Clint Eastwood Longs For ‘Earlier Days’ When ‘Jokes About Races’ Were Normal

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Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood lamented to Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that political correctness has killed off racist jokes.

People have lost their sense of humor. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth otherwise you will be insulted as a racist.

In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ — but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.

I don’t want to be politically correct. We’re all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything.

Blindie would like to remind Eastwood that segregation and lynching were also considered normal in “earlier days” by “friendly cliques.”

It looks like Spike Lee had good reason to feud with Eastwood last year!

Spielberg Squashes Beef Between Lee And Eastwood

When two Hollywood directors squabble, it takes an even bigger director to settle their differences.

Steven Spielberg has mediated a truce between Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood after Lee publicly chided Eastwood for failing to include black actors in his two World War II films, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.

It seemed like the two directors were going to have a long-running feud after Eastwood answered Lee’s complaints with, “a guy like him should shut his face,” which prompted Lee to shoot back, “The man is not my father and we’re not on a plantation, either.”

Lee expresses regret over the whole incident, “I’m sorry it sort of escalated to where it did and, as far as I am concerned, it is over and done with.”

“Here’s the story. Game 3. LA. Staples Center. Lakers-Celtics. I’m going to the bathroom, and Spielberg’s sitting there with Eddie Murphy and Jeffrey Katzenberg,” Lee told Access Hollywood of how Spielberg facilitated the squashing.

“And Katzenberg was getting on me about leaving Clint alone,” Lee continued. “I said, ‘Steven, let me talk to you for a second.’ So we talked, I conveyed a message, and he said, ‘I’ll call Clint in the morning.’ And it’s hunky-dory. He said he was gonna make a call, he made it, squashed.”

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