Big Bang Theory Thoughts and 1950's RacismI got quite a few comments on my new Big Bang Theory comic - some positive, some not. Some people agree with me, some don't, and others insist that the show is "cute", "sweet", and "funny". They don't understand how people who actually ARE what the show thinks it's representing can get upset by it.Big Bang Theory Thoughts and 1950's Racism23 hours ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe I have a metaphor that can help shed some light on this:
I once saw a 1956 American comedy called "Teahouse of the August Moon" in which the American soldiers in Japan after WW2 try to civilize/Westernize the Japanese people.
Marlon Brando plays a character named Sakini (often pronounced Zuccini in the film). He wears tape over his eyes, dyes his hair black and wears yellow makeup, and speaks in a stilted Japanese accent. Over the course of the movie our soldier becomes charmed by the welcoming simplicity of the conquered Japanese people and even falls in love with a Geisha who has the delightful English name of Lotus Blossom.
It's sweet, cute, with shallowly written