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People Outside The US Share What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Their Countries And Continents

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Vote up Hollywood's funniest international stereotypes.

Enough with the Eiffel Tower views from every window. What Hollywood gets wrong about other countries is... a lot, according to people who live in those places. Foreign country stereotypes have many US viewers thinking British people are all posh and Canadians are all saints. Wrong and wrong.

People on Reddit who are not from the United States but like US movies and TV shows willingly shared ways their country has been stereotyped, misinterpreted, or turned a strange color.

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    337 VOTES

    Everything In Mexico And South America Has A Sepia/Yellowish/Orange Hue

    Everything In Mexico And South America Has A Sepia/Yellowish/Orange Hue
    Photo: Traffic / USA Films

    From Redditor u/negrote1000:

    That yellow filter.

    From Redditor u/guardianjuan:

    That my world changes to sepia once I enter my country.

    From Redditor u/matheuswhite:

    South America isn't orange.

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    373 VOTES

    Africa Is A Country, And People Walk Around Unclothed Carrying Spears

    Africa Is A Country, And People Walk Around Unclothed Carrying Spears
    Photo: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/textile1957:

    Africa isn't a country; it's a continent... We don't live in huts and don't have pet lions. We also don't wear animal skin as clothes, and those who do, do it by choice.

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    303 VOTES

    French People Wear Berets

    French People Wear Berets
    Photo: Emily in Paris / Netflix

    From Redditor u/popoww:

    If you see people wearing a beret in France, 99.9999999% of them are tourists.

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    258 VOTES

    Irish Women All Have Flowing Red Hair And Wear Ethereal Clothing

    Irish Women All Have Flowing Red Hair And Wear Ethereal Clothing
    Photo: Leap Year / Universal Pictures

    From Redditor u/YeahWTF20:

    Hollywood: All Irish females are willowy ethereal dream girls with flowy red hair wearing this long droopy 1940s dress under a little thin cardigan your nana wouldn't be seen dead in, and flash their blue eyes flirtatiously at you on some rocky hillside.

    In reality: All Irish women wear fleece jackets over [a] fake tan, and just want you to buy them curry chips.