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“I'd like to add that the statement that Lucy is set in a part of the world where drugs are a problem and women are often victimized is total bullshit; Taiwan is one of the safest places in the world. Want a part of the world where drugs are a problem and women are often victimized? TRY THE UNITED FUCKING STATES.”

usakeh

SERIOUSLY. But Scarlett is a pretty white woman who does comic book movies, so she could literally slit the throat of an orphan on live TV and then feast on its blood and morons on tumblr would still try to defend her.

puffthemagicrainbowpony said: Not to mention there’s a scene where she kills someone for not speaking english

Right? But that person is so dense, I’m sure they don’t think that was problematic either.

Posted 16 hours ago with 1 note
“the lucy movie isn't really racist, it's just set in an area of the world where drugs are a huge problem and women are often victimized so it's realistic”

— Anonymous

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

The point is that by making movies like this, in which a “pure” white woman (which is the subtext of Scarlett Johansson’s character, even though she likes to party in the beginning) is a victim of the “savage brown natives” of a foreign country, we are reinforcing the old racist stereotypes. If the director REALLY wanted to avoid doing that, he could very easily have cast a black or Asian woman, or any non-white woman, to play the role of Lucy. But no, Lucy was always intended to be an innocent white victim of the evil, lust-crazed “savages” in this movie. Before she dropped out, Angelina Jolie was supposed to play Lucy. Scarlett Johansson says one or two vaguely feminist things in interviews and suddenly we’re all willing to look past all the racist, problematic shit she’s done and said? Just because she played Black Widow? She can go fuck herself, as far as I’m concerned.

Are you freaking kidding me. I swear, people will find any excuse to call something racist. Would you have liked it better if the men who capture her were white instead of Chinese? She was never meant to be seen as a “pure” woman, the movie never gives off that feeling. It has nothing to do with her being victimized and helpless, yes she’s scared, like anyone would be in her situation. But it only lasts for like the first 20 minutes of the movie before she turns into a badass for the rest of the movie. The movie focuses more on her becoming stronger, not her being a victim.

Yeah, actually I would have much preferred that, and you are being deliberately obtuse because you don’t want to admit how problematic a movie you liked actually is.

Not the case at all, I’m just sick of people accusing a film for being racist because of who they cast.

But see, casting DOES reflect upon the inherent racism of films, whether you want to admit/see it or not. For instance, the casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan movie is abhorrently racist, but I’m sure you don’t see it that way.

You’re right I don’t see why, but that’s because I pay no attention to who Rooney Mara is, and I didn’t even know they were making a new Peter Pan movie. But with that put aside, the movie was set in China. It wouldn’t make much sense for the men to be white Americans, now if the movie was set in China, your argument might make more sense.

…Oh, holy shit. I’m going to go ahead and let you have the last word on this one, because I don’t have the time and energy to educate someone as thoroughly as you clearly need to be. Bye.

Posted 16 hours ago with 11 note
“the lucy movie isn't really racist, it's just set in an area of the world where drugs are a huge problem and women are often victimized so it's realistic”

— Anonymous

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

The point is that by making movies like this, in which a “pure” white woman (which is the subtext of Scarlett Johansson’s character, even though she likes to party in the beginning) is a victim of the “savage brown natives” of a foreign country, we are reinforcing the old racist stereotypes. If the director REALLY wanted to avoid doing that, he could very easily have cast a black or Asian woman, or any non-white woman, to play the role of Lucy. But no, Lucy was always intended to be an innocent white victim of the evil, lust-crazed “savages” in this movie. Before she dropped out, Angelina Jolie was supposed to play Lucy. Scarlett Johansson says one or two vaguely feminist things in interviews and suddenly we’re all willing to look past all the racist, problematic shit she’s done and said? Just because she played Black Widow? She can go fuck herself, as far as I’m concerned.

Are you freaking kidding me. I swear, people will find any excuse to call something racist. Would you have liked it better if the men who capture her were white instead of Chinese? She was never meant to be seen as a “pure” woman, the movie never gives off that feeling. It has nothing to do with her being victimized and helpless, yes she’s scared, like anyone would be in her situation. But it only lasts for like the first 20 minutes of the movie before she turns into a badass for the rest of the movie. The movie focuses more on her becoming stronger, not her being a victim.

Yeah, actually I would have much preferred that, and you are being deliberately obtuse because you don’t want to admit how problematic a movie you liked actually is.

Not the case at all, I’m just sick of people accusing a film for being racist because of who they cast.

But see, casting DOES reflect upon the inherent racism of films, whether you want to admit/see it or not. For instance, the casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan movie is abhorrently racist, but I’m sure you don’t see it that way.

Posted 17 hours ago with 11 note
“I haven't seen Lucy, but from what I've heard, ugh. SUPER RACIST. Anyway, how about we watch an ASIAN WOMAN (Maggie Q) kick ass in Nikita together? Let me know when you're up for it? Nikita is so great.”

usakeh

It’s incredibly racist, and the people defending it are cracking my shit up. They’re so transparent about how they just don’t want to admit that they’re ignoring the racism of the plot/theme because OMG SCARJO IS A PRETTY ACTION HERO WHEEEE. But yes, definitely! I have to do grocery shopping today, but I’ll be home soon. Will you be around on aim?

Posted 18 hours ago with 1 note
“the lucy movie isn't really racist, it's just set in an area of the world where drugs are a huge problem and women are often victimized so it's realistic”

— Anonymous

siena-italy:

warriorculture:

The point is that by making movies like this, in which a “pure” white woman (which is the subtext of Scarlett Johansson’s character, even though she likes to party in the beginning) is a victim of the “savage brown natives” of a foreign country, we are reinforcing the old racist stereotypes. If the director REALLY wanted to avoid doing that, he could very easily have cast a black or Asian woman, or any non-white woman, to play the role of Lucy. But no, Lucy was always intended to be an innocent white victim of the evil, lust-crazed “savages” in this movie. Before she dropped out, Angelina Jolie was supposed to play Lucy. Scarlett Johansson says one or two vaguely feminist things in interviews and suddenly we’re all willing to look past all the racist, problematic shit she’s done and said? Just because she played Black Widow? She can go fuck herself, as far as I’m concerned.

Are you freaking kidding me. I swear, people will find any excuse to call something racist. Would you have liked it better if the men who capture her were white instead of Chinese? She was never meant to be seen as a “pure” woman, the movie never gives off that feeling. It has nothing to do with her being victimized and helpless, yes she’s scared, like anyone would be in her situation. But it only lasts for like the first 20 minutes of the movie before she turns into a badass for the rest of the movie. The movie focuses more on her becoming stronger, not her being a victim.

Yeah, actually I would have much preferred that, and you are being deliberately obtuse because you don’t want to admit how problematic a movie you liked actually is.

Posted 18 hours ago with 11 note
“the lucy movie isn't really racist, it's just set in an area of the world where drugs are a huge problem and women are often victimized so it's realistic”

— Anonymous

The point is that by making movies like this, in which a “pure” white woman (which is the subtext of Scarlett Johansson’s character, even though she likes to party in the beginning) is a victim of the “savage brown natives” of a foreign country, we are reinforcing the old racist stereotypes. If the director REALLY wanted to avoid doing that, he could very easily have cast a black or Asian woman, or any non-white woman, to play the role of Lucy. But no, Lucy was always intended to be an innocent white victim of the evil, lust-crazed “savages” in this movie. Before she dropped out, Angelina Jolie was supposed to play Lucy. Scarlett Johansson says one or two vaguely feminist things in interviews and suddenly we’re all willing to look past all the racist, problematic shit she’s done and said? Just because she played Black Widow? She can go fuck herself, as far as I’m concerned.

Posted 18 hours ago with 11 note
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