The truth is, when I first watched Despicable Me (the first film)~~
I mused to myself, ‘Let’s see how long they can get away with this.’
Little, yellow-skinned, black-haired, brown-eyed, glasses-wearing, gibberish-speaking creatures, which all look alike.
Any thoughts anyone?????
I must admit I am a very suspicious individual, however, there are a number of attributes, that these animated creatures have, which are very closely associated with Asian stereotypes.
Common Asian stereotypes:
*All look the same
*Inability to speak English
*A hard-working crowd
A second movie (Despicable Me 2) has since been produced and released, and it seems like I may be one of the few who believe that the inspiration for Minions may have come from Asian stereotypes.
Well done to the animators for incorporating these stereotypes so subtly into these little Minions, and knowing exactly when to stop pushing the boundary, that no one appears to have noticed the racist undertone of the film.
In actual fact, it was done so well that alot of Minion fans are of Asian descent.
Bravo! Animators of Despicable Me (and Despicable Me 2)!
It must be entertaining to you that not only was your intent undetected, a large number of Minion fans are actually of the race you are trying to make fun of!! 😉
You are probably laughing your asses off in your expensive La-Z-Boys, seeing that these films have done so well!
Ah~~ I have exercised my patience FOR SO LONG to keep this theory to myself, but upon seeing the release of the second movie I just could not endure it anymore, and decided to once and for all share my suspicion with the world! 😀