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(Vox)   Racists are going to racist no matter how stupid it is. Because racists are stupid. Always have been, always will be   (vox.com) divider line
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2022-09-17 11:24:44 AM  
We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard
 
2022-09-17 11:33:14 AM  
I think it's fantastic when people self-identify themselves like this so the rest of us know to laugh, mock and/or stay the hell away from them.  Too many people hide this stuff inside of them and rob us of our chance to ridicule them for their opinions on the skintone of fictional fish people.
 
2022-09-17 11:45:38 AM  
Actually, isn't Ariel supposed to be a young teen girl? Isn't Halle Berry a bit old for the role?
 
2022-09-17 11:48:59 AM  
Look, they turned Jesus white, they can turn everything else white, too.
 
2022-09-17 12:22:00 PM  

Circusdog320: We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard


That's... empirically false.

Assuming only 150 to 180lbs (68 -81kg) in an adult (lol in fatass America), which is fairly narrow, you have a blood volume range as wide as 4.5 to 5.7L

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body
 
2022-09-17 12:43:15 PM  

Lee451: Actually, isn't Ariel supposed to be a young teen girl? Isn't Halle Berry a bit old for the role?


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2022-09-17 12:43:53 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Circusdog320: We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard

That's... empirically false.

Assuming only 150 to 180lbs (68 -81kg) in an adult (lol in fatass America), which is fairly narrow, you have a blood volume range as wide as 4.5 to 5.7L

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body


Is that with a filter change?
 
2022-09-17 12:45:22 PM  
Well, I wouldn't have known they were doing a live-action Little Mermaid if there wasn't so much screaming about the black Ariel, so it has that going for it.

/Still not going to watch it, though.
 
2022-09-17 12:51:31 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Circusdog320: We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard

That's... empirically false.

Assuming only 150 to 180lbs (68 -81kg) in an adult (lol in fatass America), which is fairly narrow, you have a blood volume range as wide as 4.5 to 5.7L

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body

Is that with a filter change?


Hmm. I am about a quart low on serotonin. I wonder if I can get a topper with a coupon...
 
2022-09-17 1:14:40 PM  
THESE MYTHICAL CREATURES MUST HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF MELANIN IN THEIR NON-EXISTENT SKIN AS ME
 
2022-09-17 1:21:44 PM  
Disney and Amazon must be devastated from the low viewership.
 
2022-09-17 1:32:09 PM  

WickerNipple: I think it's fantastic when people self-identify themselves like this so the rest of us know to laugh, mock and/or stay the hell away from them.  Too many people hide this stuff inside of them and rob us of our chance to ridicule them for their opinions on the skintone of fictional fish people.


I used to think the same thing. But now that it is apparently OK to be a racist, it's emboldened racists to do things like run for school board. In the past, at least in the relatively recent past, they were racists but stayed in their holes. Now, they're running for school board, winning, and influencing curriculum. Not OK.
 
2022-09-17 1:35:36 PM  
Yeah best way to deal with them is to deny them oxygen.
 
2022-09-17 1:54:04 PM  
[Sigh]
 
2022-09-17 2:04:51 PM  

Bootleg: Well, I wouldn't have known they were doing a live-action Little Mermaid if there wasn't so much screaming about the black Ariel, so it has that going for it.

/Still not going to watch it, though.


Nothing against Halle

BUT fark NO

Stop making live action remakes, they don't work!
 
2022-09-17 2:25:41 PM  

make me some tea: Yeah best way to deal with them is to deny them oxygen.


Do Tolkien extremists watch Oxygen?
 
2022-09-17 3:15:45 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Circusdog320: We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard

That's... empirically false.

Assuming only 150 to 180lbs (68 -81kg) in an adult (lol in fatass America), which is fairly narrow, you have a blood volume range as wide as 4.5 to 5.7L

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body

Is that with a filter change?

Hmm. I am about a quart low on serotonin. I wonder if I can get a topper with a coupon...


The important thing is the pedantic response to a generalism  that was only off by 12% either way.
What about babies, smarties?  Closer to 4.5 litres?

Al Bundy gave 9 quarts of blood and get the money on Kelly pool-sharking.  He passed out on the table causing her to lose the last game, but she blamed the lack of cash winnings on a goat that ate all of the money.
True story.
 
2022-09-17 3:48:51 PM  
Hey Vox (and like-minded outlets): there is no "deep outrage and indignation among fans," "widespread anger," or "controversy." There are a bunch of racist twats who would have no traction at all if not for outlets like yours amplifying their tiny-dick whining at every possible opportunity.
 
2022-09-17 3:56:55 PM  
4.5 to 5.7L

what's that in OUNCES you filthy socialist?
 
2022-09-17 3:58:13 PM  
The Little Mermaid outrage is the same as The Last of Us outrage. In the former, it's a switch to a black woman. The latter, the young girl turned out to be queer.

In both cases, these 'fans' wanted to f*ck the underage characters and are hiding their resentment elsewhere. This is about racism, yes, but it's cloaking a f*cked up amount of pedophilia.
 
2022-09-17 4:00:11 PM  

Lee451: Actually, isn't Ariel supposed to be a young teen girl? Isn't Halle Berry a bit old for the role?


I too was somehow misreading her surname for several days and kept wondering why they'd cast Halle Berry because I support anything that upsets racists, but Halle Berry playing a teenage girl stretched credibility for me.
 
2022-09-17 4:01:44 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Hey Vox (and like-minded outlets): there is no "deep outrage and indignation among fans," "widespread anger," or "controversy." There are a bunch of racist twats who would have no traction at all if not for outlets like yours amplifying their tiny-dick whining at every possible opportunity.


but but but deadline

WHY YOU HATE FREEZE PEACH etc.
 
2022-09-17 4:09:39 PM  
For every Tolkien "scholar" who complains about anyone not being white, you can find actual medievalists referencing portions of Tolkien where it's clear everyone's not white.
 
2022-09-17 4:18:41 PM  
Actors act.
They portray people and things that they aren't.
They get paid to play dress up.
As long as they can act, who the hell cares.

I'll say it again, being a fan of stuff seems like a miserable lifestyle.
 
2022-09-17 4:27:23 PM  

Lee451: Actually, isn't Ariel supposed to be a young teen girl? Isn't Halle Berry a bit old for the role?


That was seriously my reaction. I didn't know the other Halle existed.
 
2022-09-17 4:32:36 PM  
The live action Little Mermaid was previously planned to star Emma Watson, who either aged out and/or moved on to other things because the project took so long.

Then they cast Chloe Moertz (Hitgirl) in the role, but she decided to take a break from acting.

So the racists should relax a bit: the black girl was at best their third choice.
 
2022-09-17 4:40:49 PM  
I don't get backlash on Rings of Power. I could totally see the Silvan and even Sindar as being more multi-cultural because they were floating all over Middle Earth. The Noldor are the only ones I'd see as the WASP look but then you have the Kin Slaying so that makes some of them a bunch of arseholes. Also look at the House of Finwe and what a mess most of those guys ended up being.

I like to think the Valar just told them to come home because their arseholery would screw up the lives of all the other races in Middle Earth and if the Noldor are in Valinor the Valar can keep an eye on them.

I don't give a fark about the new little mermaid movie. The original cartoon is good enough but Disney's gotta re-up that IP so whatever. In another 20 years Ariel will probably be a non-binary platypus looking to become a Birthing Persons studies major and all the hijinks that entails.
 
2022-09-17 4:45:29 PM  
Ariel is black, but will Eric still be white?

I think that could actually improves the story because it makes the two characters still be from "different worlds" even after Ariel gets legs.

Although if Disney really wanted people to lose their minds, Ariel would fall in love with African Princess Eryka.

Or perhaps keep Eric a white man, but he's transgender. In the end, Eric becomes a black mermaid named Erica and leaves behind the surface white Christian patriarchy to join mermaid society which is entirely gender-nonconforming black biologically-female atheists.
 
2022-09-17 4:49:53 PM  
Am I the only one that simply didn't like her singing and acting in the trailer?

Thought I was taking crazy pills because my visceral reactions to the singing/acting was "wow that's bad", but the bit of the YT comments I read were gushing over it.

I thought maybe I'd hit the point where it was time to start day-drinking Jamesons, but I do still like other new things, so maybe not.
 
2022-09-17 4:51:56 PM  
How is Rings of Power doing? Apart from "25 Million people sampled it", I haven't heard a thing about the viewership numbers.
 
2022-09-17 4:53:32 PM  

WhippingBoi: How is Rings of Power doing? Apart from "25 Million people sampled it", I haven't heard a thing about the viewership numbers.


dunno, are your screeching whiny reviews about the blacks showing up on imdb yet?
 
2022-09-17 4:59:07 PM  

replacementcool: WhippingBoi: How is Rings of Power doing? Apart from "25 Million people sampled it", I haven't heard a thing about the viewership numbers.

dunno, are your screeching whiny reviews about the blacks showing up on imdb yet?


That bad, eh?
 
2022-09-17 5:07:03 PM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Lee451: Actually, isn't Ariel supposed to be a young teen girl? Isn't Halle Berry a bit old for the role?

That was seriously my reaction. I didn't know the other Halle existed.


I'm guessing Ms. Bailey is named after Ms. Berry.

/also she is 'totes adorbs', as the kids say
 
2022-09-17 5:08:08 PM  

baka-san: Bootleg: Well, I wouldn't have known they were doing a live-action Little Mermaid if there wasn't so much screaming about the black Ariel, so it has that going for it.

/Still not going to watch it, though.

Nothing against Halle

BUT fark NO

Stop making live action remakes, they don't work!


Apparently they work well enough that Disney keeps making them.
 
2022-09-17 5:08:47 PM  

SouthParkCon: I don't get backlash on Rings of Power.


For the nerds, it's because it's not closely following a Tolkien script.  For the racists, it's the black elf.

Personally, as someone who isn't racist, I don't particularly like the black elf either - but because I think of the different fantasy races actual different species, and it's outright ridiculous that they'd have exactly the same ethnicities as humans.  You know, have some bronze elves or some greenish ones or something.  Or have the black actor in a silly long silky blond wig because 'all elves have long fine blond hair'.  Just something other than, "human but with pointy ears".

It's not enough to stop me from watching, it's just a minor irritant.
 
2022-09-17 5:42:07 PM  

WhippingBoi: How is Rings of Power doing? Apart from "25 Million people sampled it", I haven't heard a thing about the viewership numbers.


So far, people have been liking it ok. So we'll just see if I have to eat my words from presuming it would be a half assed affair based on crumbs from the appendices.
 
2022-09-17 5:50:24 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The Little Mermaid outrage is the same as The Last of Us outrage. In the former, it's a switch to a black woman. The latter, the young girl turned out to be queer.

In both cases, these 'fans' wanted to f*ck the underage characters and are hiding their resentment elsewhere. This is about racism, yes, but it's cloaking a f*cked up amount of pedophilia.


The other funny point in that dumb bigoted argument is that most of them were mad at the wrong character. They focused on  Abby who was overly muscular (prep for a revenge trek to murder people) and that was clearly in a complicated yet hetero relationship with Owen, while they ignored the escort quest of the young boy that was charged with death for cutting his hair and wanting to be called a masculine name.

They knew from the alt right trolls to be mad at the transgender character but they were too stupid to follow the story and thought it was the woman with muscles.


Anyway, back to making fun of racists upset over mermaids.
 
2022-09-17 6:07:49 PM  

WhippingBoi: How is Rings of Power doing? Apart from "25 Million people sampled it", I haven't heard a thing about the viewership numbers.


No published viewership numbers, but the major sites that track success (rotten tomatoes and IMDB) put it at the #1 most poular show currently. I don't know their metric though.
 
2022-09-17 6:26:24 PM  
Been seeing a lot of "parents showing their kids" videos of the Mermaid trailer.  The number of times black children have broken into squeals of joy or exclaimed how she looks like them has made this all worth it.

Cry moar, racists.  Your tears feed the young.
 
2022-09-17 6:37:51 PM  

make me some tea: Yeah best way to deal with them is to deny them oxygen.


I've tried to. Unfortunately I can't reach their throats through the Internet.
 
2022-09-17 6:46:50 PM  

Gordon Bennett: make me some tea: Yeah best way to deal with them is to deny them oxygen.

I've tried to. Unfortunately I can't reach their throats through the Internet.


And when you do it IRL the cops turn on the water hoses and call you a terrorist.
 
2022-09-17 6:57:26 PM  
I feel I'm going to get judged for this but this video kinda sums things up pretty well
Why Modern Movies Suck - They Hate Their Own Fans
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2022-09-17 7:00:26 PM  
In before the useless pissant whining about RoP... Oh, never mind.
 
2022-09-17 7:02:09 PM  

Heavy Metal Nixon: I feel I'm going to get judged for this but this video kinda sums things up pretty well[YouTube video: Why Modern Movies Suck - They Hate Their Own Fans]


Yes, you will get judged, that guy is an utter shiatheel.  You may as well put up a video from that Quartering nutsack whose always crying about Brie Larson.
 
2022-09-17 7:07:22 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Circusdog320: We all have 5 liters of blood... let that be the standard

That's... empirically false.

Assuming only 150 to 180lbs (68 -81kg) in an adult (lol in fatass America), which is fairly narrow, you have a blood volume range as wide as 4.5 to 5.7L

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body


I know that a pint is very nearly an armful...
 
2022-09-17 7:09:17 PM  

Heavy Metal Nixon: I feel I'm going to get judged for this but this video kinda sums things up pretty well[YouTube video: Why Modern Movies Suck - They Hate Their Own Fans]


That guy is an Intel moron....
 
2022-09-17 7:26:19 PM  

Heavy Metal Nixon: I feel I'm going to get judged for this but this video kinda sums things up pretty well[YouTube video: Why Modern Movies Suck - They Hate Their Own Fans]


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2022-09-17 7:28:33 PM  
Yep, racists gotta be racists, and you cannot change their minds, because daddy and/or mommy damn near literally beat that into them.
 
2022-09-17 7:30:03 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Hey Vox (and like-minded outlets): there is no "deep outrage and indignation among fans," "widespread anger," or "controversy." There are a bunch of racist twats who would have no traction at all if not for outlets like yours amplifying their tiny-dick whining at every possible opportunity.


Yep, the problem is social media like Twitter staggeringly exaggerate the size of a movement. What might seem like, and is presented as, a huge worldwide groundswell of opinion could easily be a hundred or so people who each post endlessly. I remember when Serenity was going to be a huge movie based on the internet coverage. Ditto Snakes On A Plane. Turned out sources like Twitter are a self-selecting often extreme viewpoint.

The "huge outrage" at a Black Aerial is probably 0.00001% of the population.
 
2022-09-17 7:31:48 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Yep, racists gotta be racists, and you cannot change their minds, because daddy and/or mommy damn near literally beat that into them.


And my mom would have probably literally beat on me if I tried to be a racist, much to her credit (despite my dad being a bit of a racist (yes, my mom raised me to not be a racist)).
 
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