Racism has always been there in movies. Hollywood has made controversies regarding racism in movies from the decades. Clichéd racial jokes have always fueled this act teamed with the crude portrayal.

Well, there are filmmakers who are giving their serious efforts at this point and making films that can cope up with all this racism, but there are people who are still making racist films.

Here we are mentioning some of the classic masterpieces that have been in controversy regarding this. If we miss anything in the list, please let us know in the comments below.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The role played by the comedy legend Mickey Rooney made all that controversy. It was a horribly stereotypical Japanese-American character. The portraying was offensive and racist. The recent spectators were outraged about the fact that a white actor was selected to portray an oriental character. These all can be changed by now but it was a high reminder for others.

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You Only Live Twice

Though we all love our playboy spy Bond and love all his movies but this movie promoted racism and we surely can not disagree that. In this 1976 movie Bond marries a secret agent through Japanese ceremony which was full of racial undertones.The disguises what made bond to pass as a person of different orient was the worst part of it.

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The Jazz Singer

This old 1927 classic too showcased racism. The character was played by an actor of blackface and was given a stereotypical look. They could have taken someone from the origin and could avoid the racism easily. Although many people don’t consider this as a big mistake so it passes through the fire.

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Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Dooms

The movie was wrong in many ways and as Indians, this 1984 movie could only face our outrage in a horrible manner that it got banned from screening in India.The movie portrayed our cultures and religions in a very offensive way. More over it portrayed Devi Kaali as evil what is completely inaccurate.

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Gone With The Wind

The 1939 classic movie made from a bestselling book that sold millions of copies and so as the movie won hearts of millions of people, but it had tons of racial tones with its portraiture of slavery in a very incorrect and unapologetic ways.

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What is your take on the matter?

Trisha Sengupta

Reader. Observer. Thinker. Writer. Feminist.

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