by Bill Callen | Top Right News
“Jurassic World” has been a historic box-office smash since its debut two weeks ago. But around the world, some of the audience are noticed some details that are upsetting them – particularly Muslims.
The uproar began when moviegoers started complaining about one of the new species of dinosaur portrayed in the film: the Pachycephalosaurus:
As Maddie Bradsher of IJR reported, the long name resulted in character using an abbreviation. And that is what go some quite upset:
“The Pachys are out of containment!”
British comedian Mobeen, also known as “Guzzy Bear,” took issue with this term and called for a boycott of “Jurassic World:”
According to Focus News, the “Pachy” nickname was used four times throughout the movie.
Big deal, right?
But in the U.K., the word “Paki” is viewed as an ethnic slur used to described people from Pakistan or Muslims in general.
People took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the abbreviation:
There was a moment in #JurassicWorld when someone shouts 'Paki out of containment area'. Worst shorthand for 'Pachysaurus' ever.
— Raz (@raztweets) June 14, 2015
I quote from Jurassic world "there's another Paki roaming outside his zone"
— Peto (@NathanPeto11) June 22, 2015
Some remarked that the film had underlying racist intentions:
Okay so I watched Jurassic World today. Pretty decent movie,other than the fact that it was racist towards Pakistanis Like WTH IS PAKISAURUS
— Haris (@Harisarr) June 17, 2015
Pakisaurus, imagine a white guy calling you a Paki and just as you're about to go mad he says 'I ain't racist, you look like a dinosaur'
— HARIS (@_HarisAli_) June 16, 2015
Others thought people were being too sensitive:
I can't believe people are getting bent out of shape over this whole Jurassic World Pachy thing. It's a dino people.
— Tyler Miller (@TylerMillerYT) June 22, 2015
Are you kidding me? People are mad at Jurassic World because of the line "The Pachys are out of containment." REALLY!!!
— Josh Biesiada (@JBiesiada) June 21, 2015
So the writers of Jurassic World have been accused of racism for using the shortening a dinosaur name to "pachys". What a time to be alive.
— Theo Priestley (@ITredux) June 18, 2015
Though the writers of “Jurassic World” haven’t issued a statement, star Chris Pratt did pre-apologize for anyone that might be offended in any way by the film.