Sunday, January 2, 2011

Conniving Racist Hypocrites

Stupid leftist racist hypocrites are all in a flutter about the boycott of the new movie version of the comic book Thor. In the movie, Heimdall, a minor god, white in the comic book and in history, is being played by a black actor. Heimdall, of course, is a Norse god, and obviously not black. Leftist hypocrites would be on the warpath if a white actor played any black mythical or historic character. Think any white actor hired to play in a movie about Martin Luther King, Baraka Hussein Obama, or Legba Ati-Bon. That would be unacceptable and in response Al Sharpton would be burning Jews and whites on the streets of New York.

A US white supremacist group has called for a boycott of the Kenneth Branagh-directed superhero movie Thor on the grounds that a black actor has been cast in the role of a Norse god.

The Council of Conservative Citizens is upset that London-born Idris Elba, star of The Wire and BBC detective series Luther as well as a number of Hollywood films, is to play deity Heimdall in the Marvel Studios feature. The group, which opposes inter-racial marriage and gay rights, has set up a website, to set out its opposition to what it sees as an example of leftwing social engineering.

"It [is] well known that Marvel is a company that advocates for leftwing ideologies and causes," the site reads. "Marvel frontman Stan 'Lee' Lieber boasts of being a major financier of leftwing political candidates. Marvel has viciously attacked the Tea Party movement, conservatives and European heritage.

"Now they have taken it one further, casting a black man as a Norse deity in their new movie Thor. Marvel has now inserted social engineering into European mythology."

The site chooses to ignore its target's thespian talents, referring to "hip-hop DJ Elba" in apparent reference to the actor's career in East End nightclubs more than a decade ago. Elba himself address the casting issue earlier this year, pointing out that "Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers". He continued: "That's OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"

Branagh's decision to cast non-white actors as citizens of Asgard stands in apparent opposition to a one-time policy on Peter Jackson's forthcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit. A British woman of Pakistani origin complained last month that she had been turned away from a casting session fro being "too brown". The offending crew member, an independent contractor, was later sacked.

Thor, starring the Anglo-Saxon-looking Chris Hemsworth in the title role, and Jewish actor Natalie Portman as his love interest is due to arrive in cinemas next May.

Of course, they all forget Miss Saigon and Johnathan Pryce. In this case a white man was cast to play a Eurasian character in the Tony award winning musical. Racist Chinese actor and playwright David Henry Hwang and the homosexual Chinese actor B.D. Wong, led the charge against the casting of Pryce, even though Pryce met at least half of the racial requirements that Wong and Hwang set for acting, as the role was of a Eurasian, not an Asian, and certainly not an American Asian. Of course, a Chinese-America actor was as racially unqualified to play a Franco-Vietnamese character as Pryce was. Everyone knows that the Vietnamese hate the Chinese and vis-a-versa. The Vietnamese consider the Chinese to be imperialists and oppressors and the Chinese consider the Vietnamese to be racially and culturally inferior and to be supplicants and tributaries to the Chinese Empire.

Miss Saigon has received criticism for what some have perceived as a racist or sexist overtone, including protests regarding its portrayal of Asian men, Asian women, or women in general.

Originally, Pryce and Burns, white actors playing Eurasian/Asian characters, wore eye prostheses and bronzing cream to make themselves look more Asian, which outraged some who drew comparisons to a "minstrel show".

In the London production of Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga originally starred as Kim, with Jonathan Pryce as the Engineer. When the production transferred from London to New York City, the Actors Equity Association (AEA) refused to allow Pryce, a white actor, to recreate the role of the Eurasian pimp in America. As Alan Eisenberg, executive secretary of Actors' Equity explained, "The casting of a Caucasian actor made up to appear Asian is an affront to the Asian community. The casting choice is especially disturbing when the casting of an Asian actor, in the role, would be an important and significant opportunity to break the usual pattern of casting Asians in minor roles." This ruling led to criticism from many including British Equity, citing violations of the principles of artistic integrity and freedom. Producer Cameron Mackintosh threatened to cancel the show, despite massive advanced ticket sales.

Although there had been a large, well-publicized international search among Asian actresses to play Kim, there had been no equivalent search for Asian actors to play the major Asian male roles—specifically, Engineer (Pryce) and Thuy (Keith Burns). However, others pointed out that since the Engineer's character was Eurasian (French-Vietnamese), they argued that Pryce was being discriminated against on the basis that he was Caucasian. Also, Pryce was considered by many in Britain to have "star status", a clause that allows a well-known foreign actor to recreate a role on Broadway without an American casting call. After pressure from Mackintosh, the general public, and many of its own members, Actors' Equity was forced to reverse its decision. Pryce starred alongside Salonga and Willy Falk (as Chris) when the show opened on Broadway.

During the production transfer from West End to Broadway, a lesser controversy erupted over Lea Salonga's citizenship, as she was neither British nor American. The AEA wanted to give priority to their own members and so initially prevented her from reprising her role. However, Mackintosh was not able to find a satisfactory replacement for Salonga despite the extensive auditions he conducted in several American and Canadian cities. An arbitrator reversed the AEA ruling a month later to allow Salonga to star.

The interesting part of this controversy is that immigrants and their descendants like Hwang are acculturating to hate whitey and America, not loving and treasuring America. If Hwang is so upset about the issue, why doesn't he go back to China? Also left unsaid is the attitude of Chinese people towards Filipinos. Chinese and Chinese-Americans have nothing but contempt for what they consider their inferiors and casting Salonga, a Filipina actress, as a Vietnamese character enraged the Chinese supremacists in America. No one mentioned how a Chinese could play a Vietnamese as well.

This only shows that leftists are hypocritical racists. They are race obsessed and finely tuned to searching out racist insults, but have no problem imposing blacks on other cultures. Like the mythical Black Jesus or black Egypt origins of Greek achievements.

So, as Elba says, they got something against his skin color. I guess some people do, like Hwang and Wong. I guess that makes them racial supremacists.

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