TOO MANY COMICS
socies replied to your post “The “Ororo Munroe” tag on Instagram is full of pictures of Zoe…”wow?? ugh zoe breaks my heart bc she has the potential to be this great icon for WOC & squanders it
and adding to my direct reply to you, i don’t understand why hollywood AND fandom firmly believes that she is the only WOC they can cast for any role ever (this belief is especially notorious in genre films, too, because she is the only “exotic~*~*~” actress out there duh).
like, i’d be less skeptical of her if she hadn’t made such poorly thought-out, public (as in, in a published interview, not some sloppy blog post or on-the-fly tweet) comments on race (don’t get me started on this from a mixed, black POV), race relations (she actually said something to the effect of, “we have a black president; racism is over”), the struggle for actresses-of-color in hollywood and western cinema in general (because she’s doing SO well, no one else struggles, right?), and, as you said, nina simone. if she didn’t (inadvertently, but regardless) help fuel the already pervasive “get over it” sentiments that a lot of white hollywood professionals AND white people in general have regarding these issues by giving them this one case study of, “well, look at her, she says what we want to hear and does what we want her to do, and look at how successful she is!”. come on, zoe, don’t give these people more ammunition against your fellow POC.
if she just took a moment, evaluated things, and made better statements and retracted her previous ones, AND at least addressed the inherent colorism and disrespectfulness of her portraying nina with darker skin, a wig, and some facial prosthetics slapped on in a supposedly serious biopic in a public format, i wouldn’t be so harsh on her, but until then, she’s just this bittersweet reminder that you have to play this gross game that quite literally goes against who you are in order to thrive in this country, and especially, in that industry. as i said, she could be a FANTASTIC icon for WOC, and a great role model for little kids-of-color, but as of right now, i don’t feel comfortable with her having that much philosophical influence, because her comments (and her delivery of them - emphatic, devil-may-care confident) are pretty irresponsibly dangerous.
tumblr ate my long-ish reblog/reply to christian’s zoe-as-ororo post
i smell a conspiracy
i noticed this too. the worst part is that in both scenes, they’re having to argue with their captain to do their job. A+ characterization of kirk right there ugh
annnnnnnnd i just reserved the URL “gamma guild” for some jen fandom/e-con purposes down the road
do you ever just jen walters
yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)
video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA
fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/
also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE
This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.
Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.
Just to inform everyone, it’s American only, but it’s real. I’ve found 3 of my friends already with this sight and the only reason I knew it was them was because I happen to have their address. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE AND IF YOU ARE, REMOVE YOURSELF. NOW.
I’m screaming internally because I just searched up a handful of my friends who live in America.. and found every single one of them without fail. This is scary.