If A Historically Incorrect White Sox Hat In 'Straight Outta Compton' Upsets You Then You're An Asshole
Oh my God!!! Pull the movie! Reshoot, reshoot! How can I take the rest of a two and a half hour movie seriously when the entire integrity of the story is compromised in the first scene! I almost don't even remember what happened the rest of the movie because I was too distraught from a historically incorrect baseball hat. What was the movie even about? Some rap group with a bad attitude that had a minor disagreement with the police or something?
Was 'Straight Outta Compton' a baseball movie? Was this the 'Field Of Dreams' sequel and not a biopic about a groundbreaking rap group? That's literally the only reason I can see people actually having a huge problem with Eazy-E's White Sox hat. Silly little mix-ups and filming errors happen in every single movie ever made. For a film that ran damn near 150 minutes, it' a goddamn miracle that the most obvious misstep was a baseball hat. That's a win in the cinematic industry. That stupid hat's relevance to the storyline is as close to non-existent as a piece of attire could possibly be. Maybe just enjoy a well made movie, instead of being the kind of asshole that tries to make one minuscule oversight seem like a big deal.
With the amount of people complaining about this you would swear that the movie is called 'Straight Outta ChiTown' and features a bunch of rappers from the Windy City. Forget about the fact that it's a Chicago White Sox hat that didn't exist at the time. It's not about the White Sox. It's about what that hat stood for. It was worn by NWA, and specifically Eazy-E, because it was black and white and represented the rebellious nature of the group. It's the same reason they wore Raiders gear and Kings hats. It wasn't so much about the teams as it was about their colors. Eazy-E's hat could just have easily been a Raiders hat. It would send the exact same message and it would stay true to the history of the franchise. Yeah, the producer, or director, or whoever was in charge of wardrobe made a mistake. However, if you are filming a hip hop movie about something that took place damn near 30 years ago, I am inclined to give you a pass if you didn't do your due diligence in scouring the sports archives on logo authenticity. At the end of the day, it doesn't effect the movie, but it does, apparently, effect a small group of pessimistic dickheads that need something to complain about.