Dear whitefems who stan for Lucy,
Please sit down and shut the entire fuck up, you embarrassing, racist assholes.
You are saying a shitload of racist things trying to defend this movie, and actually harassing women of color who disagree with you (one of whom is isanah, who is my friend, and I will fucking end you if you don’t quit sending her bullshit asks trying to defend this racist shitpile), and even tried to invalidate Dwayne Johnson’s status as a person of color, which is still legitimately upsetting to me that you even tried to do that.
If you want to watch and enjoy this movie, then go ahead, but don’t try to act like it’s a victory for feminism, and don’t talk over people who are pointing out its incredibly problematic nature because it makes you feel uncomfortable.
No one is obligated to agree with your opinion on this movie, no one obligated to watch it for fairness’ sake because you don’t think it’s racist, no one is obligated to do a goddamn thing for your comfort, and maybe you should sit back and take a serious look at why you’re so invested in the myth that this movie is feminist, to the point of harassing and invalidating people of color, especially women of color, because you don’t want to be wrong.
Consider what your feminism is, and if it shits on women of color, maybe you aren’t as feminist as you think you are.
angel-of-the-devil said: I'm sorry but your post about the movie Lucy is by far one of the most ridiculous and ignorant post I've seen. The movie is not about a white woman killing people who don't speak English. That happened in one frickin scene. She just had a bag of drugs break inside of her and she needed to get to the hospital. That's not even the point of the movie. It's to make you think, "what if we could reach 100% brain capacity?" You guys are taking this movie way out of context.
A black person said the film was nonsense and I trust her more than you.
Films don’t exist in a vaccum. Taiwanese people are disgusted with white people’s depictions of their people and justly so. Or is their opinion invalid and they’re just taking things out of context as well???????
Chinese people also have pointed out how the film’s a joke.
All of those things > White feminism disguised under the facade of “I love sci-fi and the brain capacity plot interests me because it’s so totally original in 2014.”
But by all means, go support white supremacy.
i like how white ppl are trying to shift the blame of lucy’s ridiculousness onto poc… “your post about the movie lucy is by far one of the most ridiculous and ignorant posts i’ve seen” ok why don’t you shut the fuck up, because apparently your opinion on an actual piece of cinematic shit totally trumps the opinions of poc but ESPECIALLY east-asian ppl??
there are ACTUAL taiwanese and ACTUAL chinese ppl talking about how this film is a complete and utter piece of garbage and you white ppl are trying to come into here saying shit like WE’RE the ridiculous and ignorant ones?
the entire fucking movie is about a white woman killing people who don’t speak english, because all of the antagonists in the film are PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AND HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO SPEAK ENGLISH. BECAUSE THEY ARE IN TAIWAN. WHERE THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY MOST PEOPLE IS MANDARIN. AND IF THEY DON’T SPEAK MANDARIN THEY SPEAK TAIWANESE.
what the fuck does having a bag of drugs break inside of you have to do with shooting a brown man point blank to get someone to drive you in the hospital? for not speaking english? IN A PLACE WHERE HE IS NOT OBLIGATED TO SPEAK ENGLISH? WHY DON’T YOU LEARN SOME MANNERS
like literally east asian ppl are running around circles while white ppl are standing there crying like fucking babies because their PERFECT WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL WHITE FEMINISM THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH IT is suddenly being dismantled by ppl who have taken serious and actual offense with the racism and stereotypes they’re being faced with
sit down and cry more ‘cause i honestly don’t give a fuck about your shitty white opinion, and i’m going to get pissed about this over and over because this is my country, because taiwan is a beautiful place, because taiwan is not a yellow shithole that you can just throw out anywhere because it’s ~exotic and scary~. please call ur mom and apologize for disappointing her because she needs to know what she has brought into this world
if ur even considering apologizing for the racism in lucy, or if u see someone who’s considering apologizing for the racism in lucy, pls send them on their way. pray 4 them, because i won’t
"lucy isn’t racist!!!! it’s a landmark work of feminist film!!!!!!!!!"
its so great how ho-sang was drafted at the END OF THE FIRST ROUND (even tho he shouldve been drafted top 10 probs but whatever not the point) and called controversial and was on many teams’ NO DRAFT list meanwhile deAngelo was drafted before him and has been suspended by his own jr team multiple times for racial slurs against his own teammate like wow thats just fantastic good on u NHL
So “challenging the norm” means featuring 15 shades of white with facial hair and tattoos? Okay.
HAHAHA YAAASSS WHITE CIS DUDES “CHALLENGING THE NORM” KEEP CRANKIN OUT THAT QUALITY JOURNALISM
Why the fuck can’t you lot just read an article that is ATTEMPTING to show the truth!? You are so FUCKING PICKY about EVERYTHING. Nothing is ever good enough for you! Wow! Big fucking deal, they used white people! They probably wern’t thinking. It’s time you got your heads out of your ass and stopped assuming that EVERY LITTLE THING people do is an attempt to be racist or sexist. Fucking hell I am so done. If it’s saying straight people are evil, or men are evil, its saying white people are evil. OR it’s basically using feminism as an excuse to do whatever the fuck you girls and women want. You can all call me sexist and bla bla bla but I’m not gonna pipe down just because I’m shattering your excuse to be a rude, arrogant twat.
Sit down social justice bloggers. It’s time we had at least ONE day without your angry bitching being forced on us!
White people always find a way to make everything about them
Here’s what’s really real. This article isn’t attempting to show anything much less the truth. The truth is that white gay men are sexual minorities but still racially privileged and so many still have the expectations that come with being a member of a privileged group. Often when they look at a magazine and don’t see someone who isn’t exactly like them (hairy instead of smooth, chubby instead of toned, tattooed, etc.) they suddenly get all upset because they aren’t being represented. This article is an attempt to make a certain group of people (so-called non conventional white gay men) feel validated. And that would really be perfectly alright with me if the writer hadn’t sat there and called it an attempt at challenging the norm. That is so insulting I can barely even express it. The truth is, a hairy white gay man looks at a magazine, sees tom daley and is shocked he doesn’t see his own reflection, that he isn’t validated. A black gay man like me looks at that magazine and sees the same thing I always see, but the media has TAUGHT me not to expect to see myself there. I look at tv and other media and am SURPRISED when POC are shown to be beautiful with no qualifications (exotic, fiery, etc), I’m SURPRISED when we’re shown in charge of our own sexuality or (even more rarely) just living our lives proud of our appearance almost as if we weren’t people of color but just… people. That’s a bullshit way to live and it’s a bullshit culture to live in.
So the truth is, when you say you’re appealing to people who don’t identify with what media, especially GAY media which is it’s own special kind of homogenous, shows us we are and then you pull this pale ass bait and switch you damn right i’m pissed. That’s telling me I’m invisible twice. Mainstream gay media has no place for me and you’re going to tell me there’s not place for me in your cool little sub-sub-culture too? Well extra fuck you. You’re right, they weren’t thinking and they weren’t trying to be racist, it just comes naturally I guess.
The truth is if you really want to challenge the norm, put a Sri Lankan man on the cover. Put an Indian man on the cover. Put a Native American man on the cover. Because these men right here? Not only will I see them on a cover, I HAVE seen then on a cover.
But I mean whatever, I hate to ruin your day with my pesky desire to be seen as a human being.
Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.
I think if anyone wonders why this blog exists, it’s for many of the reasons outlined in this video. This is the story of how a class on race and racism was banned by administration and the professor fired after one white student complained that she felt uncomfortable.