“Jurassic World” was an instant box office hit when it opened in theaters two weeks ago. But now, moviegoers are noticing details that aren't sitting well with some people.
The uproar started when moviegoers began complaining about one of the dinosaur species in the movie called Pachycephalosaurus:
The long name led to an abbreviation used by the characters, and thus the movie line that came into question:
"The Pachys are out of containment!”
British comedian Mobeen, also known as “Guzzy Bear,” took issue with this term and called for a boycott of “Jurassic World:”
According to Focus News, the “Pachy” nickname was used four times throughout the movie.
But in the U.K., the word is seen as an ethnic slur used to described people from Pakistan or southern Asia in general:
People took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the abbreviation:
Some remarked that the film had underlying racist intentions:
Others thought people were being too sensitive:
Though the writers of “Jurassic World” haven't issued a statement, star Chris Pratt did pre-apologize for anyone that might be offended in any way by the film.