Bill Clinton Joins Cast of The Hangover 2:
First Mike Tyson and now … Bill Clinton?Apart from the fact that the Hangover franchise is deeply misogynistic and thinks rape jokes are hilarious, the first film was also racist, homophobic, fat-hating, and classist. (Maude knows it was probably objectionable in other ways, too, but I've not seen the whole thing.) That the former president believes this is a project with which he wants to be affiliated is enormously disappointing (if not terribly surprising).
Sure enough, that will be the former president sharing screen-time with the fun-loving guys in The Hangover 2, now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source confirms to PEOPLE.
Clinton, who'll play himself in the comedy, shot his brief appearance on Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place. He was in the capital city to deliver a speech on clean energy.
Fans of the first Hangover will remember Mike Tyson's memorable performance in that movie last year, while this sequel recently made news for the coming and going of Mel Gibson, whose cameo role will now be filled by Liam Neeson.
And given the location of the sequel, the tone of the first film, and Todd Phillips' general oeuvre, there are almost certainly going to be jokes about the sex trade and sex workers from marginalized populations.
You know, a primary concern of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Something tells me that someone didn't quite think this through. Then again, Bill ain't exactly known for not impulsively doing stupid things to amuse himself without much thought for how it might affect his wife.