Is a minority is misrepresented?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more with minority misrepresentation.
Any minority- be it cultural, LGBT, religious, race, neurodivergent people, disabled people, or any other- represented in a way that is incorrect, stereotyped, or otherwise biased.
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Movie • 2017 Report
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Anonymous
As someone with diagnosed DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) I can confirm that this is not only a poor misrepresentation of DID, but a harmful one at that.
This film depicts the person with DID as an abusive monster, a very real stigma targeted at the DID community that has only worsened by this films release. It lacks proper education, nuance, and respect that only continues to spread misinformation and fear to those uneducated.
Mental health isn't a horror trope, though it's definitely treated as one in this film and takes to dehumanizing the main character instead of doing right by it's source material.
Video Game • 2020 Report
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DanielLC
The character Cadence is based on the Kandakes of Kush, and likely Amanirenas specifically. Kush was in what is now Southern Egypt, but the people there were dark-skinned, and Cadence appears middle eastern.
Movie • 2021 Report
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SiRenfield
Even ignoring the infamous advocacy of restraint, this movie is just plain not good at depicting autism as Music is infantilized to hell and back, and has little to no agency as a character. And autistic people are not even the only victim of this either!
TV Show • 1997 Report
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jdpamv
While it’s not promoted for the most part, more than a bit of the humor revolves around intentional misrepresentation. In the majority of episodes with stereotypes, it is equal-opportunity (although YMMV on even that since the show is written by two cishet white men). However, I’m not going to pretend like that’s always the case, while they’ve undone the effects of it the Trans Garrison arc has some very ugly messages about trans people and is overall transphobic. There are probably more instances I'm forgetting.
Movie • 2008 Report
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Heretoavoidtriggers
Yes, through the entire series both in books and movies we hear outdated terms for the families who live on the reservation, have stereotypes emplaced on them, and I think the worst of all is that the author based everything off of an existing tribe.
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FatherIsCynophobic
Racism, transphobia, fatphobia, and especially ableism are written into the game.
One of the students is revealed to have a mental disorder which is tastelessly portrayed, and plenty of ableist insults are used in the game overall.
Hiro and Sakura get the brunt of the anti-blackness; Hifumi is the embodiment of the "fat geek" stereotype, which is mostly played at his expense; and the major twist in one of the trials may trigger trauma in trans individuals as a result of bioessentialist stereotypes.
TV Show • 2008 Report
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Pantalones
Mexicans/Mexico are misrepresented. Most shots of Mexico show only poor villages with no electricity. Many of the Mexican characters are cartel members, gang members, scary silent assassins, or drug dealers.
Movie • 2000 Report
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Movie • 1991 Report
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SiRenfield
Buffalo Bill is a bit complicated as he’s not an actual trans woman (and there’s even a scene in the novel that tries to both make it clear and try to humanize trans people more by distancing him from them) ,but it’s still pretty iffy
TV Show • 1999 Report
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CassetteMeower
Basically the entire show
Movie • 1953 Report
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RyanS
Native Americans are depicted in a racist fashion
Movie • 1955 Report
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RyanS
The Siamese Cat song sequence is a racist caricature of Asians
TV Show • 2011 Report
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Movie • 2004 Report
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Movie Report
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Anonymous
I think they handles homosexuality very naturally. Charlie was not hated because he was gay, he was hates because he abandoned his child. His obesity is also not seen as result of being lazy, rather because of trauma and the pain he felt from losing his partner. I don't think there was any misrepresentation.
TV Show • 1994 Report
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Movie • 2001 Report
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saste12
The character Enrique isn't in the movie very long, but he is a walking Latino stereotype.
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RyanS
The whole movie depicts India and Indian culture in a variety of gross (in many ways) and racist stereotypes. The Thugees themselves didn't exist in real life and were a product of racist colonial paranoia.
Movie • 1961 Report
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DeenGray
Mr. Yunioshi has Buck teeth, squinty eyes, broken English, and was done in yellowface by a white actor
Movie • 1970 Report
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RyanS
One scene has a cat that is racist caricature of Chinese People
TV Show • 2005 Report
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Movie • 2021 Report
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YourLocalINTJ
It could be seen as some people with disabilities being misrepresented, especially with a character with schizophrenia
Movie • 1980 Report
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DeadGoldfish
Absolutely there is. One of the camp counselors, Ed I think, dances around with a Native American headdress, as well as shoots a bow with a feather in his hair.
Movie • 1975 Report
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Anonymous
definitely in the zone of questionable queer representation, if any outdated lgbt+ language/stereotypes are a big bother, probably skip it
Movie Report
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howdywrites
Shot of Hasidic Jewish folks wearing caricatures
Movie • 2010 Report
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SiRenfield
Somehow whitewashes a show with an entirely Asian cast
Movie • 2019 Report
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helpfulbug
the youngest son of the rich family dresses up as a native american and 'camps' in the garden in a 'tipi'. later in the movie he forces another character to wear a larger headdress as well.

this is critized in the movie its here to make the character seem unaware and privileged
Movie • 1994 Report
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TV Show • 2012 Report
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FrogsAreGood
In “Bottomless Pit”, Mabel, Soos and Dipper are, in a flashback, in a stereotypical “cowboys and Indians” themed pinball machine. Mabel is wearing a feather on her head, and stereotypical Native American clothing, simplified and stylised for her fashion sense and the shows style. There are worse misrepresentations but these have been stated already. :)
TV Show • 2023 Report
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jdpamv
Misrepresentation of mental illness and mentally ill people. Shaggy's design is a stereotype of Jamaican people. Sickle cell anemia is equated to rudeness in a "joke" that many people with the disease spoke out against.