UPDATE: Sausage Party has opened to huge box office this weekend, proving that SJWs (social justice warriors) possess negligible commercial clout.
The film is expected to gross over $34 million this weekend, the biggest ever opening for an animated movie in August.
Confounding claims on social media that the adult cartoon is racist, according to Deadline Hollywood, Hispanic and African American moviegoers comprised a combined 34% of the opening weekend audience.
Corpulent Canadian comedian Seth Rogen is getting in a ton of trouble with social justice warriors for perceived racial stereotypes in his new animated adult comedy Sausage Party.
The film, co-written by Rogen, is coming out tomorrow, but a tidal wave of liberal outrage is engulfing the movie, which is a spoof of Disney and Pixar animated films. Sausage Party‘s bizarre plot revolves around a hot dog’s relationship with other foods, and it ends with a food orgy.
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. Critics are tweeting their distaste with how this Sausage is made:
Just saw Sausage Party… the biggest piece of crap ever… seriously never waste your time. Gross, unfunny, racist, sexist & a rape scene
— a girl (@CheapBiatch) August 11, 2016
Being sexist, racist, and generally gross isn’t excused by your “edginess”, Sausage Party.
— Charlie Lennon (@Green2Go2Green) August 10, 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
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
Jordan Hoffman, the highly rated movie critic at the Guardian, liked the film on the grounds it’s an equal opportunities abuser, a daring stance for a writer of the PC paper of record. Guardian readers duly registered their disapproval:
Oh man that Guardian review of SAUSAGE PARTY. “The racial stereotypes are ok because they make fun of everybody!”
— Jason (@jason1749) August 10, 2016
Rogen is no stranger to un-PC controversy—he starred in and co-wrote the politically incorrect comedy The Interview, which involved a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader. (The film also got caught up in the fallout over the cyber attack against Sony in late 2014.)
But back in May, Rogen issued a mea culpa for his edgy past while promoting the politically correct Neighbors 2, telling The Guardian: “It’s funny looking at some movies we’ve made in the last 10 years under the lenses of new eras, new social consciousness. There’s for sure some stuff in our earlier movies—and even in our more recent movies—where even like a year later, you’re like ‘Eh, maybe that wasn’t the greatest idea.’”
Time will tell whether he will feel the same way about Sausage Party.