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John Saxon dies

The veteran Hollywood actor was 83.

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by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 9:22 AM


by Anonymousreply 107/25/2020

R1- I literally saw this and said AWWWWW....

I know that he had dementia and had even attended some of those autograph shows not to long ago and his wife took care of him..

God bless, man.

Loved him as the dad in Nightmare on Elm Street and always thought he was handsome..

I am in my early 40's (I know he worked way before Nightmare- but that's my memory of him)

by Anonymousreply 207/25/2020

Damn, he was a hunk in his youth and a hot daddy in middle age. I remember Mary and Phyllis fought over him in a memorable episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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by Anonymousreply 307/25/2020


He’ll always be Lt. Thompson to me.

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by Anonymousreply 407/25/2020

it has been a crap year or so for deaths of my favorites. Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer AND John Saxon?

by Anonymousreply 507/25/2020


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by Anonymousreply 607/25/2020

Now, you know where everybody is and what everybody’s doing and who they’re doing it with.

Liz, how do I get in touch with Rashid Ahmed?

by Anonymousreply 707/25/2020

Very sad news

by Anonymousreply 807/25/2020

Aww, my Dad, my brother and I were all big fans of his, and would see any B movie as long as he was in it. I feel like I'm losing part of my youth, but he had a long, productive life, and I've never read an unkind word about him. RIP, Mr Saxon.

by Anonymousreply 907/25/2020

Has Kelly Ripa issued a joint tweet yet?

by Anonymousreply 1007/25/2020

John Saxon Vs GAY (1979)

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by Anonymousreply 1107/25/2020

I always liked John Saxon :(

RIP, handsome man

by Anonymousreply 1207/25/2020

He guest starred on "Wonder Woman."

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by Anonymousreply 1307/25/2020

Watching that hairline recede above his beautiful eyes over the last 60 years was one of those sustaining things in the business that helped us all keep going.

by Anonymousreply 1407/25/2020

John Saxon in 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 (1966):

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by Anonymousreply 1507/25/2020

He worked a lot. Saw him in all kinds of things - always a dependable actor. I also thought he was a good looking man as a kid. I went for that dark and handsome thing from an early age.

Didn't know about the dementia issues - that's a tough road to go down. R.I.P.

by Anonymousreply 1607/25/2020

He was one of my favorite '70s character actors.

by Anonymousreply 1707/25/2020

way back when

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by Anonymousreply 1807/25/2020

When I was a kid, I used to collect the 'Six Million Dollar Man' 12-inch action figures. One of them was "Maskatron," after Season 1 Episode 4, 'Day of the Robot,' where John Saxon's character was replaced by an imposter, a robot. The Maskatron doll had interchangeable faces, and one of them was John Saxon.

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by Anonymousreply 1907/25/2020
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by Anonymousreply 2007/25/2020

RONA BITCH, that you?

by Anonymousreply 2107/25/2020

He was in more shit than the Fly Family Robinson.

by Anonymousreply 2207/25/2020

Has Lorenzo Llamas commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 2307/25/2020

Could he have been in more iconic genre stuff? Enter the Dragon, Nightmare on Elm Street, Six Million Dollar Man...even Dynasty!

Always liked it when he turned up.

by Anonymousreply 2407/25/2020

in Mario Bava's The Girl Who Knew Too Much . . .

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by Anonymousreply 2507/25/2020

Sad he is gone, but having Alzheimers/dementia is no way to live. Three years ago, he and his wife were interviewed at the retirement home they moved into, and they were showing some of his films. She had answer for him because he wasn't able to.

The pneumonia was probably caused from food or drink doing down wrong in throat into his lungs, as Alzheimers/dementia causes great difficulty swallowing properly in late stages of it.

by Anonymousreply 2607/25/2020

^^that's what happened to Mary Tyler Moore.

by Anonymousreply 2707/25/2020

He was never on "What's My Line," so something must've been wrong with him.

by Anonymousreply 2807/25/2020

Once more YET another coronavirus cover up

by Anonymousreply 2907/25/2020

His son is pretty sexy, too!

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by Anonymousreply 3007/25/2020

RiP John, he was a steadily working, reliable character actor.

For such a beautiful man of Italian heritage, his birth name is Carmine Orrico. I guess the ethnic discrimination in Hollywood made him change his name to something literally very Anglo-Saxon.

by Anonymousreply 3107/25/2020

"Discovered" by Henry Willson

by Anonymousreply 3207/25/2020

r31 that's how it was back then.

by Anonymousreply 3307/25/2020

I remember he did a scene on Dynasty with Joan Collins where he comes out of a shower with a towel around his waist and what looked like a cucumber hidden in his towel

by Anonymousreply 3407/25/2020

R31 He didn't look super Italian though, especially as he got older. Because of his swarthy looks, he was cast as different ethnic backgrounds hispanic and middle eastern even. Beats being typecast in mobster roles, like so many Italian actors were in the past.

by Anonymousreply 3507/25/2020

Saxon, an Italian American, was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Antonio Orrico, a dock worker, and Anna (née Protettore). August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020.

The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson, agent Henry Willson saw Saxon's picture on the cover of a detective magazine and immediately contacted the boy's family in Brooklyn. With his parents' permission, the 17-year-old Orrico contracted with Willson, and he was renamed John Saxon.

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by Anonymousreply 3607/25/2020

One of those guys who got better looking with age.

by Anonymousreply 3707/25/2020

[quote]He didn't look super Italian though, especially as he got older.

Oh FFS here we go......

by Anonymousreply 3807/25/2020

When I was a gayling back in the mid-70s I had just finished fooling around with a somewhat older guy, and we were talking about who was gay in show business, and he told me that John Saxon was gay. He even knew his original name.

I didn't really know who that was, even though I had seen him in Enter the Dragon and Black Christmas, but that info has stayed with me all these years, and I have casually followed some of his career since then. I really enjoyed his exploitation movies, especially the Italian cannibal ones.

Anyone have any more info his gay side?

by Anonymousreply 3907/25/2020

Rutger Hauer is DEAD!!????!!

I just sent him a chain letter!

by Anonymousreply 4007/25/2020

Carmine Orrico

I wished he kept his beautiful first name.

by Anonymousreply 4107/25/2020

[quote]Discovered by the same agent who launched the careers of Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter,

Uh huh.

by Anonymousreply 4207/25/2020


Great actor, had a great career and worked right up to nearly the end.

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by Anonymousreply 4307/25/2020

he was so brutish and sexy on that episode of "wonder woman" you know damn well his character if given the chance if they had kept the amazons without their bracelets to protect themselves against gun fire, he would have screwed wonder woman 24/7 until he got her pregnant! that was the whole point of them taking over paradise island to capture these super woman and of course use them to impregnate..

i remember being a little boy and seeing him on that tv movie "future earth" or something like that where his character is captured by a tribe of amazon women and he is drugged into being helpless and submissive and is auction off with his shirt being ripped off of him! so so erotic and sexy to me it was a little horn dog!...

by Anonymousreply 4407/25/2020

“Planet Earth” from 1974 with DL Icon, Diana Muldaur.

by Anonymousreply 4507/25/2020

He was so sexy. I loved the Nightmare on Elm Street series as a kid and still do and Black Christmas is still one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. He was in some great movies.

by Anonymousreply 4607/25/2020

His first starring role, from 1955. DAMN he was fine...

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by Anonymousreply 4707/25/2020

As Rashid Ahmed on "Dynasty," with Joan.

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by Anonymousreply 4807/25/2020

He knows he's the prettiest in the room!

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by Anonymousreply 4907/25/2020

Smokin' hot.

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by Anonymousreply 5007/25/2020

R33, Bitch please

by Anonymousreply 5107/25/2020

[quote]The pneumonia was probably caused from food or drink doing down wrong in throat into his lungs, as Alzheimers/dementia causes great difficulty swallowing properly in late stages of it.

Not even in the late stages--dementia patients in the middle stages start to do what's called "pocketing," when they store their food in their cheeks to swallow later, and some of it winds up going down the wrong tube, which gives them pneumonia.

Usually at some point the caretakers of people with dementia are asked when they want to stop giving the dementia patients antibiotics to cure the dementia patient's frequent pneumonia, because it really comes as a gift so the person dies before they get to be such a vegetable they get to the stage you describe above (the late stage, when they're like zombies). That's why they often call pneumonia "the old person's friend."

by Anonymousreply 5207/25/2020

He wasn't in the 'late stages' of dementia/Alzheimer's. Maybe the mid-stages. Did an interview w/his "wife" three years ago after they moved him to a home, I mean 'retirement village', and while she answered almost all of the questions, he was still smiley and agreeable.

Alzheimer's patients are typically ill for 10-15 years or so. He may have been showing signs about 5-6 years ago, so he stopped doing those autograph signings and went quietly into the night. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 5307/25/2020

Here he is, in his last (barely) speaking role...

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by Anonymousreply 5407/25/2020

I always feel bad for celebrities who die at the same time as someone more famous.

by Anonymousreply 5507/25/2020

So young!

by Anonymousreply 5607/25/2020

Someone posted his frontal from his young days with some stupid pink blot, but the real photo is out there.

by Anonymousreply 5707/25/2020

For R57

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by Anonymousreply 5907/25/2020

Real name: Carmine Orrico. He wasn’t the greatest actor but he was handsome and had screen presence. He was also an Italian guy and martial arts expert with a great body, thick full bush, and fat uncut dick which I’m sure he used to his best advantage in Hollywood.

RIP You sexy fuck.

by Anonymousreply 6007/25/2020

R58 thanks for that.

The tip is also out there in a fuller photo. Hot man.

by Anonymousreply 6107/25/2020

He had a full and manly bush, but he couldn't live forever.

by Anonymousreply 6207/25/2020

John and Sandra and Anthony and Lana...

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by Anonymousreply 6307/26/2020

That movie is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 6407/26/2020

r41=Shirley Feeney

by Anonymousreply 6507/26/2020

Wasn't he one of Henry Willson's boys?

by Anonymousreply 6607/26/2020

RIP, handsome guy.

by Anonymousreply 6707/26/2020

Beauty's where you find it...

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by Anonymousreply 6807/26/2020

You are beautiful, no matter what they say...

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by Anonymousreply 6907/26/2020

He certainly was yummy. I will miss him.

by Anonymousreply 7007/26/2020

Handsome devil

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by Anonymousreply 7107/26/2020

I first saw him in the Nightmares.

But Enter the Dragon is awesome — it’s still the archetypal martial arts flick.

You can see its structure in all the John Wicke movies.

by Anonymousreply 7207/26/2020

Anyone have a story of actually fucking him or getting fucked? I bet he was good in bed.

by Anonymousreply 7307/26/2020

Nice cock.

by Anonymousreply 7407/26/2020

R73 I bet Henry Willson had some stories to tell.

by Anonymousreply 7507/26/2020

Damn. So many deaths.

by Anonymousreply 7607/26/2020

He was one of the stars of The Bold Ones TV series in the early 70s. He starred with E.G. Marshall. As a gayling, I found John Sacon fascinating, although I was too young to understand why.

by Anonymousreply 7707/26/2020

Such a pretty face

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by Anonymousreply 7807/26/2020

You forgot to mention Linda Lavin as his much older sister in the clip at R47

by Anonymousreply 7907/26/2020

I really liked him in The Unguarded Moment.....he played a disturbed teen boy out to rape Esther shows up now and then.....

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by Anonymousreply 8007/26/2020

As a 80's kid, I only remember him in his combover days, from the 70's on. It's weird seeing him as a youngster with a full head of hair.

by Anonymousreply 8107/26/2020

Look who did a panel at the Academy of Arts and Sciences for the 40th Anniversary of ENTER THE DRAGON!

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by Anonymousreply 8207/26/2020

It was rare, but sometimes John Saxon would do an ELM STREET panel!

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by Anonymousreply 8307/26/2020

Can you believe John Saxon did a BLACK CHRISTMAS panel?

You could say Saxon developed a typecasting late in his career. In both BLACK CHRISTMAS and the ELM STREETS, Saxon played the douchebag police lieutenant in a slasher who won't believe the teenagers' claims about the killer!

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by Anonymousreply 8407/26/2020

I always thought he was gay.

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by Anonymousreply 8507/26/2020

I'm certainly glad to realize I wasn't the only one who thought Saxon was hot. In fact, I think he got hotter as he aged even if he'd lost his hair. He still had a charisma that was unbeatable.

by Anonymousreply 8607/26/2020

Know him primarily from his 70s and 80s work. Never knew how handsome he used to be.

by Anonymousreply 8707/26/2020

Has that bitch Debra Winger commented?

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by Anonymousreply 8807/26/2020

Debra Winger as Wonder Girl was so miscast. As if the stunningly Amazonian Lynda Carter would've had a sister who looked like that.

by Anonymousreply 8907/26/2020

He had a wife????

by Anonymousreply 9007/26/2020

He was married ONLY three times. What's your point R90?

by Anonymousreply 9107/26/2020

R91 Many people assumed Saxon was gay.

He was a Henry Willson boy, after all.

by Anonymousreply 9207/26/2020

Duh R92. Saxon may not have been gay, but he was smart enough to know what he had to do to get ahead, or a head. I'm guessing he was bisexual, but could've been straight. Always have to wonder why he never became an A-lister, yet his costar in 1962's War Hunt, Robert Redford did.

by Anonymousreply 9307/26/2020

Beautiful man which was enough to keep him working, because he wasn't much of an actor.

by Anonymousreply 9407/26/2020

As a gayling in the 80s, I had a thing for him on Falcon Crest. Even though he was mature by that point, his body was still smoking hot. There was a scene where he and Kim Novak fucked among the grapevines and he was walking around shirtless. Hello Daddy! RIP.

by Anonymousreply 9507/26/2020

R94, The exact same thing could be said of Redford.

by Anonymousreply 9607/26/2020

Redfield is DeNiro or Olivier by comparison with Saxon.

by Anonymousreply 9707/26/2020

I remember him most from the Gene Roddenberry TV film (unsold pilot) Planet Earth, and his appearances on Murder She Wrote. One of those rare guys who remained sexy as he aged. He presented a lot of masculinity/macho pride. Possibly to all the hole he presented in his youth to get his career going... His son is sure hot!

by Anonymousreply 9807/26/2020

There was a picture of him maybe 10 or 15 years ago that I saw where he was shirtless and it was clear as day that he still worked out a ton and was in excellent shape. It was very impressive.

Very sexy man and, like others have said, he got sexier with age.

by Anonymousreply 9907/26/2020

One more.

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by Anonymousreply 10007/26/2020

Speaking of Henry Wilson, did anyone catch the NetFlix bio back in May starring Jim Parsons?

Even if he only had a few of the boys in his stable; Henry Wilson knew how to pick them....

Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Chad Everett, Robert Wagner, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Mike Connors, Rory Calhoun, John Saxon, Yale Summers, Clint Walker, Doug McClure, Dack Rambo, Ty Hardin, and John Derek, just to name a few.

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by Anonymousreply 10107/26/2020

Saxon provided a reality counterpoint to the bizarre and over the top performances from Blakely and Langenkamp. He was really good in the third film as well.

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by Anonymousreply 10307/26/2020

Fuck off with your "Netflix bio," r101.

Ryan Murphy's HOLLYWOOD was historical fiction and rather fanciful at that. His team that gets sued by the real Olivia de Havilland for presenting her doing thing's she'd never do, etc.


by Anonymousreply 10407/26/2020


You are really a miserable old soul aren't you? Why such a nasty response to a perfectly innocent comment.

Death of some of you nasty old queens cannot come soon enough for the world. Hint; you won't be missed.

by Anonymousreply 10507/26/2020

Academy Award-nominated Ronee Blakley was praised for her performance in ELM STREET and Heather Langenkamp was adequate.

r102 is the deranged Actress Stalker on Elm Street who enjoys ignoring that Blakley's character was a drunk and Langenkamp was supposed to be the Girl Nextdoor.

Pay it no mind.

by Anonymousreply 10607/26/2020

When he was young he looked a lot like this current DL Fave

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by Anonymousreply 10707/26/2020

"Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Chad Everett, Robert Wagner, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Mike Connors, Rory Calhoun, John Saxon, Yale Summers, Clint Walker, Doug McClure, Dack Rambo, Ty Hardin, and John Derek, just to name a few."

How many of those guys did Willson nail?

by Anonymousreply 10807/26/2020

[quote]His team that gets sued by the real Olivia de Havilland for presenting her doing thing's she'd never do, etc.

The bukkake scene WAS a bit much.

by Anonymousreply 10907/26/2020

I grew up watching him on tv. I always wanted to fuck him!

by Anonymousreply 11007/26/2020

OMFG! I just saw r59 pic. I totally would have fucked him when I was growing up. That's a beautiful huge cock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 11107/26/2020

R111 That’s not him unfortunately. The black-and-white pic looks real though.

by Anonymousreply 11207/26/2020

R112, that's sad. I would have still fucked him.

by Anonymousreply 11307/26/2020

Thanks R97. That was funny...

by Anonymousreply 11407/26/2020

I thought Saxon was a good actor who got typecast as he got older.

by Anonymousreply 11507/27/2020

His full bush tried to challenge Burt Lancaster’s in the 50s. I’d say it way a tie.

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by Anonymousreply 11607/27/2020

Good actor, sexy Italian, handsome man, nice intact cock.. He had it all.

by Anonymousreply 11707/27/2020

If I recall, Saxon acted several times with John Casavettes and his wife, Gena Rowlands. All very good actors.

by Anonymousreply 11807/27/2020

Has Susan Dey sent her condolences? Susan, we’re waiting. Do the right thing.

by Anonymousreply 11907/27/2020

John Saxon was ok, but he wasn't no Vince Edwards.

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by Anonymousreply 12007/27/2020

Might have had a thing for male tweens.

by Anonymousreply 12107/27/2020

Nope, no contest.

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by Anonymousreply 12207/27/2020

Very funny episode. Mr. Saxon is sexy as ever, and Ms. Cloris Leachman is hilarious!

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by Anonymousreply 12307/27/2020

[quote] Has Susan Dey sent her condolences? Susan, we’re waiting. Do the right thing.

Can someone explain the Susan Dey joke to me? Did she say or do something cunty?

by Anonymousreply 12407/27/2020

R124 When David Cassidy died, Susan Dey was uncharacteristically silent about offering her condolences and she was skewered by the DLers.

Ever since then, every time someone dies, DL asks if Susan Dey has bothered to say anything.

by Anonymousreply 12507/27/2020

Thanks for the explanation R125!

I also somehow missed that David Cassidy died, and I am a child of the 70's!

by Anonymousreply 12607/27/2020

[quote]John Saxon was ok, but he wasn't no Vince Edwards.

So then he was a Vince Edwards?

by Anonymousreply 12707/27/2020


For the love of God! You old grammar queens are a royal pain.

Comment was a variation of "... no oil painting" .......

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by Anonymousreply 12807/27/2020

I had developed a crush on him, when I saw him in "Planter Earth," the TV movie where he became a "Dink."

I later saw "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation," and John Saxon played Jimmy Stewart's brainiac son-in-law. He sits in the sand in a very revealing speedo-type swimsuit.

Here, he is as a Dink:

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by Anonymousreply 129Last Thursday at 10:59 AM

R108, I doubt Willson had the fortitude to 'nail' anyone, but my guess is 15 out of those 17 -- including Saxon -- 'auditioned' for their potential stardom.

by Anonymousreply 130Last Friday at 10:28 AM

He was very handsome, even as an older man.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Friday at 10:39 AM

r129 Is the actress in that shot a runner-up in "The Agnes Moorehead Look Alike Contest"? At the very least she seems to be channelling her.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Friday at 11:34 PM

He played a young, bookish husband to Jimmy Stewart's oldest daughter in "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" (1962). Saxon has a scene on the beach where he takes off his shirt and, damn, I knew I was gay. I had a crush on him ever since. They put him in glasses to make him seem academic, but the beach scene said otherwise. Maybe that's why I always have gravitated to muscled nerds.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Saturday at 12:56 AM

He made combovers sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 134Last Sunday at 6:47 AM

[quote]Oh FFS here we go......

The obsession on here with race/ethnicity and essentially thinking anyone who isn't whiter than white is lesser, is always the thing that has made me disgusted with several DLers.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Sunday at 6:57 AM

r135 it's bizarre, like taking a trip back to the old-timey days. These idiots only define "white" as being Anglo/Nordic and nothing else. Truly strange.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 9:19 AM

R135, And start moronic multiple threads on why Italians aren't actually white.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 9:22 AM
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