How does This looks cool, I’m going to wear it translate to These people are inherently beneath my people?
Exactly. Honestly they’re probably not even considering socio-political implications…they just think it looks pretty.
Right. Yes. This.
And somehow, from the mere bare fact that someone doesn’t think a culture is actually worthy of consideration and then doesn’t listen when people of that culture try to tell them something about it, we conclude that there’s something racist going on.
Honestly, saying that’s “appropriation” and “racism” is like saying that water is somehow “wet” just because it’s a liquid. Where do people get the nerve? It’s like my mother always said: if it looks like a duck and it sounds like a duck, where do you get off saying it’s a duck? It probably intended to be an aardvark.
I’m proposing to everybody for this brilliant display of satire.
thememyheartknows replied to your post: thememyheartknows replied to your post: So Forrest…
it looked like it to me at 1:43 i couldn’t tell any others though
I didn’t mean just in that scene. there was another scene too. but i can’t remember it off top. But I was buku upset cuz I like that movie & I never realized that before.
thememyheartknows replied to your post: So Forrest Gump was on this weekend buku times and all I could think when I was watching it was “Is that blackface? That’s blackface. Oh my god, is that fucking blackface tho?”
what was blackface?
I’m pretty sure he dudes in the black panther scene was.
this is the black panther scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1hHW6rEJO0 You’ll be able to tell which dude is in it.
And I think some others was too, but I can’t remember right now. I’ll have to see it again.
This one…was a doozy because my “bright” idea to combine the two started kickin’ my booty. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy and please forgive any lingering errors.
The worst decision Sam Evans had ever made in his eighty-five years of living was to be a white man. Mary Evans couldn’t have children and Dwight Evans couldn’t stay away from Gertrude Freeman; so when the Evans family maid had born a blond child with green eyes and pale skin, the Evanses had given her a stipend that could more than support her other two boys by a dead husband so long as she kept her mouth shut and never looked upon Samson Evans without all the proper deference a colored person would show a white one.
You can’t have it both ways - you can’t say a tv show/movie/book, etc has changed your life then get annoyed/upset/”offended” when others critique the source about how it’s lacking in addressing -isms that may not directly pertain to you in fandom discourse. Perhaps those critiquing it want to be “life-changing” for them as well, and not merely an affirmation of -isms they deal with in everyday life. And if your ability to “have fun” hinges on folk not being able to address/critique those shortcomings (whether regarding the source or its fandom), then you need to have a seat and do some serious reflecting.
whether you like my vulgar avatar!commentary or not, we all know everybody wants that avatar dick
forget your family values and get with the program