Racist Media Hebrews

The top list (the first ten movies/TV serials) was sent to Dr. Michael Brown [who impresses me as a scholar of considerable intellectual range] of AskDrBrown.org for comment. Unfortunately he has not done so but to his credit, previously tackled the question of racist Hollywood Hebrews but asked for a list of examples which is below.

Some examples of Hebrew writers, directors and producers who allowed or created racial stereotypes in their movies/TV shows. [1]

  1. House M.D. (2004-2012): Created by David Shore. Dr. House decided to become a doctor because of Japanese racism against the Burakumin. [update: actors Lisa Edelstein and Peter Jacobson, Hebrew character Robert Sean Leonard].
  2. Alias (2001-2006): Created by J.J. Abrams. Sadistic Chinese torturer who specializes in teeth removal. [update: actors Kevin Weisman, Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Greg Grunberg, Ron Rifkin, executive producer Ken Olin].
  3. The Nanny (1993-1999): Created by Fran Drescher. Makes a joke about the eyes of the Chinese attending a funeral.
  4. The Delta Force (1986): Directed by Menahem Golan. Arab terrorists hijack a plane. [update: actor Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Susan Strasberg, Lainie Kazan].
  5. Rising Sun (1993): Written and directed by Phillip Kaufman. The Japanese are anti-African racists who lust for blond European prostitutes, Japanese businessmen represent economic ‘yellow peril’ and are “ruthless, aggressive people intent on getting their way in business through blackmail, extortion and even murder.” [update: actor Harvey Keitel].
  6. Bonanza (1959-1973): Created by David Dortort. Chinese coolies, Chinese general has his henchman commit murder and thinks of a Chinese female as his “property,” Chinese cook Hop Sing pronounces “three” as ‘flea’ and “dollar” as ‘dolla’. Sing and his cousins are introduced with gongs and serenaded with so-called ‘oriental’ music. Also includes Mexican bandits and “primitive and proud” Native Americans. [update: actors Lorne Greene, Michael Landon].
  7. Pawnee (1957): Written by Endre Bohem. Native Americans portrayed as savages.
  8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): Directed by Steven Spielberg. Evil Chinese gangster, token East Asian sidekick who gets killed, Indians perform human sacrifices, rich Indians eat snakes stuffed with smaller snakes, monkey brains, soup with monkey eyes and large beetles. [update: actor Harrison Ford].
  9. Banshee (2013 ): Created by Jonathan Tropper. East Asian hairdresser-drag queen i.e. the effeminate Asian male stereotype.
  10. Sex and the City (2008): Created by Darren Star. An East Asian male comes to an interview in a suit and pink high heels, the effeminate Asian male stereotype [update: associate producer Amy B. Harris, actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Evan Handler, David Eigenberg, Lynn Cohen].

Updates:

  1. Chelsea Lately (2007 – ): Host/writer Chelsea Handler. Insinuates that East Asian males have small penises and in another episode, that African males have large penises (which she desires).
  2. Cloud AtlasCloud Atlas (2012): Directors/writers Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Multiple instances of yellowface.
  3. Fargo (1996): Written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Effeminate, model-minority East Asian male living with his parents, lies to a European female in an attempt to get pity sex while stalking another European female.
  4. Two and a Half Men (2003 – ): Chuck Lorre is the creator. Uni-directional romance with four different East Asian females.
  5. Fast and the Furious (2001): Director Rob Cohen, producer Neal H. Moritz. Violent East Asian gangsters and mentioned uni-directional romance.
  6. Aladdin (1992): Original anti-Arab musical score lyrics from Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken. By what stretch of logic does “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face” fit into a children’s cartoon movie? Voice of Aladdin character was played by Scott Weinger. Produced by Disney [Chairman Michael Eisner].
  7. Mexicali Shmoes (1959): Director Isadore Freleng, Mel Blanc voices both Speedy Gonzalez and Jose characters. Stereotypical Mexican (lazy, slow, dim-witted) mouse Slowpoke Rodriguez.
  8. Mexican Boarders (1962): Director Isadore Freleng, Mel Blanc voice Speedy Gonzalez character. Stereotypical Mexican (lazy, slow, dim-witted) mouse Slowpoke Rodriguez.
  9. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1995): Created by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy. Stars evil sorceress Rita Repulsa as “yellow peril,” the yellow ranger starring a female East Asian stereotype (martial artist, compassionate, intelligent, honour-bound, non-Asian romantic interest) and the black ranger starring an African-American male stereotype (likes sports, dance, girls, has his own fighting style named hip hop kido).
  10. Six Days Seven Nights (1998): Directed by Ivan Reitman. Latina married to a European seduces another European male (Latina harlot stereotype and clown stereotype).
  11. Latin Lovers (1953): Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, screenplay by Isobal Lennart.The Latin Lover stereotype.
  12. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958): Written by Isobel Lennart, she changes the original story of a romance between a Chinese man and the chief European female protagonist making the Chinese man into a more acceptable Eurasian with a Chinese surname despite having a Dutch father.
  13. Kung Fu (1972-1975): Created by Ed Spielman, oriental monk, martial arts stereotype, magical Asian stereotype, yellow face with makeup/prosthetics.
  14. Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1997): Created by Ed Spielman, writer Reuben Leder, spin off of Kung Fu (1972-1975), oriental monk, martial arts, eastern mysticism stereotypes, magical Asian stereotype, yellow face with makeup/prosthetics.
  15. Kung Fu: The Movie (1986): Created by Ed Spielman.
  16. Kung Fu: The Next Generation (1987): Created by Ed Spielman.
  17. The Last Ninja (1983): Written by Ed Spielman, The last ninja is a European male, ninja stereotypes, magical Asian stereotype.
  18. Alice (1990): Directed and written by Woody Allen, oriental herbalist with magical powers complete with “stereotypical “oriental” music and opium den darkness” (Iwamura 2005).
  19. Lone Ranger (2013): Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Tired American stereotypes with a European in redface.
  20. China Seas (1935): Screenplay by Jules Furthman, Paul Bern as story contributor, associate producer Albert Lewin and executive producer Irving Thalberg. One of the early Hollywood movies where multiple Chinese, Indians and Europeans are deceived that multiple unattractive Malay pirates in Hong Kong were Chinese women [movie clip here].
  21. The Left Hand of God (1955): Screenplay by Alfred Hayes. Starring Lee J. Cobb in yellow-face with ‘slanted’ eyes and ‘inscrutable’ Asian voice.
  22. Lethal Weapon 4 (1988): Characters written by Shane Black and Jonathan Lenkin, directed and produced by Richard Donner. “Jet Li plays an Asian villain character who is in charge of smuggling illegal labor force from China, drug dealings and assigned killings, among other things. When his Chinatown-based operation is discovered by two Los Angeles police officers, played by a Caucasian and a Black actor, the chase is on to capture the villain. The end results favored the good guys, of course. Often have other movie producers used this stereotypical movie plot to increase the suspense and sensationalism of the movie. Asian men are seen as violent, inhuman, property destroyers, and kill mercilessly. This Asian-male-gangster image glorifies male aggression beyond the point of rational.” (Mahdzan & Ziegler n.d.) [2]
  23. Lost (2004-2010): Created by JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof. Angry, domineering Korean husband, submissive Korean wife, implied Afro-male-Korean female relationship, implication that Koreans are violent anti-African racists (Kim 2005), “Season 3’s episode Stranger in A Strange Land, guest starring Bai Ling, manages to portray every ugly stereotype of a Southeast Asian country as seen through a white male tourist – and not in a way that was remotely critical or even interesting” (Phi 2009).
  24. Pointman (1995): S02E04, series created by Joel Surnow, episode written by Shelly Goldstein, a rich Chinese man thinks the world of himself and offers to purchase a European female. When she refuses, he then tries to rape her but is foiled in the nick of time by European male protagonist Connie Harper (Jack Scalia). Afterwards, someone explains to Connie that East Asians customarily treat women as sexual objects and exert power through sexual exploitation.
  25. Girls (2012- ): Created by Lena Dunham, executive producer Judd Apatow, co-exec producer Bruce Eric Kaplan. An unseen East Asian woman is said to be the sexmate of a European male, stereotypical African, East Asian and Hispanic characters.
  26. 2 1/2 Men (2003- ): Created by Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre. Asian female homosexual Whitney (played by Eurasian Lindsay Price), referenced Korean manicurist is said to have run away with a married trailer-trash European male, social/mental European retard Jake thinks about marriage to a referenced “Wendy Chow,” Ming Wa Wen plays a judge who has sexes European males Charlie and Gary (Matt McKenzie).
  27. The Big Bang Theory (2007 – ): Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, stars Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Kevin Sussman, Sara Gilbert and Melissa Rauch. In S03E22, North Korean spy Joyce Kim almost sexes European male Leonard in an attempt to attain military secrets. Leonard also sexes a South Indian female Priya.
  28. Mike & Molly (2010 – ): written by Chuck Lorre. In S01E11, African male Carl sexes a Korean female (not shown), Asian stereotypes ensue.
  29. Dharma & Greg (2000): Created by Chuck Lorre, teleplay by Bill Prady. In S03E17, elderly Dr. Gillespie (Tom Poston) reminiscences about having vigorous sex with a Filipino woman when he was younger. He says that she had a tattoo of a plane on her back and could move certain muscles to make the plane appear as if in mid-air. He also refers to her as ‘very gentle’ while he was being ‘vigorous’ during sex. In other episodes there’s an Asian mail order bride, the accented character Susan Wong, the Latina maid Celia and the spiritist American George.
  30. Joey (2005): Directed by Kevin Bright, created by Shana Goldberg-Meehan. In S01E14, Lauren Beck (Lucy Liu) has a European ex-boyfriend Martin (Jeff Bryan Davis) and sexes European male Joey (Matt LeBlanc).
  31. A Majority of One (1961): Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Features Alec Guinness in Japanese yellow face, “… presents an Americanized Asian in Japan who is remarkably similar in appearance to the ones in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The movie stars Rosalind Russell as a Jewish mother who moves to Japan to be with her daughter and diplomat son-in-law. There she is given a “number one boy” who has a lengthy Japanese name but is introduced with the words “we call him Eddie.” In the character of Eddie, we find a combination of Charlie and the Americanized Asian, with a dash of the diabolical.” (see more, Kashiwabara 1996).
  32. Just Shoot Me (1997-2003): Created by Steven Levitan. See entry here.
  33. The Neighbors (2012- ): Created by Dan Fogelman, see entry here.
  34. CoalBlackDeSebbenDwarfs.murder japs freeCoal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943): Mel Blanc voices the seven stereotyped African dwarfs. The evil queen sends Murder Incorporated to kill Snow White and they are willing to kill “Japs” for “free.”
  35. Which is Witch (1949): Directed by Friz Freleng, African witch doctor I.C. Spots voiced by Mel Blanc, produced by Warner Brothers.
  36. The Scarlet Clue (1945): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  37. Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  38. Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  39. Call of the Jungle (1944): Directed by Phil Rosen. Story about European lives in the South Sea where the superstitious natives are near rebellion because of a murder and the theft of their sacred jewels.
  40. Black Magic (1944): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  41. The Jade Mask (1945): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  42. The Red Dragon (1945): Directed by Phil Rosen. Stars European Sidney Toler in yellow face.
  43. Prisoner of Japan (1942): Written by Edgar G. Ulmer, produced by Seymour Nebenzal, Ernst Deutsch plays Japanese secret agent Matsuru. The film claimed to be “An Expose of the Jap Menace!”
  44. Texas Across the River (1966): Directed by Michael Gordon, Joey Bishop in red- face as Kronk, sidekick to a European male.
  45. Shanghai Express (1932): Directed by Josef von Sternberg (Jonas Sternberg), produced by Adolph Zukor, screenplay by Jules Furthman. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. European Warner Oland plays a sadistic, self-hating Eurasian warlord (hates his European ancestry [hence his sadism is derived from his Chinese identification], father is European [uni-directional romance], miscegenation fear-mongering #1) who is beaten up by a European male (feminization) when he tries to rape a European prostitute (miscegenation fear-mongering #2) [even European prostitutes are too good for Eurasian males and need to be ‘saved’ by European males], rapes a Chinese female (bestial stereotype) and coerces a European female into sex (miscegenation fear-mongering #3), “evil warlords and perverse half-castes” (Greene 2014). Quotes: “You’re in China now, sir, where time and life have no value.” and “What future is there in bein’ a Chinaman? You’re born, eat your way through a handful of rice, and you die. What a country! Let’s have a drink!”
  46. King Solomon’s Mines (1950): Directed by Andrew Marton (Endre Márton). Racist British imperialist drivel about European romance in Africa complete with African cannibals.
  47. The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010): Creators/executive producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. Hebrewpean male RJ Berger has so large a penis that during fellatio by a Japanese exchange student, she was almost choked to death (Mangan 2010). Subsequently, she is terrified of RJ and runs away when she sees him.
  48. The Carrie Diaries (2013): Created by Amy B. Harris. In the pilot, East Asian female Jill Thompson (Ellen Wong) is said to have given her virginity to Seth Glassman (probably Hebrewpean). She describes the process as putting a ‘hotdog into a keyhole’ and “it hurt so bad!” In another scene there is a homosexual African male with a European boyfriend (double minority trope).
  49. The Thief of Bagdad (1924): Story by Douglas Fairbanks, produced by Douglas Fairbanks. In yellow peril fashion, a Mongol prince wants to conquer Bagdad using the ruse of seeking marriage with the caliph’s daughter. Ahmed (Fairbanks) foils the Mongol’s plot and saves the princess and the caliphate.
  50. You Only Live Twice (1967): Produced by Harry Saltzman. Sean Connery in yellow face. “The message of the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967) is that “no Orientals are to be trusted and that the Japanese may well rise again.”” (Kashiwabara 1996).
  51. Vanishing Son (1995): Creator, writer and executive producer Rob Cohen. Line Producer Michael Bernstein (assumed Hebrew). Stereotypical East Asians. See Kashiwabara (1996).
  52. Rush Hour I (1998), Rush Hour II (2001), Rush Hour III (2007): Directed by Brett Ratner, producers Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman, executive producers Michael De Luca and Toby Emmerich. Uses non-Europeans to make racist statements about each other for the voyeuristic satiation of European audiences. Shin (2008) states “It is ironic that while the theme of Rush Hour is reconciliation between two different cultures and races, it reproduces the racial stereotypes. It presents Carter as a hypersexual black womanizer vs. Lee as a feminized asexual Asian, which is a typical assumption about black and Asian masculinities.”
  53. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998): Directed by Richard Donner (Richard Schwartzberg), writer Jonathan Lemkin, producer Joel Silver. Uses stereotypes of violent Chinese males, effeminate Chinese males (man beaten by a martial arts wielding Nordic female in late pregnancy, Jet Li referenced with “Enter the Drag Queen” [i.e. violent Chinese masculinity = an effeminate ‘performance’]), puns from accents and the dirty chinaman trope (elderly man sleeps with his wife’s sister). From Mahdzan & Ziegler (n.d.): “Asian men are seen as violent, inhuman, property destroyers, and kill mercilessly. This Asian-male-gangster image glorifies male aggression beyond the point of rational.”
  54. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995): Directed by Frank Oz. The noble savage stereotype reducing a grown American man to an accidental magical creation of a young European ‘God’ (Morris 1995).
  55. Saturday Night Live (1978-): Created by Lorne Michaels (Lorne Lipowitz), many staffers and writers are known Hebrews (Grove 2013) as well as actors (Al Franken, Adam Sandler, Chris Kattan, Robert Smigel, Seth Meyers, Andy Breckman, Maya Rudolph, Rob Schneider, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Neil Levy, Rachel Dratch, Jon Lovitz, Alan Zweibel, Billy Crystal, Laura Kightlinger, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Downey Jr., Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Simon, Andy Kaufman, Frank Oz, Ben Stiller, Elliott Gould, Adam Levine, Scarlett Johansson, Jack Black, Jerry Seinfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, James Franco, David Duchovny, etc). “SNL seems committed to aggressively continuing to push images of Black women as incompetent, rude, hypersexual and financially dependent. Frankly, we’re tired of this disrespect…….Further, it’s critical to note that the callous, monolithic representations of Black people peddled by SNL and others have alarming real-world impacts. Media depictions of Black individuals, families and communities irrefutably shape how we’re perceived in society.” (quote of Rashad Robinson from Couch 2013). It’s not much better for East Asians either (Guillermo 2012).
  56. hardly workingHardly Working (1980): Directed, written and starring Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch). Levitch stars as a yellow-faced buck-tooth Japanese chef spouting gems such as “You going to rove it,” “You say you want slimp stake …,” and “I am a brack and blue belt …”
  57. MADtv (1995-2009): Alex Borstein is a stereotypical “Asian manicurist” Ms. Kwan, complete with Asianesque accent. The name is later changed to Ms Swan (Narasaki 2001).
  58. Taken (2008): Overweight, elderly Arab sex slaver Sheik Raman played by non-Arab (Egyptian) Nabil Massad. Written by Robert Mark Kamen.taken
  59. Bridge on the River Kwai (1957): Written by Carl Foreman, produced by Sam Spiegel. “Other stereotypes of Asians are called upon in this Oscar-winning film, although many are simply noted in passing. For example, even though there are no women at the POW camp, Japanese lechery for white women is made apparent by a calendar of bodacious blondes in their barracks. Outside the camp, silent Asian women carry equipment for the American played by William Holden. Although it makes little or no sense in the context of the film, the Asian women end up bathing him. For his part, Holden notes their silence with satisfaction. Thus while not a major element in the film, ethnicized gender roles are maintained. The White man maintains that the Asian man is lecherous and the Asian woman, a submissive fantasy” (Kashiwabara 1996).
  60. muniThe Good Earth (1937): Paul Muni (Meshilem Weisenfreund) plays Wang, Luise Rainer plays O-Lan (a part which Anna May Wong desired), associate producers Albert Lewin and Irving Thalberg, Tilly Losch as Lotus.
  61. Ben Hur (1959): Welshman Hugh Griffith is tanned to become a dark-brown skinned Arab. Directed by William Wyler.
  62. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): Written by George Axelrod, Martin Balsam as O.J. Berman, producer Richard Shepherd [Richard Allen Silberman], yellowface with other East Asian stereotypes.
  63. Game of Thrones (2011- ): Creators and directors David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss. Yellowface, bagger vance, pink saviour, African emasculation, brown savages, token Afropeans.
  64. Surviving Jack (2014 – ): In the pilot episode, European male Jack (Christopher Meloni) states that he kissed a “Filipino nurse with a giant ass” and that “she was sloppy”. Writer/director Justin Samuel Halpern.
  65. japGillgan’s Island (1964-1967): In S01E15 ‘So Sorry, My Island Now’, a European male plays a Japanese soldier (ethnic male threat) with thick glasses, problem pronouncing the letter R and is beaten by an uber-feminine female in 17 seconds (uber-feminization of ethnic male). The storyline insinuates that he knows he is ugly. Other episodes had primitive Pacific Islanders and demure slaves. Directed by Alan Crosland Jr., starring Natalie Schafer, series creator/executive producer Sherwood Schwartz, producer Jack Arnold (Jack Arnold Waks).
  66. Olympus Has Fallen (2013): North Korean (yellow peril) invasion of the U.S. Production company: Millennium Films (Israeli owned), executive producer Avinoam Lerner, co-executive producer Guy Avshalom, executive producer Boaz Davidson, producer Danny Lerner, etc
  67. U.S. Seals II (2001): Uni-directional romance (and death). Director Isaac Florence (Yitzhak Florentin), story by Boaz Davidson, screenplay by Michael D. Weiss (assumed Hebrew).
  68. The King Maker (2005): Exalted European male in exotic locale with uni-directional romance. Produced by David Winters.
  69. char_42355The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation (1965): Distributed by Mirisch Films (owned by three Hebrew brothers), directed/produced by Isadore Freleng, voice of Solomon Hersh Frees (Paul Frees) for character named “Weft/Wight/Wong” who is a black-skinned, single bodied, three-headed villain. The middle head is Chinese with buck teeth and slanted eyes. His name is Wong and speaks accented making “Confusion says” comments (not Confucius but a play on the word ‘confusion’). The other heads are named Weft (Left) and White (Right) making Wong the “Wrong” head.
  70. ali-wongThe Super 6 (1966-1969): Produced by Isadore Freleng, voiced by Solomon Hersh Frees. In episode 10, the angry violent Arab named Ali Ben Loud Mouth assaults the Siamese triplet Matzoriley. The middle head named “Wong” has severely slanted eyes and spouts “Confusion says” comments.
  71. The Black Widow (1947 serial): Theodore Gottlieb plays the ‘yellow peril’ king Hitomu.
  72. Surviving Jack (2014): In the pilot episode, European male Jack Dunlevy (Christopher Meloni) tells his son of his experience with a Filipino nurse. Executive producer and writer Justin Halpern.
  73. Rhythm on the Reservation (1939): Directed by Dave Fleischer, Betty character voiced by Margie Hines, animator Myron Waldman. Bischoff (2010) states”The episode depicted Native Americans as being unintelligent ­— it showed them speaking in short, incomplete sentences and pounding on their chests to communicate.” From Schmidt (2014): “This cartoon has the usual compendium of racist stereotypes. The worst may be the Tonto talk, the teepees, and the complete ignorance of modern life. This cartoon was set in 1939, when Indians were wearing Western clothes, working in factories, and enlisting in the military. They weren’t dressing in buckskins or blankets and beating tom-toms.”
  74. Platoon (1986): Directed by Oliver Stone. “… white and black soldiers vow to take revenge on the Vietnamese communists who have lynched one of their African American brothers-in-arms.” (Locke 2009, 10).
  75. The Family Man (2000): Directed by Brett Ratner, producer Howard Rosenman, executive producer Armyan Bernstein, screenplay by David Weissman, actors Jeremy Piven and Saul Rubinek. “… Nicholas Cage and Don Cheadle begin their eternal friendship over an argument with an immigrant Asian grocery clerk.” (Locke 2009, 10).
  76. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989): Written by Harold Nebenzal, distributed by Cannon Films [owned by Menahem Golan and  Yoram Globus]. The Japanese are portrayed as sexual deviants, a threat to European womanhood and invading the US.
  77. eJ4P3po24zmokvUT5livrOsvLoKFirst Yank Into Tokyo (1945): Directed by Gordon Douglas, executive producer Jack Jerome Gross, makeup artist Maurice Seiderman. A US European agent undergoes plastic surgery to make him look Japanese so he can infiltrate Japan and help to free a POW. Posters stated: “One Man invasion of Jap Homeland!” and “See the Secret that Crossed-up the JAPS!” From the American Film Institute: “When the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on 6 Aug 1945, approximately five months after filming was completed, the script was rewritten to include footage of the attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the closing narration extolling the virtues of the bomb was added.”
  78. Making Stars (1935): Directed by Dave Fleischer, produced by Max Fleischer, voices by Mae Kwestel (Mae Questel), animator Lillian Friedman Astor. Stars a US European drummer baby who is pacified by a bottle of milk, followed by a Russian female baby named “Little Miss Trotsky” (with stereotypical Russian musical riff) who stops crying on seeing a candy cane. Then come a trio of African sambo babies who stop crying when shown watermelon, another African baby being pacified by a slice of watermelon, then a Chinese baby with a (hair) queue who is a juggler/marksman (with stereotypical Chinese riff). He is not pacified however, but runs away crying.
  79. The Karate Kid (1984): Written by Robert Mark Kamen, produced by Jerry Weintraub. An elderly Japanese male is bagger vance to a European boy. “Despite the fact that Mr. Miyagi was an American WWII veteran, he was still portrayed speaking English with a foreign accent (Wong). The myth that all Asian men know some form of martial arts was also stressed in this movie when Mr. Miyagi surprises Daniel (the white male leading actor) with his karate moves after appearing passive and bashful during the first portions of the film. It reminds people to be aware of Asian men in general because passivity may not appear to be what it seems.” (Mahdzan & Ziegler n.d.)
  80. The Shanghai Gesture (1941): “scheming Chinese dragon ladies” (Greene 2014) who is a Manchu princess dispossessed for being sexed by an Englishman, kills her Eurasian daughter and owns an opium den/casino where Chinese females can be found in cages, two Europeans actors in Chinese-face, European actress in Eurasian-face, lines such as “you like Chinese New Year?“, uni-directional miscegenation, anti-(Chinese)miscegenation. Directed by Josef von Sternberg (Jonas Sternberg), initial US script by Arnold Pressburger (Aldgate and Robertson 2005), produced by Arnold Pressburger Films.
  81. The Mountain Road (1960): Unidirectional miscegenation. The Chinese are portrayed as “treacherous “allies”” (Greene 2014). Based on a novel by Theodore H. White, written by Alfred Hayes, directed by Daniel Mann (Daniel Chugerman), produced by William Goetz and William Goetz Productions.
  82. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986): Produced by Yoram Globus and Menachem Golan. Line producer Michael Greenburg and executive producer Avi Lerner. Contains “…highly derogatory portrayals of Africans.” (Falola & Agwuele 2009).
  83. Pearl Harbor (2001): Director and producer Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer. “… tells the story of Doolittle’s daring payback raid on Japan during WW2 and how the pilots deliberately crashlanded in China, assuming correctly that the populace would help them to safety. However, the quarter-of-a-million Chinese civilians who either unwittingly died or willingly scarificed (sic) themselves as a consequence of sheltering the few dozen American aircrews and bringing virtually all of them them to safety are not so much as given an honorable mention in the ending credits.” (Keith 2013).
  84. Munich (2005): Director/producer By Steven Spielberg, screenwriters Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, producer Barry Mendel. “Simply by the way it was conceptualized, Munich couldn’t be anything but propaganda. The premise of the movie necessitates this. Propaganda begins by deciding what is going to be left out of the film. The film by the fact that it is called Munich gives the impression that the cycle of violence started in 1972 and that the Palestinians started it. Left out of the film is the fact that hundreds of Palestinian civilians had been murdered when Israel jets attacked their refugee camp in February 1972, which is to say seven months before the Olympic attack. Munich is a movie about the rules of Jewish discourse. It is also a movie about how giving the wrong answer to a Jew will result in your death or the death of your career.” (Jones 2012)
  85. Mission Impossible (S05E07): Leonard Nimoy plays Kabuki performer Nakamura Taizo, directed by Gerald Mayer.
  86. Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945): Written by Carl Foreman. The film is described as “a potpourri of most of the English speaking world’s dominant clichés about the Japanese enemy, excluding the crudest, most vulgar, and most blatantly racist.” (Dover 1986).
  87. Seinfeld (S09E17): Opium (grown in India, used by the British to drug the Chinese) is referred to as “Chinaman’s nightcap”. Rosalyn Weinman (NBC’s executive vice president for broadcast standards and content policy), actors Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander.
  88. The Social Network (2010): Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on book by Ben Mezrich, producers Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca, actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer. “… the film depicts Asian women so promiscuously in both sense of the word—Christy and Alice, played by Brenda Song and Malese Jow, are depicted as sexually aggressive, approaching Mark and Eduardo during a lecture, asking them out for a drink, and eventually performing fellatio on Mark and Eduardo in adjoining stalls in a Cambridge pub bathroom …” (Nakamura 2011).
  89. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013): A character is called the “depraved Chinaman” while the actual Hebrewpean characters are purposely scrubbed of their Hebrew ancestry and no derogatory terms hurled in their direction. Director Martin Scorsese also Christianizes the chief Hebrewpean thief (Jordan Belfort) to make the movie palpable to Hollywood’s Hebraic censors. Speaking of this movie, Eshman (2013) states that: “Scorsese feels much safer depicting the Italian-ness of his violent mobsters than the Jewishness of his greedy con men.”

NOTES

[1] Does not include Hebrews who are hiding or hid their ethnic identity, nor does it mention Hebrew actors in every movie with racist stereotypes unless said actor is the stereotype. [2] The movie is actually much more racist that this snippet would indicate.

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