4.04.2013

The Bullshit Has Fallen (2013)

(h/t Cece Dixon)

Here we are...right on schedule.

The cultural mark of Olympus may not be its gross assassination attempts or its stereotypical North Korean potrayal so much as all the American viewers who walked out of theaters tweeting that they want to "kill Asians."

~ Alexander Abad-Santos, The Atlantic Wire
Obviously we face real threats, as individuals and a country. But to walk around waiting — and dreaming — of the assault (on our women, our homes, our flag) that will allow us to pull out our weapons and start blasting seems … maladaptive
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"I know that these films don’t help us to understand and master our fears — they perpetuate those fears and then deliver surges of relief. They’ve helped create a class of men who wander around looking for a bloody fix."


~ David Edelstein, New York

*shakes head*  To quote the bard, "That train's never late."


See the rest of the tweets here.

26 comments:

  1. I saw this over on Angry Asian Man earlier today. I expected from the whites, but when blacks and latinos join in I cannot understand it. Especially when sooner or later as Chris Rock says. They will be on the receiving end.

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    1. Because that kool aid is very real and strong for some POC's.

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    2. Mm-hm. How soon we forget.

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    3. Lor,

      Definitely will agree with you on this. I was disgusted seeing the White racists doing this, but I was even more upset to see a Black and Latino face joining in on this stupidity. It 's very hypocritical and disgusting to see POCs doing it to each other like that. Its embarrassing. Ugh!

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    4. Oops! There was also another thing that disturbs me about this movie. One of the posters on that website reminds readers that Antonio Fuqua did this movie. Tsk..tsk..tsk! Shame on him. If Ang Lee or some other non Black producer made a movie about Black gang bangers he would be pissed. He shouldn't make movies that depicts POCs in a bad light.

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    5. I heard the Fuqua directed the movie. I cannot complain about it though since I did not complain about Yune being in it or Training Day which he also did. Not everything they do will please everybody. I think that sooner or later a non-Black director (Tarantino comes to mind) will make a movie about blacks that is not in a favorable light. My main problem isn't with who directed or acted in it. It is how people are perceive it. They do not have the common sense to see it as a movie. They seeing Asians as monolithic. Just as they do when a movie is about Latinos or Blacks.

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    6. Lor, you said everything I was thinking. Very well said!

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  2. Face palm, I had a feeling this movie was going to cause some epic bull, there is another movie that's coming where a little white girl saves a black man from being killed and her whole family ends up in the cross fire, guess where it takes place. I'm sure there will be racists coming out of the wood work for that too.

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  3. I haven't seen this movie and I don't know / haven't heard anything about it, tbh. The fact that people tweeted this mess is ridiculous, especially the other minorities that joined in. You would expect people to know better and not join in on all this mess, but I guess you can expect the simple things in this day and age.

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  4. The same thing happened after Red Dawn. Anti Asian ... yellow peril propaganda films are on a raise as a result of the shifting power structure.

    I was watching the Bloomberg finance channel yesterday. More than 50% of the commercials for companies featured majority or only POCs. Whites are scared because they don't want to let go off their idea of racial superiority. BUT other POCs!? Afraid of Asians attacking us when the police is doing that now. Stop and Frisk anyone? ... Makes me want to do the Spike Lee

    WAKE UP!!

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    1. I'm waiting for a movie to come out about Latinos taking over. Especially since that report came out that they would be the majority in a few years. I guess most whites are too busy trying to kiss up to them after hearing about it. As for Stop and Frisk I think that most people who are doing something illegal have wised up and use white people to do their dirty work! They NEVER (well depending on where you live) get stopped.

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    2. "As for Stop and Frisk I think that most people who are doing something illegal have wised up and use white people to do their dirty work!"

      Hell, that's what I'd do! Hire some clean-cut college-aged Brets and Thads as my transporters, and have them glide right past the cops harassing Jamal and Fernando for the umpteenth time that week.

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    3. They do. I actually met a white guy in college who made his living transporting cocaine. It was fairly lucrative, and he talked about how "no one ever pulls over the white guy in a Saturn."

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  5. Sorry this may seem like a naive stupid comment but...when I saw the trailer for this film I thought, "wow, this seems like a fun pre-summer action film to watch" Kinda how I feel about GI Joe, Transformers, and Kickass2. I saw you guys anticipating this sort of response and I'm so shocked to say that you were all right. Everything has to be a race issue ? Is this just in the US ?? I doubt so but still...Maybe I have to watched the movie and see what it's like. I'm sure they made the Asians(yes it's about North Koreans but not everyone knows/cares) look really bad!!!! The first 2 comments are RACIST. The last one is racist too, but this sounds like someone tweeting about the impact the film has on you. After seeing a a very good holocaust film or a slavery film, i get the same feeling about Germans and White people (for about 3 seconds then i move on). I'm guessing the people tweeting this are in their teens ? I know that's not an excuse for stupidity/racism but maybe they need to grow up. See the world. EXPERIENCE RACISM AGAINST THEM (for the POC saying this kind of stuff).

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  6. This reminds me of "The Hunger Games" Tweets. I was surprised there were black characters because when I read the book i assumed everyone was white and focused on the main characters. Pleasantly surprised they were black, but people took such a strong offense to it i was like WOAW??? why so upset??? It's not as if they made the main charcter/Katniss black.

    No one complained that Avatar starred only white people after they went to watch it..........!!!!! HOLLYWOOD SUCKS....

    Okay rant over.

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    1. Though they weren't the main stars CCH Pounder, Laz Alonso, Zoe Saldana, and Michelle Rodriguez were in Avatar.

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    2. @ Lor - I think they meant 'Airbender' Avatar.

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  7. RED DAWN TWEETS: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2012/11/red-dawn-remake-spawns-racist-reactions-all-over-twitter

    Okay, i take back what I said in my first comment, these people are very racist. I am not defending them.

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    1. Ain't that something? Where were these racists when the first Red Dawn was out. Oh ! I forgot...the characters of that movie were White and from the former Soviet Union..no biggie, right?( saracsm)

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    2. @M

      Yeah, it's funny how that happens, isn't it? *smdh*

      I think part of the problem is that Hollywood is fast running out of ideas. All they can seem to do lately is recycle old (better made) movies, and then act like they're surprised when theirs don't do well. I mean really...when you have to start making effing fairy tales into movies for crying out loud, you know you have a problem.

      I know I'll be at the opening of "After Earth" with bells on this summer. A movie starring two black folks. Oh yeah...Will Smith will most def be getting my hard-earned cash.

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    3. @cinnamon-How is it this is the first I'm hearing about After Earth? Especially since its being released this summer.

      @M-Well to be honest you probably wouldn't have heard about these comments if there was no internet. Let's think about it the first movie came out in 1984. Hardly anyone had a personal computer (and if they did it took up about two rooms) and there was no such thing as blogs. If it wasn't for this blog and Angry Asian Man I wouldn't know what was said about this movie or the newer Red Dawn.

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  8. Someone made a good point when I read this a few days ago: "The "Asians" they supposedly want to punch or don't trust are most likely American."

    Go 'Merica!

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    1. @Hiya-Do you think these idiots know that? If you don't look white then you must not have been born here! I had a friend born and raised in the U.S. along with his parents (their parents were Puerto Ricans). Someone asked him what part of Mexico (he had the surname and tan skin, but no accent) he was from. He told them the part called Connecticut!

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  9. O_O Scary world we live in...I'm not surprised about the tweets coming from whites. But the POC? Stupid idiots! Your asses are next! Watch the trailer for the film called "The Purge". An uppity American family is deliberately put into mortal danger thanks to some random Black man fearing for his life and asking for help. Mark my words: if people can get so upset that a Black girl was in Hunger Games and make tweets about it, they can and most likely WILL make tweets about a "stupid Black man" endangering the lives of White Americans!

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