On the Mandarin in Iron Man 3
I just don’t feel like his depiction was all that innovative or new because Iron Man was always just some white dude’s racist fantasy and in Iron Man 3 he is still just some white dude’s racist fantasy.
I attended the “Tangled” show which is one of two shows at Disneyland’s new Princess Fantasy Faire area of the park. The two narrators were two white men and the two stars were the Rapunzel and Flynn Rider face characters. In addition, there were two women of color cast…
AS SOMEONE WHO HAS WATCHED BOTH THE TANGLED AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SHOWS MULTIPLE TIMES:
all the renaissance women take turns doing the props and interacting with the guests (depends on their work rotation, breaks, lunches, etc.) and we also have a black and filipino stephen of morocco. if you were not aware, the royal theatre is supposed to depict the show as close to renaissance times as possible (but with recent disney movies) hence, the two men performing all the characters sans rapunzel and belle.
fantasyland cast member
people are retarded as fuck
fantasyland cast member says you are “retarded as fuck” if your experience was different than hers. Nice.
A follow-up to SuperMegaFoxyAwesomeHot’s post earlier.
Thank you to Whitewashing-Khan.
omg I loled.
no, antonio “puss in boots” banderas should not play oberyn martell.
PUSS N BOOTS MARTELL FOREVER
New photo released of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham, a military commander of Maori descent, in “Ender’s Game” (2013). Regarding the moko, Kingsley says:“Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past,” the actor says. “I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”
Rackham is an important character of color in the Ender’s Game novel—and arguably the highest profile Maori character in any upcoming tent pole movie this decade. Roles like this one do not come along often for actors of Pacific Islander descent. While the role is being portrayed by an actor of color, it is hard not to feel disappointed that the production did not cast a Maori actor to play this role.
aaare you FUCKING KIDDING ME
“OH LOOK WE DECIDED TO MAKE MAZER RACKHAM BEN KINGSLEY, WHO’S HALF INDIAN”
“OH WE KNOW HE’S MAORI, WE JUST THINK BEN KINGSLEY LOOKS MORE MAORI THAN AN ACTUAL MAORI PERSON”
“WAIT WHAT YOU EXPECTED US TO PULL A WHALE RIDER AND FIND AN ACTUAL MAORI DON’T BE RIDICULOUS, THIS IS SPACE, WE DON’T NEED TO DO THAT IT’S SCI FI”
“OH LOOK WE THOUGHT THESE TATTOOS LOOKED REALLY COOL AND THEY’RE MAORI SO BE SATISFIED WE’RE STEALING THE CULTURE BUT DON’T THINK YOU ACTUAL MAORIS LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO WEAR THIS SHIT ON SCREEN”
no one pay to see this movie.
Also Orson Scott Card is a terrible asshat
Now, I have no idea what casting call the put out for the part, so bearing that in mind:
Did anybody stop to think that maybe he simply ended up being the best actor to audition for the part? Maybe no Maori actors auditioned?
What do you expect, them to actively go out and hunt down a Maori actor to play the part instead of just holding auditions? Maybe the Maori actors who auditioned simply weren’t good enough of actors for the part?
Now, I admit, it’s entirely possible several phenomenal Maori actors who auditioned were overlooked to cast Kingsley instead. Which if that is the case, then yes, that’s highly disappointing. But all I’m seeing is a bunch of mudslinging without any facts being used to back up the claims. Which isn’t okay.
Again I could be mistaken, as I haven’t seen anything about how the casting call for this role was done.
“Did anybody stop to think that maybe he simply ended up being the best actor to audition for the part?”
No, unless the production did not actually make an effort to find Maori actors.
Maybe no Maori actors auditioned?
That would be on the production for not actively recruiting, particularly when there are several established Maori actors like Cliff Curtis.
What do you expect, them to actively go out and hunt down a Maori actor to play the part instead of just holding auditions?
Yeah. Yes! Especially if they are going to culturally appropriate. They bothered to find the tattoos but not the actors.
Maybe the Maori actors who auditioned simply weren’t good enough of actors for the part?
We’re supposed to believe that someone who isn’t Maori can better represent a Maori character than an actual Maori actor? That out of all of the nearly a million Maori in the world, not one is better at portraying a Maori actor than Ben Kingsley?
But all I’m seeing is a bunch of mudslinging without any facts being used to back up the claims. Which isn’t okay.
Yeah…you should stop that, with the underestimating Maori actors bit. Because actors of Maori descent are talented enough and should be enough to play themselves. It’s not because they don’t exist.
REBLOG: Star Trek Into Darkness and the latest thing to bitch about.
NOTE: I posted this a few days back, but as long as these morally bankrupt people are going to continue to make this argument, I’m going to repost this. Plus I’m including their inappropriate tag so they can’t help but see it.
So, not only do we have to deal with blatantly rude people with the maturity of 9-year-olds spoiling the plot of Star Trek Into Darkness for people who don’t want to know all the details, but now people here on Tumblr (and I’m sure elsewhere) are using the spoilers as an excuse to spread some imbecilic blather accusing J.J. Abrams and his crew of racism. And further, presenting that said argument in detail as they have is in itself continuing the spread of said spoilers, which only multiplies their douchebaggery by a staggering degree.
I’m still trying to solve the mystery of when exactly the majority of modern society became such a bunch of weak-skinned, spineless crybabies that they’d find offense in anything even if they had to make it up. I don’t think that mystery will ever be solved. But using racism as the latest trigger for a spittle-flecked, fist-waving argument against something that displeases you is truly shameful, because it’s such a deliberate, merit-less ploy to ensure that anyone who dares disagree with the argument is labeled a racist by association. It’s low, dirty, underhanded and despicable…and believe me, those are the kindest words I can conceive of for those who’d partake in such a machination.
If you’re a part of this, if you’re supporting the “it’s racist, and if you don’t think so, so are you” game that’s going on here, then you should hang your heads in shame if there’s even the slightest shred of decency and humility left in your hearts. You’re not defending against hate and discrimination; you’re just reshaping it to fit your needs. The cruel irony is that by doing this, you’ve failed miserably in your own cause. You won’t see it due to willful blindness against facts you find distasteful, but it’s in plain sight for anyone with a modicum of understanding. Even now, you’re probably sitting there, getting ready to write some bitter retort that will no doubt include some bizarre circular reasoning that will lead to your belief that I am racist for not agreeing with you. And that will only serve to support my statement here.
I have never been more ashamed to call myself a Star Trek fan than I am at this particular time in my life, because these people who’d participate in such hatemongering claim to be supporting the franchise. They sully and pollute it, and for that I am truly, relentlessly heartbroken.
this fan is more upset about fans speaking out against racism than upset about the fact that racism actually happened.
Discrimination isn’t heartbreaking, but people speaking out against it is.
|Song: Episode 6: Valar Dohaeris|
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Sam’s failure, Davos’ castaway moment, Cersei and Margaery’s verbal sparring, Tywin’s excellent parenting skills and of course, Barristan the BAMF. In this latest episode, FPC recaps this week’s season 3 premiere, entitled Valar Dohaeris.
Reminder: The first half of the podcast is spoiler-free as requested, and the second half is business as usual!
HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK
FPC reads your favourite sex scenes out loud, despite the massive amount of secondhand embarrassment involved.
WHAT’S UP NEXT WEEK
Episode 7: Dark Wings, Dark Words (s3, ep2)
Get ready for the action to (hopefully) amp up in the second episode of the third season (wow, second episode already???).
Check below for more details on s3, ep2: Dark Wings, Dark Words.
So as it turns out the original speculation is true. Ikem is Zuko’s father not Ozai and that means that Iroh is not even Zuko’s uncle and Azula has every right to the throne over Zuko.
“Continuing on Ursa, the big reveal that is sure to be the big talking point among fans. Zuko’s biological father is actually Ikem, not Ozai.”
From this article.
What do you fans think? Does this change how you will perceive Zuko and the dynamic of the upcoming series of Korra?
ew wtf this is terrible no
i thought this was avatar, not a cliche soap opera special
part of what made zuko’s story so strong was that it showed that you dont have to like or follow your family if what theyre doing is wrong, and the contrast between azula and zukos characterization showed that good people can come from bad places
without zuko being related to ozai, it could be said that azula is evil because of her genetics, not her upbringing or that zuko was good from the start because he wasnt related to ozai.
like this was so strong because it showed that you dont have to be like your parents and just because your parents are bad people doesnt mean you have to be and ugh
this isnt supposed to be a cinderella story, this isnt about “evil stepparents” and ugh this is boring and gross
if this is true (in this comic whatever), this is going to be one of the first, if not THE first, case of “I’m totally ignoring this canon thing”
because let’s be honest
this is really demeaning to all of the hard work that went into zuko’s character
whether or not he’s your favorite, his character arc and development, along with azula’s, was fantastic, and absolutely just ugh so good
a big part of the reason why was because of the whole “good people can come from the worst families” thing
so now you’re going to send zuko on a *magical quest* to find out that *daddy is a sweetheart* and that *oh no zuko only bad people have bad parents* and *bad people breed bad people shh* *azula was only bad because her family was*
that’s such a bad message, plus contradictory to the show and
if this is actually true (like bryke approves it), i’m most likely going to totally ignore it
even if they say it’s true, i’ll never believe it! It’s like their killing another favorite character of mine!! D:
UM YEAH IM TOTALLY IGNORING THESE COMICS NOW BECAUSE YA KNOW I LIKE MY CHARACTERS THE WAY THEY WERE YA KNOW SO FUCK YOU.
If this is eventually confirmed by bryke (because I don’t really understand whether this is a definite thing, I’ve never read them and obviously this is only part one) I won’t accept it.
This is an example of people fucking with a beloved franchise.
Oh sweet lord has anyone bothered to translate the letter from Chinese into English? Because….*waves hands and jumps up and down* It’s a grammar confusion thing. Unclear antecedents. Zuko and Azula are just bad at grammar and apparently so is fandom…
OZAI ISN’T ZUKO’S FATHER WHICH COMPLETELY THROWS OUT ZUKO AS A LEGITIMATE HEIR TO THE THRONE AND THE ENTIRE ARC OF ZUKO HAVING TWO WARRING BLOODLINES INSIDE HIM TO HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN AND ANYONE WHO TRIES TO PULL “WELL OZAI RAISED HIM” WITH ME GETS THE DUNGEON FOR 3948758456 YEARS BECAUSE OZAI WAS AN ABUSIVE FUCK AND IROH WAS ZUKO’S REAL FATHER IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD THAT MATTERS AND MIKE AND BRYAN AND GENE YANG ARE IN A TIME OUT NOW THEY ARE GROUNDED FOREVER
THEY TRASHED ZUKO’S DEVELOPMENT AND HIS CHARACTER AND THE STRUGGLES HE WENT THROUGH BY MAKING HIM SOMEONE ELSE’S SON
LITERALLY HIS ENTIRE ARC WAS BASED OFF OF OZAI’S ABUSE AND NEGLECT TOWARDS HIM AND HIM BEING A CHILD WHO JUST WANTED HIS FATHER TO LOVE HIM
THIS IS THE WORST NARRATIVE BETRAYAL IN THE HISTORY OF BETRAYALS
THIS IS SHITTIER THAN THE ENTIRETY OF THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE WHICH AT LEAST MADE ME LAUGH AT ITS STUPIDITY
I AM IN A RAGE
THIS IS PROBABLY MADDER ABOUT FICTIONAL COMICS CHARACTERS THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN
HOW DARE THEY.
Am I the only person who sees this and sees that Zuko is confused by confirmation bias and unclear antecedents?
Also, Ikem has light brown skin and Zuko is super pale like Ozai idk.