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Old 07-10-2019, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gyrate View Post
But hey - remember that time when all those people lost their shit about them casting a swarthy hairy actor to play blond pale clean-shaven Aquaman?
Popular Facebook memes aside, Aquaman has been a joke since forever and the changes were seen as an attempt to make a derided character "cool" versus any sort of racial pandering. While I'm sure that classic Aquaman had his defenders, he's hardly in the same popularity league as Ariel.

I don't give a crap what race Ariel is depicted as (or played by) but the two events aren't really the same. Plus the message feels like "If you don't lose your shit over these non-Aryan actors, you can't lose your shit over these either" which I'm guessing isn't going to result in greater acceptance and tolerance from the shit losing community.

Last edited by Jophiel; 07-10-2019 at 09:54 AM.