WTF Zoolander 2 is too offensive for students, university shows Deadpool instead

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  1. thegroovologist

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    "Claremont McKenna College's student programming board cancelled a planned screening of Zoolander 2 because the film's humor is inappropriate and comes "at the expense of individuals of marginalized identities."
    The college ultimately decided to show Deadpool instead.

    Of course, many people would probably find the R-rated Deadpool a whole lot more offensive than the PG-13 rated Zoolander 2. I've seen Deadpool. It's incredibly violent, graphically sexual, and contains plenty of offensive humor of its own. (It's also a great film.)

    The difference, it seems, is that Zoolander 2 offends "marginalized identities."

    “Though ‘Deadpool’ is a R-rated movie it does not target marginalized identities the way Zoolander did," the programming committee wrote in an email to The College Fix. "Our choice to cancel the film was a calculated choice that we felt would support and respect our community on campus."

    I've seen Zoolander, but not it's sequel. The second film has been criticized for the problematic manner in which it introduces a possibly transgender character, "All," played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Owen Wilson's character asks "All" whether he/she "has a hot dog or a bun." This isn't the greatest joke ever, and I'm open to the argument that Zoolander 2 might just be a terrible film, or at least, a vastly inferior film to Deadpool.

    But the idea that "marginalized identities"--the trans community, in this case—can't handle one stupid joke is more than a little insulting to them. No one should strive to be so fragile.

    Can We Take a Joke? a new documentary produced by former Reason staffer Ted Balaker and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education asks whether college campuses are where humor goes to die. Increasingly, the answer seems to be yes.

    Maybe next time the college should just show Paddington."

    https://reason.com/blog/2016/04/19/zoolander-2-is-too-offensive-for-student

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    "Problematic" is such an over used word
     
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    yeah but deadpool is way fucking better than zoolander 2
     
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    Academic powerhouse Claremont McCenna College. Sounds like a law degree mill.
     
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    Not as bad as 'table stakes'. All of the sudden it seems like the only phrase some of the dickheads I work with know.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    I wonder if it's in a strip mall between Harbor Freight Tools and Dollar Tree.
     
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    The cuck is strong among white Americans. :grad:
     
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    When the Chinese troops are marching down Kaitlyn Jenner Blvd in Los Angels, at least we won't offended them.
     
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    So they are guilty of ... Good taste?
     
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    It really makes 0 difference where anyone gets their bachelors from. I've worked with very wealthy high powered people who went to bullshit colleges I never even heard of
     
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    they're mostly guilty of wasting a Friday night watching a movie
    they're college kids not 45 year olds with 2 kids and a mortgage
    they should be getting shitfaced and doing stupid stuff
     
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    Reminds me of this. These poor kids. They're actually being made dumber by college and don't even know it. Triumph owns them all by using their absurd political identity against them. Fucking hilarious, genius shit.

     
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    They made the right decision.


    Just for all the wrong reasons.





    Is it really that every college student today is an impotent, perpetually butthurt, non-hacking, little pansy?

    Or are these effete flimsies actually just a small subset of college students, but the only ones given a voice by the media?





    :jj: You have to fucking love the trends of "business-speak".

    Remember in the late 90's, early 2000's, when you weren't allowed to get your MBA unless you could use the word "leveraging" in at least a dozen different contexts? :D "Gentlemen, now more than ever, it's clear that to expand our market share, we need a multi-level marketing strategy structured around leveraging our brand..."
    :giggle:
     
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    there's always been the annoying college hippy--with the ax to grind against the evil society
    the internet just makes it easier to be amazed at how goofy they are
    and the colleges themselves listen to them too much I reckon

    but there are plenty of college kids who are there to study and little else
    and others are there to party and mess around and little else
     
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    I really want to believe they're in the minority and it's simply a case of the pendulum having swung too far in the direction of people pretending to give a fuck about what these idiots have to say.

    I want to believe that.
     
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    Pussies!