Real-Life MSN Stupidity

It’s been awhile since I commented on the stupidity of MSN News. There are only 24 hours in a day, after all. But I saw something that deserved special mention when browsing MSN.com:

I guess it’s now trendy to call every adoption of a black child by white parents a “Blind Side” adoption? That’s about as high-minded as seeing every interracial couple as a “Real-life ‘Jungle Fever’ couple!”

Let's all point and stereotype them via movie titles!

Question: do people do this in other aspects of life? Do you see websites or newspapers (remember those?) with pictures of a wealthy Indian man pictured with the caption “Real-life ‘Slumdog Millionaire’? Or”Tom Hanks’s son, Chet Chet Haze Hanks, captioned with the words “Real-life ‘8 Mile’ asshole?”

Is it wrong to think that it’s a racial thing? Or should I chalk it up to good ol’ fashioned MSN News stupidity? Is it a ploy for more page views to pander to people wanting a feel-good story of white people rescuing a poor black person from themselves, or is it MSN News being ignant?

*looks at wonderwall.msn.com*

Okay, it’s MSN being stupid. Carry on.

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