"They don't really have any positive effect on the film," she (Tasha Robinson) said. "They only exist to talk in bad ebonics, beat each other up and talk about how stupid each other is."
Hollywood has a track record of using negative stereotypes of black characters for comic relief, said Todd Boyd, a professor of popular culture at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, who has not seen the "" sequel.
"There's a history of people getting laughs at the expense of African-Americans and African-American culture," Boyd said. "These images are not completely divorced from history even though it's a new movie and even though they're robots and not humans."Atleast this article points out the truth, that it is making fun of American culture and not just Black American culture.
, who is black, voices Mudflap. Tom Kenny, the white actor behind , voices Skids.
Wilson said Wednesday that he never imagined viewers might consider the twins to be racial caricatures. When he took the role, he was told that the alien robots learned about human culture through the Web and that the twins were "wannabe gangster types."
"It's an alien who uploaded information from the Internet and put together the conglomeration and formed this cadence, way of speaking and body language that was accumulated over X amount of years of information and that's what came out," the 40-year-old actor said. "If he had uploaded country music, he would have come out like that."
It's not fair to assume the characters are black, he said.
"It could easily be a Transformer that uploadeddata," Wilson said. "They were just like posers to me."
Instead of accepting the fact that that style has spread into all races in America, some want to claim racism? I guess it is just par for the course...
Go watch the movie, then tell me you haven't see the same style used by someone other than a black person. The actor points to Federline as an example. How many more can you name? Oh and check this out from the same article...
Todd Herrold, who watched the movie in, called the characters "outrageous."
"It's one thing when robot cars are racial stereotypes," he said, "but the movie also had a bucktoothed black guy who is briefly in one scene who's also a stereotype."
Oh, so now bucktoothed black people can't get acting roles? Would a bucktoothed white southern be OK? Did these same idiots complain about Bubba in Forest Gump? If not why not?
Revenge of the fallen... Going to love the movie....