Simpleton, retard incorrectly diagnosed by the modern medicine of the time has a whore momma that sleeps with school owners to “sacrifice” for her boy — the scene where Forrest mocks the guy fresh from banging his mom was empowering to all those single moms who had done reprehensible things for the “sake of their babies.”
Then Jenny is painted as a sexually and physically abused girl to justify all the fucked up decisions she makes later in life giving her the perfect excuse to whore around the country getting fucked up on drugs banging randoms for fleeting shelter and affection. The problem is — who the fuck do you know like Jenny? Small rural town in a low population center like Alabama makes it sound as if this type of shit is happening everywhere, when really it’s a tiny fraction of reality. Most single moms watching at the time saw in themselves Jenny’s rebellious streak (minus the deplorable living conditions she started in) and excused themselves thusly by a single broad stroke trope in a fucking movie.
Fill in the stupid shit where:
Forest goes to college for running fast — athletics and higher education is depicted as so easy, a fucking retard could do it.
Forest gets drafted and goes to war — all those GIs and grunts who wanted to die fighting meaningfully for things they believed in, instantly devalued because a dumb fucking retard wins the Medal of Honor.
Forrest starts a successful business — retards can do it.
Forrest gives a stump speech at the National Mall — retards can be motivating.
Forrest builds a national following — retards can do epic simple things
Forrest gets cucked out by Jenny’s AIDS partner and literally has to single Dad it because he’s a dumb fucking retard raising what seems to be an average kid.
And we were meant to feel sympathy for Jenny. I felt sorry for all the regular men and women who had to stomach that their life’s efforts were ridiculed by Hollywood and a pedovore that a year later played a giant faggot and won another Academy Award.
I was young when I saw Forrest Gump in theatres and all the idiots around me were standing up and applauding at its conclusion.
Look how far we’ve come