The Simpsons Page 4

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 28th October 2018, 2:01pm
  • Australia
  • 5,369 posts

I'm hoping the Scots will start demanding the Groundskeeper Willie character be removed because it perpetuates negative stereotypes of Scottish people wearing tartan, being short-tempered and aggressive, being fond of alcohol and having silly accents. Frankly, I won't be happy until every resident of Springfield converts to Islam. Diversity and respect before racist stereotypes, please.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 28th October 2018, 2:07pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,382 posts

Frankly, I won't be happy until every resident of Springfield converts to Islam.

Omar Simpson?

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 28th October 2018, 2:37pm
  • Australia
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 28th October 2018, 2:07 PM

Omar Simpson?

Laughing out loud That's what the Frogs already call him in their dubbed version.
Omar, Maha, Bashar, Lina and Madhi.
And they should no longer be yellow. That is so racist against Chinese.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 28th October 2018, 7:21pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,940 posts

If Family Guy decided to cave in to pressure about sexism, racism, disabled-ism etc there would be no show. At least they're keeping true to their roots.

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Lee

  • Wednesday 7th November 2018, 10:02am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,348 posts

Yes, they stayed shit all this time.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 27th June 2020, 11:09am [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,981 posts

It's a very worrying development: I see absolutely no reason why an actor should not be allowed to portray a character far removed in a variety of ways from him/herself.

I'm particularly worried that we might have seen the last of Rick and Morty - as well as every other TV programme that features speaking alien lifeforms.

The difficulty of obtaining actors from other planets, galaxies and even dimensions is colossal - but it must be done in the interests of diversity and inclusion.

I was going to end this post with "Martian lives matter" but, as funny as that would undoubtedly have been, it might have given offence and, as I don't want the police kicking my front door down and dragging me off to some sort of internment camp for neo-Nazis, I thought better of it.

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Kenneth

  • Saturday 27th June 2020, 11:37am
  • Australia
  • 5,369 posts

Another issue with The Simpsons is women voicing male characters. Bart and many of his schoolmates are actually voiced by women pretending to be males. Also, there are non-gay actors voicing gay characters. Surely they can find a gay man to voice Smithers, and Carl and Lenny (if they are gay?).

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 27th June 2020, 2:56pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,462 posts

Smithers? Gay? Don't be ridiculous