Do not let your children see Shark Tale

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Registered: 10-07-2004
Do not let your children see Shark Tale
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Thu, 10-07-2004 - 1:32pm
Do not let your children see Shark Tale the “Cartoon Movie” – It is violent and borders on racist.

This movie is violent, borders on ethnic and cultural Racism, and the book is even worse. I can’t believe that Dreamworks, and Steven Spielberg would stand behind a movie that so blatantly stereotypes Italian Americans as Violent, Murderers, and clearly stereotypes African Americans. Someone sent me this link www.boycottsharktale.com. Check it out, and take some action as a parent!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 10-07-2004 - 2:20pm
Welcome to the board. I haven't seen this movie, so can't say one way or the other if it is racist, etc., but I do know that there are a lot of movies and television shows that could be categorized as racist and stereotypical (don't even get me started on how overweight women are portrayed!) and it is universally accepted. That doesn't make it right, but it also doesn't make it uncommon. I don't think you can make a movie or tv show, or write a book for that matter, that won't offend someone.

In the end, parents have to weigh all the facts they can get, take into consideration the MPAA rating and their children's maturity and experience and decide for themselves whether or not to let them see a movie and, when in doubt, even go so far as to see the movie, themselves first.

Thank you for your opinions and the information. I'm sure it will help someone in their decision when their child wants to see the movie.



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