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Laura Bell Bundy's racist(?) caricature

#26
Posted: 7/15/10 at 4:27pm
Phylis, I'm Latino myself I KNOW there are A LOT of latina girls who act like that. HipHop/Rap/Black popular culture is pervasive and influential.

But just to clarify.. I don't think she is mocking "black people."

I think she is inadvertently mocking a certain portion of black culture and black dialect. She like some (I hate this word) wiggers are fascinated and enamored by black culture.. and it can be hard to read when they are celebrating it.. or trying it on just for a joke.

I think Bundy is trying it on just as a joke. And.. to me.. it comes off as a hint mocking.
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#27
Posted: 7/15/10 at 4:30pm
Shocantelle is the spitting image of my roommate's (white) sister, so that was the first thing I thought about.

Praise.
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#28
Posted: 7/15/10 at 4:32pm
and it can be hard to read when they are celebrating it.. or trying it on just for a joke.

I totally get what you are saying. I just am reeling from the fact that I've been defending Laura Bell Bundy!

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#29
Posted: 7/15/10 at 4:39pm
Real discussions about race on BWW can stay civil, I guess... it's when the subject is something else and gets sidetracked by racism claims (especially baseless ones) or actual racist comments that it all goes kablooey.
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#30
Posted: 7/15/10 at 5:05pm
Its not racist humor, its cultural humor. Fact is plenty of white, black, hispanic, indian, and asian girls act like this. Being urban is not exclusively black or hispanic. Now if she had on black face, white lips and called herself a coon from cooter county...well then we would have a problem. As it stands right now. This is just darn funny. Okrrr.
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#31
Posted: 7/15/10 at 5:39pm
I don't think she's mocking black people--she's mocking white trash southerners who quite often talk like black people. It's a country thing.
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#32
Posted: 7/15/10 at 5:51pm
she's mocking white trash southerners

That character is supposed to be white? Really?

I'm obsessed by whatever the hell happens to her right earring at 0:13.
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#33
Posted: 7/15/10 at 5:56pm
After watching this and Euneeda Biscuit, I hope HBO is watching as well. She's the next Tracey Ullman, as Robbie (sort of) indicated.

Controversial? Sure. But damn funny, and a real character actress. I'd love to see her turned loose in the variety show format.

Character sketches and singing and dancing. Sign her up!
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#34
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:08pm
You need a hobby.

Stop being so PC.

It's unbecoming.
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#35
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:15pm
My God. I had no idea she was this versatile! Brilliant. She needs her own show. Hilarious.
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#36
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:16pm
Pal Joey said, "That character is supposed to be white? Really?"

Sure. I know a lot of white people who act like this. I even know of some celebrities who do--look at Britney Spears.

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#37
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:19pm
"Blackface" from a conceptual standpoint does NOT mean just literally painting black onto one's. For all practical purposes this is absolutely blackface. And pretty offensive if you ask me.
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#38
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:25pm
morosco--I had no idea either. I'm beyond impressed.

People are always bitching about missing the likes of Carol Burnett and other versatile comediennes and entertainers. "No one around like that anymore."

Well, folks, here's one right in front of you. Talented, seasoned, and ready to go.

Now pony up! Get her on the air with her own show.

NOW.

Or ... quit your bitchin' and keep on with the jackass reality shows, celebutants, and YouTube personalities.

But the talent is there. You just have to recognize the difference when you see it.
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#39
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:29pm
I would love to see her team up with Leslie Kritzer and do a variety show.
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#40
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:30pm
best12bars--I almost mentioned Carol Burnett. Bundy appears to be as talented. I can't wait to see more!
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#41
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:32pm
As for her character, I am reminded of the two straight African-American actors who played those "fabulous" film critics on In Living Color ... "Men On Films."

I still laugh my ass off when I watch them. And I'm not offended that straight actors are playing gay characters.

Why should I automatically be offended by a white woman playing a black character or even caricature?

If the exact same character and lines were being said by Kim Wayans or Debra Wilson, no one would say a word. They would just laugh and applaud.

So the issue here is the actress is white.

I say ... so what? If it's funny when Debra does it, then it's funny when Laura does it. If you have an exception to your rule, then you're the one with the racial barriers, not me.
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#42
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:37pm
Who knew Laura Bell Bundy was so funny? Where has this talent been all these years?
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#43
Posted: 7/15/10 at 6:42pm
I always thought she was funny, but had no idea she was a true character actress. A funny blonde, sure. But that's it.

She's totally immersing herself in those two ladies, even able to improvise small moments, as the best of 'em would. And having a blast at the same time.

I was thoroughly entertained and impressed.

Add in her terrific singing voice, and you have a rare find. She needs her own show.
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It's not racist. Gah.
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I want to be able to make that cricket sound when I say okay. How does she do that? lol
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Its not racist at all, things like this are done on SNL etc only nowhere near as good as this.

Ive always like LBB, i thought she did a great job in Legally Blonde, but WOW. This girl is funny, really really funny.

What a riot, i agree get the girl her own TV show now.
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I don't see anything racist in this video. I don't really see anything funny, either.
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I tell ya, nobody does funny take offs on the coloreds quite like white Southerners! Must be something in the water down there! Although, I have to say, it would be even more "on point" with Laura Bell's original nose. If you get my meaning!!!!
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Okay, what I meant by that was she used to have a big wide thick colored lady nose. It would have been perfect.

(In case you didn't get my meaning.)
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