THERE ARE GONNA BE EAST ASIANS IN THE CLOUD ATLAS MOVIE?
Awesome, I can’t wait to see some Asian representation in the new fi—
is that supposed to be
but my eyes aren’t that slanted and i don’t look anything like that
um, well, no matter
it just means i gotta buckle down and work harder to be MORE ASIAN, just as this film will accurately depict!
LET’S DO THIS
-several hours later-
AW SHIT MY EYES I CAN’T SEE
Y’KNOW, I THINK I’LL JUST BACK OUT OF THIS “BEING ASIAN” THING KBAI
Posts tagged racism 101.
This. I support. In fact, I would like my grave to say making White people mad to the last moment.
i don’t want it
yo but are these people complaining that idris elba is gonna play a fictional character because he’s not playing fucking frank sinatra or anything.
but when a white person plays a black character these will be the first people screaming CREATIVE LICENSE
I support anything that upsets white people.
^ My rationale for most things in life.
nothing to do with racism idiots of the world, james bond just isnt black. he isnt asian or hispanic or middle eastern either. hes a white british man. period.
But…. he’s not real?
But Abraham Lincoln, a real person, is believable as a vampire hunter. White people, you amuse me.
I hope this happens so ALL the white folks will be mad.
BUT I THOUGHT PEOPLE ON TUMBLR LIKED BRITISH ACTORS???
At least some people are upfront about why they’re Republicans.
Carey Mulligan as Irene in Drive. The role was originally written for a Latina, but the director felt that Mulligan embodied the character more because she looked like she needed to be “protected”. (The implication here being that Latina women don’t look innocent — they don’t look like they need to be “protected”.)
Jim Sturgess as Ben in 21. The film is based on a true story about a group of Asian-American students from MIT who go to Vegas and count cards. Instead the film casts mostly white actors. The two Asians in the film are delegated to one-dimensional, background roles. (The director said he picked the actors based on talent alone. Right, because there are no talented Asian-American actors? And because Jim Sturgess — who needed a dialect coach in order to speak in an American accent — is overflowing with talent…)
Jackson Rathbone as Sokka and Nicola Peltz as Katara in The Last Airbender. ”I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan,” Rathbone told MTV. The Last Airbender was the live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender, set in a “fantastical Asian world”. (See: www.racebending.com)
Justin Chatwin as Goku and Emmy Rossum as Bulma in Dragonball: Evolution. I have no words for this one.
If you’re more willing to listen to your white friends telling you something’s *not* racist than the POCs telling you it is, I have some bad news for you.
Symptoms: Values white opinions on race above those of the people who actually experience racism. Bawwws about how “But art is FREEEEE!!!” and trivializes POCs talking about their pain. May or may not be related to a Cherokee princess.
Treatment: Involves an intense session of sitting the fuck down, shutting the fuck up, and listening. Unlearning a lifetime of unintentional racism is a difficult process, and many patients give up on treatment early on.
I give you Beardy Unwashed Fantasy Guy. He spends his time in Mead Halls. He thinks writing about not white people would be a lot of work and frankly there just weren’t people of color in the part of Europe he is basing his Fantasy off of. Besides, writing people of Color would be hard. And this isn’t the real world anyways.
Create your own sarcastic as fuck Beardy Unwashed Fantasy Guys here
Just you guys know. This post has been going around uncredited. Turdle here made every single one of those and it’s always nice to try and redirect folks back to the source sometimes (especially when she created this meme for a specific purpose, to which people are clueless kind of and it’s just easier to redirect them back to this anyway.)
In either case, there’s a link there where you can MAKE YOUR OWN, so. Yeah.
My new favourite meme.
I don’t even know what started this, but holy hell do I agree with this meme’s existence. I have to deal with too many of these assholes in real life.
GLAD YOU ASKED. I made this meme LAST year, when, during Nanowrimo prep (that’s National Novel Writing Month), I noticed people were commenting on the exclusion of POCs in the Fantasy genre. Someone told me their ancestors were probably beardy unwashed white guys chugging mead in beer halls.
IN FACT, this is the EXACT quote that inspired my other posts:
I don’t like the notion that fantasy authors are under some kind of obligation to present ethnically diverse worlds. I’m English, and a fair sized part of English history consists of unwashed beardy white people in mead halls. If I’m inspired by my own history and cultural heritage, then that’s what I’m damn well going to write about. I’m not writing about some other culture just to appease the people who think there aren’t enough black characters in fantasy, or whatever. You want it, you write it. Nothing to do with me.It made me angry! REALLY ANGRY. So I made GEE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RESEARCH WRITING CHARACTERS OF COLOR TASTEFULLY. Then I made that meme. This has been in my blog for eleven months now. It’s weird as hell to see it yanked from me, posted by someone else w/out credit or the CONTEXT of the original post and the original comment and why he’s the Beardy Unwashed White Fantasy Guy meme, but there it is. These are all mine, and I wrote them and this is why.#receipts.
Before I say a word, know that I’m not a racist. I simply think that changing the ethnicity of classic characters just to prove how not racist you are is a cheap thing for production companies to do. I mean, Lancelot was not an African. Not in one story or piece of art was he depicted as anything but an English born white man. Do you have any idea how rare Africans were in England in those days? Only just recently has the first skeletal remains of a black man been found and from the condition of them, he was most likely a slave and not treated very well. I know Lancelot isn’t real. Unlike Mulan, he really is from a fairy tale… but c’mon. I know I may sound like I’m taking this stuff too seriously, but why bother getting into a TV series if you’re not going to let yourself really get into it.
Isn’t it hilarious when you think about the fact that Lancelot didn’t exist? You know who else didn’t exist? Basically every character in this series! Do you know what else didn’t exist? Magic…magic totally didn’t exist. And people couldn’t turn into dragons. And there are no such things as wraiths. There’s a lot about this show that could be complaining about, but you’ve chosen to complain about the fact that Lancelot isn’t white.
Dear self-proclaimed non-racist, if in a fantasy series, with magic and dragons and entire universes existing through portals in hats, you find it more unrealistic/unbelievable that Lancelot is played by a person of colour, what do you think that makes you?
I don’t see as many complaints when history’s completely white-washed and characters who should be people of colour aren’t played by people of colour. I don’t see anyone complaining because Jesus is usually depicted by a blonde-haired blue-eyed white dude even though there was no way in hell he was white. Just because Lancelot’s always been depicted as someone white doesn’t mean it should stay that way, (especially when you consider the fact that people of colour are severely underrepresented in entertainment). The story of King Arthur is a legend that has been interpreted many different ways through many different lenses and in fact, there are a few black characters who do appear in the legends. There are even artistic depictions of at least one knight as a black man:
[Art by Pavel Tatarnikov]
There might not have been very many Africans in England and Wales, but contrary to popular belief, black people didn’t suddenly appear on earth as downtrodden slaves. There were significant numbers of black Africans who went to Europe during the 15 century onward. Also, ever heard of Moors? They ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula for 700 years (from 8th-15th centuries). North Africa was very prosperous and advanced in comparison to England during the middle ages. There are plenty of depictions and mentions of wealthy blacks in actual European history. There are also depictions of people of colour in popular stories (Shakespeare’s Othello for instance).
Simply because there was a skeleton of one black man found in England that indicates that he was likely poor, doesn’t mean every black person in England (during whatever time period you’re invoking to support your ill-formed ideas) was poor. There is historical evidence of wealthy people of colour from various time periods in England and even though European history tends to be depicted as completely white in general—it wasn’t. That sort of thinking doesn’t even make any sense when you consider that there were Africans in ancient Rome. It doesn’t make any sense when you consider that there was plenty of trade happening between European countries and African countries for centuries—honestly, these continents are not that far apart at all (Strait of Gibraltar).
In addition, slavery as we think of it did not exist until the trans atlantic slave trade, and though there were systems of slavery in various parts of the world—including England, they weren’t race-based.
Next time you launch a complaint like this, perhaps you should spend a little time actually googling for historical reference? I mean, not that it matters since as we’ve established, Lancelot didn’t exist and there are people who turn into wolves and dragons on this show. I’m sure your delicate sensibilities will be just fine.
Yeah no, if you’re bothered by a fantasy character being played by a Black actor, you are a racist. And if you can’t “get into” a television series because one character is Black, you’re a racist.
I just want to take a moment to say how HAPPY I am that they’re portraying Lancelot this way because do you know how many PoC characters there were on this show last year? Three. Cinderella’s fairy godmother (who was killed off by Rumplestiltskin after two minutes of airtime), a random knight in the episode Skin Deep (who only got one line), and Sidney Glass/The Mirror who was basically Regina’s bitch boy the whole time. I was thrilled when Mulan was announced but after changing her character to a hard judgmental bitch I’ve got my hopes set on their version of Lancelot to be different from what is in literature in a GOOD way.
Hold up, this was ever even a thing? Damn… So far, this show has (imo) cast each character beautifully. Rumpelstiltskin was never written as a gloriously mysterious and just-plain-sexy underdog but I’ll be damned if anyone other than Robert Carlyle could play that part better! And I don’t just mean “sexy” because I’m personally attracted to that actor: his actions are very sexual, from the way he stands, to the way he speaks, it’s all rather suggestive. I could go on but my point is - LANCELOT. HASN’T. EVEN. BEEN. IN. AN. EPISODE. YET.
He could be purple with fangs and have easter eggs for eyeballs and you’d look like a fool for not even giving the actor the chance to portray the character he was given. Calm yo junk! I have every confidence that this show is gonna take us on a gorgeous journey, and I’m even MORE excited when things are different how I previously imagined them, because it’s like getting a fav fairy tale as a whole new one - the whole appeal of the show :)
BOOM! All of this!!
friendly reminder that Lady gaga condones blackface
Edit: she also does brownface
Newsflash, Little Monsters! Your idol is an asshole and is using that whole spiel that she cares about you because she wants your money.
And she’s ugly and untalented.
If you enjoy her music, listen to mediocre 90’s pop—that’s when most of Lady Gaga’s songs appeared in their original form.
Shes also ableist:
from Oh No They Didn’t
and uses the r word Shes kind of a shitbag person all around.
Also she is transphobic, let’s never forget this: http://gudbuytjane.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/lady-gaga-sets-the-record-straight/
Oh and the use of trans men (and some t-bombs) as a costume in her videos:
I fucking hate Lady Gaga
My sister told me something really interesting she learned at school. Race actually doesn’t exist. It’s simply a human-made perception. Think about it like this: do humans come in different species? No. Just because one person is Japanese and the other is American, that doesn’t mean they’re both different types of humans. We’re all human. Nothing divides us. Just keep that in mind.
I wish people would stop saying this.
I get what you’re trying to say, and I’m sure it comes from a sincere place, but statements like this are incredibly dismissive.
I’ll explain why.
Just because race isn’t a biological reality, that doesn’t invalidate the fact that race is a social reality.
Positions like this, “There’s no such thing as race, we’re all just people,” is an incredibly privileged statement to make. And it almost exclusively comes from White People.
And this is because White People aren’t used to having their lives defined by their race. As the default “human” their used to being referred to as a “person” not a “Black person” or an “Asian person”. They never have to deal with having an addendum attached to their humanity.
People of Color are never just “people”. We’re never defined by our common humanity, it’s always about our otherness, our non-Whiteness.
So we don’t have the luxury of saying that “we’re just people” because we never are just “people”.
And it’s not just that we don’t have the luxury of being referred to as simply “people” it’s also that our identities are hard fought.
Do you know how much effort, unlearning, and relearning it takes before one says that they’re proud to be Black? For some people it takes a whole lifetime and for other’s not even that.
We had to teach ourselves pride because we needed it in order to survive. So to try and say to a person who has put so much effort in taking pride in an identity that was forced upon them, that their identity doesn’t matter. It’s incredibly disrespectful.
So yes, biologically speaking, we’re all just humans.
But there is faaaar more to life than biology.
I’m sure you meant well when you thought this, but….yeah….It’s not the most conscious statement in the world.
That statement would work in an ideal world
but not this one
in this world, white people are people and everyone else is treated like the other
Oh, so I guess “It’s the White House for a reason” is a thing now. Alex Zeagler’s is my favorite: “on the off chance this is racist, don’t worry ‘coz it’s not offensive.”
That reason is because, you know, it’s a house that is white.
wow people really make me sick to my stomach
i think my favorite part is how they say “I’m not a racist” or “not to be racist”
then go on to say that a black man shouldn’t allowed to be president
what the hell do white people think racism IS? like do you really think you can say “This isn’t racist or anything, but they need to get that stupid nigger out of the white house. I’m not racist, though” and it’s okay??????
just adding “not racist” to something
doesn’t make it—
i’m so fucking sick of everything about this goddamned planet
wow oh my god
There’s a reason why racist people vote Republican
I don’t trust people who “aren’t attracted” to Black girls.
and who defend it by saying “I’ve never seen one I think is pretty”, or “They’re just not my type”. ‘Cause, y’know… we’re allthe same and all look the same despite being some of the most genetically diverse people on the planet thanks to a multitude of reasons.
and then they refuse to believe that they were taught not to be attracted to black girls
Boudlal asked her supervisors for permission to wear her hijab when she worked at the Storyteller’s Cafe. Her request was denied and she was told that wearing the hijab would “negatively affect patrons’ experiences at the Storytellers Cafe.”
The 28-year-old also claims coworkers and supervisors accosted her with anti-Muslim and anti-Arab slurs, calling her “terrorist”, “camel” and “Kunta Kinte,” in reference to the slave from Alex Haley’s famous book Roots. Boudlal said colleagues also told her Arabs are terrorists, that she spoke a terrorist language and was trained to make bombs.