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Trent Trueheart

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Subj: Re: I would also remind everyone that practically every Simpsons character is a stereotype of some form
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 at 05:10:41 pm CST (Viewed 52 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I would also remind everyone that practically every Simpsons character is a stereotype of some form
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 at 12:35:30 pm CST (Viewed 56 times)

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Do the math.

You just pointed out 19 different stereotypes for yellow people (The Simpsons version of Caucasian).

How many different stereotypes for Indian people are represented on the show? How often do you see Caucasians on TV vs Indians? How often do you see Caucasians on TV that aren't stereotypes?

Try not to look at the issue too narrowly or you're not going to be able to understand it.

My point is that anyone from any walk of life/ethnicity can easily point their finger at any Simpsons character and cry foul/racism, etc.

Also I didn't post a complete list, obviously.

Fat Tony: stereo typical Italian mafioso

Bumblebee man: ethnic stereo type

also just because the yellow characters are essentially caucasian is not that relevant when one considers that being a stereotypical moron like Homer Simpson isn't just relegated to white people.

Or Marge as a stereotypical housewife isn't just for white people, any one from any walk of life can be that.

Bart being an under-achiever/brat/vandal/troublemaker with no future is certainly not something only a white person can be.

The school bullies: same thing, just because their characters are "Caucasian" doesn't mean that people from any walk of life cannot be offended by them.

How about all the stereotypes/caricatures in Family Guy?

Lois: stereotypical housewife

Peter: he was diagnosed as actually being retarded, shouldn't all people that are retarded from any walk of life be offended by him?

How about the fact that one of the Griffin's neighbors is a senile pedophile with the hots for their son, Chris?

Quagmire: womanizer to the Nth degree

Cleveland: should black people be offended by him and his family? or that his spin off bombed?

Joe Swanson: stereotype of a mobility challenged person with deep anger issues? Should all people with such permanent injuries/conditions be offended by him?

Yes the Apu situation is a problem, but is it really as big a problem as some are making it out to be?


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