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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Film News: Adopting Chinese Babies Is So Totally Hard! Step Off Juno!

Juno: "I had no idea Chinese adoption was so easy -- and so callous! Screw your American baby!"

Because we are fast becoming a nation of oversensitive ninnies (apologies to all the ninnies out there) who can't take a pimp joke, the SFGate online reports that some people are getting bent out of shape by the film Juno . Well, more specifically one bit of dialogue from the lead character:

"You shoulda gone to China. You know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those T-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events."

Apparently they don't do that in China and any suggestion to the contrary is misleading, and hurtful maybe. Per the article:

"I know some people will say 'lighten up,' but that's not the point," Seh says. "The trailer is misleading" about the complexities of adopting infants from China.
"It's not only hurtful, but harmful," she says.

Ok gotcha. Also, despite what you saw in King Kong, do not mark down on your history test that Jack Black brought a giant ape back to New York in the 1930s where it commenced to go on a rampage. Because that's wrong. And hurtful.

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