The Special Olympics officials, a sports group made for people with dissabilities and with mentally retardation is at war against Ben Stiller for his newest directed film “Tropic Thunder” which Stiller also stars the leading role in, the film also stars Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
The president of the Special Olympics is demanding the film to not get released at all and get boycotted. What they are upset about is that the film makes fun of people with dissabilities, autism, mentally retardation, etc. The film has a character named Simple Jack who has dissabilities and the characters in the film make fun of him by calling him “retard” and other harsh names.
Dreamworks responded back saying the film never intentionally to hurt people with dissabilities, then he goes on saying the film is supposed to be full of over the top humor with innapropriate situations for humor and laughs.
“Tropic Thunder” is a film about three men making a war film. The film hits theaters everywhere this Wednesday.
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I predict that the Special Olympics will not be successful with this. Hollywood will not ditch the film because some phonies don’t want it released.
If you don’t like the content, don’t watch it.
I plan to see “Tropic Thunder” this Thursday on my day off of work, I will review it too and looking forward to seeing it.