Sunday, 6 October 2013

Actor and First-time Director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Faces Accusations of Stereotyping Italian Americans and Jews

FSWC Reports:


Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, "Don Jon," has opened internationally to mostly rave reviews. But is the dark comedy following a "Jersey Shore" type sex addict actually promoting racist stereotypes? 

The Italian American One Voice Coalition is accusing "Don Jon" of "stereotyping and denigrating” both Italian Americans and Jews. In a press release issued on Monday, the organization’s founder, Emanuele Alfano, points out that Gordon-Levitt’s parents founded a Jewish national social justice organization, insinuating that Gordon-Levitt should be more sensitive to his film’s content.


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