Scarlett Johansson standing up for herself for the roles she has played. (1 Viewer)

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Amazing how she is getting attacked for this.
 

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Marvel already made Heimdall not-Norse by casting Idris Elba to play the role.

Netflix has a BBC miniseries, "Troy, Fall of a City", which portrays Achilles as a gay African-Hellenic. They gay part I can see... the saved-head African-Hellenic, not so much :hihi: .
Already responded to that point on Heimdall.
 

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which supports the idea that these reactions about casting are knee jerk responses and not actual valid concerns about ruining a story, yeah?
No it’s not knee jerk. I wouldn’t want to see a white actor playing a traditionally black role, just as I wouldn’t want to see a black actor playing a traditionally white role. It has more to do (for me) with staying as true to the source material as possible. I would have thought you understood my POV on that from our GoT discussions lol. I always point to the source material. They just lucked out with Elba because he’s such a phenomenal actor.
 

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Cite the contradiction
Are white people underrepresented in entertainment media? (Or straight people or able-bodied, et al)
No, I don't think so (obviously), but I do think that's slowly changing. FWIW, I never gave it much thought that Heimdall was/is black in the movie. In fact, I thought his appearance actually added to the mystery and power of his character, which I liked a lot. I don't often get emotional at movies, but I had a visceral reaction when Thanos stabbed him in the heart. I just loved his role as gatekeeper of Asgard and I thought he played the role very well.
 

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Are white people underrepresented in entertainment media? (Or straight people or able-bodied, et al)
There's no need to go back and quote your posts. People can read here.

Scarlett was speaking about "art" and I found nothing wrong with what she said. Yeah, maybe she was "naive as ****" by speaking her mind in the alt-PC age (thanks SystemShock). I thought it was a shame she felt compelled to go back and explain herself because of people that hide behind the illusion of righteousness, but in reality are basically cyber bullies.

I know your argument comes from a good place.

But I think you might be "naive as ****" if you don't see the direction where all this is going.
 

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This is a perfect example of cyber bullying disguised as righteousness .

Amber Heard is clearly not a racist if anyone bothered to do some research.

She was giving an honest warning about an ICE checkpoint, trying to help people.

But no. Clearly no housekeepers, nannies, or landscapers in California are illegals.

She was torn apart.

 

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This whole thing is silly. This whole time I was under the impression that an actor's merit is based on their ability to play a range of characters and make them believable to the audience? Isn't that what 'acting' is? Pretending to be something you're not for the purpose of entertainment?
 

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This whole thing is silly. This whole time I was under the impression that an actor's merit is based on their ability to play a range of characters and make them believable to the audience? Isn't that what 'acting' is? Pretending to be something you're not for the purpose of entertainment?
That’s not going to stop guido from collecting his daily woke points
 

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But no. Clearly no housekeepers, nannies, or landscapers in California are illegals.
And even if they are not illegals, there is the possibility of harassment just because how the look,or they may not be able to produce ihre papiere because they keep their green card in a safe place at home; do you think the nice I.C.E. agent is going to drive them home to prove they have one, or toss them on the bus and take them to processing?
 

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And even if they are not illegals, there is the possibility of harassment just because how the look,or they may not be able to produce ihre papiere because they keep their green card in a safe place at home; do you think the nice I.C.E. agent is going to drive them home to prove they have one, or toss them on the bus and take them to processing?
Are you saying that the government wouldn’t have a copy of the document they issued and they are also requesting?
 

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Are you saying that the government wouldn’t have a copy of the document they issued and they are also requesting?
The government? Sure. The I.C.E. officer at the checkpoint in the middle of the street? Maybe, maybe not.

But it goes way beyond that. It's a freaking checkpoint, where they will be stopping brown people. Broken English, no ID, name on ID slightly different from the green card name, not looking quite the same in the database picture as in your ID... lots of things can lead to very uncomfortable situations.
 

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