Tuesday, September 16, 2014
jean-luc-gohard:

kiyza:

jean-luc-gohard:

kiyza:

racebending:

jean-luc-gohard:

They’ve cast Ra’s Al Ghul for Arrow, and unsurprisingly, he’s white and not Arab again.

I think this is the third character that has been whitewashed on Arrow for those keeping track.

Just figured I’d poke my nose in and mention that white characters have a bizarre race bend all the time, and far more often than characters who aren’t white. No one flips out when Nick Fury and Heimdall are black, but Ra’s Al Ghul is white? Stop the fucking presses!
Admittedly, I think there’s more of a cause for concern here since Ra’s Al Ghul’s ethnic background actually is more a part of his character than either of the examples I just mentioned, but still.

Well, Timothy, you seem to have answered your own question, so I don’t know why you still felt the need to post this bullshit, and yet here we are.

What damn question? My rhetorical question?
I have a right to reblog posts and post my own thoughts and commentary on the issue. Stop being passive-aggressive because someone doesn’t agree with your opinion.

Nobody said you didn’t have the right to post your stupid opinions. You used your freedom of speech to say what you said, and then I used mine to reply. I ain’t Congress, and I ain’t passin no law to infringe on your free speech, so chill with talkin about what you have the right to do, because that’s 158% irrelevant to the discussion at hand.
And I was too caught up in how stupid your original point was to even notice you saying that white characters are racebent more than characters of color are whitewashed. Off top, characters that have been “blackwashed:”
Nick Fury (Sammy LJ)
Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan)
Heimdall (Idris Elba)
Robert Neville (Will Smith)
Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams)
Electro (Jamie Foxx)
Now off top, characters that have been whitewashed:
R’as Al Ghul (twice!)
Talia Al Ghul (at least once, twice if she shows up on Arrow)
Irene in Drive
The primary cast of The Last Airbender
Harvey Dent (Tommy Lee Jones, listed because he had already been played by a black man in the very same series of films)
most of the real-ass people the movie 21 was based on
the real-ass biracial reporter Angelina Jolie played in that one movie
the real-ass Latino spy Ben Affleck played in Argo
every character in any movie about the Exodus
Jesus in basically every movie about Jesus ever made
Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Ghengis Khan (played by John Wayne of all people)
Khan from Star Trek (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who still counts as white even if this isn’t his home planet)
Maria in West Side Story
Laurence Olivier as Othello/Anthony Hopkins as Othello/most movie adaptations of Othello in history
real-ass El Salvadoran Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind
Josh Hartnett’s character in 30 Days of Night
Goku in that shitty Dragon Ball Z movie (and probably Piccolo while we’re at it because we all know that Piccolo was a space nigga)
Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince of Persia (Persia as in goddamn Iran)
every character in Cloud Atlas played by white people in yellowface
Katniss from the Hunger Games
the female lead in that movie about the zombie who starts becoming human again and falling in love with some girl who in the book is black but in the movie is white
And that’s just off the top of my head.

jean-luc-gohard:

kiyza:

jean-luc-gohard:

kiyza:

racebending:

jean-luc-gohard:

They’ve cast Ra’s Al Ghul for Arrow, and unsurprisingly, he’s white and not Arab again.

I think this is the third character that has been whitewashed on Arrow for those keeping track.

Just figured I’d poke my nose in and mention that white characters have a bizarre race bend all the time, and far more often than characters who aren’t white. No one flips out when Nick Fury and Heimdall are black, but Ra’s Al Ghul is white? Stop the fucking presses!

Admittedly, I think there’s more of a cause for concern here since Ra’s Al Ghul’s ethnic background actually is more a part of his character than either of the examples I just mentioned, but still.

Well, Timothy, you seem to have answered your own question, so I don’t know why you still felt the need to post this bullshit, and yet here we are.

What damn question? My rhetorical question?

I have a right to reblog posts and post my own thoughts and commentary on the issue. Stop being passive-aggressive because someone doesn’t agree with your opinion.

Nobody said you didn’t have the right to post your stupid opinions. You used your freedom of speech to say what you said, and then I used mine to reply. I ain’t Congress, and I ain’t passin no law to infringe on your free speech, so chill with talkin about what you have the right to do, because that’s 158% irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

And I was too caught up in how stupid your original point was to even notice you saying that white characters are racebent more than characters of color are whitewashed. Off top, characters that have been “blackwashed:”

  • Nick Fury (Sammy LJ)
  • Kingpin (Michael Clarke Duncan)
  • Heimdall (Idris Elba)
  • Robert Neville (Will Smith)
  • Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams)
  • Electro (Jamie Foxx)

Now off top, characters that have been whitewashed:

  • R’as Al Ghul (twice!)
  • Talia Al Ghul (at least once, twice if she shows up on Arrow)
  • Irene in Drive
  • The primary cast of The Last Airbender
  • Harvey Dent (Tommy Lee Jones, listed because he had already been played by a black man in the very same series of films)
  • most of the real-ass people the movie 21 was based on
  • the real-ass biracial reporter Angelina Jolie played in that one movie
  • the real-ass Latino spy Ben Affleck played in Argo
  • every character in any movie about the Exodus
  • Jesus in basically every movie about Jesus ever made
  • Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Ghengis Khan (played by John Wayne of all people)
  • Khan from Star Trek (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who still counts as white even if this isn’t his home planet)
  • Maria in West Side Story
  • Laurence Olivier as Othello/Anthony Hopkins as Othello/most movie adaptations of Othello in history
  • real-ass El Salvadoran Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind
  • Josh Hartnett’s character in 30 Days of Night
  • Goku in that shitty Dragon Ball Z movie (and probably Piccolo while we’re at it because we all know that Piccolo was a space nigga)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince of Persia (Persia as in goddamn Iran)
  • every character in Cloud Atlas played by white people in yellowface
  • Katniss from the Hunger Games
  • the female lead in that movie about the zombie who starts becoming human again and falling in love with some girl who in the book is black but in the movie is white

And that’s just off the top of my head.

so i was in the bus with this granny by my side when we spotted two girls kissing by the bus stop. the granny turned to me and said “these girls are so pretty. at their age i was pretty ugly. well, maybe that’s why i had to marry a man” i almost died omg

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  • Me: Who's a good boy?
  • Dog: ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • Me: YOU'RE A GOOD BOY!
  • Dog: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

missgingerninja:

do you think when fish get thrown back by fishermen, they swim around yelling about alien abductions and the other fish stop talking to them?

pleatedjeans:

article

queenofheartsonthesleeve:

Did you know that beekeepers have famously attractive eyes ? Every single one of them . I don’t know the science behind it , but studies show beauty is in the eye of the bee holder . 

unfreezes:

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral, fattening, expensive or impossible.

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

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