Oof. Legitimate issue caused by the fact that traditional lighting has been used almost exclusively on white skin. Sounds reasonable. But the headline just implies that it is intended to harm those actors' careers, as if that is the only possible motivation.
How much more can the word discrimination be cheapened? Changing the lighting so that performers faces aren't shadowed (along with everything else on stage,) has been standard operating procedure ever since electric lights have been used in stage.
Black people have dark features that look darker due to the shadows cast by stage lighting. I assume. Solution, low angle Amber wash at probably 15-25% to lighten shadows without washing out their skintone. Hard for dramatic spotlight moments, easy for stage scene.
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They accommodated the actress with different lighting. What's the issue again?
It's like they're LOOKING for things to get offended by.
Wouldn't blacks and asians playing Shakespeare be cultural appropriation? We don't wan' to encourage that, do we?
Then change the lighting why tf white people gotta do everything?
How about we just get rid of atoms so that there is no matter for people to feel discriminated by?
Wait you mean to tell me that color details are affected by lighting and shadows? I guess im super racist now.
And why would you want to obscure the actor's face?
Self loathing dickface losers.
This is so painfully stupid that it hurts.
No definition of the word "discriminates" makes any sense in this sentence.
I love this title
if only they scare Hollywood so theyd stop making unnecessarily dark films
not in tone but in lighting
That description in the article sounds more racist than the issue.
This is the first time I hear them defending Asian people from something.
Which news site is it?
Lighting designer for the performing arts here:
I feel there is confusion between "traditional" and "poor" design. The problem isn't traditional lighting design, it's bad designers.
For example the followspots on Wicked had a color especially for elphaba because she was green.
If a designer is not taking into consideration the color of their skin, they are doing a poor job, period.
Because male/female/other is so 2000s.
I always do "Prefer not to identify" on everything that gives me the option. Race, sex (gender in the above case), marital status, etc.
If some of God's creations are jokes, that certainly explains koalas.
There are so many "funny" statements like this that go both ways. I think its dumb. God didnt do it like that. I should know, im the offspring of god...the nuclear offspring even.
Yo since God asserts that He goes by male pronouns in the Bible many times, and sjws are all about pronouns, if you call God by female pronouns you're a cishet piece of shit by sjw logic.
Why’s she only got one boob?
At least the art style isn’t overwhelmingly tumblr in nature.
ALWAYS. Always with the goddamn kpop groupies.
Are K-pop avatars the new anime avatars?
"When god made man she was only joking" goes way back, I remember seeing it as a little kid in the 90s... Didn't really get it then, still don't to be honest. Just a "lol boys are dumb" thing I guess, which if so is perfectly harmless.
But it wasn't funny. You see in this story, God is a woman, and woman aren't funny.
Now the platypus on the other hand. That shit was pure gold.
Did you just assume god's gender?!
Let's see her opinion on the matter when she hits 35
(Based on capilization of God)
It is quite clear that man was made first and woman was created from man so he could have a companion
Must be why she made him bigger, faster, stronger, more resilient, and less prone to emotion.
MAN, woMAN, and huMAN
We all jokes out here 😂👏💯😩
If you believe in a religious god you really shouldnt be a sjw... it's sorta pro patriachy
I first saw this "joke" in 1974
It's fantastic how OP forgot Adam was created first, and the Latin word for the Christian God used by the church is male, even if Latin has gender neutral words (don't know how Jesus referred to him in his original speeches and talks though)
God is not male or female, but a spiritual being... iirc the "He" pronoun is mainly for humans to relate better, seeing as God came to Earth as a male human, Jesus.
What's up with the elbow
If men were a joke, does that make women the punchline?
See? Maybe being needlessly sexist is a BAD thing after all.
Good thing I don't believe in creationism!
Another example of women being bad at making jokes.
I don't get it.
Am I normal?
Reminds me of a joke.
Adam is in the Garden of Eden, naming all the animals when he tells God he's lonely and wants a companion. God tells him, "I can give you the perfect companion, the female; she's compassionate, beautiful, intelligent, lovely, a paragon of humanity." Adam is delighted, "That sounds great, I'd love to have a female companion!" God says, "Alright, I'll need an arm and a leg from you though." Adam sighs and thinks for a minute before saying, "Shit...what can I get for a rib?"
Honestly, the pic doesn't bug me (aside from it not being funny or witty); but if you're free to make those jokes, don't lose your shit when people make jokes like the one above.
Okay, like I acknowledge that not being able to change key bindings can be annoying.
But how dare the player character be an ugly hairy guy? The player character usually has the most animations and graphics in a game. Only having one is pretty normal. Now if there were like 5 or 6 characters and there were no girl I suppose I could go along with this, but they made a single character.
Ugly and hairy guys need representation in games, too. Not everyone in the world is a fey beauty of indeterminate gender and sexuality.
On the other hand, I give them props for playing through full release. Some people don’t have the patience. They’ll mess around for a little while, get bored, and move on to something else. You’re left sitting there thinking “oh man, so close to full release and they bail.” All that buildup for nothing. It’s extremely frustrating.
Then make your own shitty game that noone will care about because your characters depend on identity politics.
oh my god, apparently mario is only relatable to middle aged plumbers. i need my videogame characters to look exactly like me even if they have no actual relevance to the game.
jesus fucking christ.
Someone also complained about Getting Over It only having a white male character (though I'm pretty sure it's satire)
The person in this post is probably a dude in the habit of making female game characters they can jackoff to, not a tumblrite oppressed by the lack of female representation IMO.
In related news, I had a friend tell me that Rust using your steamid to randomly generate your character's looks (including gender) was worth a refund all by itself. Whereas I always thought that was a really intelligent way to handle it in that sort of game.
It was baffling to me.
That's a pretty good example of why intersectionality will die ... not with a bang, but with a whimper.
The longer that drivel goes, the narrower the definition of 'acceptable' becomes.
But it also does that for Latino and black gangs...?
Well Author, I suggest you work on reform from the inside.
Get yourself a job in prison, see what the realities are, and then come back to us in a few years with a plan.
Prison creates a situation where whites are the minority, and where Blacks (as well as whites) are unusually violent. Perfect conditions for radicalization. So you can either not send whites to prison or have segregated prisons.
So... abolish prisons because of basic human tribal instinct to segrigate with their kind for protetection because.. gasp.. white people also do it?
So wait, if someone serial kills an entire family with a butcher knife, and is caught and found guilty of it, we’re just supposed to go “hey don’t do that again” and send them home?
Meh. While this is completely full of buzzwords and ideologically charged, it is known that the US prison system is a fucking mess that do in fact play a role in radicalizing originally relatively minor offenders.
I'll even give it a bonus about the "capitalist prison system", because for profit prisons are the worst.
Because we all know how integral ms13, and the blood and crips are when it comes to backing up Donald Trump's fascist regime.
So, uh... you ban fascism, and anything else you don't like that that you can get labeled that way. Then you ban prisons. That pretty much just leaves mass execution, doesn't it?
This person needs to get an MRI
Because if there's one thing prison gangs are known for it's a desire for a large stricter form of government.
European Prisons actually play a huge role in radicalizing Muslims who were already quite inclined to be jihadists. I watched documentaries about some of them. A journalist infiltrated one of their groups. He was hanging around a jihadist who had already been to prison. He was sent to prison thanks to his community which denounced him to the police because he was too overt with his radical ideas. Once in prison he met some jihadists who actually taught him that the best way to « fight » is to pretend that you are normal while recruiting other young impressionable kids because if don’t look like the stereotypical jihadist they are more likely to listen. That dude even told the journalist that he pretends to love his father so that he doesn’t throw him in jail again but he is more convinced now that their « path » is the right one, and that his father is a mongrel.
This is why I love "intersectionality". You have all these niche areas of SocJus saying "If you believe 'A', then you must also believe 'b" (and 'C', and 'D')". If you don't, then you're guilty of wrong think at best, and a "literal Nazi" at worst. The convoluted nature of intersectionality Balkanizes SocJus, and if it doesn't outright destroy the whole movement, it will at least neuter it to the point of irrelevance.
i think the Nation of Islam (NOI) would like to have a discussion with that lady.
We do need to get rid of prisons, but this isn’t why. The simple reason we need to get rid of them is they don’t work. Most people who go to jail/prison go right back after they get out.
Or you can just be anti-prison because our incarceration and recidivism rates are ass backwards?
Mount Massive best prison
(P.S. charge your damn phone)
I'm not surprised that a movement that supports bashing people over the head with bike locks is against prison.
Even by their own standards, what we should do with rapists, racists and violent Neo Nazis?
As far as I know prisons are an organizational spare more for islamic terrorism than for white supremacists.
So prisons are bad because white supremacists are in them and can meet up there. Fucking brilliant.
They're right, at least in one respect. Prison radicalization is a problem, but not just for neo Nazism. Just look at British prisons, they're basically islamist recruitment centers.
I know it's a joke but in all seriousness for a moment. What does a gender studies degree actually get you in terms of jobs?
Maybe Hungary should try doing something about their slide into authoritarianism.
Team Hungary FTW 🇭🇺
Yikes. Usually I like to make fun of the stupid things said on tumblr, but these are the kind of posts that make me consider unsubscribing this sub.
Gender studies is not a redundant subject and the fact that Hungary bans it highly problematic. I haven’t studied it but know a few people who did. I’d say it’s pretty similar to history, ethnology, literature and the likes with a focus of critical theory and methodology. It’s not only about gender misrepresentation but about societal structures and how they came about in general, and if you really think that’s not needed because you think everything in society is fine as it is, I can’t help you.
Just like in Budapest
Is there a source on this?
Well ... if the website I found which lists them is correct, there are only three Starbucks in Hungary, so I imagine they have a pretty long waiting list for the barista jobs.
Honestly Hungry is looking better and better every day, Budapest is lovely from my visit last year. The UK feels like a joke in comparison.
We did it boys
No body else is concerned that a government is dictating allowable curriculum in academia? Regardless of your dislike of gender studies, this is incredibly concerning for academic freedom. Next they could ban teaching about Hungary's role in the holocaust.
Okay this is kind of fucking rude
Why would you get a Gender Studies degree? You’ll never get a job to pay for basic necessities and you’ll have to go hungary.
imagine you could both be a "color" and a nationality :O mind=blown
Interesting reversal. Does this also mean we will no longer be using "people of color" then?
I've never met a person with white skin that doesn't say they're white.
I've also never met a person that insists an Asian person is black.
I mean, I don't live in Europe but somehow I doubt this is really a thing that happens. I literally can't imagine this conversation taking place. Unless you're filling out a census form why would you be discussing your ethnicity with people anyway?
There's so much straw here it's not even a man; it's a blob.
I'm european. Nobody behaves like this as you might have guessed. The fact that she's mixing race with nationality is a pretty good indication this person is north American as this kind of stuff os their bread and butter towards mexicans, for some reason (bad geography teachers, maybe).
What world do these people live in that they actually think other people think like this? Who is teaching them this nonsense?
I don't think this person is European, or has ever met a European, or even spoken to one. I mean, there's a lot of us so sure, there could be, probably is, some arsehole like that. But, to my mind Tumblr OP is wrong. In the UK at least I think we separate people into black, Asian, East Asians, white and other. And then we separate people further like, "He looks Hispanic", "He looks French", "He looks Scandinavian", etc. etc.
And also, if someone called me white I'd say, "Yes, yes I am. What's your point?"
Nope ... most of us don't give the least shit about skin color these days.
Only bigots do, and the most prevalent bigots in the west are those who cleave to identity politics.
This sounds more like your stereotypical racist white American than a European
Nobody on the planet acts like this. This is ultra-hyper-projection.
Never heard anyone refer an to Asian as Black, no matter how dark skinned.
This person never went to Europe didn't they
European here. Nope, that's white American SJW talk in display.
Europeans are actually actively trying to deferentiate more between nationality rather than race. Like... nationality is more important here. At least in my experience. We don't call someone "Asian" or "pee oh see" we call them German, if they're German.
Europeans are used to people coming from outside their country all the time.
Reminds me a bit of when Tumblrinas talk about ambiguously dark-skined fictional characters, but that's the closest I've ever seen to this conversation playing out.
I’ve never heard that before but I have heard SJWs use the term “whiteness” as nauseam. Never heard people demand that someone gets identified by the color of their skin more than liberals.
first of all, i have no idea what this bitch is on about, secondly: skin color and nationality ARE NOT interchangeable.
Second of all... their "i am italian albanian portuguese" yet again, no one says that. what kind of pepole did they meet?
nobody says this :|
Does this person even live in the real world?
Yep, thats right. Whenever I look at my Asian wife I think to myself "she's black" /s
I've never met someone in Europe giving a shit about this crap.
Also I'm Italian and I'm white, Italians are white and so are pretty much most Europeans. What is this absolute retard on about?
"I don't understand what is a difference between ethnicity and color of skin"
Said no one ever.
*Cough* people of color *cough*
The strawman got so big it it spontaneously combusted
So. Much. Straw
I’m cunfufled. When have even racists said anything that is not white is black like Asians a Pacific Islanders?
We are white.
We're just not White pplTM .
Nobody says any of that stuff
What's funny is we have to have identities and loads of foreign ancestry or else we are the scum of he earth. As someone who is English and Scottish I have to start every conversation with I'm bisexual so people will even take me seriously.
TIL Russians don't like being called White
This doesn’t happen in real life. People know the various ethnic groups and most Caucasians are content to “just be white”
I'm european. When it comes to skin colour/appearance europe can be pretty diverse. There are some native Irish people that can be quite dark. Some people from the Balkans can be quite dark too. Some people from the Baltic region can have more yellowish skin. People are usually perceived differently depending on how educated or how much the person that is categorising them cares.
implying ogres aren’t the most beautiful beings to exist
That straw man so big it's a GODDAM wicker man
according to this logic jews and native americans are caucasians
This is a straw man that fights a straw man that ends up morphing into a third straw man.
It’s pretty easy to tell the difference though
Gotta say that in my 20 years of living and traveling Europe I haven’t had that experience a single time
I think people are starting to take euro racial banter a bit too seriously...
We like to call eachother not white because it's funny. We've been doing it to the Italians for years that I think they're starting to believe it.
Not that Europeans would say that, but Caucasian encompasses all of Europe.
I have literally never seen a white person in any way shape or form suggest anything remotely close to that. But ok.
I live in Europe, and I can safely say that doesn't happen.
I laugh at this, as I've often joked with friends that the amount of danger I'm in depends on how much sun I get as I tan far darker than you'd expect. Because there's a lot of people who only see things as colour and nothing else.
If they replaced white europeans with stupid people then this would make more sense. Not all whites are like this.
Strong USplaining in this one.
No that doesn’t happen
This is what these she's have been setting themselves up for for years. Their consistent escalation of action against people's personal and professional lives has made the process so simple anyone can do it. You could probably do this to nearly anybody and they would just go along with it. It was only a matter of time before someone else came along to use it against the liberals. It's a shame a good guy like Gunn is the one that took the hit, but it was really only inevitable
Damn, if I ever become famous/influential, my haters are gonna have a field day because of all the shit I said online.
And yet gunn enjoyed sicking the Twitter dogs on other people.
I think what Disney did was overblown. They were idiotic posts not really hateful, but the new swarm of everything is offensive and must be boycott is infecting every corner of the internet.
It's a fucking shame nobody seems to have realised that this is exactly what they've been doing for years now. I agree with the guy(?) in that post, Gunn shouldn't have been fired. But I doubt anybody on tumblr would pull the same arguments against the firing of a trump supporter.
Nobody seems to realize/remember this all happened because of Mark Duplass and Ben Shapiro. Duplass had initially tweeted that Ben was a good person to listen to for perspectives on the "right/conservative" side of the aisle. Mark got lambasted for this by a number of Hollywood people, including James Gunn, pointing to evidence of Ben's early tweets back from when Ben was 17. Mark then threw Shapiro under the bus and tweeted out an apology that he had made a mistake in thinking Ben was a good person. It was because of this that Cernovich looked into Gunn's past tweets.
This is an interesting thing because I think it's right in the line when I don't know it I should tag as Sanity Sunday or not.
"Weaponizing accountability"? As in "when people I don't like hold people in my group accountable"? Ah, go fuck yourself.
While they're not wrong, they're just mad about the right using their own tactics. Pretty annoying to not have any self reflection to see how this might not be cool or productive in most cases.
Those tweets by Gunn are pretty freaking creepy.
While it probably won't I'm really hoping Guardians 3 doesn't suffer because of this. So far (haven't seen Infinity War or Ant-man and the Wasp yet) the Guardians movies have been some of my favorite Marvel movies.
If Gunn had made those jokes the day before he was fired then yeah totally fire him. However he made those comments back in 2012 and had apologized for them. There's only so long you can hold people accountable for shit.
I like how Blue completely ignores the part where Gunn was held to the standards he said other people should be held to.
Also, IIRC, didn't he not apologize for those old jokes until after the controversy broke? I don't think they were worth firing over, and Disney knew he did PG Porn (which had a bestiality joke).
I hope this incident will cause people to examine their own behavior and spur a unified effort to reduce this kind of mob justice and weaponized accountability on both sides.
Probably not though. Probably everyone will just keep saying "but it's totally different when my side does it!"
Oh my God I dont care
“Uuuuhgh! People should only be fired for making rape jokes when They’re nazi scum!!! This is so unfair!!1!1!111111!”
I didn’t really want him to be fired or anything but he’s self righteous and I bet the people complaining now would love getting a conservative fired for shit they said a while ago...so it’s a little pleasing :)
Does tumblr know what "weaponized" means? I agree with the Gunn thing tho.
That’s what you do, motherfuckers.
I’m really not concerned about what he said. I just didn’t want him to be fired because I don’t think anyone can do Guardians of the Galaxy as well as he can.
"Weaponizing accountability" = "Making us live by our own rules"
They really don't realize that this was only possible thanks to them and their call-out culture, huh?
Crazy idea, regardless of political affiliation we don't try and get people fired over mean tweets
i’m struggling with this so hard right now. Like i know exactly what is keeping me in my depressive rut and i can’t bring myself to turn anything around
And this is why I went to the gym today
Just put it all in a backpack. All your shit. So it’s together.
Sort yourself out, bucko.
And clean your room.
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