToupee and everyone mocked him for it, including [[HypocriticalHumor other bald wrestlers]] such as Maven[[note]]Though he had a full head of hair, just shaved off[[/note]] and Wrestling/HulkHogan. After [[FakeHairDrama having the toupee removed]] by Hogan and later defeating Hogan by submission at ''King of the Ring'', he gained back his confidence, ditched the toupee and embraced his baldness. Now he's considered an aversion.

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* In 2002, Wrestling/KurtAngle (who was both a {{Heel}} and rapidly losing his hair) had his head shaved after losing a Hair vs. Hair match at ''Judgment Day''. He reappeared on TV wearing a strapped-on DodgyToupee and everyone mocked him for it, including [[HypocriticalHumor other bald wrestlers]] such as Maven[[note]]Though he had a full head of hair, just shaved off[[/note]] and Wrestling/HulkHogan.Wrestling/HulkHogan[[note]]Hogan tries to justify it by saying "At least I lost my Hair vs. Hair match to Mother Nature, brother!"[[/note]]. After [[FakeHairDrama having the toupee removed]] by Hogan and later defeating Hogan by submission at ''King of the Ring'', he gained back his confidence, ditched the toupee and embraced his baldness. Now he's considered an aversion.



* Ditto for the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson a.k.a. The Rock. His hairline had been receding for years, but rather than try to fight it or hide it, he instead shaves his head and looks far more badass for it.

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* Ditto for the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson a.k.a. The Rock. His hairline had been receding for years, but rather than try trying to fight it or hide it, he instead shaves his head and looks far more badass for it.



* As noted above, LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD aka. Maurice Barnett, who went bald in his teens, if often mocked for it, usually by Maurice himself.

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* As noted above, LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD aka. Maurice Barnett, who went bald in his teens, if often mocked for it, usually is a rare black example. But like Santoro, most of the mocking is done by Maurice himself.
25th Jun '17 1:06:07 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Ditto for the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson a.k.a. The Rock. Rather than try to fight his receding hairline, he instead shaves it all off and looks far more badass for it.

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* Ditto for the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson a.k.a. The Rock. Rather His hairline had been receding for years, but rather than try to fight his receding hairline, it or hide it, he instead shaves it all off his head and looks far more badass for it.
13th Jun '17 3:21:54 PM TheKaizerreich
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Whites, being the vast majority of Americans, are consequently the group that are the least discriminated against, if at all. This is more true of white males.

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Whites, being the vast majority of Americans, are consequently the group that are supposedly the least discriminated against, but actually there is quite a lot (the way white people are portrayed or mocked would cause outrage if at all.done to other ethnic groups). This is more true of white males.
11th Jun '17 7:50:48 PM bfunc
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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.

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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.
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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