why do people on here hate jennifer lawrence so much???
I’m not sure. She seems fairly harmless to me. Even nice.
Because they’re whiny shits who in the best case, simply haven’t conquered the idea that you can build up one lovely woman without tearing down another, and in the worst case are just shrill, hateful babies who think they can mask their jealousy and/or misogyny by sticking a few sjw buzzwords in front of their ranting.
No, actually the Jennifer Lawrence hate started before Lupita came along, because Jennifer constantly makes transphobic, homophobic, fatphobic remarks, and makes fun of EDs, and those are not fucking sjw buzzwords you moldy block of cheese, those are actual fucking societal problems.
So yeah, no one’s jealous of that terrible human being.
And lmao pointing out a woman’s problematic behaviour is not misogyny jesus fucking christ
honestly, from what i’ve seen, everything “problematic” she’s said according to tumblr is just unfortunate comments/jokes/expressions people unwittingly say all the time and which are definitely, in their essence, rooted in homophobia/transphobia etc but are still part of people’s everyday language. i can’t hold jennifer lawrence accountable for making ignorant remarks or for actually being […]-phobic when pretty much everyone outside of tumblr casually uses similar language all the time. of course it would be ideal if society as a whole interrogated this language and stopped normalizing it for the benefit of those it offends, but i seriously can’t fault jennifer lawrence as an individual for the stuff she blurts out. i could only fault her for being young and ignorant —but definitely not deliberately hurtful or “-phobic”
also it would be nice if people stopped calling her a bitch and an overrated actress just because a lot of her fanbase consists of racist pieces of crap who shit themselves every time she doesn’t win something
Discussion about problematic things famous people say is very good but this perfectionism and demonization tumblr is so fond of is something I cannot get on board with.
I don’t have time for someone who has clearly has never read anything we’ve written here, thinks ‘politically correct’ is a thing, and cites a KKK member in an argument that authors don’t have to show racism is wrong. Go away.
#do… you think Inuits are white people?#I can’t tell if I’m angry or just bemused#congrats#you got the attention you wanted#you can go feel all proud now#’i called out an internet blog for saying including people of color are important’#print it out and put it on your wall!
Okay, where to begin…
You’re being rude. This person came to you looking for advice, was polite, and you act like this? I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you misunderstood what they were saying. What I got out of it, was that they think forcing diversity into a story can lead to a bad outcome. Understandable, no one wants to see a token character.They then call into question the necessity of diversity when the focus is on a group during a period when there wouldn’t be any. Valid concern, and one that no one on this site can seem to agree on an answer to. I, personally, point to the Disney movie Mulan. It’s set in China, during a period and in a setting where you wouldn’t see anyone other than Chinese wandering around. It’s appropriate for there to be only Chinese characters in that story. Therefore, it would be appropriate for there to be little racial diversity in stories that are also set in a time and place where, historically, there was no racial diversity.
Now, to what seems to have evoke your ire, the last part of the submission. Firstly, they didn’t cite a KKK member. They brought up the hypothetical situation where someone would write a story in which the main character was a KKK member, but had no remorse for their actions. They wanted your opinion on whether or not someone can write that story, because obviously if the main protagonist is a blatant racist and doesn’t care, they’re going to be thinking in a way that shows they think they’re in the right. They seem to think that such a story would go against the rule of showing racism as wrong, because the protagonist would be going around thinking it wasn’t. I think we can both agree that showing the realities of racism is still possible when the focus is on a racist, in fact it might give reason to show a great deal. That would, naturally, show how abhorrent racism is. On the larger scale, OP also draws into question writing about abhorrent people in general, of which there are indeed numerous classical books that do just that. I think their question, then, is the common quandary of ‘can the villain be the protagonist?’ and ‘will it reflect badly on the author to do it?’
As well, oeybevosentmeover never even insinuated that they thought Inuits were white, so I don’t know where you got that from. Unless you assumed the use of ‘PoC’ when they were talking about diversity in stories about Inuits meant they thought Inuits weren’t PoC? In that case, I really don’t think that’s what they meant. PoC, as any umbrella term, can be a bit clunky for people who don’t have English as their native language (which the OP clearly stated they didn’t). The most likely meant other PoC aside from Greenland Inuits.
Yeah, that reply was just ridiculous.
See this as well.
Macklemore Grammy Performance Outrages Gays by Arielle Scarcella
Arielle Scarcella has finally said what a lot of us were thinking, “Would you rather him [Macklemore], or anyone else with that loud of a voice, not help at all?”
She has made a fantastic observation on, basically, why are we so pissed about allies doing what allies should do? It’s just as likely that there could be a large negative voice, or no voice at all being projected in the mainstream, so why are we all so upset?
Is Macklemore an old English translation of ‘I can say that, I have [insert minority here] friends” ?
what the fuck is with all of the Macklemore hate on tumblr? I swear some of you just have hatred oozing out of your pores. Just because he’s…
The fact that the LGBT community and their issues or those of any minority are still being “introduced” to the mainstream by white hetero “ambassadors” is a cultural problem.
Macklemore is merely taking advantage of that. I believe his intentions are good, but what is needed is a sea change in the collective world view of what “mainstream” actually is and should be.
We have miles to go before we sleep.
I’m getting quite fucking sick of the Macklemore bashing. Nothing is ever good enough for y’all. Geezus, he’s actually doing some good. Listen to the fucking words and maybe y’all would get it. Y’all complain the majority don’t let y’all get up there and when a member of the majority tries to help us out, he gets damned anyway. Fuck y’all.
Rarely have I seen so much hate against a celebrity I feel is so unjustly deserved. Sure, his success is in a large part due to negative cultural aspects such as white supremacy but, good fuck, that should not translate into this hatred. He seems to generally be doing a lot of very decent things that a lot more people in his position ought to be doing as well. The discussion of the cultural implications of his Grammy wins and his position within hip hop and the mainstream culture is well called for, but the negativity against the guy is, to me, just baffling.
So, some of the things he’s done could have been done better. He could have not mentioned quite as much how he wasn’t gay in “Same Love,” he could have talked about white privilege during his acceptance speeches. But, really: even while not doing any of those things he’s still doing a heck of a lot more good than most people in his position. Why is it that it always seems to be better to do absolutely nothing than it is to do good in an imperfect way?
Do you honestly think the problematic aspects of his stuff trump the positive effects of it’s wide reaching message? And him fighting for an oppressed group he’s not a part of is not okay? Are you honestly, right now, in such a good position that you can, on behalf of every other member of your group, just say no to outside support?
I’ve hardly ever heard a song of his but, damn, tumblr’s just about turned me into a fan with this crap.
Also: Fucking this.
We don’t have a (wealth, food, water, medicine) shortage problem. We’ve got a (wealth, food, water, medicine) redistribution problem.
The invisible hand of capitalism is not distributing these necessities fairly. It takes real hands with intentional planning (ie. socialism) to do this.
Personally, I’m a mixed economy person. I support a balance of capitalism and socialism, but the problem right now is there is way too much capitalism with way too little socialism to temper it. We need to embrace more socialism in our Western societies to specifically target these inequality problems. Cheers for this cartoonpolitics.
I can’t wait for the moment that Leonardo DiCaprio goes to accept his Oscar and they dump a bucket of pig’s blood onto his head.