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Dan Snyder’s tuckered theme park chain, Six Flags, stands accused of running a racist ad campaign.
A new series of commercials for Six Flags features an Asian guy shouting “More Flags! More Fun!” and other things about flags. The spots were produced by Red Line Films, a company that made the 2005 boxing “moviementary,” “Cinderella Man,” and other programming for ESPN, the former employer of Snyder’s partner Mark Shapiro.
Six Flags likes to keep the identity of its mascots under wraps, but it turns out Snyder’s new barker is played by a Japanese actor named Yutaka Takeuchi.
For those into counting degrees of separation: Before ever screaming about flags, Takeuchi had a bit part in “The Last Samurai,” a 2003 feature starring Snyder’s top Hollywood connection, Tom Cruise.
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