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4. There Has Been Some Backlash Over Mickey Rooney’s Character

Most people remember Mickey Rooney playing the Japanese character Mr. Yunioshi, but some people have found fault with the over-the-top nature of the character and consider it an offensive caricature. Mickey has said: “They hired me to do this overboard, and we had fun doing it.” Today, his cringeworthy portrayal is considered one of the worst examples of whitewashing in Hollywood history.

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