Poll-Fest: Is This Ethnic Humor Offensive?
I was going to include these in the previous post, but decided to let it stand alone.
Please review these comedy clips, and vote on whether or not each is potentially and legitimately offensive to the ethnic group portrayed, parodied, or stereotyped.
1. Danny Kaye: “Anatole of Paris”
2. Cleavon Little: “Blazing Saddles”
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Hear me out. Continue reading
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First, the poll results!
Now here is Charles Green’s Comment of the Day on the post, Poll-Fest: Is This Ethnic Humor Offensive?