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2nd Jan '18 10:04:35 AM TheRealYuma
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* ValuesResonance: With stories of police brutality coming out everyday, this movie is even more relevant in the dialogue on racism.

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* ValuesResonance: With stories of police brutality coming out everyday, this movie is even more relevant in the dialogue on racism. It even references the Rodney King incident.
26th Nov '17 9:46:10 AM jonathan-sherwin
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* HarsherInHindsight: The ending where [[spoiler: Danny gets shot in the school bathroom]] becomes this after Columbine happened a year later. Adding to it was the rumors that the shooters were Neo-Nazis because they chose to do the shooting on Hitler's birthday.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The ending where [[spoiler: Danny gets shot in the school bathroom]] becomes this after Columbine happened a year later.six months after the film's release. Adding to it was the rumors that the shooters were Neo-Nazis because they chose to do the shooting on Hitler's birthday.
12th Oct '17 1:35:27 AM ClintEastwood
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* AwardSnub: Edward Norton losing the Best Actor Oscar to Roberto Benigni for ''LifeIsBeautiful'' is widely seen as this.

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* AwardSnub: Edward Norton Creator/EdwardNorton losing the Best Actor Oscar to Roberto Benigni for ''LifeIsBeautiful'' ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'' is widely seen as this.
4th Sep '17 6:04:17 PM Animeking1108
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* HarsherInHindsight: The ending where [[spoiler: Danny gets shot in the school bathroom]] becomes this after Columbine happened a year later. Adding to it was the rumors that the shooters were Neo-Nazis because they chose to do the shooting on Hitler's birthday.
14th Aug '17 6:23:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The film's message is "racism is bad", but the contrast between the generally charismatic Nazis and the villainous black gangs, along with some general MisaimedFandom tendencies among certain audiences, and the fact [[spoiler: Danny is ultimately killed by a black guy]], means that the film is actually quite popular in certain white supremacist circles.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The film's message is "racism is bad", but the contrast between the generally charismatic Nazis and the villainous black gangs, along with some general MisaimedFandom tendencies among certain audiences, and the fact [[spoiler: Danny is ultimately killed by a black guy]], means that the film is actually quite popular in certain white supremacist circles. It might have been even worse if they had kept the original ending, where Derek [[spoiler:[[RedemptionFailure goes back to being a Neo-Nazi]] after his brother's murder.]]
14th Aug '17 5:41:30 AM Chuckles1188
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The film's message is "racism is bad", but the contrast between the generally charismatic Nazis and the villainous black gangs, along with some general MisaimedFandom tendencies among certain audiences, means that the film is actually quite popular in certain white supremacist circles.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The film's message is "racism is bad", but the contrast between the generally charismatic Nazis and the villainous black gangs, along with some general MisaimedFandom tendencies among certain audiences, and the fact [[spoiler: Danny is ultimately killed by a black guy]], means that the film is actually quite popular in certain white supremacist circles.
28th Jun '17 12:40:09 AM NWolfman
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* MisaimedFandom: In spite of the film's anti-racist message, it still has a large number of Neo-Nazi fans due to the fact that Derek is strong, charismatic, and a natural leader. See DoNotDoThisCoolThing.

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* MisaimedFandom: In spite of the film's anti-racist message, it still has a large number of Neo-Nazi fans due to the fact that Derek is strong, charismatic, and a natural leader. It doesn't help that he's photographed like a badass athlete in a basketball commercial. See DoNotDoThisCoolThing.
21st Jun '17 6:45:01 PM ThePest179
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** Also his fellow members, especially Seth and his girlfriend, threatened to shoot him when he decided that he was through with the neonazi life.
** [[RuleOfThree Also]] Cameron was obviously beyond it, what with being behind organised attacks against immigrants but he also said he that Danny would take Derek's place and Derek wouldn't be able to get away from it.
** [[OverlyLongGag Also]] The prison rape as well though it is hardly surprising from such scumbags.

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** Also his Derek's fellow members, especially Seth and his girlfriend, threatened to shoot him when he decided that he was through with the neonazi life.
** [[RuleOfThree Also]] Cameron was obviously beyond it, what with being behind organised attacks against immigrants but he also said he that Danny would take Derek's place and Derek wouldn't be able to get away from it.
** [[OverlyLongGag Also]] The prison rape as well though it is hardly surprising from such scumbags.
6th Jan '17 7:33:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Seth's white supremacist rendition of ''The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'' The lyrics are hateful and racist, but Seth's exuberance while singing makes it uncomfortably amusing.
** Even worse, that's an actual song by Johnny Rebel.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Seth's white supremacist rendition of ''The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'' The lyrics are hateful and racist, but Seth's exuberance while singing makes it uncomfortably amusing.
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amusing. Even worse, that's an actual song by Johnny Rebel.



* JerkassWoobie: Davina Vinyard. Though the only people she was ever a Jerkass to were [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Derek (pre-prison) and his white supremacist friends]].

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* JerkassWoobie: JerkassWoobie:
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Davina Vinyard. Though the only people she was ever a Jerkass to were [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Derek (pre-prison) and his white supremacist friends]].
6th Jan '17 7:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* AccidentalAesop: Though it can also be viewed as dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.

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* AccidentalAesop: Though The most straightforward aesop is the dangers of racism, though it can also be viewed as the dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.
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