'Kindergarten Cop' canceled: Schwarzenegger film criticized for 'romanticizing over-policing,' compared to 'Birth of a Nation'

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It’s not a toomah — but it is apparently canceled, at least from one Portland drive-in screening series.
Kindergarten Cop, the quotable 1990 hit comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a detective who poses as a teacher to apprehend a dangerous drug dealer, has been removed from its opening night slot at Portland's Northwest Film Center's Cinema Unbound Drive-in Theater after criticisms that it plays a “school-to-prison pipeline” for laughs and “romanticizes over-policing in the U.S.”

The charge was led by local author Lois Leveen, who took to Twitter Saturday to call out the film ahead of its planned screening, which was scheduled to kick off the film series on Thursday.

“What’s so funny about School-to-Prison pipeline?” Leveen wrote in a tweet shared via screen caps by The Daily Mail (Leveen’s account has since been made private). “Kindergarten Cop-Out: Tell @nwfilmcenter there’s nothing fun in traumatizing kids. National reckoning on overpolicing is a weird time to revive Kindergarten Cop. IRL, we are trying to end school-to-prison pipeline.”

In a separate tweet, Leveen compared Kindergarten Cop to the much older controversial films The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Gone With the Wind (1939).

“We recognize these films like those are not ‘good family fun.’ They are relics on how pop culture feeds racist assumptions. Kindergarten Cop romanticizes over-policing in the U.S.”
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These entertaining movies is closer to reality than the people judging them as immortal.

Hell froze over the day that we got to the point where mere entertainment is more realistic than the people judging it.
 

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“We recognize these films like those are not ‘good family fun.’ They are relics on how pop culture feeds racist assumptions. Kindergarten Cop romanticizes over-policing in the U.S.”
 

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Why do these sniveling pathetic pasty sjw liberal retards have so much say? Truly worrying that these cretins feel they have the final say over how everyone should think and feel because their worldview is correct and therefore everyone must follow suit.
 

Datura

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Bubble wrap squad strikes again.

Someone should explain to these dumb fscks that they are developing the softest sack of shyte society ever.
 

abzo

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The people upset about this being “canceled” would probably be unhappy with a different Arnie film...

 

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Why do these sniveling pathetic pasty sjw liberal retards have so much say? Truly worrying that these cretins feel they have the final say over how everyone should think and feel because their worldview is correct and therefore everyone must follow suit.
Breathe mate, am not sure a drive in movie in Portland being cancelled should upset you this much....

https://www.netflix.com/za/title/671744

You can still watch it whenever you want...
 

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No they'd love it because it breaks down traditional gender roles.
You’ve misunderstood my post. The people unhappy with it being canceled are those that want “men to be men and women to be women”.
 
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