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Viewers resent: "Grease is a racist, homophobic and shameful film for women and should not be shown on screen again" - Walla! culture

2021-01-05T22:32:11.825Z

The rerun of the movie "Grease" on BBC1 was not well received by viewers who were surprised to find out how politically incorrect it is



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Viewers resent: "Grease is a racist, homophobic and embarrassing film for women and should not be shown on screen again"

The rerun of the movie "Grease" on BBC1 was not well received by viewers who were surprised to find out how politically incorrect it is.

Many accused him of racism, homophobia, sexism and shyness of women and called for a ban on his further broadcast

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The following claims are not surprising though two-match dramatic.

Any old movie about boys and girls, relationships and sex, will not stand up to the political correctness of today and this time the one who found himself on the gallows is the successful 1978 film, "Grease".

After BBC1 screened the film on Boxing Day, 42 years after its release, many turned to social media to make it shimmer.

The young viewers some of whom were first exposed to him claim that he highlights racism, sexism, misogyny and homophobia and encourages rape.

Here are some of their claims.

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Viewers accuse "Grease" of sexism, homophobia and racism (imdb)

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Misogyny

In the final scenes of the film, Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John, decides to change her image and become a "T-Birds girl". She gives up the image of the good girl in favor of tight leather pants, puffy hair and cigarettes so she can impress Danny , Played by John Travolta. A Twitter surfer wrote in response: "The clear message from Grease is pure misogyny." Another surfer wrote: "Grease is too sexist and white and another broadcast of it should be banned.

After all, we're in 2021. "A third surfer agreed:" She gave up on herself to get her man.

It's low. "

Gives up the image of the good girl in favor of tight leather pants, puffy hair and cigarettes

Encouraging rape

One scene that bothered one of the young viewers was when Potty, one of Danny's friends at T-Birds, lay on the floor to look under the skirts of two high school students.



Other viewers have complained about the words Did she put up a fight?

(Did she try to fight?) In the song Summer Nights, when Danny describes how he seduces Sandy.

"So it turns out that Grease is a bit of an incentive to rape," one shocked viewer wrote, adding that "he is misogynistic, sexist and encourages rape."

Slat shaming

Sensitive viewers also criticized the female characters in the film.

Rizo was accused of bullying Sandy in the song Look At Me I'm Sandra D.

Others claimed that Rizu went through a "slat shaming" for her decision to have sex with various men, especially when she agreed to have sex with a T-Bird friend without contraception.

After thinking she was pregnant, she was confiscated, prompting a character, played by Stocard Channing, to sing about her condition: 'There are worse things I could have done than go with a man or two.'

Years of Rizo's troubled songs

Homophobia

Critics also raised an eyebrow at the statement of Vince Fontaine, the radio announcer who hosted the high school dance competition.

When the character flirted with Marty, he told all the dancers that there are no same-sex couples on the expanse.

Still, the plot of the film takes place in 1958 - 45 years before homosexuality gained legal status across the US.

Well Grease, homophobia is celebrating. "Another added:" Grease excels in homophobia.

Too bad".

Vince Fontaine in Homophobic Expression (Supplier: Imagebank GettyImages, CBS)

racism

The lack of non-white faces on the cast also angered some of the spectators.

One wrote: "I watched until the end of the film and noticed that there are no black students in high school."

Another added: 'I watched Grease on BBC1.

I was surprised it went smoothly.

Full of white people. "



The film Grease received the current A or PG rating (recommended parental supervision when watching) with a warning against exposure to inappropriate language and references to sex. A film and a fun and light-hearted story, and I never took it too seriously. "

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