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(Salon)   Kelly Marie Tran (the Asian maintenance worker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) gets death threats from alt right trolls, because of course she does   ( salon.com) divider line
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2017-12-29 02:04:32 AM  
WTF is wrong with people?  she was/is a good actress and did a great job in the movie.  ya know what?  I hope this woman gets a f*ckton of awards and job offers.  I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere and the alt right have to look at her massive levels of wealth and career success every fracking day for the rest of their pitiful sad and pathetic lives and know that SHE is a success and that they are failures in life.
 
2017-12-29 02:12:10 AM  

Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?


It's a symptom.
 
2017-12-29 02:13:38 AM  

Weaver95: I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere


I heard the Stratospheres were related to Harvey Weinstein.

That's just what I heard.
 
2017-12-29 02:30:47 AM  

Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?



'Murica, that's what.
 
2017-12-29 03:04:57 AM  
This is what happens when just 'every geek' gets internet access without paying for AOL dial up.
 
2017-12-29 03:10:05 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?

It's a symptom.


They're mad she saved the black guy's life.
 
2017-12-29 03:12:55 AM  

Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?  she was/is a good actress and did a great job in the movie.  ya know what?  I hope this woman gets a f*ckton of awards and job offers.  I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere and the alt right have to look at her massive levels of wealth and career success every fracking day for the rest of their pitiful sad and pathetic lives and know that SHE is a success and that they are failures in life.


Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment. But what's creepier to me, is that I've noticed that when people get dished out the "right" sexy woman/man/pony/action/FPS in their entertainment they emotionally attach to that entertainment like it was a person. Here guys get offended I think because they are being *forced* to "mentally marry" an "unattractive" Asian woman in their heads along with the fandom - and that ruins their internalization of the story.
 
2017-12-29 03:17:18 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment.


I am probably far more pissed off at the right wing trolls over this than I have been over anything those chuckle head EVER said in the politics tab.

sometimes I take my fandom too seriously.
 
2017-12-29 03:32:10 AM  

Weaver95: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment.

I am probably far more pissed off at the right wing trolls over this than I have been over anything those chuckle head EVER said in the politics tab.

sometimes I take my fandom too seriously.


Their racism/bigotry against Asians is easier to mask.

When I went to France to meet with some colleagues I met a Frenchman who was very nationalist. His family were of Japanese descent and he was SO French...down to the (shared) love of stinky cheese. As he was very much French, I caught myself struggling with my own stereotypes. It's like trying to break your brain out of restraints. But the thing is, there's no excuse not to do it. Even if these assholes can't emotionally figure out that an Asian woman doesn't have to be sexy and can work the technical line, their better judgement SHOULD force them to think, hey, "maybe the problem is me."
 
2017-12-29 04:09:01 AM  
R2D2.
 
2017-12-29 04:14:33 AM  

Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?


Hell if I know. I'm guessing it's because she's a woman of Asian ethnicity, a group that is fetishised quite a lot and she wasn't playing to the stereotype. Admittedly, some of her lines were a little cringey. But that's what you do, you cringe and you move on. The expression isn't "death-threaty" instead of "cringey".
 
2017-12-29 04:17:17 AM  

thisispete: I'm guessing it's because she's a woman of Asian ethnicity, a group that is fetishised quite a lot and she wasn't playing to the stereotype


that sounds kind of....insane.  not liking a movie because you hated the script, or didn't like the acting is one thing.  hating a movie because the actors don't fit a racial stereotype is verging into mental illness.
 
2017-12-29 04:19:35 AM  

Weaver95: thisispete: I'm guessing it's because she's a woman of Asian ethnicity, a group that is fetishised quite a lot and she wasn't playing to the stereotype

that sounds kind of....insane.  not liking a movie because you hated the script, or didn't like the acting is one thing.  hating a movie because the actors don't fit a racial stereotype is verging into mental illness.


I agree totally.
 
2017-12-29 04:22:15 AM  
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-
 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-
 
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me-and there was no one left to speak for me.
 
2017-12-29 05:11:02 AM  
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2017-12-29 05:33:51 AM  
You can't fix stupid.
 
2017-12-29 05:51:29 AM  
I've been having a blast sifting through rotten tomatoe user reviews, looking for people who hated the film because of its diverse cast, and because one of the ladies had pink hair. This punks crop up every time a new Star Wars film comes out; I remember Fox News raging that Revenge of the Sith was about George W. Bush, and when Trump supporters tried to boycott The Force Awakens because the tag line was something along the line of 'join the resistance'.

I'm just going to say, if you see Star Wars as an affront to your political beliefs, maybe you need to calm the fark down and introspectively review your garbage politics.
 
2017-12-29 05:54:17 AM  
Boring movie. No PanzerBjorn.
 
2017-12-29 06:23:30 AM  
That's awful. I asked my 9-yo daughter what she thought about Rose and she enthusiastically said, "She was the coolest!" She also said she wants to be her for Halloween.
 
2017-12-29 06:33:06 AM  
I'm sure the guy who plays Fin can give her some pointers since they were all over him as a black stormtrooper (gasp).
 
2017-12-29 06:49:53 AM  
To be fair, the trolls are kind of right right: only white people should be doing the low-level, menial repair work; the Asian should be their boss.

/Careful what you wish for, assholes.
 
2017-12-29 07:21:21 AM  
is there anyone not receiving death threats from the alt-right?
 
2017-12-29 07:26:07 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: is there anyone not receiving death threats from the alt-right?

Is there anyone with even 15 minutes of fame not receiving death threats.  Z-list celebrities receive death threats.  The more people you deal with, your odds of getting a death threat approaches 1.
And since it's scumbags who dole out the death threats, it's not even noteworthy that they're alt-righters.

It's terrible, but acquiring fame without dealing with scummy fans is like trying to find a used but sterile septic tank.
 
2017-12-29 07:31:11 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?  she was/is a good actress and did a great job in the movie.  ya know what?  I hope this woman gets a f*ckton of awards and job offers.  I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere and the alt right have to look at her massive levels of wealth and career success every fracking day for the rest of their pitiful sad and pathetic lives and know that SHE is a success and that they are failures in life.

Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment. But what's creepier to me, is that I've noticed that when people get dished out the "right" sexy woman/man/pony/action/FPS in their entertainment they emotionally attach to that entertainment like it was a person. Here guys get offended I think because they are being *forced* to "mentally marry" an "unattractive" Asian woman in their heads along with the fandom - and that ruins their internalization of the story.


"Sexy" is subjective, anyway. I have yet to see the movie, so I don't know anything about her role, but looked her up, expecting to see some kind of monster. She's not remotely unattractive (in my eyes) and is not super-sexualized in the movie (which does not negate her sexiness for some - I mean, my husband doesn't watch Game of Thrones with me, but if he finds himself in the room while I am watching it, he'll stop and watch if Gwendolyn Christie is on the screen - and Brieanne of Tarth is absolutely not sexualized by anyone but Tormond, who isn't exactly a reliable source on what is properly sexual). I don't get the anger, regardless. They can accept furry aliens flying through space at hyper speeds and glorified space teddy bears taking down the Empire's finest machinery with logs.... but not an Asian woman?? 

It seems like "Star Wars" is just catching up to "Star Trek" in terms of diversity of casting. I wonder how many of these same people have issues with "Star Trek" and its long history of not casting only white people, and not casting women in submissive and passive roles.
 
2017-12-29 07:38:17 AM  

Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?


They think the Dark Side are the good guys. No joke
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https://forward.com/news/356506/in-se​a​rch-for-new-recruits-alt-right-cast-th​eir-hero-trump-as-dark-emperor/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2218605​/​donald-trump-steve-bannon-darth-vader-​satan-dick-cheney/
I could be wrong, but fairly sure it can all be traced back to this piece of hack work
http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/2009/12/​11/why-emperor-palpatine-wasnt-as-wron​g-as-you-think/
 
2017-12-29 07:38:44 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: is there anyone not receiving death threats from the alt-right?


When you're poor, unemployed, and stuck using whatever free wifi you can find, you gotta fill your day with something, and why not death threats?  They're sorta like prayers that have the remotest chance of actually causing something to happen.  In a way, this is the end result of their shiatty, exploitative religions failing to live up to their promises of God always fixing everything for his believers, but the urge to do something useless and expect something good to happen in their lives in return is a deeply ingrained behavior.
 
2017-12-29 07:41:14 AM  
Laura Dern was very tall in this movie.
 
2017-12-29 07:43:56 AM  
If you say ANYTHING that disagrees with alt-right, Nazis, Trumpers, Truthers, open carry, or any other flavor of conservative Republican, you are potentially subject to death threats.

/which is why I will only post anonymously.
//hide behind slashies, it's the only safe place
 
2017-12-29 07:45:58 AM  
It's only because her role was originally going to be played by Ant Man.
 
2017-12-29 07:48:00 AM  
I think we can stop calling them the "alt-right," and just refer to them as conservatives or Republicans.

They're the new mainstream of America's political right wing.  Adding the prefix "alt" kind of deligitimizes their significance to American politics when they should be dragged front and center for all the world to see.  And, we should bear our humiliation and embarrassment as other nations have.
 
2017-12-29 07:53:15 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?  she was/is a good actress and did a great job in the movie.  ya know what?  I hope this woman gets a f*ckton of awards and job offers.  I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere and the alt right have to look at her massive levels of wealth and career success every fracking day for the rest of their pitiful sad and pathetic lives and know that SHE is a success and that they are failures in life.

Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment. But what's creepier to me, is that I've noticed that when people get dished out the "right" sexy woman/man/pony/action/FPS in their entertainment they emotionally attach to that entertainment like it was a person. Here guys get offended I think because they are being *forced* to "mentally marry" an "unattractive" Asian woman in their heads along with the fandom - and that ruins their internalization of the story.


How is she unattractive? She's friggin' cute!
 
2017-12-29 07:53:37 AM  
they don't like 'trans people' and are too stupid not to conflate that with 'people named tran'?
 
2017-12-29 07:54:21 AM  
"We's upset cuz there's some asian trans in the movie!  It's bad enough with the negroes and woman playing men's parts but I draw the line at queers, homos and trans!"

"Why are you lookin' at me like that?  It says right here Kelly Marie Tran!"
 
2017-12-29 07:54:45 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't like 'trans people' and are too stupid not to conflate that with 'people named tran'?


Shakes Trump sized fist
 
2017-12-29 07:54:52 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?  she was/is a good actress and did a great job in the movie.  ya know what?  I hope this woman gets a f*ckton of awards and job offers.  I hope her career shoots right up into the gotdamn stratosphere and the alt right have to look at her massive levels of wealth and career success every fracking day for the rest of their pitiful sad and pathetic lives and know that SHE is a success and that they are failures in life.

Apparently some guys get offended when they aren't dished out a sexy woman with their entertainment. But what's creepier to me, is that I've noticed that when people get dished out the "right" sexy woman/man/pony/action/FPS in their entertainment they emotionally attach to that entertainment like it was a person. Here guys get offended I think because they are being *forced* to "mentally marry" an "unattractive" Asian woman in their heads along with the fandom - and that ruins their internalization of the story.


But for these nerds she should be an attractive waifu, I mean she's Asian and everything
 
2017-12-29 07:55:03 AM  
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2017-12-29 07:58:37 AM  
I thought Rose was a decent character stuck with a lousy plotline. She was certainly more likable than Poe in this movie who they had acting on Deus ex Machina levels of stupidity.
 
2017-12-29 07:59:24 AM  
I was kind of smitten with her character's sister, unfortunately.
 
2017-12-29 08:03:47 AM  

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Are any of those Nazis of the grammar variety?  Because they should pay a visit to whomever made that image.
 
2017-12-29 08:08:00 AM  

King Something: Weaver95: WTF is wrong with people?


'Murica, that's what.


If you honestly think that this is strictly an american phenomenon then you are an idiot.
 
2017-12-29 08:09:23 AM  

Nofun: You can't fix stupid.


No, but you can elect it President and then wonder about the aftermath.
 
2017-12-29 08:18:57 AM  

MattytheMouse: I've been having a blast sifting through rotten tomatoe user reviews, looking for people who hated the film because of its diverse cast, and because one of the ladies had pink hair. This punks crop up every time a new Star Wars film comes out; I remember Fox News raging that Revenge of the Sith was about George W. Bush, and when Trump supporters tried to boycott The Force Awakens because the tag line was something along the line of 'join the resistance'.

I'm just going to say, if you see Star Wars as an affront to your political beliefs, maybe you need to calm the fark down and introspectively review your garbage politics.


While this is true there is precedence that the writers for the new Star Wars films did openly come out and say they were taking political potshots at Trump in one of their films.

Link to CNN article
 
2017-12-29 08:19:41 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't like 'trans people' and are too stupid not to conflate that with 'people named tran'?


Holy crap, is it possible they are that stupid and that bigoted that they think she's transgender and that is the issue? They may have even found themselves attracted to her.... and then found out her name, and are freaking out they were attracted to one of them "tran" people.  It's not that far out of the realm of possibility.
 
2017-12-29 08:22:35 AM  
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something..  something.. my lightsaber
 
2017-12-29 08:22:41 AM  
I was listening to a comedy skit on Sirius as I was going to the theater to catch TLJ opening night. There was a man lamenting/riffing on the fact that there were no space Asians in SW. I didn't catch the guys but wanted to search him out afterwards to see if he acknowledged how poorly that joke aged.

I'd just go to youtube and type "No Asians in Star Wars". Simple right?


/has a sad
 
2017-12-29 08:23:39 AM  
Name. Guy's name. Anyone know the bit?
 
2017-12-29 08:24:22 AM  

serpent_sky: Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't like 'trans people' and are too stupid not to conflate that with 'people named tran'?

Holy crap, is it possible they are that stupid and that bigoted that they think she's transgender and that is the issue?


Yes, homophobic people are that stupid.
 
2017-12-29 08:24:53 AM  

1nsanilicious: MattytheMouse: I've been having a blast sifting through rotten tomatoe user reviews, looking for people who hated the film because of its diverse cast, and because one of the ladies had pink hair. This punks crop up every time a new Star Wars film comes out; I remember Fox News raging that Revenge of the Sith was about George W. Bush, and when Trump supporters tried to boycott The Force Awakens because the tag line was something along the line of 'join the resistance'.

I'm just going to say, if you see Star Wars as an affront to your political beliefs, maybe you need to calm the fark down and introspectively review your garbage politics.

While this is true there is precedence that the writers for the new Star Wars films did openly come out and say they were taking political potshots at Trump in one of their films.

Link to CNN article


Still, if your politics resemble planet destroying space Nazis, you should stop and think about your life choices for a bit.
 
2017-12-29 08:25:20 AM  
I think when they start making death threats, it's okay to stop calling them "trolls" and start calling them "criminals".

Death threats are never okay.

Never.
 
2017-12-29 08:25:45 AM  
serpent_sky: Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't like 'trans people' and are too stupid not to conflate that with 'people named tran'?

Holy crap, is it possible they are that stupid and that bigoted that they think she's transgender and that is the issue? They may have even found themselves attracted to her.... and then found out her name, and are freaking out they were attracted to one of them "tran" people.  It's not that far out of the realm of possibility.


That's illogical enough to make sense. The stupid is strong with these derps.
 
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