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!