Comedian Slams 'Racist' Jurassic World Dinosaur

Ben Arnold
·Contributor

One of the new dinosaurs in "Jurassic World" appears to have inadvertently stumbled into a race row.

Movie-goers – and a comedian – have weighed in over the so-called "pakisaurus," which features in the new movie, and the unfortunately shortened version that is also used.

Being made in the U.S., those behind the scripting are likely ignorant of the fact that phrases including "the Pachys are out of containment" might sound culturally insensitive.

In fact, the full name of the creature is the North American Pachycephalosaurus, though there is also a lizard called the "pakisaurus," which is where some of the confusion has arisen.

But nonetheless, it’s not gone unnoticed.

U.K. comedian Guz Khan, aka Guzzy Bear, has issued a brilliantly funny take down (check it out below) – tongue-in-cheek, of course – calling for a full boycott of the movie.

Trying not to laugh throughout, he explains how the slur has "broken my childhood memories" of the movie franchise.

However, though it’s clearly an oversight, it’s also been taken up on Twitter too, with some movie-goers (among them actor Riz Ahmed who sees the funny side) saying that the movie-makers might – or perhaps should – have picked up on it.

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