Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall say Paramount demanded a white actor in ‘Coming 2 America’ film, so they picked the funniest white guy they knew

miketx

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Screw those two race baiting shit stains.
 

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I assume that the studio felt that a movie would not sell that well if all the cast members were of ethnicity X.

I understand that such movies do badly in foreign countries, especially.

So the studio understandably respectfully suggested that maybe it would be a good idea to include at least one Caucasian.

But it's now 2021. So maybe a movie with all cast members of ethnicity X can be big box office here in the States & abroad.

One thing for sure: if a person is less than thrilled with a movie of an all-ethnicity X cast, that person had better keep his/her mouth shut in public.
 

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was it Conan O'Brien? he's pretty fly for a white guy!

Well at least he was in a subservient role.

Actually I'm wrong - Louie was in charge of the fries.

He who controls the french fries controls the world !!



To sell the movie to Hollywood at the time (Actually even now to an extent) it was needed. They wouldn't accept an all-black cast so Louie was thrown in there as a token so they could move forward.

White people knew it was going to be big and they will never write themselves out of history.
 
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Would it be realistic to portray a fast food place in Queens without ANYONE of ANY other than one 'race'?
 
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blacks think highly of themselves as an individuals, but lowly of themselves as a group

whites are the opposite
 
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i like the classic SNL sketch where Eddie Murphy turns white and suddenly folks start giving him free gifts.
 
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not getting good reviews, despite the glossy poster!


 

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I assume that the studio felt that a movie would not sell that well if all the cast members were of ethnicity X.

I understand that such movies do badly in foreign countries, especially.

So the studio understandably respectfully suggested that maybe it would be a good idea to include at least one Caucasian.

But it's now 2021. So maybe a movie with all cast members of ethnicity X can be big box office here in the States & abroad.

One thing for sure: if a person is less than thrilled with a movie of an all-ethnicity X cast, that person had better keep his/her mouth shut in public.

Makes sense.
 

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