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China shrinks photo of Black character in upcoming Star Wars
Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
Meanwhile in China...and all across Asia - Japan, S.Korea, Vietnam...other countries like India and Thailand as well, etc. etc.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3346130/Star-Wars-race-row-China-black-character-shrunk-posters-Force-Awakens.html

Poor things, I wonder how bummed out they'll all be to find out that shrinking the picture of the black character will not diminish his role in the film. WHOOPS.

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Posted 12/4/15
And now I dont even feel bad about Japan almost taking over China and committing shitloads of warcrimes.
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Wow, that's just sad. I can't believe they hate blacks so much that they had to get rid of them in the picture.
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/11/15
I can't believe people are freaking out about them changing the poster. I guess they're against Wookiees too because Chewbacca's missing.

Wookiee-ist!

Fucking morons.


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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/11/15
Posted 12/4/15
Not surprised.
Racism is everywhere.
Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15

dragontackle wrote:

And now I dont even feel bad about Japan almost taking over China and committing shitloads of warcrimes.


Dude, what an idiotic comment. Do you know how brutal those war crimes were? And how many millions upon millions suffered horribly? You know that some of the shitty things ISIS is doing right now still pale in comparison to what Japan did to people during the war? Stupid comment...

Anyway...

Don't forget: I said ALL Asian countries are editing the poster - this is normal for whenever a movie features a black character. Japan themselves have edited their poster, and if you watch the Japanese trailer for SW:Force Awakens, they edit out the black guy a LOT from that as well.

Asia hates black people with a passion, this is just normal there. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is normal there. Asia's proud of its racism and they are most certainly not afraid to show it.

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teallerina wrote:




It's not like they can change the film though. Don't you think you're assuming too much here on this specific case?



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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/11/15
Er, there are other changes to the poster too. Their ad wizards made choices that they thought would be more productive for their audience. Bigger robots and spaceships and famous well-known American actor Harrison Ford, smaller other stuff. China is not really concerned about displaying racial diversity the way America is.

Edit: In America (and a lot of the West), a black main character is a selling point. In China ... they don't really care. The entire movie is pretty much foreigners. More robots and familiar faces trump "new black lead."

Edit 2: Though no Chewbacca surprises me. Maybe he's in there somewhere, or they just forgot to add him back in.
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/11/15

marklebid wrote:

Er, there are other changes to the poster too. Their ad wizards made choices that they thought would be more productive for their audience. Bigger robots and spaceships and famous well-known American actor Harrison Ford, smaller other stuff. China is not really concerned about displaying racial diversity the way America is.


Pretty much the point I was going to make. It was a composition choice more than anything.
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Pretty much the point I was going to make. It was a composition choice more than anything.

Yep. The source says it all all though. Dailymail.

This same Dailymail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3209554/Is-baby-racist-Scientists-discover-way-reverse-racial-bias-young-children.html

I'm always going to bring that article up when it comes to dailymail. It just says it all about them



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hnrbledischarge wrote:

Pretty much the point I was going to make. It was a composition choice more than anything.

Yep. The source says it all all though. Dailymail.

This same Dailymail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3209554/Is-baby-racist-Scientists-discover-way-reverse-racial-bias-young-children.html

I'm always going to bring that article up when it comes to dailymail. It just says it all about them






Yeahhhhhh I was thinking the same thing there too.

I know their story got picked up by Variety. I hope it doesn't spread any further.

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teallerina wrote:


dragontackle wrote:

And now I dont even feel bad about Japan almost taking over China and committing shitloads of warcrimes.


Dude, what an idiotic comment. Do you know how brutal those war crimes were? And how many millions upon millions suffered horribly? You know that some of the shitty things ISIS is doing right now still pale in comparison to what Japan did to people during the war? Stupid comment...

Anyway...

Don't forget: I said ALL Asian countries are editing the poster - this is normal for whenever a movie features a black character. Japan themselves have edited their poster, and if you watch the Japanese trailer for SW:Force Awakens, they edit out the black guy a LOT from that as well.

Asia hates black people with a passion, this is just normal there. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is normal there. Asia's proud of its racism and they are most certainly not afraid to show it.



What surprises me is that people are surprise that racism is common in Asian society. So common it is not even on their conscious. It's not that it has not been documented.

What Japan did was terrible. I wish they would just admit their crime so people can have some closure. Don't know if they will get compensated.

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I really don't think China has anything against black, the picture on the poster is incidental.
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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15

teallerina wrote:


dragontackle wrote:

And now I dont even feel bad about Japan almost taking over China and committing shitloads of warcrimes.


Dude, what an idiotic comment. Do you know how brutal those war crimes were? And how many millions upon millions suffered horribly? You know that some of the shitty things ISIS is doing right now still pale in comparison to what Japan did to people during the war? Stupid comment...

Anyway...

Don't forget: I said ALL Asian countries are editing the poster - this is normal for whenever a movie features a black character. Japan themselves have edited their poster, and if you watch the Japanese trailer for SW:Force Awakens, they edit out the black guy a LOT from that as well.

Asia hates black people with a passion, this is just normal there. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is normal there. Asia's proud of its racism and they are most certainly not afraid to show it.



Meh, still fuck em.
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