blacknerdrants:

Fanboys Show Selective Outrage on Race Based Casting
Many in the nerd community lost their shit at the news of the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie. They proceeded to complain about “forced political correctness” and how it was only done to score diversity points. They also used the excuse that he was traditionally white, so casting a black guy was offensive to the source material.So I ask people to look at these pictures, and ask yourselves, why the outrage now? 
Were the castings on the 1st picture picture done because of political correctness? Were these castings done to score diversity points? Were they done to be bold, and daring? Hollywood has been whitewashing characters for decades, and continues to do it. Don’t even let me get started on the all white cast of Noah, which is even absurd for Biblical standards. Why is it only a problem when its done the other way around?
Do you remember how people acted when Rue from The Hunger Games wasn’t played by a white girl, even though she is clearly described as being brown skinned in the books!!!!!!!!
This is a picture of British actors, Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton on the set of their next movie.

Now ask yourself, why do they have so much makeup on to make their skin darker? Well that’s because these two lily white British actors are playing Moses & Egyptian Pharoah Ramses in the new Exodus movie. Yes instead of actually casting a Jewish actor for Moses, and a black, or middle eastern actor for Ramses, just decided to continue the Hollywood tradition of whitewashing. Why hasn’t this news received the same attention that the Human Torch casting had.
William Fichtner has been cast as The Shredder in TMNT, who has always been known as the Japanese ninja Oroku Saki, but in this new incarnation, he has been whitewashed to be Eric Sachs. When Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American, Princess Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan, the director used the excuse that they were “color blind casting” and that she was the “best person for the job.” Its convenient that these excuses only come up when its white actors that are getting cast in minority roles? I’m all for classic properties being as close as they can to the source material, but when there are changes like the color of a character’s skin, make sure you have the same outrage for the whitewashing, that you had for when someone is made into a minority.

blacknerdrants:

Fanboys Show Selective Outrage on Race Based Casting

Many in the nerd community lost their shit at the news of the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie. They proceeded to complain about “forced political correctness” and how it was only done to score diversity points. They also used the excuse that he was traditionally white, so casting a black guy was offensive to the source material.So I ask people to look at these pictures, and ask yourselves, why the outrage now? 

Were the castings on the 1st picture picture done because of political correctness? Were these castings done to score diversity points? Were they done to be bold, and daring? Hollywood has been whitewashing characters for decades, and continues to do it. Don’t even let me get started on the all white cast of Noah, which is even absurd for Biblical standards. Why is it only a problem when its done the other way around?

Do you remember how people acted when Rue from The Hunger Games wasn’t played by a white girl, even though she is clearly described as being brown skinned in the books!!!!!!!!

This is a picture of British actors, Christian Bale & Joel Edgerton on the set of their next movie.

Now ask yourself, why do they have so much makeup on to make their skin darker? Well that’s because these two lily white British actors are playing Moses & Egyptian Pharoah Ramses in the new Exodus movie. Yes instead of actually casting a Jewish actor for Moses, and a black, or middle eastern actor for Ramses, just decided to continue the Hollywood tradition of whitewashing. Why hasn’t this news received the same attention that the Human Torch casting had.

William Fichtner has been cast as The Shredder in TMNT, who has always been known as the Japanese ninja Oroku Saki, but in this new incarnation, he has been whitewashed to be Eric Sachs. When Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American, Princess Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan, the director used the excuse that they were “color blind casting” and that she was the “best person for the job.” Its convenient that these excuses only come up when its white actors that are getting cast in minority roles? I’m all for classic properties being as close as they can to the source material, but when there are changes like the color of a character’s skin, make sure you have the same outrage for the whitewashing, that you had for when someone is made into a minority.

this diet thing is actually working, I feel healthier and more energised AND I’ve lost 3 1/2lbs in 3 weeks

yesterday I went out and wore these high-waisted black denim shorts that have been a bit too tight on me for a long time. not only were they not too tight, but I didn’t have a little belly that I couldn’t suck in. I didn’t even feel like I needed to suck in. for the first time probably ever, I liked how my body looked in my clothes without me intentionally covering anything up.

I’m just finally so damn happy with my body and I honestly thought this day would never come. thank fuck it has.

I think I just passed first year with a first?!?

if my average is 69.57, would they round it up or down? anyone know??

Food diary: 18/6

today wasn’t exactly a good day, but i’m still proud because i am eating a lot better and a lot less than i was a week and a half ago. also i haven’t had crippling stomach ache after eating like i have forever, and believe me that is definitely a good thing.

so, today’s food diary - and again i didn’t get up early enough to have lunch so:

Breakfast: porridge with added protein powder, one glass of orange juice

Snack 1: one serving each of red grapes and cherries

Cinema food: diet coke and small salted popcorn

Frankie ‘n’ Benny’s food: their lighter option of small portion of spaghetti bolognese and side salad, with a diet coke

so yeah, it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t awful. overall i’m eating healthier, exercising more and generally feeling more energised and happier in my body.

i am ready for my first body positive summer!

  • Gryffindor: Do what is right
  • Ravenclaw: Do what is wise
  • Hufflepuff: Do what is nice
  • Slytherin: Do what is necessary
  • Food Diary: 16/6

    Breakfast: one piece wholemeal toast with margarine, a 0% fat Greek yoghurt, 30g mango pieces

    Snack 2: vanilla protein shake, two low fat chocolate flavour rice cakes with sliced banana on top (seriously delicious)

    Dinner: 125g of wholemeal pasta with low fat and low salt tomato and bacon sauce, topped with half handful of grated mature cheddar, one green apple

    (I got up too late to fit in lunch too…)

    Food diary: 15/06

    Breakfast: one slice of wholemeal toast with margarine, 0% fat strawberry flavour greek yoghurt, black coffee with one sugar

    Snack 1: vanilla protein shake, homemade berry juice ice lolly

    Lunch: half of one wholemeal pitta with lettuce, cucumber and sliced turkey breast. one green apple, and orange squash (with no added sugar)

    Snack 2: pre-packaged strawberry fruit flakes, 30g mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame and flax)

    Dinner: steamed salmon fillet, small baked potato and garden salad with 1tsp herb dressing

    um okay so this new diet thing i’ve been doing is actually going pretty well so as motivation for myself this blog may become slightly healthy-eating centred with regards to my personal posts. just fyi

    "I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has."
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