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8th Feb '16 7:11:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Vespa, Princess of Druidia, is a parody of the "JewishAmericanPrincess." She's haughty, shallow and demanding. In one scene it's revealed that she used to have a [[FacialProfiling big nose]] before getting cosmetic surgery. The heroes call her a "[[JustForPun Druish Princess]]" with some chagrin. This is just one of many examples of Creator/MelBrooks inserting self-deprecating [[BorschtBelt Jewish humor]] into his films.
8th Feb '16 5:32:41 AM LondonKdS
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** Many critics accused Jar Jar Binks of resembling black caricatures in minstrel shows and early American cinema, highlighting his broken English, clumsiness, naivety and shuffling gait, all typical traits of minstrel characters. Physically, he has large nostrils and his "lips" make up half of his face, both traits commonly exaggerated in black caricatures. The Gungan accent, which sounds vaguely Caribbean, doesn't help the issue. Jar-Jar's first lines in the series, "Me-sa your humble servant," call slavery and domestic servitude to mind. The character was voiced and motion-captured by black actor Ahmed Best, who denied any attempt to make Jar Jar a black caricature. The Gungan race as a whole, however, does not embody the trope.
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** Many critics accused Jar Jar Binks of resembling black caricatures in minstrel shows and early American cinema, highlighting his broken English, clumsiness, naivety and shuffling gait, all typical traits of minstrel characters. Physically, he has large nostrils and his "lips" make up half of his face, both traits commonly exaggerated in black caricatures. The Gungan accent, which sounds vaguely Caribbean, doesn't help the issue.issue, and his large floppy ears have been compared to dreadlocks. Jar-Jar's first lines in the series, "Me-sa your humble servant," call slavery and domestic servitude to mind. The character was voiced and motion-captured by black actor Ahmed Best, who denied any attempt to make Jar Jar a black caricature. The Gungan race as a whole, however, does not embody the trope.
29th Jan '16 8:55:54 PM Narsil
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Edited the Ferengi entry to not draw a conclusion; just because the authors say "we weren't thinking of Jewish stereotypes" doesn't prove they weren't there
** The lumpen-nosed, big-eared, insatiably greedy Ferengi are seen by some as antisemitic characters, and their earliest appearances were criticized as being ''Japanese'' stereotypes. In reality, the Ferengi were meant to be strawmen for American ''capitalists'' in general, and were compared to "Yankee Traders" in their first appearance. The name 'Ferengi' is derived from an Arabic and Hindi slur for [[AcceptableTargets white people.]] The comparisons to Jewish stereotypes came in after they were ditched as villains and became comic relief. The staff writer who most enjoyed writing Ferengi episodes was Ira Steven Behr, a Jew, and all four major Ferengi characters are played by Jews.
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** The lumpen-nosed, big-eared, insatiably greedy Ferengi are seen by some as antisemitic characters, and their earliest appearances were also criticized as being ''Japanese'' stereotypes. In reality, According to WordOfGod, the Ferengi were meant to be strawmen for American ''capitalists'' in general, and were compared to "Yankee Traders" in their first appearance. The name 'Ferengi' is derived from an Arabic and Hindi slur for [[AcceptableTargets white people.]] The comparisons to Jewish stereotypes came in became more common after they were ditched as villains and became comic relief. The For what it's worth, the staff writer who most enjoyed writing Ferengi episodes was Ira Steven Behr, a Jew, and all four major Ferengi characters are played by Jews.
3rd Jan '16 7:12:34 PM LancelotG
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* The ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Redwall]]'' series features multiple characters from "[[OopNorth the Northlands]]" (north of Mossflower, that is).
2nd Jan '16 8:20:47 PM WillBGood
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** Sunflower from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, not obviously black; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up.
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** Sunflower from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, not obviously black; they have Caucasian features; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up.
2nd Jan '16 8:19:23 PM WillBGood
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* Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, not obviously black; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up. In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people. ** In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, each pair is a perfect color match. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.
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* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': ** Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, not obviously black; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up. In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people. ** up. *** In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, each pair is a perfect color match. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.appears. ** In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people. Possibly justified because the music they appear to is the "Chinese Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Nutcracker Suite''; the "Russian Dance" from the same suite has thistles and orchids representing Russian male and female dancers.
2nd Jan '16 8:16:48 PM WillBGood
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* Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white from the waist up. In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people.
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* Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, not obviously black; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up. In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people.
2nd Jan '16 8:14:33 PM WillBGood
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[[caption-width-right:260:Watto you mean he's [[UnfortunateImplications an anti-Semitic stereotype?]] It's not like he's a [[BaldOfEvil cap-wearing]], [[SinisterSchnoz big-nosed]], [[GreedyJew cheating businessman]] with a [[AlterKocker bad accent]] and... [[OhCrap Oy vey]]!]]
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[[caption-width-right:260:Watto you mean he's [[UnfortunateImplications an anti-Semitic stereotype?]] It's not like he's a [[BaldOfEvil cap-wearing]], [[SinisterSchnoz big-nosed]], [[GreedyJew cheating businessman]] with a [[AlterKocker bad accent]] and... [[OhCrap Oy vey]]!]] gevalt]]!]]
31st Dec '15 12:57:06 PM Runesmith
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** In the book of ''Prince Caspian'' the Telmarines who have taken over Narnia are generic Medieval Europeans, but the film turns them into Latino Conquistadors.
15th Dec '15 5:33:11 AM comicwriter
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** [[http://nerdbastards.com/2013/01/25/is-this-star-wars-toy-racist/ Jabba the Hutt]] has been accused of embodying Asian and Middle Eastern stereotypes. He has slitted eyes, smokes a hookah and has a harem. However, later creators gave him and other Hutts Romanian-sounding surnames and TheMafiya vibes.
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** [[http://nerdbastards.com/2013/01/25/is-this-star-wars-toy-racist/ Jabba the Hutt]] has been accused of embodying Asian and Middle Eastern stereotypes. He has slitted eyes, smokes a hookah and has a harem. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen At one point]], [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21408_5-characters-you-wont-believe-are-based-real-people.html his design was even going to include a fez]]. However, later creators gave him and other Hutts Romanian-sounding surnames and TheMafiya vibes.
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