March 31, 2018

“Isle of Dogs” can’t top THESE Top 3 “wince-inducing” moments of celluloid cultural appropriation

David MenziesMission Specialist


Wes Anderson’s animated feature Isle of Dogs scored an impressive 93% on Rotten Tomatoes but its great ratings and talented cast don’t matter, because it’s 2018.

If an English AMERICAN white man like Anderson depicts Japanese culture, it will be labeled “cultural appropriation” by SJWs who can’t go a week without complaining about a slight to any identifiable group that isn’t white and/or Christian.

It’s hard to imagine that even the most spineless snowflake could find this film offensive because we’re at a place where if you make a movie set in Asia, then the cast and crew must all be Asians.

But to all those milquetoast millennials and their allies crying about cultural appropriation in Hollywood these days, perhaps some perspective might help.

Watch as I share my top three examples of the most outrageously miscast actors when it comes to portraying members of a different culture.

Maybe those, and various other films from yesteryear, were guilty of wince-inducing moments of cultural appropriation, but Isle of Dogs?

If you truly think this animated film is guilty of such a slight, then I think you need to get a life!

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commented 2018-04-02 10:01:39 -0400
Bob Rock, it is quite clear you are the one without an education. You offer nothing of substance ever, and open your mouth yet again to remove all doubt. How’s your sister Gordo Steele?
You ruin no one’s experience here since they engage in discussion, and you are just another useless lefty paid troll, and those who pay you should seriously reconsider as they are wasting their money. But thanks for the entertainment, nothing like watching you bring a nerf hammer to a gun fight.
commented 2018-04-02 08:30:55 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

Actually I do. That’s why people tell me to go away, because I am ruining their Rebel experience.

You know it all makes sense now with your posts on here – you didn’t have much of an education, which in turn didn’t give you many job opportunities and thus all you could afford was a shit box house. You are just spewing your lack of education and knowledge on The Rebel. Now go back in your shit box house on Simpson Drive.
commented 2018-04-02 02:43:31 -0400
Bob Rock they must be getting frustrated that you never actually accomplish that.
commented 2018-04-01 22:46:42 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

They don’t pay me to entertain you. They pay me to hammer you over and over again.
commented 2018-04-01 21:27:05 -0400
Sideshow Bob, you are overpaid….they need to provide you with a new script…stale and overworked posts just don’t cut it; what you provide is yawnworthy!!!
commented 2018-04-01 16:05:55 -0400
Common Sense,

CBC pays me, which means YOU pay me and they wouldn’t be happier with my posts here.
commented 2018-04-01 10:10:36 -0400
I don’t treat people who scream cultural appropriation at everything that moves seriously. They are not adults. BTW – I’d add Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Weekend at Tiffany’s to the list.
commented 2018-04-01 07:58:52 -0400
Bob Rock, just curious when your masters pay you to troll, do they storm-think user names or just draw from a hat. They need to put a stop payment on your account though as you are truly useless and pathetic. But, thanks for the entertainment, as you have yet to make a significant comment to the contrary of any article you have commented on, but that makes sense. Why would your troll masters cough up subscription monies for all the aliases you are assigned when you couldn’t even come up with a valid argument for ones you had actually been ABLE to read… Might I suggest your masters contact good old Gordo Steele in Edmonton to make a slightly better attempt at pathetic, he has plenty of experience.
commented 2018-04-01 06:51:32 -0400
I sit here in my HAWAIIAN shorts after just having had a plate of ITALIAN spaghetti spiced up with a little MEXICAN hot sauce. I had CHINESE food yesterday. My wife is FILIPINO.
Cultural appropriation? Pffft.
commented 2018-04-01 02:34:47 -0400
Bob Rock whatever helps you sleep at night Bigot.
commented 2018-04-01 01:12:09 -0400
Once again the sociopath resident troll, one piece of dog dirt whom constantly hides behind fake names, has shown its lack of intellect by posting things like “trying to create a story where there isn’t one.” Well this clown who wears sweat pants with dress shoes, is lecturing others on trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Well there captain fucktard Bob Rock, you have once again proven that you can’t see your own hypocrisy in your posts. You’re a sad sack pathetic piece of a wet spot from the morning after the night before.
commented 2018-03-31 19:41:22 -0400
The truth? Let’s see…. the truth…. “shit box house”…. “Simpson Drive”…. “white trash hick”…. “white supremacist”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines truth as follows: “Truth: – The real state of things: Fact; A body of real events or facts: Actuality; A true statement or proposition; Agreement with facts or reality”. So it’s a scientifically testable, verifiable fact that those who disagree with you are all those things? Okee- Dokee. Got it!
commented 2018-03-31 17:41:26 -0400
Maurice Potvin,

While I love the sarcasm, I suspect many of you are long past the point of kindness and respect to show you the errors of your ways. Sometimes the truth needs to be harsh and nasty to get you to wake up from your slumber.
commented 2018-03-31 16:54:57 -0400
Bob Rock, how’re you doin’? Good to hear from you. It’s always great to get your pithy insight about the intellectual vacuousness and moral depravity of all us non-leftist knuckle draggers. Of course, we all know you mean no offense, but offer your wisdom only to encourage and motivate us to better ourselves. And I’m sure I can speak for all of us when I say how grateful we all are.
commented 2018-03-31 16:14:26 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

Go back in your shit box house on Simpson Drive, you white trash hick. You are the definition of alt-right and white supremacist.
commented 2018-03-31 15:41:36 -0400
Drew, I liked the solution of one of the posters, “put a helmet inside the turban”.
commented 2018-03-31 15:40:57 -0400
Tammie – her mother gave her very sound advice and it’s a good thing that she followed it.
commented 2018-03-31 15:22:00 -0400
Bob Rock Liberals did not used to do a lot of things they do now, they keep moving left and getting more and more ridiculous, you seem to miss that point. You are not all Liberals.
commented 2018-03-31 15:15:05 -0400
Deborah, Lindsay’s mother recommended she record the meeting, I’m so happy to took her advice.
I agree, she has a strong character. I hope she isn’t further harassed on campus. The far left certainly have predictable tactics borrowed from fascists of the past.
commented 2018-03-31 15:07:03 -0400
Tammie – the fact that she had the foresight to record her interrigation does suggest that she already knew the truth about the left. She is a strong character and I hope and pray for her safety!
commented 2018-03-31 14:51:09 -0400
Deborah, I think Lindsay’s Star Chamber interrogation at Wilfred Laurier started her journey of seeking the truth.
commented 2018-03-31 14:47:14 -0400
Tammie – Lindsay certainly nails the essence of the left side of the spectrum and I’m so glad she did this video for all who follow her. Once you recognize that you don’t fit in with those who wish to manipulate and control what you think and say, then you are well on your way to maturity and your individually shines through.
commented 2018-03-31 14:33:37 -0400
Yul Brynner in Anna and the King of Siam?
commented 2018-03-31 13:59:36 -0400
You understand that Liberals love Wes Anderson films right? This kind of film is expected from him, but again The Rebel is trying to create a story where there isn’t one.
commented 2018-03-31 13:44:45 -0400
Don’t forget Mel Brooks playing a Chief in Blazing Saddles.
commented 2018-03-31 12:54:39 -0400
Why oh why did the perpetually offended stay quiet when the Trudeau family were “guilty of cultural appropriation” day after day in India?!!!