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Stop Enjoying Jurassic World, Because Apparently It’s Racist

Despite being a box office smash hit, Jurassic World apparently has one line that’s (very, very unintentionally) racist, according to the U.K. broadsheet The Independent.

One of the dinosaurs in the film is called the Pachycephalosaurus. After the dinosaurs inevitably escape, one character delivers the line “The pachys are out of containment!”

Why is that a problem? Because “paki” is a British slur for people of South Asian descent, and pronounced the same as “Pachy.”

Many Brits took to Twitter to complain, at least a few of whom seem stupid enough to actually be serious.

https://twitter.com/harrry_virdi/status/611943291232342016

It’s worth noting that one video The Independent links to as evidence of a backlash against the film is very obviously a parody.

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