teenage girls are fucking mocked for liking things that are marketed towards them and for them then when theyre sick of being shit on for that and try to like things not specifically “for them” they get shit on for “pretending” and they cant win at all its a lose lose situation being a teenage girl
Whitewashing is inarguably racist. Why is blatant racism suddenly okay if the actor is competent or the movie was “good?”
> Complain about white dude playing Khan
> Friends defend his acting ability
Um… not what I was complaining about but ok
A minute of silence for all the good books with bad movie adaptions.
A minute of silence for all the bad books that are getting movie adaptations.
A minute of silence for books with the movie adaptation on the front cover
A minute of silence for The Last Airbender
ten minutes of silence for The Last Airbender
Two hours of stunned horrified silence for The Last Airbender.
I mean, it has no point. Like, none at all.
But mostly, yellow-face? REALLY?
Yes! And racist butts try to excuse it with, “But the point of the movie was that we’re all connected as one and you know, reincarnations so…”
1. That’s pushing a colorblind ideology, which is still super racist.
2. Reincarnations in movies should mean more actors, more people of color, more diversity. Not a lot of white people in a lot of make up to make them look sort of Asian.
Also I’m not like a sage of wisdom or anything but I’ve taken a buttload of various religious studies courses and I’ve never encountered a belief about reincarnation where the person who is reincarnated always looks the same. They could have found a more creative way to indicate that these were the same people being reincarnated that didn’t involve being racist.
And the part near the end in the far-future timeline where Tom Hanks points out where Earth is in the sky? Unless they found another very Earth-like planet in our solar system, there’s no way they’d be able to see Earth with the naked eye. Which is not nearly as annoying as the yellow-face, obviously, but it still bothers me.
I feel like this whole movie was just like “LOOK HOW DEEP THIS IS LET ME BASH IT INTO YOUR SKULL FOR THREE HOURS AND YOU HAVE TO THINK THIS IS DEEP OR EVERYONE WILL THINK YOU’RE STUPID” but like, it actually wasn’t that deep? I mean, yeah, your actions now affect the future. But, yes? I knew that? Thanks?
I completely agree. I am just really tired of people excusing the yellow face practiced in the movie. Especially when they go on about how Halle Berry and Doona Bae also played outside their race and gender. That’s total bullshit. It’s not only derailing, but it’s also evident of how little these people actually understand what racism is.
Yellow/black/brown face and whitewashing is inarguably racist.
It also bugs me that people think that having more actors would have made the movie choppy. It wouldn’t be the case if the writers did their jobs really well and all of the actors were competent. I think it would have been more impressive.
(moving it to Fantalk from Hannahology to save space)