Negative Stereotypes About Italian Americans Perpetuated by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" Movie, Says The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition

Oct 01, 2013 1103

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition—the nation's largest Italian American anti-bias organization -- is taking "Don Jon" Director-Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt—ironically the son of parents who founded a once-famous Jewish national social justice organization—to task for stereotyping and denigrating Italian Americans and Jews in his new movie.

"Here we go again with the same shop-worn, racist stereotypes of Italian Americans in movies," said Italian American ONE VOICE founder Dr. Emanuele "Manny" Alfano. "It never ends. Levitt, himself the son of proud parents who once founded the Jewish Progressive Alliance and fought for social justice causes, should be ashamed of himself for the negative portrayal of Italians and Jews in his movie."

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