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'Licorice Pizza' Director Paul Thomas Anderson Responds to Backlash for Scenes with Fake Asian Accent

Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of the Oscar-nominated movie Licorice Pizza, is finally responding to the backlash the film received for scenes in which an actor uses a fake Asian accent.

In the movie, Pitch Perfect actor John Michael Higgins plays a restauranteur who owns an establishment with his Japanese wife. He speaks to her with a fake Asian accent that has been called out as racist. The character appears a second time, this time with a second Japanese woman and he repeats the fake accent with her.

Anderson basically said in a new interview that he doesn’t understand the backlash.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Take Their Kids to a Saturday Afternoon Movie

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are catching up on their awards season movies and their kids are along for the journey!

The 49-year-old The Last Duel actor and the 52-year-old Marry Me actress were spotted attending a movie screening on Saturday afternoon (December 4) at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif.

The couple was joined by Ben‘s son Samuel and Jennifer‘s twins Max and Emme. They watched a movie that is sparking both controversy and awards buzz.

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'Licorice Pizza' Has the Best Pandemic Era Debut for an Indie Movie

Licorice Pizza is doing well at the indie box office.

The Paul Thomas Anderson‘s film brought in $335,000 from just four theaters in the country, two in New York and two in Los Angeles, via Variety.

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'Licorice Pizza' Movie Faces Backlash for Scenes with Fake Asian Accent

The new movie Licorice Pizza is facing backlash for scenes in which a white male character speaks with an offensive fake Asian accent.

The film was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind movies like Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, and Phantom Thread.

Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. The film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

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Bradley Cooper Is Straight Out of the '70s in the Trailer for 'Licorice Pizza' - Watch Here!

The trailer for Licorice Pizza is here!

A first look at Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest movie dropped on Monday (September 27).

The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie, Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, the son of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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