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Marvel Boycotted by White Supremacists
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Racism will never gone aslong as humans born deferently, it is part of human nature.
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comments from blogs explaining the hypocrisy behind this protests

riday 17 December
By Norie
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its ok for Jake Gyllenhal to play a Persian... for Jesus to be portrayed as blue eyed... Taylor Lautner to play a Native American... the whole cast of 21 with the exception of one asian kid was portrayed by white ppl even though the actually kids who the movie was based on were Asian... not to mention Avatar the last air bender... and who could forget Liz Taylor as Cleopatra... give me a break... Hollywood has been white washing films for its entire history... these idiots have a lot of nerve complaining about one damn black actor getting a role...



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Eva wrote:

Where were these jerks when white people takes POC roles? Oh right, they don’t give a shit because to them the world is white. Well guess what, it’s not so deal with it.

Posted 17 Dec 2010 at 8:24 am


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Miles Ellison wrote:

The problem is the double standard. When non-white groups complain about whitewashing in casting, it’s dismissed as PC looniness.

Posted 18 Dec 2010 at 6:09 pm



Thursday 16 December
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It's not the same because of privilege. Minority characters are under-represented in pop culture because of racial inequities in the culture/society. The only group that is not is white people. We have clear and overbearing privilege in terms of representation across all cultural mediums. So you can't claim that it's some kind of "reverse" racism to have a minority actor play a "white" character. It doesn't undermine white privilege, it strips no white person of fair representation, and it is not racist. But the reverse is not true for what should be extremely obvious reasons.

Casting white actors in Avatar: The Last Airbender is racist and white-washing. Because Asian characters and actors are under-represented or just flat out invisible. So casting white actors just perpetuates white privilege in the pop culture. The show was explicitly based on a very wide range of Asian cultures. And it's only done because we refuse to challenge white viewers to relate to anyone but characters exactly like themselves. It's sad. And racist.

Sometimes you have call out what something is directly. Obvious Racists are Obvious. Pretending they aren't isn't somehow better journalism.


Posted 12/19/10
Well, you never see a white guy play a black guy.
At least not in the present.

And that tropic thunder shit doesn't count.
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TheModernDayZombie wrote:

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


Goku was an Alien right? For all we know he could have been white.
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angelina jolie played a black woman in a real life movie
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Anyone have a desk? I need to bang my head against it.
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TBH who gives a shit really its a film, the only thing im really gonna care about in the end is, if it was worth my money going to see it, not sitting there pointing out all the cast and picking the skin colour..... idiots
Posted 12/19/10
Eh, oh well. They're a bunch of intelligence-deprived morons anyway. Who even takes them serious today?
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Quite honestly, if I was actually into marvel comics, I would be pissed too, though not in the race issue. I'd simply be pissed that he doesn't look like the actual character, that's just a pet peeve of mine when it comes to turning cartoons into live-action. They could've cast a white guy with brown hair and I'd still b pretty annoyed if I were a fan just because he doesn't look like him. Race has nothing to do with it IMO, its how much the actor looks like the character. I mean look at the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, they cast white kids for the dark-skinned Sokka and Katara, but a dark skinned kid for the EXTREMELY pale Zuko, that bothered me a lot, not cuz of race, but just cuz they dont look like their respective characters.
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In a time where unemployment is at such a low, that there are people who are homeless and hungry, add in a hundred other relevant issues, and I don't know why ANYONE would even care about a black actor playing ANY character! (((((HUGS))))) sandi
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diddles wrote:

angelina jolie played a black woman in a real life movie


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Wow this is pretty ridiculous. What about all the times minority characters are played by white actors in other films? I don't see protests..
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while heimdall's name does mean "white god" it probably has more to do with the fact that he is the god of light rather than his skin colour after all it doesn't mean caucasian god, also if you're going to start picking apart marvels interpretation how about the fact that Thor was supposed to have red hair or someone turning into thor by picking up his hammer was never part of norse mythology. nobody ever complains when a christian depicts thier god as white when nowhere in the bible does it say that he is. I do find it funny though as i'm sure that Walt Disney would be outraged as he was a racist himself.

well anyway you can't hate on racist people too much because people can't help being stupid.
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quaser666 wrote:

nobody ever complains when a christian depicts thier god as white when nowhere in the bible does it say that he is.


i remember asking that in church when i was younger..

"grandma.. why is jesus white, has blue eyes and brown hair? and if we are created in his own image why are we brown and pudgy nosed?"

apparently i committed blasphemy in the house of the lord that day.. grandma made me kneel at the family altar when we got home for an hour or so. grandpa was more pragmatic about things. sounded trippy though.

he told me god has no real form or color if i want to believe he has color he'd be rainbow.. no shit grampa.. what else? people are stupid and they'll believe only what they want to believe. if you have enough common sense you won't give a shit what they believe. just don't be an ass and start shoving what you believe into someone's throat.

then he took one last swig from his beer and dozed off.
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LosingOrbitSo 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.


If you don't value the path of peace, you seek the path of war.

Why don't you admit what you really want, to yourself at least. You don't want peace. You want blood. I've heard a lot of extremists talk like you. Paint their enemies as "unforgivable." There's no difference between you and them. You're just as unenlightened as they are and you'll get just as far as they do - NOWHERE.
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