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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Ming The Merciless is a Discriminatory Stereotype - Apparently


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) senior policy officer Matt Tindall said that Ming is a discriminatory stereotype because :

"Ming the Merciless is coded as an East Asian character due to his hair and make-up, but he's played by a Swedish actor in the film, he's played by Max Von Sydow, which I don't think is something that would happen if this were a modern production, and is something that we're also aware that viewers may find dubious if not outright offensive.

The character of Ming of course comes from the Flash Gordon comic strips from the 1930s and the serials, and let's just say attitudes towards the acceptability of discriminatory racial stereotypes have moved on considerably since then, and rightly so of course."


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  1. Besides, it's not a modern production, it is the product of its time.

  2. Exactly. Ming is an Alien! He is made up the same as Charles Middleton the original Ming the Merciless.

  3. The po faced idiocy of the BBFC