I have been saying on my show for YEARS it would only be a matter of time before most of Mel Brooks films would be boycotted.. DING DING DING! its happened.
Protests Break Out Over Proposed Blazing Saddles Showing!
Grass Valley, CA — Protests broke out late this week as a group of activists marched in front of Grass Valley’s Del Oro Theater after the establishment announced plans to show a special weekend matinee of Mel Brooks 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles. The protesters, who object to the use of what they see as racist themes in the iconic film, say that the movie isn’t funny, and promotes unrealistic portrayals of Irish people around the world.
“This is completely inappropriate to make fun of the Irish,” shouted Nevada City community and chemtrail activist Sairhra Ramun out in front of the Del Oro Theater on Mill Street in Grass Valley. “It is simply not funny to make fun of people based on their heritage, skin color or their faith. This has no place in Nevada County. I have spoken with many of my Irish friends, and they do not find this funny in the least.”
“I fail to see what’s funny about it,” said local Green Party member and former candidate Derrick Packardwho also co-administers the popular Facebook group Nevada County Peeps. “Satire is supposed to be funny, and there’s nothing funny about picking on the Irish. Ergo, it’s not satire. It’s just ugly art that plays to our most base sense of humanity. It should never be shown again. Anywhere.
Most critics and people with an IQ above 97 believe that a film like Blazing Saddles couldn’t be made today due to its open attacks on the Irish. But not all critics believe that our current “politically correct” environment would be a hindrance for production.
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