White Actors’ Most Egregious Portrayals of People of Color

Rob Schneider, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

To be fair, Schneider is a quarter Fillipino, which is about the only possible explanation for why everybody thought it was cool for him to do a horrifyingly racist turn as the Asian minister of Chuck and Larry’s Canadian wedding. Schneider goes “full Rooney” here, and we’re supposed to… what? Laugh? The fact that this performance made it into a major, studio-released motion picture in 2007 is stunning; that it plays so prominently into a film that claims to preach tolerance is hypocrisy of the highest order. The message, apparently, is that homophobia is bad, but xenophobia is totally cool.