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Jurassic World Now Accused of Racism

Apparently, the abbreviation for one of the dinosaur species sounds like a British racial slur.

As if all of its sexism wasn’t bad enough, it appears that Jurassic World may have a racism problem, too.

The controversy: The film features a dinosaur species called Pachycephalosaurus, which at times characters call “pachys,” which sounds too much like “paki,” which is a slur for South Asian people that’s used in Britain.  

Many on social media expressed shock at hearing the word — and particularly with hearing the line “The Pachis are out of containment!” once the dinos had escaped.

https://twitter.com/sylhetishawty/status/611666095024418816

https://twitter.com/1Rafz/status/610955622276812800

https://twitter.com/hajmolas/status/611994956920713217

British comedian Guzzy Bear has even released a video calling for a boycott of the film — but it seems more like a lighthearted joke than an outraged call to action:

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