None of the hateful comments are anything I haven’t seen before, but I’ll admit they’re getting quite creative with their blatant racism. Of course, that old standby “I’m not trying to be racist, but” makes the expected appearance, so maybe I’m giving them too much credit.
And wait…aren’t these the same group of people who laud the concept of colorblind casting when Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games or three white actors were cast as Aang, Katara and Sokka in The Last Airbender? The answer would be a big, fat yes, but it’s obviously only a good thing when it goes one way. And that way would happen to be their way. Of course.
The folks over on Tumblr just love to expose this BS:
Listen, I’m not the biggest fan of musicals, but after watching the trailer I’ll be there on opening weekend, sitting in the front row with a tub of popcorn in one hand and a box of Junior Mints in the other. I'll be singing along (badly) as the cast performs those iconic Annie songs, embarrassing myself and not giving a damn. The production quality looks great, you can rarely go wrong with Jamie Foxx, and Quvenzhané Wallis is adorable and looks set to steal every single scene she’s in.
Hell, at this point even if I didn’t want to see this movie, I’d buy a ticket and hang it on my wall as a tribute just to be spiteful, frame and all.
And for the love of all that’s holy, can people please, please, please stop saying that racism is over? Because clearly, it’s not.
*Crossposted on The Black Girls Club
photo source: Shadow and Act