Jurassic World's unintentionally very racist line is stunning audiences

The WHAT are out of containment?

Among the smorgasbord of dinosaurs that feature in this summer's biggest blockbuster, Jurassic World, is the little-known Pachycephalosaurus.

It is pronounced (pak-ee-sef-a-low-sor -us), and the lizard-like creature has a habit of escaping its enclosure.

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Now, this is a fast-paced action film so there is no time for such lengthy paleontological words, leading a character to at one point abbreviate and shout: "The Pachys are out of containment!"

Phonetically this sounds like a wildly racist slur, and it has left some viewers squirming uncomfortably in their seats:

Most can't believe that the line actually made it into the final script, though this can probably be explained by the fact that the slur has a history of only really being used in the UK, and Jurassic World's screenplay was penned entirely by Americans.

I guess it's just as well Chris Pratt pre-apologised by any/all offence caused by the film.

@christophhooton

 

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