‘Woke’ Snowflakes Say 70s Musical ‘Grease’ Is ‘Racist, Rape-y, Homophobic And Slut-Shaming’

Written by K. Walker on August 11, 2022

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Hypersensitive wokescolds say that the movie musical that propelled Olivia Newton-John into stardom should be canceled because it’s “problematic.”

On Monday, the Australian singer/songwriter and actress’s family announced that the 73-year-old star had passed away after years of battling cancer.

It was her iconic role as Sandy in the musical comedy “Grease” co-starring John Travolta that was at the top of the list of memories shared by fans.

Church bells in Amsterdam even rang out in a ditty from the musical in her honor.

But while some fans were reminiscing on Newton-John’s performance in her role as good girl Sandy and her summer high school romance with bad boy Danny, it wasn’t that long ago that Millennials and Gen Z had denounced the 1978 film and said that it should never air on television again.

When BBC1 screened the movie on Boxing Day, 42 years after its cinema release, youngsters took to social media to label it ‘rapey’ and misogynist for showing how strait-laced Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John, transformed herself into a vamp to bag the man of her dreams, Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta.

In the film’s final scenes, student Sandy ditches her good-girl image for skin-tight PVC trousers and takes up smoking so she can impress Danny.

It prompted one outraged Twitter user to write: ‘Grease is far too sexist and overly white and should be banned from the screen. It is nearly 2021 after all.’

Another furious viewer complained: ‘Grease sucks on so many levels and the message is pure misogyny.’

A third user agreed, saying: ‘Grease is just the most sexist piece of s***.’

The younger viewers found Sandy’s transformation at the end of the movie a real problem.

Didi Conn who played Frenchi in the film says that Sandy’s makeover was the character embracing who she really is.

Whatever. It’s a musical comedy. People need to stop taking these things so seriously.

But the young viewers had a litany of complaints from the lack of same-sex couples in a movie set in 1958, to the “all-white” high school, to the portrayal of women, and on and on…

Other viewers complained about the lyric ‘Did she put up a fight?’ in the hit song Summer Nights, when Danny describes seducing Sandy.

‘So turns out Grease is actually pretty rapey,’ wrote one aghast viewer, while another said: ‘Misogynistic, sexist and a bit rapey.’

Sensitive youngsters can’t decide if they should blast the character of Rizzo or run to her defense.

Rizzo was accused of being a bully when she ridiculed Sandy’s good-girl image as she sang Look At Me I’m Sandra D in front of her friends in the Pink Ladies gang at a slumber party.

Others were angry that Rizzo was ‘slut-shamed’ for sleeping with various men, particularly when she had sex with T-Bird Kenickie without a condom.
Soure: Daily Mail

Being lectured by hyper-sensitive wokescolds about the portrayal of women in a musical comedy by people who cannot define what a woman is sums up the inasanity of our current moment.

It really looks like the younger crowd needs to get out into the real world and stop staring at screens all day.

The Daily Mail quotes Olivia Newton-John commenting on the claims of sexism, “It’s a movie and a fun story and I’ve never taken it too seriously.”

Exactly.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker