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Marvel Boycotted by White Supremacists
Posted 12/19/10 , edited 12/19/10
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/41108/marvel-boycotted-by-white-supremacists/

Marvel Comics became a right wing target earlier this year after publishing a comic in which Captain America “undermined” the Tea Party. Now the Disney-owned company has come under fire for having black actor Idris Elba play a “whites only” role in the movie adaptation of ‘Thor.’ You can’t make this stuff up.

Fundamentalist group Council of Conservative Citizens joined a boycott of the Kenneth Branagh-directed ‘Thor’, because, according to the group, Elba has no right to be playing Norse god Heimdel, because all Norse gods, real people who exist, are Aryan.


And here I am, laughing my ass off at the rancid shit of society that call themselves the Council of Conservative Citizens. The excuses they come up with are just hilarious:

“It’s not enough that Marvel attacks conservatives values, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin,” they write. “It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves.”


“Marvel has taken their anti-white, radical campaign even further. They cast a black man as a Norse Deity.”

The Council, which calls the States “an integral part of European civilization and the European people,” and insists “the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character,” a more polite way of saying “white is right,” has now organized an online boycott of ‘Thor,’ Marvel and common decency.



And the comments, oh the comments:


I can live with Marvel criticizing the Tea Party but to hire a black actor to play Thor, a comic book caracter based on a norse god... it's not racist at all to say WTF! Thor nevered appeared as a black character in the comics, and that should be a sufficient reason to NEVER EVER use a black actor in a movie.

Heimdall is known as the whitest of the gods! It's an obvious slap inthe face he is the one they used a black actor for.

A whole mess of people would be offended if Jim Carey played MLK, and he's just a human that people strongly believe in. So, why is it not supposed to offensive if you cast a GOD that people strongly believe to be white, as a black guy.

I can come up with a bunch of reasons as to why that last comment is illogical, but let's not get into that.

Now if only someone made such complaints when Hollywood continuously white washed actual historical figures such as Pocahontas or Cleopatra.

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Yet again a group of fully grown adults are throwing a tantrum over something they don't even care about to get their own way.

Funnn.
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This is taken from Wikipedia:

Heimdall (Old Norse Heimdallr, modern Icelandic Heimdallur) is one of the æsir (gods) in Norse mythology, in the Edda called the "white god" (hvítastr ása "whitest of the aesir Sæm 72ª; hvíta ás "white as" Sn. 104).

...... There is something ridiculous going on with their choice of actors, but I don't care to side with white-supremacists. As for the boycott, it's not a bad idea, at least they aren't firebombing people.
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AshRandom wrote:

This is taken from Wikipedia:

Heimdall (Old Norse Heimdallr, modern Icelandic Heimdallur) is one of the æsir (gods) in Norse mythology, in the Edda called the "white god" (hvítastr ása "whitest of the aesir Sæm 72ª; hvíta ás "white as" Sn. 104).

...... There is something ridiculous going on with their choice of actors, but I don't care to side with white-supremacists. As for the boycott, it's not a bad idea, at least they aren't firebombing people.


Yet do you also know that Heimdall was born from nine giantesses at the edge of the world thousands of years before human beings ever inhabited Europe? He is not bound to human genetics. They're only boycotting because of the fact that he's black.
Posted 12/19/10 , edited 12/19/10
This reminds me of Dragonball Evolution movie were they have Justin Chatwin play as Goku... just let Idris Elba play the role as Thor and don't watch the damn movie
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Okay first all....the tea parties are not racists or filled ith a bunch of white supremacists. There are plenty of blacks and other groups that are in these as well. So please don't group all tea parties with this one. Also...the majority of them are independants.

But if you wanna be ignorant and not do the research yourself...go ahead. I don't even care about the issue here with Marvel, I just wanna make this clear to everyone.
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Okay first all....the tea parties are not racists or filled ith a bunch of white supremacists. There are plenty of blacks and other groups that are in these as well. So please don't group all tea parties with this one. Also...the majority of them are independants.

But if you wanna be ignorant and not do the research yourself...go ahead. I don't even care about the issue here with Marvel, I just wanna make this clear to everyone.


Who's grouping in the Tea Party? In fact, that has nothing to do with the topic.
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LosingOrbit Yet do you also know that Heimdall was born from nine giantesses at the edge of the world thousands of years before human beings ever inhabited Europe? He is not bound to human genetics. They're only boycotting because of the fact that he's black.


You don't have much of a leg to stand on when he's actually called the white god. I laughed so hard when I googled the name and wiki showed the exact trasnlation right at the top of the page. I was like omfg he is the white god!! No wonder why they're pissed off.

BTW: I'm Persian, I don't have an interest in defending either side. And seriously, maybe you shouldn't complain, at least they're being non-violent in their approach. I'm almost proud of those douche bag supremacists.
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you got to be sh**ing me, as long as the actor plays the part their given and plays it well who cares if he's black white green purple or polka dotted.
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LosingOrbit Yet do you also know that Heimdall was born from nine giantesses at the edge of the world thousands of years before human beings ever inhabited Europe? He is not bound to human genetics. They're only boycotting because of the fact that he's black.


You don't have much of a leg to stand on when he's actually called the white god. I laughed so hard when I googled the name and wiki showed the exact trasnlation right at the top of the page. I was like omfg he is the white god!! No wonder why they're pissed off.

BTW: I'm Persian, I don't have an interest in defending either side. And seriously, maybe you shouldn't complain, at least they're being non-violent in their approach. I'm almost proud of those douche bag supremacists.


There's a difference between the Marvel gods and the actual Norse gods.

The Marvel characters are not gods.They are beings from another realm/planet who came to Earth.They happened to end up in the Nordic regions, and because they were more advanced, they were seen as gods.They are not human, nor do they hail from Earth.Their skintone means nothing.


I'm almost proud of those douche bag supremacists.


So you're proud of a group of people who only stand by ignorance and intolerance?
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LosingOrbit So you're proud of a group of people who only stand by ignorance and intolerance?


For being non-violent for once? Gandhi would be proud. And anyway, I said "almost" you twat.

These are the same people who are known world wide for their murders and atrocities. If in 2010 they're finally seen taking the path of non-violence, I can't help but see it as a step in the right direction.
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AshRandom wrote:


LosingOrbit So you're proud of a group of people who only stand by ignorance and intolerance?


For being non-violent for once? Gandhi would be proud. And anyway, I said "almost" you twat.

These are the same people who are known world wide for their murders and atrocities. If in 2010 they're finally seen taking the path of non-violence, I can't help but see it as a step in the right direction.



So you're justifying a group of people who're not only known for murder and other atrocities, but spreading ignorance and intolerance? But look, they're boycotting! Obviously, one non-violent act makes up for all the times that they didn't, right? Yep, noting baffling about your logic there.



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Wouldn't want white supremacists buying Marvel anyways.
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the same hypocrites never protested the whitewashing of movies that have stories with asian protagonists and asian fantasy world like 21, the last airbender, etc but when minorities protest white washing they are told to shut up, it's a business, making the racist excuse saying Hollywood think thier audience cannot handle a non-white protagonist, race of actors don't matter. etc this is racist hypocrisy

examples of that are in my other thread

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-629967/racism-white-supremacy-stereotypes-hollywood


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