Ms Harmony, Remember the 70's hit show " All In The Family"?Remember Archie Bunker, on how people thought he was racist?
Later it came out Archie wasn't racist but old fashion that didn't know what to say out his mouth.
Remember back in the 70's those Black Expo Films like " The Mack" " Dolomite", " Foxy Brown" " JD's Revenge" & " Superfly".
We might not have stand up comedy at all if people didn't "back in the day" start the minstrel and burlesque shows.
Other than that, I don't really find it offensive, nor all that funny.
At one point "back in the day" it was just humor or satire or drama or whatever. Because it looks like someone stole two fine hams and put them down the back of your dress." I think of that line at least 6 times a week ever since I saw that movie about 15 years ago. My dad always called pushing your butt against the window to moon people "pressing hams." He'd say to my friends and I, "you boys been driving around pressing hams tonight?
No different (to the performers, or desired audience) than Eddie Murphy putting on a fat suit and farting a lot. If I wasn't so lazy, on Halloween I'd probably try to make myself look like Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows, The Ladies Man) and go up to women in bars and say "Can I ask you a question? A woman broke up with me because it offended her that I said it once when I was fondling her butt. " That's what he thought we did, because that is what he did when he was our age.The argument was mention that Pacino made Latinos from Cuba look like drug Czars.But the movie wasn't to portray as glorifying drugs it was a tale of one man's revenge not drugs.No matter what you do, you're going to offend someone. " like Chevy Chase from National Lampoon's Vacation, as I roll up my windows.Crying racism is just a tool people seem to use any more to elicit a desired reaction from others. For people to give themselves a sense of victimhood (and subsequent entitlement and attention it elicits), gravitas, and importance in the overall society which they don't have as an individual. Sad thing is a couple women were dismembered off main not too long ago, and one woman was shot and she sat at a convenience store for half an hour until someone asked if she was okay. Except for the hookers that are always walking around, they seem to be predominantly white.Think of pretty much any character in any mainstream blockbuster ever.