A Dinosaur Name in ‘Jurassic World’ is So ‘Racist’ That the Movie Has Come Under Fire

Maddie Bradsher, IJ Review, June 23, 2015

“Jurassic World” was an instant box office hit when it opened in theaters two weeks ago. But now, moviegoers are noticing details that aren’t sitting well with some people.

The uproar started when moviegoers began complaining about one of the dinosaur species in the movie called Pachycephalosaurus.

The long name led to an abbreviation used by the characters, and thus the movie line that came into question:

The Pachys are out of containment!

British comedian Mobeen, also known as “Guzzy Bear,” took issue with this term and called for a boycott of “Jurassic World.”

According to Focus News, the “Pachy” nickname was used four times throughout the movie.

But in the U.K., the word is seen as an ethnic slur used to described people from Pakistan or southern Asia in general.

{snip}

Topics: ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.