Hey look, it was 1963 and the movie company tried to “Americanize” the thing. From that, you figure Americans are racists? Americans of all stripes get along pretty good, thank you very much. I live in Los Angeles, and I’ll tell you: we don’t care what or who you worship, what color you are, or where you’re from. Most of us have long ago lost track of our respective heritage. Check out the middle east or Northern Ireland and the like for some first class, kick ass, heart full of hate types-not here. Stick a beer in our hands, a good game on the tube, and leave us to our shallow pursuits. As a whole, working class Americans are live and let live people trying to carve out a piece of the rock in a clearly declining civilization. As far as the movie in question, I prefer the original version, as the director intended (I own both), but having a choice is not a bad thing.
Yes, I agree that using the word "racist" was too strong and offensive.
And it must be admitted that Americans really don't care where do people come from, who are their ancestors, they don't care about other people's heritage.
As long as they live in USA.
But if not, they are "foreigners", and reading American comments and posts I can't imagine worse insult that they can imagine when they want to humiliate a person working on a movie, or even more often the movie itself. So, if you want to be ignored and neglected by Americans, just go and live among them. If you want to be recognized as a less worth being, stay abroad.