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Actor under fire for Indian accent and mannerisms

Actor under fire for Indian accent and mannerisms

Fans of the sitcom ’Schitt’s Creek’ have taken offense with one of the characters, Ray Butani. Butani, played by actor Rizwan Manji, who speaks with an accent and, according to some, plays into stereotypes of South Asian men. The Indian-Canadian actor says he came up with the accent on his own, and didn’t think it was offensive but that the show ’could have done better with diversity’.

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Erich 3 months

“Manji’s accent adhered to stereotypes.” That must be the funniest thing I’ve read this year (sure, it’s the first day of the year, but you have to start counting sometime). If you hear an accent and you affix it to a stereotype, then YOU are the person stereotyping. Lord, what’s next? An overweight actor portrays an overweight person - and they are stereotyping overweightness?

Shenanigans 3 months

It's called acting.

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Imagine thinking everyone should have a non cultural accent. Thats what we call White-washing. In an effort to be inclusive you kill culture. Lol.

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