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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

British Stereotypes

Yeah, I can't honestly believe that there are actual stereotypes against people from England. They're all rude and nasty things against the people from the UK. Now mind you, I don't follow this kind of mindset about things. I mean, what kind of girl who watches Top Gear and Mr. Bean and listens to the Rolling Stones nonstop would think this? Well, obviously someone out there has a little too much time on their hands to start insulting others!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some of the very rude stereotypes:
  • Bad teeth, yellow teeth, big teeth in general
  • Snooty, stuck up
  • Bad hygiene
  • Boisterous
  • Obsessed with soccer
  • Obsessed with the Queen
  • Heavy smokers/drinkers
  • Tight fitting Beatle-like clothing
  • Very mouthy
  • British men are gay. (i.e. Mick Jagger dancing around like an idiot level gay). Mick Jagger ain't gay, believe me, I know about the Stones.
  • Suave romantic lovers
  • All British men will have the word Sir in front of their names (i.e. Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Michael Caine), or British women wil have the word Dame in front of their name (i.e. Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench)
  • All Brits walk around wearing bowler hats, carrying umbrellas, saying things like "Pip pip, Cheerio!"
Media stereotypes
Here are some stereotypes that many Brits may fall in to in the media:
  • Prudish, proper, bad teeth in general
  • In American films, the villains will always strangely possess an English accent.
  • English people will be shown as having upper class accents (i.e. Hugh Grant), or be shown as being gay/homosexual
  • In movies, Brits will always be a gentleman or butler
  • Disney movies are notorious for the 'Bad Brit' stereotype. Here are some examples:
    • Judge Frollo(Hunchback of Notre Dame). Supposed to be a French character, but voiced by Tony Jay, a British actor
    • Jafar(Aladdin)
    • Maleficent(Sleeping Beauty)
    • Professor Ratigan(The Great Mouse Detective)
    • Lady Tremaine(Cinderella)
    • Scar(Lion King). Voiced by white British actor Jeremy Irons
    • Mrs. Trunchbull(Matilda)
    • Count Olaf(Series of Unfortunate Events)
Famous people:
The Rolling Stones
Mick and Ronnie my faves!!

Hugh Laurie
Helen Mirren
She is so sophisticated and elegant. 

Helena Bonham-Carter
Daniel Radcliffe(cutie!)

Emma Watson 

Rupert Grint(very handsome! He's starting to become another favorite!)

Def Leppard

Judas Priest

Richard Hammond(Top Gear)Cutie!!

Jeremy Clarkson(Top Gear)

James May(Top Gear)

Gary Oldman

Parminder Nagra

Naveen Andrews

Steve Valentine

Rowan Atkinson

Cilla Black

Marianne Faithfull(I would give my left arm to be her in the 1960s!!!!!!!!!)
Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave

Natasha Richardson. I think Natasha is somehow related to Vanessa

Colin Firth

Maggie Smith
                                                                                                         Orlando Bloom. OMG! What a hottie!

Michael Caine as Jack Carter in Get Carter

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