The film industry has always been riddled with controversy after controversy but there are just some films that have not aged well at all according to some people…

The latest one is Tropic Thunder which has re-ignited another very sensitive debate amongst Millennials that have just discovered the movie.

Starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Cruise, and a whole host of other talented actors, this 2008 action-packed comedy was an absolute hit at the time it was released, gaining an impressive 7/10 on IMDb and a 82% positive rating.

However, times change and with the rise in cancel culture, many are calling for a fresh boycott of the film.

Dozens of social media users have shared their shock at how the movie was allowed to be made in the first place, with one new viewer writing: “I’m not much of a Boycott guy, but there is a “film” I’ve  just encountered, again, on cable “Tropic Thunder“. It is a very graphic Parody of the Vietnam War, w/much blood/guts – only none of the Stars of the film ever Served. I find it deeply Offensive, and trust you do too.”

While another wrote: “Boycott Tropic Thunder for perpetuating the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities!”

However, not everyone agrees with canceling the film, “I knew eventually the ‘woke kids’ were gonna learn about Tropic Thunder and try to cancel RDJ.

“This movie is just 11 years old and they literally can’t handle it.  These kids are absolutely screwed for life if Tropic Thunder is too much for them.”

The movie, which starred Marvel’s Robert Downey Jr. in blackface, received backlash when it was released in 2008 because of how it portrayed minorities and people with disabilities.

Despite the controversy, the film’s star, Ben Stiller, has stated that he has “no apologies” for it, even going as far as to say he’s “proud” of the movie.

Stiller’s comments came after he was told to “stop apologising” for the movie by a fan who claimed that current cancel culture made the movie even funnier.

They wrote: “Please stop apologising for doing this movie. It was and still is funny AF. Even funnier now with cancel culture the way it is. It’s a MOVIE. Ya’ll can just get over it.

“I was DYING laughing when I first saw it back in the day and so was everyone else.”

It wasn’t long before Stiller responded, writing: “I make no apologies for Tropic Thunder. Don’t know who told you that. It’s always been a controversial movie since when we opened. Proud of it and the work everyone did on it.”

And fans have been backing him up: “Omgggg I knew this was gonna happen sooner or later. I’m sorry but I loved this movie…and Bens character wasn’t even the “problematic” character. RDJ did a phenomenal job in that role, and it was funny as hell! It’s the irony of them being actors IRL, then playing actors in the movie, who are also playing other characters.

“It’s literally the irony and funniest part of this entire movie. They’re all pretty obnoxious, entitled roles but 100% on purpose. Some people just don’t get it. People have their opinions and I’m ok with that, just gonna have to disagree with this one.”

What do you think?

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