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Hater Playing
Actors in the role of someone who'd hate their race/religion/sexuality/whatever
(permanent link) added: 2011-07-11 19:15:38 sponsor: MoG2 edited by: FastEddie (last reply: 2011-08-19 10:49:02)

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A Casting Trope. An actor belonging to group X playing a character who hates X.

Can be divided into several groups:

  • Jews playing Nazis. (There must be a lot of examples around.)
  • Homosexuals playing people who hate gays. (Neil Patrick Harris, Sue Sylvester in Glee)
  • Unconventional people playing squares. (Straw Squares? I guess there must be many examples too, since most actors are rather on the left/liberal end of the political spectrum.)
  • Very rarely however related to skin color, because it wouldn't make sense.
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