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Poll: Ethnic Stereotypes

Which negative ethnic or cultural stereotype which is still often displayed in movies and TV shows (especially in Hollywood) do you find most upsetting?

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    Art Malik in True Lies (1994)

    Arabs (or Iranians, Turks, or Muslims) are portrayed as terrorists or at least religious fanatics
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    Liam Neeson and Fani Kolarova in Taken (2008)

    Women from Eastern Europe are portrayed as sluts or whores
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    Marton Csokas in The Equalizer (2014)

    Men from Eastern Europe are portrayed as crazed gangsters
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    Kunal Nayyar in The Big Bang Theory (2007)

    Indians (or people of Indian origin) are portrayed as having extra thick accents
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    Pierre Brice

    Native American men are portrayed as hunks who always talk in a convoluted way and never smile, and who are superstitious or actually magical
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    Gedde Watanabe in Gung Ho (1986)

    Asian males are portrayed either as asexual nerds who can't drive or as martial arts experts - and sometimes both
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    Ellen Wong in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Asian girls are portrayed as airheads
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    Oi! Warning (1999)

    Modern Germans are portrayed as being Nazis (or Neo-Nazis)
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    Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan (2002)

    Hispanics are portrayed as only being of use for physical labor or as sexual objects, and being unreliable and complaining at work.
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    Simon Rex, Anthony Anderson, and Kevin Hart in Scary Movie 3 (2003)

    Jamaicans are portrayed as lazy, uneducated and smoking weed all the time
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    Red Dawn (2012)

    Chinese and Koreans are portrayed as a conformist mass of soldiers
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    The Simpsons (1989)

    US-Southerners are portrayed as uneducated, inbreeding gun fetishists
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    Glenne Headly, Tony Danza, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Brie Larson in Don Jon (2013)

    Italian-American men are portrayed as being Mafia-connected, treating women badly but adoring their mothers
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    Melissa Leo in Red State (2011)

    Christians are portrayed as Bible-quoting hypocrites who condemn everyone else
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    (l-r) JAMES GREENE, EILEEN ATKINS, COLIN FIRTH, ANNA CHANCELLOR and CHRISTINA COLE

    The English/British are portrayed as stiff snobs who are either aristocrats or their butlers
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    South Park (1997)

    Mormon men are portrayed as having multiple wives, going around knocking on doors, only riding bicycles and being closed-minded conservatives
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    Ursula Andress and Peter O'Toole in What's New Pussycat (1965)

    Swedish (or Scandinavian, or North European...) women are portrayed as blonde sex fiends
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    Meryl Streep in Out of Africa (1985)

    Africans are portrayed as poor, primitive and uncivilized
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    Naya Rivera and Amber Riley in Glee (2009)

    African American women are portrayed as loud, aggressive, sarcastic, and emasculating
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    Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 2 (2001)

    Black people are portrayed as speaking bad English, and as loud and easily offended
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    John Malkovich in Johnny English (2003)

    The French are portrayed as arrogant, hostile to strangers and having a particular hatred for the British and/or Americans
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    Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus in The Boondock Saints (1999)

    The Irish are portrayed as drunks who love to fight. (suggested by yrnej)
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    Sean Penn in Carlito's Way (1993)

    Jews are portrayed as sickly and whiny nerds who use sneaky tricks to get money or power. (suggested by yrnej and ElMaruecan82)
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    Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

    I have no problem with stereotypes. It's just movies, right?

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