12.12.2013

Count Some More Fail



Notice how when Takei gets into the white-washing of Khan Singh, Conan just completely changes the subject.

This is the second time a "Sulu" has addressed this, mind you.  And we all saw how well the white folks handled that.


12 comments:

  1. And what this "show more deference to your Commander/he outranks you" shit? Um...didn't Sulu attain the rank of Captain too? Man, Conan, fuck you.

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    1. Yeah, that stuck out to me too. Like WTF, show deference. I also caught when George Takai was talking about the whitewashing and Conan cut him off, Conan actually said "I wasn't even listening to you." Are you serious? What the hell was that?

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  2. .....you know the movie was sloppy. I mean if they wanted Khan..could of got someone who fits that role and bulid it up. But it was a rushed job and it showed when the casted Cumberbach for the role. I mean did tried, but the role wasn't for him. But if funny how they just brushed it off. With Conan I think with went like this:
    Takei: (Starts talking about the whitewashed character)
    Producers: Shut him up or you're fired.

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  3. Takei: (Starts talking about the whitewashed character)
    Producers: Shut him up or you're fired.


    *dies*

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  4. Notice how when Takei gets into the white-washing of Khan Singh, Conan just completely changes the subject.

    *cue shock and awe at this turn of events*

    /sarcasm

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  5. Anything to protect white fictional heroes. White folks have an uncanny habit of defending

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  6. Sorry. I click 'publish' before I had a chance to finish

    I was going to say "Anything to protect white fictional heroes. White people will defend to the death fictional characters who are white or who are played by whites in the media. But when a POC is cast as a character normally perceived as white, then all hell breaks loose.

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  7. Yep, if it isn't about them they don't want to hear it.

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  8. Makes me think of the reactions evoked by The Knights Who Say “Ni!”
    To paraphrase a comment on wiki concerning the Knights:

    “All of these words (white-washing, race- racist and/or slavery) are infamous for the palpable angst, cynicism (and implied resentment) they bring about in white people by people of color, no matter the context.

    Some whites can be downright irritated by the above expressions, likewise many are moved to righteous indignation whenever such terms are verbalized. Three to Four hundred years has done much damage to the white psyche. So conditioned by privilege they’re simply unwilling to relate to anything (be it film, literature- social narrative) unless it inexorably favors whiteness. But let the issue be on the other foot such as a black Johnny Storm, or a non-white Spiderman or a black character in the hunger games and all hell breaks loose. They want to talk about race then, oh yes.

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  9. Just came in for a quick diet coke, but I love what you've done with the place.

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  10. I'm still waiting for Megyn Kelly to defend the casting: "Sorry kids, but Khan is just white. You know, historically." Looks like anything less than absolute hegemony is going to rile them up.

    And the hypocrisy of white people's indignation at our complaints...if they are so opposed to race-based casting, why have they stayed silent for so long? Actors of Color have been getting screwed ever since the birth of Hollywood...and all I hear are crickets.

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