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19th Jan '17 9:40:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The Pirate Lords in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' are all rather...ethnic. Chow Yun-Fat commented in the press about being a "good boy" and portraying the Orientalist stereotype that was his character. Most of his role was [[BannedInChina cut by Chinese censors]].

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* The Pirate Lords in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' are all rather... ethnic. Chow Yun-Fat commented in the press about being a "good boy" and portraying the Orientalist stereotype that was his character. Most of his role was [[BannedInChina cut by Chinese censors]].
9th Jan '17 7:59:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Pro wrestling is the only medium where the WildSamoan is just expected, but a gimmick the fans have openly embraced, mainly because the trope namers were so talented and their family so pervasive among the various members of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, former or otherwise. That said, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''did'' come under fire for trying to force the wild Samoan gimmick on Wrestling/SamoaJoe.

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\n* Pro wrestling is the only medium genre where the WildSamoan is not just expected, but a gimmick the fans have openly embraced, mainly because the trope namers were so talented and their family so pervasive among the various members of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, former or otherwise. That said, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''did'' come under fire for trying to force the wild Samoan gimmick on Wrestling/SamoaJoe.



* R-Truth raps on the way to the ring and shouts "Whassup?!" And during his brief FaceHeelTurn, he adopted what came off as an uncomfortably ''literal'' minstrel shtick: "I'm a [[FunetikAksent gewwwwwd]] R-Truth!"

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* R-Truth Wrestling/{{R|onKillings}}-Truth raps on the way to the ring and shouts "Whassup?!" "Whassup?!", which itself is pretty mild compared to his bad toothed "Pretty Ricky" gimmick. And during his brief FaceHeelTurn, he adopted what came off as an uncomfortably ''literal'' minstrel shtick: "I'm a [[FunetikAksent gewwwwwd]] R-Truth!"
R-Truth!"









3rd Dec '16 2:25:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"

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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' ''WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"
3rd Dec '16 2:22:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"

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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''MyWayEntertainment,'' ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"



* ''Film/TheProducers'' (as well as its film adaptation) does this with homosexual stereotypes, to such a ludicrous extent that there's no way ''any'' contemporary audience could think it was intended in seriousness. ([[PoesLaw Right?]])

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* ''Film/TheProducers'' ''Theatre/TheProducers'' (as well as its film adaptation) does this with homosexual stereotypes, to such a ludicrous extent that there's no way ''any'' contemporary audience could think it was intended in seriousness. ([[PoesLaw Right?]])



* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' even poked fun at itself for doing this. In a lounge song, no less. "Too dumb to be sarcastic so we keep provoking / make fun of minorities because of our inferiority / but it doesn't matter, we're only joking!"

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* ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' even poked fun at itself for doing this. In a lounge song, no less. "Too dumb to be sarcastic so we keep provoking / make fun of minorities because of our inferiority / but it doesn't matter, we're only joking!"
3rd Dec '16 2:21:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider�who were broad Latino stereotypes�were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.

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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider�who Spider--who were broad Latino stereotypes�were stereotypes--were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.
3rd Dec '16 2:21:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider—who were broad Latino stereotypes—were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.

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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider—who Spider�who were broad Latino stereotypes—were stereotypes�were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.



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21st Aug '16 12:51:22 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/TylerPerry's films are accused by critics of reinforcing stereotypes with his Madea films. In fact, throughout the 2000s, black comedians appearing in drag as stereotypical fat black women became a trend with EddieMurphy, Creator/MartinLawrence, and the aforementioned Tyler Perry.

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* Creator/TylerPerry's films are accused by critics of reinforcing stereotypes with his Madea films. In fact, throughout the 2000s, black comedians appearing in drag as stereotypical fat black women became a trend with EddieMurphy, Creator/EddieMurphy, Creator/MartinLawrence, and the aforementioned Tyler Perry.
24th Jul '16 3:34:12 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Whenever the United States starts experiencing some negative ValuesDissonance with another country, you can bet that {{WWE}} will trot out unflattering caricatures of the disliked nationality, who are ''always'' heels (except when WWE visits their supposed home countries, where they'll temporarily become good guys). Usually these "foreigners" are portrayed by Americans or Canadians, though sometimes from the very ethnic group they are parodying. And yes, if these wrestlers ''do'' have ethnic ties to their characters, the "heel heat" ''can'' [[BerserkButton get to them]] outside of {{Kayfabe}}. Examples include La Resistance (French), Muhammad Hassan (Arab), and sundry Nazis, Communists, and YellowPeril Japanese.

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* Pro wrestling is the only medium where the WildSamoan is just expected, but a gimmick the fans have openly embraced, mainly because the trope namers were so talented and their family so pervasive among the various members of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, former or otherwise. That said, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''did'' come under fire for trying to force the wild Samoan gimmick on Wrestling/SamoaJoe.
* Whenever the United States starts experiencing some negative ValuesDissonance with another country, you can bet that {{WWE}} Wrestling/{{WWE}} will trot out unflattering caricatures of the disliked nationality, who are ''always'' heels (except when WWE visits their supposed home countries, where they'll temporarily become good guys). Usually these "foreigners" are portrayed by Americans or Canadians, though sometimes from the very ethnic group they are parodying. And yes, if these wrestlers ''do'' have ethnic ties to their characters, the "heel heat" ''can'' [[BerserkButton get to them]] outside of {{Kayfabe}}. Examples include La Resistance (French), Muhammad Hassan Wrestling/TheIronSheik (Iran), Wrestling/MuhammadHassan (Arab), and sundry Nazis, Communists, Nazis(Jon Heidenreich was lucky enough to have this shot down), Communists(Nikolai Volkoff), and YellowPeril Japanese.Japanese(Yamaguchi San).



* WWF\E's Divas playing up really degrading sexual stereotypes, the late '90s and early '00s being their lowest point. MudWrestling is one thing but when Wrestling/{{Ivory}}, a defender of substance matches, is suggesting there are one too many, when Wrestling/StacyKeibler is getting title shots through bra and panties matches with the angle being she can't wrestle well enough to win in a standard one fall, when the women's title belt is defended in a water pool, you've definitely reached this point.



* Grizzly Redwood actually had a career in Wrestling/RingOfHonor dating back to the "[[ADayInTheLimeLight Top of the Class]]" days, but all anyone remembers is his [[CanadaEh "World's Littlest Lumberjack" gimmick.]]



* The Divas playing up really degrading sexual stereotypes. Things have gotten better in recent years; the late '90s and early '00s were the low point.

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* The Divas playing up really degrading sexual stereotypes. Things have gotten better in recent years; the late '90s and early '00s were the low point.
29th May '16 6:10:13 PM JamesAustin
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* SantinoMarella does this for Italians, though he's mostly been a face.

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* SantinoMarella Wrestling/SantinoMarella does this for Italians, though he's mostly been a face.
19th May '16 1:09:30 PM ironballs16
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* The "Asian manicurist" as portrayed by Alex Borstein as Ms. Kwan, later renamed Ms. Swan on ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' would count, though Bornstein would later try and blunt criticism of the popular character via reworking the character so that she was smarter than she seemed AND revealed (in a one-off sketch) that she spoke perfect English and only acted like a dumb foreigner so that she could troll people for shits and giggles. Said to be based on Music/{{Bjork}}.
* Also from ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' [[OverlyLongName Bunifa Latifah Halifa Sharifa Jackson]], as played by Debra Wilson who makes Chris Tucker's UncleTomFoolery look ''subtle''.

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* The "Asian manicurist" as portrayed by Alex Borstein as Ms. Kwan, later renamed Ms. Swan on ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' would count, though Bornstein would later try and blunt criticism of the popular character via reworking the character so that she was smarter than she seemed AND revealed (in a one-off sketch) that she spoke perfect English and only acted like a dumb foreigner so that [[ItAmusedMe she could troll people for shits and giggles.giggles]]. Said to be based on Music/{{Bjork}}.
* ** One particular sketch (prior to the trolling one) had her give a detailed description of the person being looked for [[InnerMonologue in her head]], but when asked again? "He look like a man!"
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Also from ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' [[OverlyLongName Bunifa Latifah Halifa Sharifa Jackson]], as played by Debra Wilson who makes Chris Tucker's UncleTomFoolery look ''subtle''.
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