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Will Mortensen's public use of the N word cost him an Oscar Nomination+other awards?


From what I hear, he has potential award chances from this, but we all know that being inconsiderate like this will plauge award chances. Will have to catch this soon.

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This looks like faux outrage. All the guy did was refer to the word in passing, to highlight the level of offence it caused. Any sensible adult can see that, but this was too much for the Twitter mob.

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>> All the guy did

Where? What? I can't see any way he did this movie and was some kind of racist.

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Sorry? There were reports from the Twitter police who attended the press conference in LA. They might let Viggo off the hook considering his good looks and rapport with fangirls.

Source: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/viggo-mortensen-asked-on-camera-n-word-quote-misinterpreted-1202026467/

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Reports of what for christ sake? what did he say in what context?

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Mortensen said: “In making the point that many people casually used the ‘N’ word at the time in which the movie story takes place, in 1962, I used the full word. Although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man. I do not use the word in private or in public. I am very sorry that I did use the full word last night, and will not utter it again.”


https://www.indiewire.com/2018/11/viggo-mortensen-apologizes-n-word-green-book-1202019343/

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OK, thanks, but still, there is no quote or transcript that I can see of what he actually said or the context of it. His work seems honest and his apology sincere, though I don't know what would possess him to use the word and what context that would be about that would make any sense at all. Actors think they are so famous they can do anything under the excuse of art or being edgy.

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He's promoting his movie which has a racism theme, I assume he only used the word in passing when describing discriminatory attitudes and language in the era of racial segregation. Mortensen should've refrained from using the word itself. I guess he thought he was talking to a group of sensible adults and wouldn't need to censor himself. Now a bunch of bloggers/activists are calling the man a racist, I'm not sure about anyone else but I don't think a racist would decide to work on a movie with such an anti-racism message.

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In this case when I hear, "calling the man a racist" I hear, they are unhappy and offended that he used the word. I think that is a reasonable reaction, but assuming it was done from racism is problematic.

I have posted this elsewhere, but I wonder why every time there is a movie about any serious subject, or even some unserious ones that the actors are the ones to speak about the meaning and the history and the whatever ... when it should really be the writers or those who really lived it.

Actors are just cattle as Hitchcock said, or was it furniture?

Viggo should have shut up ... but it doesn't make him racist, and it's still a good movie.

Viggo was obviously intentionally offending anyone, I think he just was not aware of the effect his words would have on people, and the people who were offended or hurt ... what can they say ... it comes out as calling him racist.

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The Academy Awards almost introduced a new category to allow Black Panther to win an Oscar. I doubt they'll give Viggo one after using the n-word in an interview.

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More fabricated outrage from SJW scumbags.

https://moviechat.org/nm0001557/Viggo-Mortensen/5c0af4591611e03f8eca0d92/Viggo-Mortensen-Says-Being-Accused-of-Racism-After-N-Word-Quote-Was-Unfair-and-Dangerous

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Until you document where and when your unqualified statement is just slanderous trolling.

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Naah. It's '62. (I was a young child then.I knew.)

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Hell no, it's 2018. He will be nominated, and should win.

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