17 December 2016

Having It Both Ways

Dear Dancing Monkeys and Liberal Racists.

If you can cast a black guy to play Mordo, Wilson Fisk (TWICE) and Nick Fury then you can shut the fuck up when a white English woman is cast to play a Tibetian  Kamar-Tagian man.

I am astonished that you're so eager to have an Asian play The Ancient One because I'm old enough to remember all y'all bitching that the character itself was racist.

Just a clue, Zoe Saldana is not an Zen-Whoberis, should we protest her being cast in that role?

Bradley Cooper is not a raccoon, and has never been genetically modified or surgically implanted with cybernetics.

Vin Diesel, while he MIGHT be a space alien, is not a talking vegetable.

Do you see, Dancing Monkeys and Liberal Racists?

They're characters from a comic book.  They are fictional universes, and by extension fictional characters.


The Ancient One is from a fictional village in the Himalayas and is over 500 years old.

Wanna know something else?  Tilda Swinton isn't a quinquagintigenerian either.

Probably isn't even bald.

Fucking Dancing Monkeys don't even know their own.

Also of note: Who's not complaining about the casting changes... Comic Book Guys (and Gals).

2 comments:

  1. And how about the quality of the performance?

    In the James Bond novels, Felix Leiter is a blond texan. He's been played by a few blond dudes, and a few with darker hair, and all have been relatively forgettable.

    Yet he's been cast twice as a black man, and those performances were scene stealing.

    Racist, or just good cinema?

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    1. You will notice that they didn't demand someone of Nordic descent play Heimdall either.

      Idris Elba fucking owned that role, by the way.

      I tend to prefer the best performance. I am still kind of stunned that they are actually complaining that the film snagged Tilda Swinton. She's really hard to beat.

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