For a Halloween party this weekend, Shaun White decided to dress up as Ben Stiller’s movie-within-a-movie character Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. Obviously it didn’t go over well, and he’s apologizing for it now.
Simple Jack was a poorly-received, Oscar-baity movie made by Ben’s character about an intellectually disabled farmhand named Jack. The joke is Ben’s character tried too hard for a serious movie role that ended up being over-the-top and offensive. The r-word is also used quite a bit. Much like in Tropic Thunder, 32-year-old Shaun proved he too was going for the opposite of subtlety with his costume.
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