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Handsome Observation – Worst Protest Ever

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Apparently this is NOT the most protestable thing about Tropic Thunder

Apparently this is NOT the most offensive thing about Tropic Thunder

Tonight heading to my UCLA Extension class in Westwood I noticed the neighborhood was abuzz. Yep, it was another movie premiere – this time the new Ben Stiller directed Tropic Thunder. In addition to the usual hordes of camera waving tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a celebrity, there was also a group of protesters screaming across the road at the red carpet. What were they protesting? I wasn’t certain, but while I circled the premiere several times following my Irish instinct to never pay for parking ever, I put it together that the crowd was protesting the portrayal of the disabled in the film.

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