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I'm surprised they didn't scream RACIST when...


Goldie, at the very end, imitates the black guys doing that beat sound by imitating an ape. It was right at the very end of the credits. I'm surprised this wasn't considered racist.

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I noticed that too but i didnt think too much about I think she was really trying to beatbox

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You guys are too funny. She wasn't imitating an ape. She was imitating Finch. When Finch was doing his rap, he was doing his "Ape sound". She was trying to do what he was doing.

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i am not "too funny", because i dont think it's racist, i just thought that left wing hollywood would think so, but the nineties is when everything got extra knee jerky

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This movie was from the 1980's.

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Yeah, you just answered your own question there... it wasn't until after the 80's that every single thing a person said or did was considered racist, sexist or homophobic.


Opinions are just onions with pi in them.

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um, that wasn't an ape noise. that was beat boxing, a staple of 1980s rap.

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The late Darren Robinson of the 80s rap group The Fat Boys, along with Doug E. Fresh, originated this style of beat-boxing. The group itself was considered a novelty act as was their original use of vocal percussion as rhythm, but here we are 30 years later and beat-boxing is a global form of musical expression. I think it's safe to say with Tab Thacker's Finch character closely resembling "Buffy" and this movie coming out a year after Krishna Groove, the similarity is NOT coincidental. Does it seem incongruous when a petite, white woman like Goldie Hawn attempts to beatbox after she'd just been singing the word "football!" in a girly, breathy voice? Maybe. Does it seem RACIST? Only if you choose to perceive it that way.

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