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Ridiculous trigger warning for
‘Blazing Saddles’ shows how
far culture has gone off rails

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/15/2020 4:41:53 AM

Say, kids, did you know “Blazing Saddles” is “an overt and audacious spoof on classic Westerns”? Well, now you do, thanks to the trigger warning that has just been slapped on the movie by HBO Max, which hired University of Chicago professor Jacqueline Stewart to set things up for anyone who might be clicking on the Mel Brooks comedy thinking they’re in for Swedish drama about the lingonberry harvest. Stewart informs us that the movie features “racist language and attitudes” but “Those attitudes are espoused by characters who are explicitly portrayed here as narrow-minded, ignorant bigots.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver 8/15/2020 5:20:09 AM (No. 510486)
Dr. Stewart is also the first Black (per the AP Stylebook) host on Turner Classic Movies. She was 4 when Blazing Saddles was released. Does she also patiently explain the meaning of the scene that ends with the following dialogue: "How 'bout some more beans, Mr. Taggart?" (waving his hat around in a vain attempt to clear the air) "I'd say you boys have had ENOUGH!"
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/15/2020 6:14:43 AM (No. 510506)
That is why I buy DVDs. I want to enjoy my movies without wokesplaning. I love Mel Brooks and I love this movie.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: coyote 8/15/2020 6:57:03 AM (No. 510528)
Another example of what I call Rorschach racism.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 8/15/2020 6:59:10 AM (No. 510531)
They are going to have a ball with the reruns of "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lazyman 8/15/2020 6:59:27 AM (No. 510532)
New trigger warning for the Wizard of Oz: A woman travels to a new land and kills the first person she sees. She then enlists three others to kill again. Movie could cause PTSD in small children.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: clayusmcret 8/15/2020 7:00:09 AM (No. 510533)
"Caution! This movie contains actual comedy. Butthurtness may arise."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DW626 8/15/2020 7:33:48 AM (No. 510546)
Add "The Jeffersons" to your list #4. Then again maybe it’s fine to insult white folks. #5 not only did she kill the first person she saw she stole her shoes. As for me I’m glad I have the dvd copy before it’s banned like "Song of the South".
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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog 8/15/2020 8:11:40 AM (No. 510581)
Kind of a side-note: My mother took me and a couple friends to see Blazing Saddles when it came out. She was laughing so hard I thought she was going to cough up a lung.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/15/2020 8:19:20 AM (No. 510584)
Never mind that shit, here comes Mongo!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 8/15/2020 9:07:30 AM (No. 510621)
I took Mrs C to that movie in a theater when we were dating. You have to remember the times when it was made, but it appeared they were doing everything they could to PO whitey, and daring someone to say something about it. We got enough of that at school and on TV. Its the only movie we ever walked out on.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck 8/15/2020 9:16:35 AM (No. 510632)
My rule is that it is impossible for a liberal to make a "comedy". Blazing Saddles was not funny and same for Young Frankenstein. Not funny.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Yepper 8/15/2020 9:25:48 AM (No. 510648)
Where are the white women!? :)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kate318 8/15/2020 9:35:59 AM (No. 510660)
Liberal, female, college professors seem to be one of the worst strainS of the left. They have all the hallmark traits of a radical socialist, combined with the nastiest of female traits. It’s a bad combination, and does enormous damage in all areas of the culture.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/15/2020 10:05:25 AM (No. 510704)
#11, there was some sort of poll on 'the funniest movie ever' and I think Blazing Saddles was ranked #1. History of the World was on that list, as well as Young Frankenstein. The funniest scene in Blazing Saddles, in my opinion, was when Alex Karras punched the horse.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimJr 8/15/2020 10:09:34 AM (No. 510713)
I suppose that these folks are do "woke" that the movie is a lampoon of racists and racists attitudes. I imagine that Mel Brooks is none too happy. Richard Pryor, who co-wrote the screen play is, unfortunately, unavailable for comment.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 8/15/2020 10:53:38 AM (No. 510770)
Someone should send HBO Max a Candygram!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/15/2020 10:59:54 AM (No. 510782)
Leftists will never understand Mel Brooks movies or even the concept of humor. Mel skewered everybody, from himself on down. Everybody got nailed in a Mel Brooks movie, and that is part of the fun. Oh yeah, another concept the Left doesn't comprehend either.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 8/15/2020 11:19:15 AM (No. 510805)
"Nobody move or the.......dies!" Cleavon Little could say it, but nobody can type it today without the autocensor cutting in and blocking you.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/15/2020 11:47:37 AM (No. 510849)
I propose a test. If you watch Blazing Saddles and laugh, find it amusing, or bust a gut, you get to stay in America. If you find it offensive, are triggered, or need a safe space, OUT YOU GO!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: sherlock1 8/15/2020 1:36:51 PM (No. 510979)
But the best line in Young Frankenstein was Marty Feldman's. "What hump?" Imagine the differently-abled shitstorm that would cause today!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/15/2020 8:17:59 PM (No. 511285)
This little bus is chock-full of dumbasses. The fun behind viewing a movie like Blazing Saddles is finding out for yourself without some freaky teacher pointing it out to you. Like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen55 8/15/2020 10:48:23 PM (No. 511332)
Mel Brooks when it was good to be king.
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