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after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.


the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.



My favorite part are the white feminists who are raving about this movie because “strong independent woman yaaaas!!”

Sigh.

i’m just wondering why there are herbs and fruits and vegetables written in a faded, creepy red on a prison-like wall in chinese.  are herbs and fruits and vegetables in chinese supposed to be part of some sort of scare tactics?  or am i missing something here?

it keeps getting better.

awww man see I immediately fell into the trap of being excited for all the kickass lady stuff and didn’t give this much thought
This is a very valid point and hugely disappointing

Okay wait so what we’re saying here is that if this was a US drug ring it would be totally cool but suddenly we expand it to an international drug ring and it all becomes racist?Bad guys exist all over the world. It’s okay for bad guys to be any color. It’s not racist. Bad guys are white sometimes too. You know, like in Captain America TWS when the baddest of the bad were white dudes. Also the film isn’t even out yet. Maybe, just MAYBE theres a reason it’s set in Taiwan. You know like maybe because Taiwan is not only a really cool city but also filled with a whole lot of really smart people. And if a new drug is going to be developed it may just come out of there.Just throwing ideas out, but just going with the “White good, colors bad = racist” viewpoint is really problematic especially when the film isnt even out yet. Also the fact that the wall has herbs and vegetables written on it could be ACTUAL racism, or it could be part of the plot. Perhaps the scene takes place in an abandoned factory or processing plant that the drug lords now occupy.

The entire premise behind this movie is not only boring garbage but is also inherently racist and saying “but there are bad guys everywhere” is the laziest defense of the blatant perpetuation of negative racial stereotypes.

Actually that’s just a fact…that’s not lazy…that’s stating a fact. Do you think drug rings dont exist in Taiwan!?!? Again, if this movie took place with the mafia it would be okay. Cause then it’s white people being the bad guys. BAD PEOPLE EXIST EVERYWHERE IS NOT A FUCKING LAZY EXCUSE IT’S A FACT.
Lucy lives in Taiwan. This could be crucial for the entire story but you dont know that because you haven’t seen the movie. She’s not just a tourist. She lives there. 
Sorry I honestly can’t stand people who automatically label something racist when they know 0.2 percent of the facts. 
I don’t find the premise to be boring garbage. In fact I find it to be extremely interesting. While I know it’s based on about 0% truth the premise is still one of my favorite science fiction topics. 

Kidnapping ScarJo to be a drug mule is the most contrived piece of shit imaginable and it perpetuates negative racist stereotypes, how is this a difficult concept?

Excuse me but…how? I’m sorry but I live in Florida and it’s really not uncommon to hear of living drug mules…with drugs imported into Miami through living things. You know like puppies. And you know there’s those urban legends about people kidnapping people and cutting out their kidneys to sell on the black market…This story is not new at all. It wasn’t contrived just make make some racist stereotyping. Literally the only thing new about this story is that she becomes superhuman. If they put “loosely based on true events” all of a sudden everything changes.

Reblogging this on an old URL because my blog is at limit: I don’t have issue with the drug mule aspect being contrived lol, it’s the fact that they took ScarJo, a beautiful white woman who appears to be well off in the film, to be their mule. Do you not see how fucking absurd that shit is? People actually look for wealthy white women when they go missing, and as far as I can tell the only possible justification for her being kidnapped to be made a mule is the people making the film went “we really want ScarJo in our movie and we don’t care that it’s hilariously unbelievable”, and whether it was a conscious decision or not it perpetuates the age old racist fear of virtuous white women being preyed upon by despicable non-white men, and it straight up erases the fact that drug mules are predominantly (if we’re being honest, probably almost exclusively) poor women of color precisely because cartels know that no one is going to look for them very hard (or at all) if they go missing. What part of this is so worth defending?

theamericanavenger:

boyexemplified:

theamericanavenger:

boyexemplified:

theamericanavenger:

liamdryden:

stabra:

absolutezeronow:

fascinasians:

danapolis:

stabra:

after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.

the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.

My favorite part are the white feminists who are raving about this movie because “strong independent woman yaaaas!!”

Sigh.

i’m just wondering why there are herbs and fruits and vegetables written in a faded, creepy red on a prison-like wall in chinese.  are herbs and fruits and vegetables in chinese supposed to be part of some sort of scare tactics?  or am i missing something here?

it keeps getting better.

awww man see I immediately fell into the trap of being excited for all the kickass lady stuff and didn’t give this much thought

This is a very valid point and hugely disappointing

Okay wait so what we’re saying here is that if this was a US drug ring it would be totally cool but suddenly we expand it to an international drug ring and it all becomes racist?

Bad guys exist all over the world. It’s okay for bad guys to be any color. It’s not racist. Bad guys are white sometimes too. You know, like in Captain America TWS when the baddest of the bad were white dudes.

Also the film isn’t even out yet. Maybe, just MAYBE theres a reason it’s set in Taiwan. You know like maybe because Taiwan is not only a really cool city but also filled with a whole lot of really smart people. And if a new drug is going to be developed it may just come out of there.

Just throwing ideas out, but just going with the “White good, colors bad = racist” viewpoint is really problematic especially when the film isnt even out yet.

Also the fact that the wall has herbs and vegetables written on it could be ACTUAL racism, or it could be part of the plot. Perhaps the scene takes place in an abandoned factory or processing plant that the drug lords now occupy.

The entire premise behind this movie is not only boring garbage but is also inherently racist and saying “but there are bad guys everywhere” is the laziest defense of the blatant perpetuation of negative racial stereotypes.

Actually that’s just a fact…that’s not lazy…that’s stating a fact. Do you think drug rings dont exist in Taiwan!?!? Again, if this movie took place with the mafia it would be okay. Cause then it’s white people being the bad guys. BAD PEOPLE EXIST EVERYWHERE IS NOT A FUCKING LAZY EXCUSE IT’S A FACT.

Lucy lives in Taiwan. This could be crucial for the entire story but you dont know that because you haven’t seen the movie. She’s not just a tourist. She lives there. 

Sorry I honestly can’t stand people who automatically label something racist when they know 0.2 percent of the facts. 

I don’t find the premise to be boring garbage. In fact I find it to be extremely interesting. While I know it’s based on about 0% truth the premise is still one of my favorite science fiction topics. 

Kidnapping ScarJo to be a drug mule is the most contrived piece of shit imaginable and it perpetuates negative racist stereotypes, how is this a difficult concept?

Excuse me but…how?

I’m sorry but I live in Florida and it’s really not uncommon to hear of living drug mules…with drugs imported into Miami through living things.

You know like puppies.

And you know there’s those urban legends about people kidnapping people and cutting out their kidneys to sell on the black market…

This story is not new at all. It wasn’t contrived just make make some racist stereotyping. Literally the only thing new about this story is that she becomes superhuman.

If they put “loosely based on true events” all of a sudden everything changes.

Reblogging this on an old URL because my blog is at limit: I don’t have issue with the drug mule aspect being contrived lol, it’s the fact that they took ScarJo, a beautiful white woman who appears to be well off in the film, to be their mule. Do you not see how fucking absurd that shit is? People actually look for wealthy white women when they go missing, and as far as I can tell the only possible justification for her being kidnapped to be made a mule is the people making the film went “we really want ScarJo in our movie and we don’t care that it’s hilariously unbelievable”, and whether it was a conscious decision or not it perpetuates the age old racist fear of virtuous white women being preyed upon by despicable non-white men, and it straight up erases the fact that drug mules are predominantly (if we’re being honest, probably almost exclusively) poor women of color precisely because cartels know that no one is going to look for them very hard (or at all) if they go missing. What part of this is so worth defending?