I've seen some people calling "The Interview" racist, including on Twitter. What is their rationale for that claim?
The film has been accused of being racist because it uses Racism as part of its arsenal of gags: but, what is key here, is that the characters using this racism are (whilst protagonists) not supposed to be likable.
What is key here is that we are laughing at them because of their racism, not along with their racism.
The film does not in any way defend their casual racism, or support it as the position of the film makers. As the Guardian has pointed out, the point of the film is to ridicule the two characters for being if not racist, at least ignorant...
Putting two American dinguses in North Korea is rich source material for racial stereotyping, but the jokes are, by and large, self-aware; the laughs at the expense of the dumb racist. One must tip the hat to Rogen for finding a way to craft a “me so solly” joke that isn’t offensive.