No offense, 'Bruno' is funny

No offense, 'Bruno' is funny

There are 144 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 12, 2009, titled No offense, 'Bruno' is funny. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

National gay rights groups have said Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie, "Bruno," is offensive to gays and reinforces over-the-top stereotypes held by certain straight people.

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“Married as I can be!”

Since: Jun 07

Las Vegas

#150 Nov 28, 2009
Short Left Index Finger wrote:
I still think that straight game show;The Newlywed Game is pretty funny.
Bob:
"And what is the most unusual place you and your wife have made love?"
Husband: "That'd have to be the butt, Bob!"
unbs

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#151 Nov 29, 2009
the whomo surge will never work but that wont stopem from acting up with the libiot media
unbs

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#152 Nov 29, 2009
a new phrase "libiot media" as in idiots
TKP

Halifax, Canada

#153 Jan 9, 2010
I completely agree with Mark

There is a new double standard in Hollywood that it's okay to show full frontal male nudity simply for the sake of laughs where any graphic shots of a vagina still remains too taboo.

Why should men constantly have their genitals put on public display simply for ridicule? Too often men are told to just suck it up, but what would the public reaction be to a movie that had a up-close talking vagina? I'm sure there would be an outcry, but as long as it's male nudity it is somehow acceptable? That is the double-standard.

Hollywood glorifies the nude female form but pokes fun at the nude male - how do you think that makes some men feel? Why should mens' and boys' naked bodies always be the source of a joke?
And any mention that female breasts equate to a penis is completely baseless. Only a vagina can equal a penis on-screen, genitals are genitals and breasts are not.

Could you defend an argument that it was justified to have a talking vagina in a movie and it was alright because a man's butt was also shown at one point? Would you tell a woman or a girl to simply suck it up like males are told?

It's time for men to take a stand against this double-standard and treat it as unacceptable.

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