African Men: Hollywood Stereotypes

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 5 years ago in Funny

Four men use humor and their infectious positivity to take on Hollywoods stereotypes.
There are 32 comments:
Male 1,569
and after recording this video they went back to their machineguns
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Male 369
I didnt even know that was a stereotype. I thought most africans lived in 3rd world or urbanizing areas working blue collar jobs and enjoying football, much like the rest of the world. Thanks mamahope.org for teaching me a new way to think like a racist.
Seriously, people are going too far with these antistereotype campaigns. Future generations could never know stereotypes if you just stoped with all these hardcore ads. Youre taking it too far.
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Male 1,497
I aggree.. smiling and being calm suck butt.
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Male 7,774
It`s the Jamaican blacks you have to watch out for, aint it?
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Male 199
"Smiling and staying calm are stupid."

You`ll find, that`s sometiong we ALL can agree on...
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Male 510
*Applause*
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Male 168
Smiling and staying calm are stupid.
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Male 88
@Angilion But also top scientist founders of super hero schools, young wizards in training, slightly inept secret agents, violent secret agents that are licenced to kill, alien princesses who can kick your butt etc etc
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Male 3,060
I was waiting for a Joseph Kony plug.
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Male 33
(We are evan on dah faseebuuk!) yeah, i know. you keep trying to scam me and steal my money.. black non-nice individual.
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Male 12,365
Hollywood stereotypes everyone. Seen any positive depictions of English people recently? It`s pretty much all silly snobs, urbane psychopaths or ranting loonies (depending on which English accent is used).
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Male 714
i didn`t think of machine guns, my first thought was dying of starvation and then email scam artists (I was trying to think of the most negative things i could). having met plenty of africans i don`t really have any thing in mind when i meet them now apart from the way they speak.
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Male 85
that is a great frikin video !!! Very true when you get the guys from the few countrys in Africa ... THAT AREN`T ACTIVELY AT WAR AND UNDER WARLORD OPPRESSION !!
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Male 5,413
Yes because using Hollywood as your source of information is a good idea. As an Indian Asian(English/Irish (WTF)), I couldn`t give a crap.
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Male 1,399
Hmm. I thought Blood Diamond portrayed whites in a pretty poor light (the diamond-hungry soldier, the greedy diamond merchants, the evil mercenary leader and his gang) and blacks as either simple good men, or brainwashed.
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Male 128
@crakrjak are you talking about transformers?



(sorry in advance for the multiple posts)
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Male 14,331
[quote]I`ll let you IABers guess which movie series it is[/quote]

DIE HARD!! friggen Krauts!!!
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Male 1,268
"Damn you, Matthew Mc(however you spell his name...)"

Oh please. I`ve never slept with a woman who wouldn`t drop her panties in ten seconds flat if Matthew walk into the room. As such, the guy gets away with anything.

Also, pretty sure "all african people are marathon runners" is a common enough stereotype, but it`s a cool one so we don`t complain about it?
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Male 340
Nice video, good message. Stop the pity, start the potential, very good.

However all those clips were from war movies. Obviously they are shooting machine guns and not smiling :D
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Male 2,737
That was nice.
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Male 321
@CrakrJak

Were they Cuban?
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Male 186
CrakrJak, Bourne?
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Male 10,338
Star Wars! They were British! lol
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Male 17,511
To be honest though, action movies have made the same stereotypes out of Russians, Asians and Arabs too. It`s not just Africans that get the `bad guy` image in movies.

Also I can think of at least one series of movies were the `Bad Guys` weren`t African, Asian, Arab or Russian. I`ll let you IABers guess which movie series it is.
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Female 27
@breadman: So so true. You win the comments (for me at least).
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Male 40,764
Well done! A bit long I thought, and too much showing OF the stereotypes? I don`t think that helps get the message across...

Stop The Pity, I like that part!
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Female 3,726
LOL...

Damn you, Matthew Mc(however you spell his name...)

Good post!
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Male 41
While it`s relevant, there are a few more stereotypes from American movies/TV that aren`t covered here:

1. African people are all poor.
2. African people are all stupid/uneducated.
3. Africa is basically just one big country, which just contains a bunch of different "tribes" of people who are still hunter/gatherers, live in the jungle etc.
4. "White African" is an oxymoron.
5. All African people have the same ridiculous accent.

Yeah, I know nobody really cares, but I`m not gonna get a better opportunity to rant about this...
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Male 1,510

I wish my stereotype included machine guns and rocket launchers.
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Male 39,929

[quote]"To the western world I AM an African man, but do you know who I am?" [/quote]
I thought... "Refugees" ?
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Male 2,551
Link: African Men: Hollywood Stereotypes [Rate Link] - Four men use humor and their infectious positivity to take on Hollywoods stereotypes.
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