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.
Was it just me or did a guy Jurassic World start talking about "stoned pakis out of containment"
— Humaira (@Humaira_Ashraf) June 16, 2015
Do they really say 'The pakis have escaped confinement' in Jurassic World?!
— Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla) June 15, 2015
And they put "the pakis are out of containment" in the script and at no point anyone said hold on
— eaux k. (@KSCB92) June 17, 2015
Fam how you gonna be saying "the pakis are out of containment" in one of the biggest movies ever
— shar (@shutuparsa) June 16, 2015
I hate how in Jurassic World they gotta make the "Pakis" (Pakistani dinosaurs) the ones that are out of containment.. ?
— zeee.lone (@zeeelone) June 15, 2015
It’s worth noting that one video The Independent links to as evidence of a backlash against the film is very obviously a parody.
Boycott Jurassic World!: https://t.co/cZyetXQYaZ The BNP/UKIP/Racist Dave voted this movie five stars in the first five minutes man!
— Guzzy Bear (@guzzybearohyeh) June 15, 2015
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