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I'm A National Fucking Treasure: Actors who COULD HAVE Played Khan

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sofarfromshameless:

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yanagoya:

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yanagoya:

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rob-anybody:

annlarimer:

kirstinthereckless:

Oded Fahr

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Naveen Andrews

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Sendhil Ramamurthy

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But no, this is the logical choice.

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I really wasn’t going to reblog this post because I am tired of talking about this, but I’m sick of the prevalent ‘all brown people are alike’ idea of this casting. The first actor’s name is Oded Fehr, and he is Israeli, not desi or Middle Eastern. You cannot cast him as a race-appropriate Khan when he is not Indian at all, and bonus, you cannot cast a Middle Eastern actor as South Asian because those are two very different cultures, period.

Like, I appreciate the sentiment of this post, but please don’t add even more inaccurate casting to your post about whitewashing.

It’s the Kali from Teen Wolf debacle all over again. Remember that, guys? We shouldn’t forget those lessons so quickly. 

We need people of color representing their actual races in media, not brown people representing different brown people because White audiences can’t be bothered to tell the difference. 

But, yeah. “Not Cumberbatch” is the ultimate lesson.

I think Cumberbatch worked quite well. Not everything has to be an equality stand. Can’t it just be a suddenly hot dude that looks good in black?

No. No it really can’t. Because not all hot actors that look good in black are white actors. When this character was written, he wasn’t written for a no-chin, exceptionally pale English guy. It was written for a man that was Indian.

Did you literally not read anything that was written above?

When people of color come in and tell you /exactly/ what was wrong with a certain situation, your white ass is not allowed to show up and just tell them that “not everything has to be from an equality stand”. 

You don’t get to do that. You let them speak, and you shut the fuck up and listen. You don’t get a say in what’s okay and what’s not okay when it comes to racism.

This is not okay, and you need to sit the fuck down.

And you need to stop telling my white ass what to do. My white ass is allowed to do whatever it wants. You yourself? The only thing you’re doing here is contributing to every rasicm issue in this world with your inability to express your - however strong - opinions on the matter in a non-offensive way. Because of course I’m going to shut up if you tell me to.

I will say it again. I loved Cumberbatch in this part. I see no problem with him playing this character. Because skin colour doesn’t matter to me - actor’s portrayal does. And because nobody is obligated to base their opinions on underlying social issues if they don’t want to. Seriously, some people need to learn the line between truth, awareness and righteousness that borders on stupidity. 

Why should I stop telling you what to do when plainly explaining why your opinion is harmful didn’t work when POC spelled it out plainly, and kindly for you? There was no anger in the commentary before yours. None. It was just “here’s why this is wrong and why it needs to be fixed” and you just had to come in and be like “oh but benedict cumberbatch is so hawt~*~*” No one gives a shit how attractive he is. He can be attractive in the MILLION OTHER ROLES CREATED FOR WHITE PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAVE EXTREME AMOUNTS OF VISIBILITY OVER PEOPLE OF COLOR?!

I’m not saying bennywinkle clusterfuck isn’t a good actor. He’s brilliant. Really. But the fact that you are so blind to see why it’s not okay for a white actor to play a part intended for a person of color? I will repeat, it was spelled out for you and every other white person in the commentary before hand.

And will you PLEASE. Please shut the fuck up about how “skin color doesn’t matter”. Again, as a white person, you don’t get to say that. Why? Because you’re white, and your skin color DOESN’T matter. People can always see people like you. People like you are EVERYWHERE in the media. You know who’s not? Indian actors that were intended to play the part of Khan. They don’t get to be seen, because people like you, people who have far more influence on who gets seen in the media don’t care. You should care. Because you as a white person, have way more influence than just about any other race on who’s allowed to be seen.

Don’t give me that bullshit about truth, awareness, and stupidity when you’re so fucking ignorant it makes my skin crawl. You wanna talk about truth: An Indian actor, a brown man, should have played Khan in Star Trek. Let’s talk about awareness: I’m telling you, POC are telling you exactly why a brown Indian man needs to play this role. And here’s where stupidity comes in: You’re too fucking wrapped up in having your fucking feelings hurt to know when you’re wrong so you get pissed when people call you out on it instead of checking your privilege as a white person like you fucking should.

Good fucking night.

Funny that you are against racism yet you also show some hints of it…

I agree with you that people in the media should pay more attention to actors from other cultures as well because obviously there are talented actors all around the world. But to me it seems you just rage out your anger(bennywinkle clusterfuck????????? why does he deserve this?????)  on Cumberbatch who (I think) didn’t do anything wrong….

I think it’s part of the marketing that he got this role and also that Cumberbatch is a great actor. Yes, if we see it that way he ‘took away’ the place of an actor from India whom with this film could have been famous in the world.
But I still don’t think this is such a tragedy as some people believe.

I also believe that some roles are not connected to skin-colour or culture. But there are roles of course which are. And pls don’t tell me that I can’t say that because I’m white…Because that really borders racism.

First off: I’m white. I’m going to make mistakes and say racist things. But I’m not going to get mad at people of color, or tell them that they are wrong in their opinions on something that they face every day when they call me out on my racism. That’s part of recognizing your privilege as a white person, and needs to be taken into consideration. I never said I didn’t make mistakes, and if a POC comes to me and tells me to shut up because I’m wrong, or tells me that something I’ve said is problematic, guess what? I’m gonna listen, and I’m gonna do my damndest not to silence them, and I’m gonna try to make myself better. Because that’s my job as a white person: to listen to POC when they tell me I’m wrong. Which the person before didn’t even attempt to do. They were just pissy because I called them out on their bullshit.

My rage and anger has nothing to do with the actor. Chances are, he was either asked to do the role, or a casting call was put out for said role by the Star Trek casting department. The blame falls on them, not Cumberbatch. Granted, he could’ve turned down the role, but chances are he got paid a pretty penny to do it. 

The thing about BC playing a role that was made for a POC isn’t about him. I couldn’t give two shits less about which white person played the role. The problem is that it was a white person playing the role of a person named Khan Noonien Singh. That role was made for an Indian man. Period. There’s no questions about that. And yes, it is a tragedy that someone who is practically the definition of Anglo-Saxon to take that role. Because if you read above, there are plenty of talented, successful brown people that could’ve played that part. The casting department just actively chose not to cast anyone that fit that part.

However, you’re right. Some parts are not connected to skin color. The other 90% of the roles in Star Trek were written for, or acceptable to be played by a white person. Ninety percent. That one single role for a person of color other than Uhura or Zulu (which had no problems being cast with actual POC?) was taken away to be played by the whitest of white guys. Why, if so many roles are there for white people, should they give one of the three (correct me if there are more POC in the movie cause I haven’t seen it) roles very explicitly intended for POC to a white person? What about that is okay?

One more thing: I can’t tell you that you can’t have your opinion. But, what I can do is tell you that your opinion is problematic. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s really not difficult to understand that as a white person you have a certain privilege over POC. You know what you need to do with that privilege? Acknowledge it, check it, USE IT FOR GOOD THINGS. Use it to help POCs’ opinions and problems and hardships become heard. 

Tl;dr: Khan should’ve been played by an indian person, and white people don’t get to say different because there’s already enough white people getting visibility in the media.

“First off: I’m white. I’m going to make mistakes and say racist things.” This sounds like the reason why you are making mistakes and saying racist things is because you are white. If you really say this I feel pity for you. Not just white people are racist. Racism is not connected to only skin colour. People hate each other all over the world also because they are from different nationalites. So please if you are honestly against racism you should care about those too….

Well, I will tell you a story of me. How much I have never hated anyone because they are from different roots. I was 9-10 years old when in a bus station two Gipsy girls from school harrassed and threatened me. I’m very blond. And I’m sure this was the reason why they attacked me. Nobody else suffered something like this in our class.  They told me they break my finger if I don’t tell them where I live. Then they wanted to humiliate me in their own ways. They wanted me to call them ‘princess’ in the school yard. As a 9-10 years old this was a trauma for me, I’m sure you understand. I cried a lot.

But guess what???? Years later I talked with one of them on a bus. We talked like nothing ever happened. I have never been discriminative against anyone because of skin colour or origin and I still won’t be.

“But I’m not going to get mad at people of color, or tell them that they are wrong in their opinions on something that they face every day when they call me out on my racism.” So you will fix your opinion if you say racist things towards other races but if you do this towards white people you don’t?? Because this is what I see from you post…. And why do you say racist things if you are against it?? Racist phrases shouldn’t simply slip out of mouth if you are honestly against it.

You said that any of the above actors could have played Khan. But Oded is Izraeli as someone pointed out. As long as his skin is not white he would be good to play an Indian character?????? This is superficial. It doesn’t matter to you who just not a white person? or what?

Btw in Iron Man 3 Mandarin is played by Ben Kingsley. Mandarin (as the name also suggests) is Chinese. And Ben Kingsley is far from that. Then in your point of view Ben Kingsley took the role of a Chinese man. It was written for a Chinese actor. It’s the same issue.

If you also notice because of unkown reasons most antagonists in these new hero-fantasy-films are from England. Loki from Avengers- Tom Hiddleston, Mandarin from Iron Man 3 - Ben Kingsley (born in England but with Gujrati descent), Khan from Star Trek - Benedict Cumberbatch. I think this may be a certain fashion or also because the American audience likes hearing the British accent and it sounds foreign to them which makes it easier to associate them with an enemy who is not from Earth/ or from a diffent part of the world.

I know we will never agree. But I can only repeat myself: there are a lot more severe acts of racism than giving a role of an Indian man(which in the past was played by a MEXICAN) to an English man. Yes, it’s quite a brutal change if you expect an Asian person to play it but it’s not a tragedy.

Reblogging this for one reason, and one reason alone:

Literally nothing, I or anyone else can say to you will make you stop being a racist fuckwit. Nothing. And it’s pointless at this time for me to argue with you. I have never in my life seen someone so fucking dense, and so fucking ignorant to what’s being spelled out for them.

I can’t.

I’m just really done with all this shit.

Really done.

Like it just needs to stop.

It’s not okay that a white person played a role for POC. You can still like the movie, you can still like Benedict Cumberatch. It’s all gravy.

What you can’t do is e a douche when someone tells you why it would’ve been better for a POC to play a part for POC.

You know what’s really shitty?

You know what makes you a shitty person?
When you remove commentary, critical commentary from a post where someone has called out racism, and you just reblog it. You don’t even have to fucking RESPOND to the commentary. Really. You don’t. Just reblog it and move the fuck on.
But for the love of God. Be a decent human being and LEAVE COMMENTARY BEING CRITICAL OF RACISM WHERE ITS AT. SHIT.

EDIT: I made this post when I was angry, and I approached it in a really not nice way and I’m super sorry for that. So I’m removing/striking through the parts that were not nice, and just gonna… Yeah. I’m sorry… >.>

I just knew that the Psy bandwagon wouldn’t last.

sourcedumal:

People only liked him because he fit the exact stereotype about what an Asian man is in America.

He was the strange foreign man who didn’t speak English in his song and pranced around funny.

And now the strange prancing Asian man is actually calling Amerikkka out for its imperialistic bullshit?

Now all of a sudden folks wanna write him off, all mad and sayin he’s “Anti-American”

PLEASE.

I just had an epic conversation with my grandmother…

About LGBTQ* rights, fat politics, racism, and bigotry.

It was awesome. And even though she’s still suck in the 1950s occasionally, when I talk to her about this stuff, she listens to me.

And it makes me feel really awesome, because she doesn’t fight me (too hard) when I expose her to how problematic her ways of thinking can be.

I mean, come on. How many 63 year olds do you know that will actually listen to the younger generation, and admit when they’re wrong?

Not many.

I love my grandma so much.

So, my friend and I are having a debate…

some-scribbles:

rinwolfy:

about why Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame was a flop.

Opinions?

Just a few theories and it’s been awhile since we’ve seen it in full but:

  • Hate to say this, but the protagonist isn’t attractive.  Parents are more likely to buy kid’s movies about pretty princesses/princes.
  • This song is about Frollo having a hard-on for Esmeralda.
  • At numerous points it out ableism (basically all of Frollo/Quasimodo interactions—even Quasi’s NAME means “half formed”), racism (how society treats Esmeralda and “The Gypsies”, which it does not acknowledge as a racial slur), and privilege/societal apathy within the story’s universe.  Since it’s not too different from our own, it might make people uncomfortable.
  • It takes an ambivalent view about religion, which won’t sit well with devout Christians.
  • The movie’s pretty violent.  It shows Quasimodo pouring molten metal onto the soldiers outside Notre Dame.
  • The book has its very own brand of messed up but that’s a whole different post in itself.  But people who read the book first probably wouldn’t have taken their kids to the theatre when it was there.

Though I think Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the best Disney movies despite its problematic nature and drastic variation from the original book.  (Although keeping the original story line would have made it more problematic.  Double standard, I know.)  It’s sad that it isn’t one of the more popular ones.

I LIKE ALL OF THE REBLOGS ON THIS POST OKAY?

I’d just like to point out, that the song Frollo sings about Esmeralda isn’t just about his hard-on for her. It’s about his rape-y hard on, and all about how she deserves to be punished forhissexual desires for her, which are no fault of her own.

Fucked up, really.

Links & Resources.

thatfeministdyke:

Feminism

Racism, Race, & Culture

Sizeism & Body Positivity

GSM (Gender & Sexuality Minorities)

Ableism

Privilege

Reproductive Health

Classism

Misc/Other

IT’S SO PRETTY. I JUST…

AHHH. I LOVE EVERYTHING.

randomlycastle:

mynameislyddy:

this-is-not-native:

iwillgodownwiththeship:

I would really like to know where exactly these people that believe “racism against whites does not exist” are living because

have you ever been out in the world

have you ever been white

like

dude

grow up 

I have been a very white-looking person living in two majority-minority cities (read: where the majority of the population is not white) for 23 years. Still have yet to experience any of this poor, oppressive “reverse racism” you deal with. Seen a lot of POCs treated like shit by assholes like you, but no “reverse racism.”

I am white, so I can answer OPs question mark less questions as yes, dipshit.

I have been all over the place, I live in London, in a really shitty part, having been one of the two white kids in my year (the other 3 got expelled haha) and I’ve been to non-white countries and I’ve been to white-heavy places like posher parts of London

And I’ve never experienced racism, except for one time when I was mistaken for a Polish person (except that’s more country-hate than race-hate, so I’d just call that xenophobia).

Where do you live? Reverseracismville? Parallel universe where it was POC took over the world and upped the concepts of slavery, empire and hierarchy up to a zillion elevens?

So

like

dude

grow up.

I am fully capable of understanding that racism against whites is nothing compared to racism against PoC. However, here in Australia, our government has drawn some lines between the native Australians and whites. If you are Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander, you will get more support financially for things such as staying in high school (a native Australian will get up to $2,000 simply for completing high school, a white Australian will not). Native Australians also have access to more health care and community services, regardless of if they’re living in suburbs, cities or native communities.

I’ve also read some very racist stuff before, particularly a post a few month back saying something along the lines of sociopaths are white.

So, to reiterate all that. I know that PoC face a heck of a lot more then white people do as far as racism goes. That does not mean that whites do not face discrimination. I would also like to add that I believe in equality, and there’s a lot more work to do on stopping racism against PoC then there is the other way, IMO.

(Heads up, I’m not trying to be an asshole by pointing this out.)

It’s not racism when it’s against white people. It’s racial prejudice. Racism needs to be systemic and oppressive. White people are not oppressed, period.

"That does not mean that whites do not face discrimination." White people can face certain kinds of discrimination from PoC. But it is NOT racism. It’s discrimination and prejudice, yes. But, racism, no dice.

I’d also like to add that maybe Aboriginal people’s and Torres Straight Islanders get more financial help because white people (like they often do) just kind of showed the fuck up on their land and just claimed it as their own, when it wasn’t even remotely theirs to take? The same thing happened here in the US to the natives here. We fucked their shit up. And we’re still fucking their shit up.

Basically, yeah… Some PoC can judge all white people by the color of their skin, but when they face racism every day, we really have no place to be mad at them. When the majority of white people still think that black-face is funny, or that the n-word is okay for them to say because there’s an “a on the end,” or “my black friend called me that once, so it’s okay” and then there’s a whole bunch of other stuff that white people do that is fucked up.

Like, I guess what I’m just trying to say is… Everything you just said is kind of blinded by white privilege. You’re not listening to what PoC are saying, you’re hearing “all white people are bad and can’t be discriminated against” and thinking “BUT BAD STUFF HAPPENS TO ME, TOO. PEOPLE HAVE JUDGED ME ON MY SKIN COLOR BEFORE!” When in reality, yeah… It can happen… But there are so many things that happen to PoC that white people don’t have to go through, based purely on the fact that their white… Meaning, white people cannot and never will experience racism. Because racism = prejudice + power.

Wuv, you dear… But, it’s not “reverse racism.”

white teenagers are the judge jury and actual executioner when it comes to which black folk deserve to die and get made fun of in death

holagordita:

cosmicrubric:

pedopatroller:

Kso, no I’m not racist, and I don’t give one shit that you think I am. I have black fucking family, and I love them more than anything. I wouldn’t make a joke out of that kids death if I hadn’t researched how he was. He smoked pot, had been suspended from school and everything. So go fuck yourselves. Oh, calling me a slut doesn’t hurt me either c: so please keep saying it. You anonymous queers really could not say stuff that could hurt me more than I hurt myself. If you really thought it was that bad, you should have messaged me and asked me to take the goddamn picture down. Isn’t it obvious that I wouldn’t have been a cunt about it, and I really would have taken it down. Now, I won’t take it down til I’m asked nicely, dickfucks..
Suck my imaginary dick if you’re so mad about it. -.-
Also, I’m not an ignorant piece of shit, I’m actually quite educated.
So Kthxbai.

Did you really just pull the “I have black friends/family” excuse? Like, is that really a thing that just happened? Do you think any of your alleged black friends or family would be okay with the mockery you’ve made of the racism, violence, and aggression from the criminal justice system that they have to deal with on a daily basis?

I wouldn’t make a joke out of that kids death if I hadn’t researched how he was. He smoked pot, had been suspended from school and everything.

YES, BECAUSE IF A WHITE PERSON HAD SMOKED POT AND BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL, STALKING AND KILLING THEM IN COLD BLOOD WOULD BE COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED, RIGHT? How could you possibly think making fun of that kid’s death was a smart idea? You are horribly racist, ignorant, and uninformed.

guys didn’t you know there’s a law that if you get suspended from school you must report to the electric chair

whatever, racist white teenager, carry on being enraged at poc calling out the truth on your ignorant silly ass hahahahaha

white people come collect your young

THAT’S IT. ALL IGNORANT WHITE CHILDREN ARE GROUNDED FROM THE INTERNET UNTIL THEY GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER.

I’m so fucking tired of seeing this shit.

Hello, people.

dyke-recovery:

turntechcherrysprite:

Here is a list of ‘ist’ things, and their definitions. Use them properly.

Misogynist: Prejudiced against women.

Misandrist: Prejudiced against men.

Ageist: Prejudiced against people based on their age.

Theist: Prejudice based on religious affiliations.

Classist (elitist): Prejudiced against those of a different social class.

Racist: Prejudice against those of a different biological race.

Ableist: Prejudiced against people with (or without) disabilities.

Nationalist: Prejudice against someone due to their national identity.

Bigota person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

Anti pro-ana/mia, pro choice, feminists and otherkin skeptics are not bigots.

Theist is wrong. A theist is someone that believes in a higher power or god, not someone that is prejudiced against someone based on religion.

The proper word is anti-semitic.