A hit is a hit, and rapper Ice Cube’s movie, “Barbershop,” is definitely one of them. For the past two weeks, the ensemble comedy has been No. 1 at the box office, generating about $40 million in ticket sales.
But it has also rankled a few people, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have criticized some of the movie’s dialogue insofar as it makes wisecracks at the expense of civil rights icons Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King. They now want the offending dialogue cut from “Barbershop.”