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17 Toxic 2000s TV & Film Moments That Would NEVER Be Tolerated Today

These would be major cancel moments today.

2000s fashion may be making a comeback, but the 2000s weren't just boot-cut jeans, over-plucked eyebrows, and tube tops.

Gen Z beware: The 2000s were rife with generally accepted racism, homophobia being used as punchlines, slut shaming, and other such wonderful cultural tidbits. While Hollywood is still filled with cultural missteps, it's a much more diverse and nuanced place than when I was growing up in the early millennium. Here are some TV and film moments from the 2000s that, hopefully, would never make it onscreen today. 

1. Portraying Michael Oher as the dumb beneficiary of white saviors in The Blind Side (2009):

The Blind Side cast

2. Asians in Mean Girls (2004):

image of girls talking to each other and airing out their problems in the movie mean girls

3. Joey's inner homophobe in Friends (2002):

Joey from Friends

4. Shaming men for expressing emotion in John Tucker Must Die:

John Tucker Must Die cast

5. Patrolling teenage daughter's virginity in What Women Want (2000):

Mel Gibson in front of What Women Want movie poster

6. Samantha Jones dating a Black man in SATC:

image of Samantha jones with her boyfriend at a club

7. Dukes of Hazzard Confederate flag car (2005):

Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car

8. Rob Schneider's Chinese wedding minister in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007):

Adam Sandler and Kevin James on set of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

9. When Ted Mosby rejected a girl because she used to be overweight, HIMYM (2007):

Josh Radnor standing

10. The overweight moment in White Chicks (2004):

Jennifer Carpenter with cast of White Chicks

11. The entire premise of Shallow Hal (2001):

Jack Black with Gwyneth Paltrow

12. Filming the naked exchange student without her consent in American Pie:

13. "Fat Monica" from Friends:

Fat Monica scene in Friends

14. Barney secretly filming his sexcapades:

15. White savior syndrome in Bring It On: All Or Nothing (2006):

Hayden Panettiere looking away

16. Teaching women they need to be dumb to be sexy in The House Bunny (2008):

17. Michael consistently getting away with sexual harassment in The Office:

For my millennials, were there any other early and mid-2000s movie and TV moments that aged poorly to you? Let me know in the comments below!