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World Donates $360 Million to Michael Bay’s Minstrel Show

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So far, Transformers 2 has clocked $363.2 million (!) in global box office receipts. That is, quite frankly, astonishing. More disturbing than the world’s willingness to pay to see what’s arguably the worst film of the summer, however, is that we’re padding the pockets of producer Michael Bay — who finds nothing wrong with the grotesque stereotypes represented by the characters Mudflap and Skids, who call the “hood” their home, sport gold teeth, talk in jive, reveal they’re illiterate, and become violent for no apparent reason. Or maybe Bay is just an equal opportunity offender?