Jokes can be politically incorrect. That’s fine. That’s great. It’s humor. It’s funny. – Except when it’s not. Except when those jokes are aired to an entire nation (of which, granted, only 40.3 million tuned in) and aren’t followed up with any sort of balancing force. Especially when those jokes don’t enlighten, but rather perpetuate established cycles. Not to mention when they’re jokes we’ve heard a thousand times before.
With the Academy Award season just behind us, it is clear which picture has swept the hearts of America. To the dismay of many teen super fans, I’m not referring to the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise. Rather, the film that has all the critics, including this one, talking is Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist, starring French actor, Jean Dujardin and Argentinian-French actress Berenice Bejo.