Friday, November 17, 2006

Borat lawsuit

I probably won't go to see the new Borat movie. It just doesn't sound like my sort of film. But there's a ridiculous lawsuit against the movie. Evidently some young men are embarassed because of comments they made on film about slavery and minorities.
The movie features a scene in a motor home where Cohen gets drunk with
three frat boys who go on a racist rant about how they wished they had slaves
and how minorities in the United States "have all the power."
Frankly I think the 'frat boys' should be embarrassed about their comments and should feel humiliated. But they shouldn't sue because of those feelings. They deserve them. Being drunk is no excuse for racist comments or approval of slavery. If they didn't want to have those feelings they should have kept their mouths shut. Supposedly they're in college.... well if they're smart enough for that they should be smart enough to know what is and is not appropriate behavior.

Oh well, I guess they'll live and learn and college is certainly one of the places in which to do just that.

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