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Why is crunchy have the racistbending "avatar" as a background wallpaper?
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They're not supporting racism.
They're putting pictures of a movie, a soon to be newly released movie thats based on a well known anime. So why wouldn't they have em up? Gees get over your whole racism thing. Your just paranoid.


so descriminating against talented asian actors, yellowfacing, etc is not racism? they have a term for this it is called white denial and no i will not get over the fact that asian are being discriminated against and emphasis is placed on Caucasians


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Now, now... A clear picture had started to become clear to me. It sounds like a marketing strategy. Its more like saying white movies are better than others. Oh well... does not matter. Hollywood comes from America, of course, if a film making industry is based on that certain nation it will be always influenced by that nation's qualities and culture so I would not expect more or less... All we could just hope is just for their western and eastern counterparts to catch on them. Hollywood is never always on top...


It's obviously a marketing strategy. That doesn't change the fact that it is racist and that they are butchering the stories to fit in an american environment. The way Hollywood did Dragon Ball just proved the american redneck stereotype. Americans obviously can't relate to foreign characters.

By the way I'm European.
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DrifterZ0 wrote:



Now, now... A clear picture had started to become clear to me. It sounds like a marketing strategy. Its more like saying white movies are better than others. Oh well... does not matter. Hollywood comes from America, of course, if a film making industry is based on that certain nation it will be always influenced by that nation's qualities and culture so I would not expect more or less... All we could just hope is just for their western and eastern counterparts to catch on them. Hollywood is never always on top...


It's obviously a marketing strategy. That doesn't change the fact that it is racist and that they are butchering the stories to fit in an american environment. The way Hollywood did Dragon Ball just proved the american redneck stereotype. Americans obviously can't relate to foreign characters.

By the way I'm European.


that's precisely why the new karate kid movie is still called "karate kid" even though it's fairly obvious that there's no "karate" in the movie.

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that's precisely why the new karate kid movie is still called "karate kid" even though it's fairly obvious that there's no "karate" in the movie.



Hollywood is trying to get back to american foreign policy, or else they wouldn't place the story of a japanese immigrant and his disciple in China. I don't really get what that movie is supposed to be. Hollywood was always 60% America Hell Yeah. Maybe it's just a little concealed chinese bashing since the Karate Kid gets harrassed by chinese children in China. They couldn't do it in the US since that would have been racist against chinese immigrants. It all gets a little messed up when the USA can't manage to get their propaganda straight.
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“We want you to dress in traditional cultural ethnic attire,” [Deedee Ricketts, the casting director for the film] said. “If you’re Korean, wear a kimono. If you’re from Belgium, wear lederhosen.” [source]

For the sake of clarity, we note that kimonos are a type of Japanese clothing and lederhosen are, in fact, German.

This is the only thing that really bothered me. wtf guys.


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manzi wrote:



that's precisely why the new karate kid movie is still called "karate kid" even though it's fairly obvious that there's no "karate" in the movie.



Hollywood is trying to get back to american foreign policy, or else they wouldn't place the story of a japanese immigrant and his disciple in China. I don't really get what that movie is supposed to be. Hollywood was always 60% America Hell Yeah. Maybe it's just a little concealed chinese bashing since the Karate Kid gets harrassed by chinese children in China. They couldn't do it in the US since that would have been racist against chinese immigrants. It all gets a little messed up when the USA can't manage to get their propaganda straight.


Quite honestly, the kid getting harassed by them? He started it himself. He challenged them to a fight and got back up and tried to act tough. And America Hell Yeah...isn't that natural for them to say? They're in America, the more they support the country the more positivity and support they get.
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sorry, i dont think devon aoki would be awesome for toph. its not even her age, its just her "acting" that i dont really admire. she was funny in D.E.B.S. and DOA (a LOL movie) but her acting isnt very great.
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All I can say about this thread to anyone reading it is: DON'T FEED THE TROLLS. 'Cause that's all you're doing if you respond.
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avatar is american..

i personally dont wanna troll...but in the show katara was african american >__> like most of the south water tribe.also the earth tribe....
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I'm going to watch it anyways since it looks cool o.O isn't that a good enough reason to watch a movie.
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It looks good to me. I will definitely be there. I think people really look for a particular reason to bash something just because it offends them. They will knit pick it to the very core until they get enough supporters to back them up. It has been going for a long time now and it will go to the end of time. If you knit pick everything then it will be a very boring world. What do you know maybe after all this squabbling the show will be a great hit and you will miss out on such a great movie. It really does look really good and it has m.night shaymalan backing it up. There isn't a movie of his that I didn't like. I seriously hope it will be a huge success personally.
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Posted 6/28/10

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Quite honestly, the kid getting harassed by them? He started it himself. He challenged them to a fight and got back up and tried to act tough. And America Hell Yeah...isn't that natural for them to say? They're in America, the more they support the country the more positivity and support they get.


Then they shouldn't criticise communist propaganda and make fun of it.


Honestly, watching american movies and cartoons is as annoying as watching old soviet movies.


Or Heroman. WTF!?! FLAGS FLAGS FLAGS EVERYWHERE!!!

If there are sports competitions in anime you see these fans with japanese flags on it. The whole thing is more ironic. The same in european movies. They concentrate on stories and not 'MURRICA IS NEW CAMELOT! HELL YEAH!' and crap like that.

African films are also better. If you compare movies like

The Gods Must Be Crazy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gods_Must_Be_Crazy
Mr Bones
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Bones

you get a funny story and noone constantly smashes a flag in your face. Bollywood is also better. American media strongly resembles old communist propaganda in its make up.

Other countries don't do that. It's not natural to do that.
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It looks good to me. I will definitely be there. I think people really look for a particular reason to bash something just because it offends them. They will knit pick it to the very core until they get enough supporters to back them up. It has been going for a long time now and it will go to the end of time. If you knit pick everything then it will be a very boring world. What do you know maybe after all this squabbling the show will be a great hit and you will miss out on such a great movie. It really does look really good and it has m.night shaymalan backing it up. There isn't a movie of his that I didn't like. I seriously hope it will be a huge success personally.



racism and descrimination is offensive, yellowfacing is offensive, insulting, demeaning and dehumanizing to minorities
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Asians in cartoons look white. That's why they want white people. Asians themselves say the same thing. So, I don't know what you're problem is.

Maybe you won't have such a huge problem when all the races have combined into one single color race. Otherwise, they just aren't going to make Aang black. It's not their fault, it's the people who go to see the movies fault. Blame the world, because they're the ones going to see the movie.
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you don't know what my problem is because you are denying racism and white denial


this is my problem





how can you look at this and deny the obvius racism and offensive yellowfacing?
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