People Are Sharing The Things Hollywood Always Gets Wrong About Foreign Countries, And My Eyes Are Rolling With Them
You know what they say about people who assume...
There's no shortage of stereotypes in Hollywood when it comes to film and TV — guns going off every five minutes, teens who look like 30-year-olds, and red solo cups in abundance at every party.
But, for every overplayed stereotype about America, there are a BOATLOAD more about foreign countries and cultures.
Here are some of the best replies:
In Southeast Asia, there are many precariously placed fruit carts for heroes and villains to crash into.
In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is apparently a stone's throw away from the Amazon rainforest.
Also in Brazil, Carnival happens year-round/is always happening when the main character is in Brazil.
In Mexico, everything is ~sepia~ toned.
In Central America, everyone sells cocaine and is involved in a drug cartel.
In the UK, everyone only lives in London.
Also in the UK, everyone speaks with a hoity-toity posh accent OR a brash, cockney accent.
In Africa, there is only Africa — not, you know, 50+ countries.
In Nigeria, the natives speak "Nigerian," which isn't a real language.
In Italy, there are only ancient Roman ruins or rustic and romantic countrysides.
In Ireland, everyone is either an alcoholic or on their way to becoming one.
In India, there's only the Taj Mahal, trains, snake charmers*, and slums.
In Australia, Melbourne, Sydney, and the Outback are all close to one another.
In Russia, it's winter all year long.
In Canada, everyone is kind and eager to help, even if you're not in need of assistance.
In Switzerland, the only thing they're known for are their banks.
In France, no matter where you are, you always have a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Finally, in Germany, everyone is blonde-and-blue-eyed and has, ahem, questionable morals and ethics.
What is something Hollywood gets wrong about your home country? Sound off in the comments below!
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