Posted on February 27, 2009

Clint Eastwood Goes Gunning for PC Killjoys by Saying We Should Laugh at Race-Based Jokes

Allan Hall, Daily Mail (London), February 26, 2009

Clint Eastwood {snip} says the world would be a better place if we could still laugh at inoffensive jokes about different races.

The Hollywood actor and director, 78, said we live in constant fear of being labelled racist for simply laughing about national stereotypes.

‘People have lost their sense of humour,’ he told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.

‘In former times we constantly made jokes about different races.

‘You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth otherwise you will be insulted as a racist.


‘It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.’