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Robert Downey Jr. He is facing backlash today for a comedy role he played over the decade ago. The actor has come under fire on Twitter from users who have recently discovered his role in Ben stylers 2008satire tropic thunder ….. But didn’t seem to do their research before criticizing the film. Tropic Thunder, written by Ben Stiller, Justin, and etan cohen is one of the centuries so far for the way it rolled its eyes at the more pretentious and vain denizens of Hollywood as portrayed in the film stiller and Robert Downey Jr. The film revolves around the making of Vietnam war movie, with Downey Jr. Playing Kirk Lazarus, an Australian actor who is so committed to methods of acting that he gets, pigmentation alteration, surgery In order to authentication portray a black sergeant.

Today though, a twitter mob that did not recognize the satirical tone of tropic thunder jumped to accuse Downey of intentionally and now- ironically darkening his skin in the film. Remember that time Robert Downey did full blackface and nobody said anything tweeted one user, with others piling on to criticized Downey for the role and question why he never apologized.

There was a swift backlash to the tweets from tropic thunder fans, who defended Downey and reminded critics about the story behind the character he played, I see we”re at that magical time of the years again when someone on here clearly doesn’t understand the jokes in tropic thunder, so now we all have to take out our day to explain it to them. Don’t worry, we can all get through together, one user tweeted.

Downey has defended the role previously telling Joe Rogan on his podcast this year why he chose to play kirk. Per Indie wire, I got to hold up to nature the insane self -involved hypocrisy of artists and why they think they are allowed to do on occasion, just my opinion, he said, and 90% of black friends were like, Dude that was great! I can’t disagree with it, but I have known where my heart lies.

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