erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!
Important even when you’re excited about this movie!
good points, but please for the love of god, realize that the original marvel comic was a fucking horrible racist disaster of the most unacceptable calibre that rode on the tail ends of the 90s ninja craze and the budding 00s anime craze.
I still have no idea why Disney chose to adapt this MASSACRE of a comic book series to film, but what I have heard is that they’ve cherry picked the best parts of it and created something great from what was absolute dregs before.
And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation. You aren’t seeing the white kids appropriating anybody’s culture, you’re seeing a bunch of kids who are friends and race is not a divisive factor between them. I sort of think, in media, portraying/normalizing these sorts of things is really important and I think that is what BH6 is doing here: normalizing these sorts of situations.
When I say “normalize”, I mean, in media, and especially media for impressionable children, things that could be anything from diverse/inclusive groups of people from different races, to things like different genders, or different body types, being shown as “normal.” You put them on screen and tell a kid “this is normal.” and this can be shown in a way to goad children into doing what advertisers/media producers want, but it can also be used as a force of good. It’s about time we start using this media influence to spread stuff like this, instead of “buy this toy, wear this type of clothes, girls behave this way and boys have to do this or they aren’t normal”.
baby steps, man. There was a shitstorm when Laika released a movie with an openly gay character. But when they did the same thing a year after for the Boxtrolls, only the stupid old people got pissy about it. See? It’s starting to become normalized.
In the future I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s now easier for more diverse casts to exist, not just because it’s now been done once, but because the people, like me, who work in production, can point to things like this and say “see? They did it in Paranorman, the world didn’t explode. It’ll be fine.” or “see? the movie didn’t have to change for a bunch of different races to fit in fine. It’s not a big deal.” It’s been normalized. Somebody has to set a precedent. Wouldn’t it be great if shows were as diverse as this, not because they had some sort of agenda to, but just because that’s… yknow, normal?
#p l e a s e take note #i do get why people would get mad at disney for their decisions #but the source material is absolutely terribly and incredibly racist #and i would rather have a revamp about a mixed-race kid in a mixed-race world #than a straight adaptation of a racist as hell comic series #made by white dudes that think they’re clever for regurgitating every single exaggerated japanese and animanga stereotype in the book (via revyl)
Hey guys, so my friend on Gigapause is transitioning from female to male. He’s about to get HRT done, but it’s 200 dollars a month. He’s only 18, and he can’t afford it. He sells things like art commissions and even plushies, which are incredible. It’d really help if you guys were to ask for commissions from him, or even reblog this so others can see it. It’d mean a ton, and thank you very much!!
yesterday on my way to school i saw a dead raccoon on the sidewalk and someone actually bothered to put a hand towel on top of it to cover it, i felt like i was part of a murder mystery or something
idc if it’s true or not this headline is all that matters to me. x
Orlando Bloom: Our Savior
What happened was Orlando Bloom was out with a girlfriend who was rumored to be Bieber’s ex having dinner or something. Bieber came over and said hi to them and Bloom ignored him because who wouldn’t ignore the stupid brat. Bieber -of course -threw a giant hissy fit and said some colorful words about the girlfriend and Bloom punched him in his stupid face.
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What isn’t wrong with SeaWorld? Here’s just a small portion of things:
-Mother and calf separation as young as 1 years old. (In the wild, they’re together for life.)
-Artificial insemination by physically jerking off the animals and using their hands to insert the sperm.
-Though they haven’t caught wild orcas in a long time, they fund it on the sly.
-Food deprivation when VIP guests visit or if there’s to be an inspection.
-Lack of regard for the safety of trainers.
-Spending just 0.0001% of their profit on conservation but claiming they’re huge conservationists.
-Misinforming the public and on occasion, actually lying to them. Particularly on the life expectancy of wild orcas.
-Claiming they support educating people to care for the ocean during their orca shows but not putting any education into their shows what so ever.
-Claiming they always do rescue and release when 1. they have NEVER released an orca (because they’re the money making machines) but 2. they never follow up on the releases they have done so for all we know, they could all be dead. Part of a good rescue and release program is a check up at least a year later, to ensure that the animal survived. SeaWorld does not do that, and instead dumps the animal back into the ocean and claims this as “success”. The following quote about SeaWorld is pretty revealing about their attitudes regarding release:
"I worked at SeaWorld in San Diego. Had my season pass. My husband was a bait fisherman in SD. He and other commercial fisherman complained constantly that when Sea world rescued injured sea lions they would try to train them and if they were untrainable they would release them and the sea lion is half trained and not fearful of humans. These sea lions become a problem and as a result are killed by fisherman. I worked in the employee lounge at sea world and I heard trainers talk about the release of animals that they tried to train. I heard the concern for certain ones.I do not believe that SeaWorld should be allowed to capture and train any more whales and they should not be allowed to breed anymore.” - comment from Tonya Belden, worked at SeaWorld San Diego.
And another quote from this link:
"As for the rescue program…Some were saved and released, but if it didn’t bring in money, it was not considered valuable by the management.
We rescued a Risso’s dolphin in TX and worked day and night to bring that little guy (Turbo) up to healthy status. They moved her to the whale and dolphin stadium, gave her several types of psychotropic drugs, and she died within hours of receiving the drugs. The use of psychotropic drugs was NOT uncommon. When the Vet (Les Dalton) got the call saying she had died, his response was “Well, we got rid of that problem, didn’t we”.”
-They won’t hire ‘ugly’ trainers.
-Claiming they don’t have enough money to retire their animals but the CEO threw himself a $3 million dollar birthday in his mansion that’s larger than all the SeaWorld orca tanks combined.
-Calling the diets of their orcas ‘restaurant quality’ when in reality, it doesn’t even match what they’d have eaten in the wild.
-They drug their animals.
-Dumping litres and litres of toxic chemicals into the ocean then having the audacity to say that they are all about saving it.
-Forcing orcas to get onto the ‘slide out’ (where they sit out of water and have their organs crushed under their vast weight). This includes heavily pregnant orcas. See ‘Gudrun' but if you want a more recent example, they’re still doing this to Kalia right now.
-Forcing infants to become pregnant.
I could go on…
They basically live in swimming pools for crying out loud.