‘Rush Hour’ ignites wave of backlash against anti-Asian, anti-Black jokes

A Twitter user commented on a joke about the iconic movie series Rush Hour after one user declared the sequel to be “very racist.”

Over the weekend, Twitter users @Lexisriches Writing about the sequel and what started out as a single tweet has inspired many users to pulled some jokes From the buddy cop movie franchise that hasn’t aged well.

one of the scenes Shared in thread by @LexisrichesIn Hong Kong’s iconic spa fight scene, which has over 26,000 likes, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) accidentally puts Hong Kong’s Detective Lee (Jackie Chan) in the face during a brawl. I punched him and said, “They all look alike.” ”

This is what I call healthy racism, ridiculing each other’s cultures and enjoying our differences,” wrote the user who shared the clip.

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In another scene shared by the user @It’s Drew_5, Lee and Carter are tied up inside a moving truck. While the two argue, Lee says to Carter, “I’ll slap you back to Africa.”

another user shared a clip From the first “Rush Hour” movie where Lee says the N word to the bartender twice.

In another scene from “Rush Hour,” Carter points a gun at crime lord Juntao’s right-hand man Sun (Ken Leung) and says, “I was looking for your sweet and sour chicken.”

A scene was also shared in “Rush Hour 2” in which Carter can be heard speaking a made-up word.

“Rush Hour” commercial success in the United States After its initial release in 1998 – remake $141 million in Japan Despite grossing over $244 million worldwide, the franchise was not as successful in the Asian market as expected.

In a 2002 interview pedestrian crossing68-year-old Chan admitted that “Rush Hour” was a flop, saying, “No one goes to see! Can you see the difference?I think if Rush Hour wasn’t starring Jackie Chan, I would only make half a million in Hong Kong – that’s it!”

Rumors about a fourth installment in the franchise have begun floating in 2018 Tucker, 50, seems to have confirmed the project. A year later, the iconic duo posted a photo together on Instagram probably teasing “Rush Hour 4”

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