by Tyler Arnold
Although a sausage party sounds very progressive, Seth Rogen’s new film Sausage Party plays on a lot of racial stereotypes — and some liberals are taking it hard.
Some liberal columnists have written negative reviews on Rogen’s new animated adult film for racial insensitivity and some offended individuals have taken to Twitter to criticize the film for the same reason.
The beef from the SJWs revolves around the racial stereotypes of some of the foods in the Sony movie. An Arabic loaf of lavash (voiced by David Krumholtz ) riffs on the 77 bottles of extra-virgin olive oil awaiting him in the next life. Also causing offense is an Irish potato who sings [Irish ballad] “Danny Boy” and whose catchphrase is “Jesus! F**k!”
Other comedic elements of the film that have galvanized the SJWs: Salma Hayek voicing a Mexican taco, a Native American bottle of Firewater (which quips he had settled in the grocery store first before getting shoved in the backroom), and some Nazi German sauerkraut dedicated to”exterminating the juice” compound.
This type of humor has led to some backlash.
James Verniere writes for the Boston Herald:
The products are mostly ethnic stereotypes: Sauerkraut is like Hitler; Firewater (Bill Hader, doing a Johnny Depp impression) is a Native-American; a taco (Salma Hayek) is Mexican. Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) sounds just like Woody Allen, while Mr. Grits (Craig Robinson) has an African-American voice. Is it racist? Afraid so.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
SAUSAGE PARTY’s heavy reliance on racial stereotypes for gags pretty much put me off the whole film. Shitty, lazy writing.
— Sonal Patel (@_sonal_) August 9, 2016
Saw a prescreening of Sausage Party last night……I mean I laughed but overall it relied waaaay too much on racist humor
— Cartoons and Cereal (@BlckBolex) August 9, 2016
Being sexist, racist, and generally gross isn’t excused by your “edginess”, Sausage Party.
— Charlie Lennon (@Green2Go2Green) August 10, 2016
However, the comedy, which certainly does not have a politically-correct tone, has a 7.5 rating out of 10 on IMDB and an 83% favorable rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.