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Progressives desperately trying to paint white people as racist over this.


I can't find one prominent person online that is upset over this. Twitter is projecting HARD to something that doesn't exist.

It's pretty common knowledge that Hollywood intends to woke-wash everything now.

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But there are plenty of people complaining about this casting. Not sure what difference it makes that no "prominent" person is saying they're upset.

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Scripts and bots on the internet mean jack shit...I mean a person of actual credibility.

The truth is no ones cares, and the left are circle jerking over a non-existent thing.

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By that logic you mean jack shit and I shouldn't pay attention to you lol. Seriously we're all just a bunch of morons bitching about life on the internet and all I know is I see plenty of people on twitter and comments section bitching about Bailey's casting (plus there's already a post on the little mermaid board here talking about "blackwashing").

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Not so much here. This place is a speck of dust in a corner of the internet no one knows even exists. There's no ROI to run scripts or bots here.

All we have here are political loonies that have 7 alts and use them to argue with each other.

Twitter is bot central....don't believe anything on there man.

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That's exactly what a bot would say!

Kidding. I just remember IMDB message board posters losing their shit over Zendeya being cast as "MJ" in Spider-man or at the prospect of Idris Elba being cast as James Bond so the idea of similar sentiments about the little mermaid don't really sound that far fetched to me. And even if they are bots, the bots do tend to work up like-minded people so I'm glad there is an effort to combat them.

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I don't think people get mad about the literal race or gender of the actors per se... I think people get upset that its done to intentionally piss them off for no real organic reason. The other part is the blatant appropriation of established characters.

It's like the woke crowd already know ahead of time that no one will want to watch a movie about an original character that fits their narrative, so they have to appropriate one that is already popular to accomplish 2 things:

Steal the character away from their "enemies", and to force them to have to deal with their world views. This is why their reaction is to always lash out when it's rejected and call people ists and isms. Now they seem to be doing this before the movie even comes out to get a jump on the rejection, to the degree of already creating the "army of trolls" when there really isn't one to begin with.

The internet is so fake.

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The following was a twitter comment from someone who's previous posting history tells me is not a bot:

first of all I'm not a racist i love halle, but i won't let Disney ruin our childhood memories so i started a petition to get justice for ariel and our childhood memories, i prefer Someone who looks similar to the real one
Petition
http://chng.it/qSd8hVX5kz
#Ariel #TheLittleMermaid


Honestly this is pathetic. First off if you're starting a statement with "I'm not racist" you may want to explore you're feelings a little bit deeper because I'd be willing to bet what's truly bothering you is a lot more racist than you'd want to admit to yourself. Second, if your childhood memories are so fragile that the casting of a black woman to play an updated version of the Little Mermaid is enough to ruin them for you, you have serious problems.

I'll say again, I think there are a lot more real people than you'd like to acknowledge who are bothered by this and I'm glad there are even more real people shouting them down.

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Well, Disney is kinda erasing Ginger people....why are they doing that anyway?

Disney does seem to have a major issue with Tokenism lately. Actually the left in general are huge Tokenists.

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Those are bots according to him. It's all the Truman Show to him except more woke.

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Scripts and bots on the internet mean jack shit...I mean a person of actual credibility.

People are just too afraid.

That's like saying that you were Atheist one century ago. Were there Atheists? Sure. Did they say it out loud? barely. But if you had had internet back then, there would have been quite a few 'scripts and bots' saying that they didn't believe in God. Of course, highly religious people quickly would say that those were scripts and bots that didn't mean jack shit. People of actual credibility were all religious, of course!!!

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Gee, I dunno...according to the people behind the desk, on the stupid box, that these alleged "hordes of racists, trolls, and white supremacists" are now "emboldened" and are no longer afraid to spew their hate, so which is it?

I'm sorry man, I just don't believe that the supply of hate is anywhere close to the demand. The market just isn't really there. The over-representation in media is just that, over-representation.

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Gee, I dunno...according to the people behind the desk, on the stupid box, that these alleged "hordes of racists, trolls, and white supremacists" are now "emboldened" and are no longer afraid to spew their hate, so which is it?

The answer is quite obvious, and my previous example still applies. Back then, people were afraid to say they were Atheists... and at the same time the Church used to see hordes of witches and Satan Worshippers everywhere, emboldened and no longer afraid to spew their 'Hate of God', so which was it?

Times haven't changed. It's just the new boss doing the same stuff than the old boss. Or the new religion doing the same stuff than the old religion.

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At least the Satanic Panic gave us some great music and movies. This current panic produces nothing of value, and infantilizes grown adults.

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Yeap. Back then they saw Satan Worshippers everywhere and now they see Nazis everywhere. But History repeats itself constantly. That's how it works.

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Most of what i'm coming across is total indifference. Nobody cares what they do with the Little Mermaid. That movie didn't possess people's hearts like some of the other animated features.

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Twitterbots say otherwise. Search the hashtag and you'll see almost every tweet is projecting racism onto white people, its disgusting. Yet I didn't see any actual tweets of racist outrage, anywhere.

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Well if YOU don't see it then surely it doesn't exist! :)

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I mean, you can literally scroll the hashtag and see the exact same tweets?

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I'm seeing tweets by people having a heated debate on Disney's own twitter feed. You know, like how a thread is supposed to proceed. Kind of like how we're doing right now :).

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I'm not having a heated debate lol. I dont give a shit about current year hollywood trash, I just think it's hilarious that movies now have this formula:

Make controversial cast change, then project an "ism" or "ist" onto conservatives to cover for the failure of said movie.

It's old hat now.

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You seem irked for someone so indifferent tho.

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TIL: acknowledging reality is "irked"

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🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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What reality? Hollywood recasts a character and the internet freaks out? If so then yes I'd agree.

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But the freakout is only coming from one side, and that side is projecting to the other.

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Judging by what I'm reading on the tweets you insist don't exist, and also your persistence, I'd disagree. But please continue.

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TIL: Replying to a reply is now "persistence" 🤷‍♂️

Damn dude.

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Well up until one of your posts gets deleted. I'm curious, what'd you say in response to the accusation of Disney being a nazi?

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I couldn't say anything, I've yet to research Walt. I'd be making an uninformed opinion.

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Indeed.

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Is it a rabbit hole worth delving?

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You tell me. Seems you've been there a few times.

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Walt Disney? Not sure what you mean, unless your trying to paint a label on me.

How typical.

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Is this another racist Hollywood freak?

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