Just when I thought I was okay with how the world was turning out, comedian Adam Newman just had to tweet this question and make me lose faith in humanity.
Just to let you know, if you’re ever asked what do you hate more: cauliflower or racism, cauliflower is not the answer. Those guys who replied were probably just joking (ha ha ha) but in real life, and I repeat, cauliflower is not the answer.
Get it? Got it? Good.
Looks like another storm of racist comments are coming over the possible casting of Jesse Williams for Finnick Odair in the next Hunger Games films Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
The trilogy has met a lot of criticism in the past for first casting Jennifer Lawrence to transform into the dark-complexioned Katniss Everdeen. Then, there was the controversy over casting Amandla Stenberg as 11-year-old Rue because of her race.
But according to message boards like this one, people seem to think that Finnick Odair should be Caucasian:
Here are some of the comments:
“I think that Jesse Wiliams just won’t work. Finnick Odair in my eyes is Tall, young, disheveled medium long luscious Golden blonde hair, ocean blue colored eyes, he has a glowing tan, washboard abs, and wears almost no clothes, at the same times carries a trident. That is the guy i wan’t to see as Finnick. For example PERFECT GUY is Ian Somerhalder. Color him blonde and throw in some contacts and wala you have Finnick Odair!”
“I’m sorry but unless I read the wrong book, isn’t Finnick Caucasian? By tanned skin Collins meant his skin was darkened from the sun (swimming/fishing) not that he is of a darker skin ethnicity… Don’t get me wrong, this guy is great just completely wrong for this role.”
Meanwhile, here’s what Williams had to say:
“I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it. People are creative about that kind of stuff, and now I’ll try to figure out if that’s something that’s interesting to me.”
According to the books, the character is described as an extremely handsome man with “tan skin” (also referred to as “golden”), “bronze-colored hair” and “incredible” sea-green eyes.
Personally, I think Jesse would be an excellent choice for Finnick. He’s tanned, has a sexy body and has beautiful eyes. This man is hot!!
And so what if he isn’t Caucasian? Maybe he’ll even shock you with his performance! And besides, Hollywood definitely needs more diversity in their films and range of actors.
Anti-semite and wife beater Mel Gibson plead no contest to simple battery in a case against ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva and was sentenced to a mere 16 hours of community service.
You must be kidding us!! That’s literally nothing.
Worse yet, Gibson has chosen to carry out the sentence at ex-wife Robyn Gibson’s charity Mending Kids International, which means he’ll be around children for most or all of his 16 hours of service.
Surprisingly, parents haven’t complained. One family, in fact, came forward to Gibson’s defense, claiming he footed the bill for their son’s spinal surgery back in the day.
“If Mel was coming over to our house to play ball with my son,” the father said, “I would not be the least bit concerned.”
The monetary support is obviously a huge deal, but how about that crazy hate doctrine Gibson’s been spewing? Do you REALLY want your kids around that?
We don’t know about this….
Kanye West was scheduled to make an appearance on Today, but according to the rapper, that’s not going to happen. Kanye is upset about how the show portrayed him during an interview this past Wednesday and is officially backing out of the performance that was scheduled for later this month.
TMZ confirmed with a rep for Kanye that he won’t be appearing on their Black Friday show. Wednesday’s interview in question dealt with Kanye’s views of George W. Bush, an obvious sore spot for the rapper.
Like many other stars these days, Kanye took to Twitter to make his decision public.
“I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of ‘the set up,’” Kanye tweeted.
Following that tweet, he went on one of his famous Twitter rants, which culminated with this gem, “All positive energy … all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show. I accept ya’ll future apology in advance LOL!”
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ABC has responded to an online petition spread through the American Filipino community, many of them medical professionals.
The apology was sent to ABS-CBN, a Philippine broadcaster.
“The producers of the show and ABC studios offer our sincere apology for any offence caused by the brief reference in the season premier,” the statement said.
“There was no intent to disparage the integrity of any aspect of the medical community in the Philippines,” it said.
In the season premier of Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher’s character Susan Mayer asked her doctor if she could see “those diplomas because I want to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.”
In Manila, Eduardo Ermita, Arroyo’s chief aide, responded to the quote by saying, “On the face, we can look at it as a racial slur.”
“We are looked down upon too much, considering the number of our medical professionals in the US,” he added.