Wednesday, May 12, 2021

DOES BETTY WHITE’S SHOW STEREOTYPE OLD FOLKS?

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Betty White is perpetuating the stereotype of old people and doing them no favors with her Off Their Rockers television show, said Barbara Morris, the 84-year-old author of Put Old on Hold and other books about growing old vigorously, in a statement on Thursday.. Morris, who says that she admires White’s energy and creativity, maintained […]

ITALIAN-AMERICAN GROUP BLASTS NICKELODEON’S NICKY DEUCE

September 11, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

James Gandolfini has heard it all before — complaints from Italian-Americans about being portrayed as gangsters. Those complaints recurred with every new season of The Sopranos. Now Gandolfini is hearing them as he joins the cast of the Nickelodeon film Nicky Deuce, based on a children’s book by former Sopranos cast member Steven Schirippa and […]

“VULGAR” MEXICAN STEREOTYPES ALLOWED BY U.K. WATCHDOG

April 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

OFCOM, the British television watchdog, has refused to reprimand the BBC for an episode of its car-talk comedy show Top Gear in which host Richard Hammond joked that cars reflect the characteristics of their countries. Mexican cars, he said, were like a “lazy, feckless, flatulent oaf with a moustache, leaning against a fence asleep, looking […]