Saturday, July 30, 2016

Matt Damon is [gasp!] WHITE!

What do you call it when you complain about the leading man in a movie because he's the wrong skin color?

"Our heroes don't look like Matt Damon," [Constance] Wu explained in a lengthy note. "They look like Malala. Gandhi. Mandela. Your big sister when she stood up for you to those bullies that one time."
"If white actors are forgiven for having a box office failure once in a while, why can't a POC (person of color) sometimes have on?" she asked. "And how COOL would it be if you were the movie that took the "risk" to make a POC as your hero and you sold the s--- out of it?!"

Now, I seem to remember being called a RAAAAAACIST!!! because I objected to a black actor being cast as Johnny Storm. Because clearly, the only possible motivation anyone could have regarding changing the race of a well known character, is RAAAAACISM!!!!11!


Now, in this particular case, The Great Wall is a new concept movie with an original script, so there's no existing cannon dictating what the race of the leading man should be. While granting that it would be historically -unlikely- that a white dude would be running around the Great Wall back in the day, there is no reason why that bit of non-historical fiction would automatically make the movie suck. It doesn't break anything. So Constance Wu is just a flat-out KKK-style Honkey-Hater. Will she get trashed like all the Nerd Racists who didn't like FF having a black Johnny Storm?

Oh, but no. There will be zero calling out, zero trashing. Constance Wu will most certainly be getting a free pass from the Tumblr/SJW set, because overt, blatant, disgraceful racism is perfectly fine so long as it is used against a white male. Too bad so sad, Matt Damon, you got the wrong color skin, boy.

For my part, I would like to say that I find Constance Wu's comments disgusting, and the free pass she's getting from the SJW set is nauseating. Walk your talk, or fuck off.

The Disgusted Phantom

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