Hollywood Slanders Italian Americans
News/Comment; Posted on: 2004-08-13 20:16:32

Ethnic organization opposes award to race-mixing actor.

Jewish-dominated Hollywood has never issued a "Mafia" film dealing with the massive involvement of Jews in organized crime as a central focus of the Jewish world as they have to Italian-Americans. Nor have they mentioned that Benito Mussolini was the only world leader who wiped out the Mafia, nor that the Allies in the Second World War relied on Mafiosi to invade and subdue Italy. Instead, Italians as gangsters and thugs has become a staple sterotype in the American popular mind, and Italians are one of the few ethnic groups (all of which are White) that it is politically correct to degrade. (Pictured: Columbus finding the New World.)

The Order Sons of Italy in America (Osia), the largest Italian-American organization, has had enough. Osia has protested the decision of Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi to award Robert DeNiro -- the Hollywood poster-boy of the "Bad Italian" -- with honorary citizenship. Says Osia, DeNiro has "made a career of playing gangsters of Italian descent." DeNiro -- who has had two Black wives -- has provided the voice for a cartoon to be released by the infamous Jew Steven Spielberg. The children's film, Shark's Tale has a shark whose voice and mannerisms mirror the worst stereotypes of the Italian "Don."

"This man [Spielberg] is going to make millions of dollars with a film that is going to introduce unflattering and untrue stereotypes of Italian-Americans as gangsters to millions of children," said an Osia official.

Osia says of DeNiro: "He has done nothing to promote Italian culture in the United States. Instead, the Osia and its members hold him and his movies responsible for considerably damaging the collective reputations of both Italians and Italian-Americans."

Andy Spahn, a spokesman for Spielberg's company, derided the protests, cynically stating, according to The Guardian: "This organisation [Osia] has not even seen the film, so we are somewhat perplexed. It's an animated movie about colourful fish. I can't see how that can offend anyone." Spahn acknowledged that some of the underwater characters in the film have Italian accents and names. But, he said, "at not point in the film does any fish say 'I'm Italian'."

One could imagine the response were the ethnic roles reversed, with a Jewish shark speaking in a Yiddish accent and displaying "typically Jewish" behavior and mannerisms.

Source: D. Kearney • Printed from National Vanguard
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