Thursday, August 14, 2014

Must NEVER use the word "retard"

Justin Theroux—actor, screenwriter, and Jennifer Aniston's fiance—hates political correctness.

Theroux plays a small town police chief in HBO's extraordinarily bleak new series "The Leftovers," which chronicles life in a suburban community three years after 2 percent of the world's population vanished into thin air.

In an interview with Elle, Theroux said that in order to sit through the show without needing to consult a therapist afterwards, viewers must learn to appreciate the (very) occasional "bursts of light."

Originally a screenwriter, Theroux is used to much lighter fare. He co-wrote the 2012 comedy "Rock of Ages" and 2008 comedy "Tropic Thunder." Theroux was apparently appalled by the outcry over the use of the word "retard" in the film, arguing that political correctness has become so egregious that it's smothering creativity—and comedy.

"There's a certain point where political correctness becomes extremely conservative and it skews to a point where it becomes humorless," Theroux said. "I was so saddened that people were offended by the full-r-word scene, because we worked really hard making sure that joke was aimed at Hollywood and actors portraying mentally challenged people. I remember being so bummed out. They literally picketed us. It was like, 'Really? Satire is allowed to do this!'"

He added: "Political correctness has become really insidious."



Bird of Paradise said...

Retarded folks are more intellegent then some whinny little liberal paniewaste

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't that it would have been something else.. like Robert Downy in blackface..
There is a political class that is perpetually offended and in need of victims to exert that offended status on. They've even official organizations that hunt the country looking for the smallest amount to be offended over and protest, picket, or mount a legal assault upon. They include but are not limited to the NAACP, FFRF, etc.