A long-gestating biopic about James Brown has shaken up its production lineup: Producer Brian Grazer has fired Spike Lee and replaced him with director Tate Taylor. The news will undoubtedly stir up controversy for symbolic reasons, if nothing else—handing over the reins of a film about a notable black figure from a black director to a white one certainly looks bad. And it’s true that, given the limited opportunities for people of color in Hollywood, the decision stings a little. But the main issue is not that the director is white—as Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild proved this summer, it is entirely possible, though admittedly tricky, for a white director to tell a compelling story about black characters. The problem is that Taylor’s claim to fame is having directed one of the most patronizing and old-fashioned movies about racism Hollywood has lately produced—The Help—and that hardly bodes well for the memory of the Godfather of Soul. Is this really the best Hollywood can do?
in light of tonight’s episode and also their general existences but especially tonight’s episode
i’m going to need there to be a lot more parker/hardison porn than there is
let’s start with: any
This is an audio clip of Dan Didio at SDCC. Someone in the audience asked him why the percentage of women on DC’s creative team dropped from 12% to 1%. His response is “What do these numbers mean to you?” and “Who should we be hiring?” I know most of you have read a transcript of the discussion, but you should probably listen to this. I know I imagined a more sarcastic/inquisitive tone on “Who should we be hiring?” so hearing how aggressive he sounds is just. Wow. I would’ve been incredibly uncomfortable had I witnessed this first hand.
I’m pretty sure credit for the audio clip goes to DCWKA, but I could be wrong.
The Senate isn’t the only morally corrupt legislative faction of the US government. The House of Representatives voted against a bill that would prevent child marriages worldwide. The Senate voted for it with 100% bipartisan support.
The US has turned into a fucking political circus where the only performers are rich, white dudes who don’t give a shit about anything other than money and scratching the back of multi-billion dollar corporations and bank CEOs who are getting nearly 50 million dollars in bonuses this year while the rest of us can’t do anything but sit in the stands and watch as they abuse the very foundations this country was built on.
This is disgusting.
The reason House conservatives gave to oppose this bill was the cost of the implementation of it. The truth is, this bill was going to actually make assistance programs that already exist more cost efficient. Because apparently, preventing the rape of children is too fucking expensive we need to give rich people tax cuts instead. Maybe the budget for Defense could spare a couple billion fucking dollars. Oh, wait, they misplaced that money in Iraq and can’t account for it. Right.
Fucking priorities, man, how do they work?
Poor Dick Durbin. I don’t understand how anyone could be against something like this, even IF it was theoretically a costly bill.
—guest blogger THF
FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE.
One of my good friends just ended her friendships with me, and a group of people that care a lot about her. Why? Because of the stupid things all of you extremists have put in her mind. Sure she can be liberal and want equality, but to the point that it affects your relationships? It’s ridiculous. All of you, sit down and think about how you would react in a true situation. Ignore it, attack the orator, or post it on tumblr and complain about it with your millions of followers. Get over it, you ARE NOT BEING OPPRESSED. I AM A BOY AND I AM SAYING THIS. YOU want to be an astronaut, then be a freaking astronaut. You are all capable of the same things nowadays and the U.S. IS NOT an oppressive culture; does racism and sexism occur? Yes, of course it does, because it is impossible to eradicate. If you could, then opinion would not exist. Get over it, and realize that YOU are being the one that critiques everyone, not the other way around. I don’t care if I lose 50 followers over this, but the fact that a good friend just stopped being my friend over something silly, is simply ridiculous. All of you that think I am wrong, reconsider your opinions rationally and then tell me that you honestly think I am wrong.
Okay, what have we learned, Tumblr?
1. You can be liberal and want equality—but only if that doesn’t actually change your life. If you stop wanting to be around your racist/sexist friends, whoa, you’ve gone too far. Accept our racism, accept our sexism—we’re your friends!
2. If a boy tells you you’re not being oppressed, racism and sexism disappear. You will never be unjustly oppressed ever again… and if you are, that’s just the way things are, man! Deal with it! Sexism and racism are gonna be around forever!
3. Double-standards do not exist and are in no way a form of oppression. I mean, I’m a guy: if I bone three chicks in a week, I’m a stud; my buddies will all crack a brewskie and congratulate me. But chicks who bone three dudes in a week? Holy, she’s a slut, she’s not relationship material, she probably has “daddy issues,” no normal woman could want sex that much. Sexism and racism sometimes occur—only sometimes, like when most rapists will not ever do time, and a large percentage won’t be convicted, and girls who like sex simply cannot be raped… Yeah, that’s not just one example of how sexism is the rule, not the exception.
Shame on all of you liberal feminist homosexual promiscuous ridiculous people and your weird notions of equality!
Wow, am I ever glad this lady dropped @periastron’s ass.
I want to shake her hand.
The UN just voted that being Gay is a valid reason to be executed. Yes, executed.
Can you believe this shit?
VOICE YOUR OPINION AND REBLOG.
Never take your freedom for granted. Use tumblr for something!
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Wow. I’m raging inside, and I would really love to come up with something to say right now, but I’m just… I’m rendered speechless. What the actual fuck?! Humanity, if this actually happens, if this actually becomes law? That’ll be the moment where I’ll lose all the little bit of remaining faith I still have left for you.
I’m absolutely speechless. How can, in this day and age, ever happen? Love is love. What the hell? I can’t even process proper thought right now.
I am…so upset….can’t even properly articulate…this is horrifying.
WHY THE HELL CAN I HEAR A THUMP WHEN I LOOK AT THE PICTURE? AND NO THUMP WHEN I LOOK AWAY?
WHAT IS THIS. WHY CAN I HEAR THE THUMP WHEN I LOOK AT THIS. SCIENCE, EXPLAIN.
holy fucking shit aghh
I DON’T UNDERSTAND!?!?!1jhkjlk