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BUT LOZZIE HAD THE BEST MERIDA COSPLAY
OF ALL TIME!
Why does there ALWAYS need to be a reason for POC to be in a movie.
I’ve noticed that every time the subject of diversity in film comes up, and someone mentions that having People of Color in the film wouldn’t make sense to the films settings.
For one, why do we need an excuse to exist? We’ve been here just as long (technically first, especially if you’re Black) as White People, so why is it alway us who have to justify our presence?
No, if I have a right as a member of the viewing audience to see myself represented on screen every-once in a while!
Dammit, I demand a movie where Black people exist outside the roles of religious speaker-boxes, competitive street dancers (do we even still get the lead parts in those anymore?) and shitty, SHITTY “urban” rom-coms.
I’m tired of settling. This shit is absurd.
I’m just getting tired of us having to justify our presence!
If Tom Cruise can be the star of a Japanese film and get praise out the ass, fuck, Regina King should be able to be in a medieval European film and get praise out the ass.
I’m tired of this shit.
And on another note, why do people keep acting as if historical films are except from having diverse casts?
Since when does time and history exist soley for White People?
I read a comment recently about why Brave doesn’t have any POC in it. In the comment, they made mention of how the film was set in the 12th century and that it wouldn’t be “realistic”.
So what? It’s a 3d animated film where people turn into bears. Black people being in the film is where you’re drawing the line at realism? Really?
If that’s your mindset, please kindly go sit in a corner and think about your life and the kind of person you are.
The Disney Princesses tell it like it is
Yes, Brave should have and could have included PoC characters.
First of all, we’re talking about a movie in which humans turn into bears and a witch has a talking raven. I can accept a universe with magic and talking bears, I can sure as hell accept a universe in which there were black people in Scotland by around the 10th century.
Not to mention there WERE NON-WHITE PEOPLE IN EUROPE BY THEN.
Seriously. Black people weren’t just sittin’ around with their thumbs up their asses waiting to be discovered and enslaved by white people.
Let’s have a run down of Non-white people who did have contact with Europe, and could have been in Brave:
- -The Egyptians (many of whom where, yes black. Some of them were more middle eastern in appearance, but many were undisputedly Black as well),
- -the Ghana empire
- -traders and goods from China that traveled along the silk road and Indian Ocean trading routes,
- -The Moors (of Northern Africa) who had sustained contact with Europe, especially after the arrival of Islam into the region, which increased international trade
- -fuck, God damn HANNIBAL with his fucking war elephants marching over the alps and making the Romans piss themselves
- The First Crusade happened in the late 10th Century, and Europeans had been making pilgrimages to the Middle East long before then.
- The entire Arabic world had plenty of contact with Europe through trade.
ALL had contact with Europe by the 10th century.
I know that in school we’re taught that History was made by white people, and the stories and experiences of the rest of the world tend to be systematically ignored until Atlantic Slavery comes along, but this is not reality.
Europeans had contact with non-white people for thousands of fucking years before imperialism began.
—> Another recent movie, called “The Secret of Kells” set in Ireland in the 7th Century had both black AND arabic characters in it.
I ADORED Brave as a movie. I thought that it’s focus on female relationships, instead of the standard heteronormative romance was really refreshing. It’s a movie that I can not wait to show my children growing up. BUT this does not change the fact that the complete and utter erasure of PoC in Europe’s history is still problematic.
oh my god who fucking cares seriously?
If you didn’t care why did your ignorant ass reblog it.
Because the first post was too goddamn hilarious not to reblog. It’s not like poc were just walking around the streets of Scotland back then.
Actually there were Black people in Scotland, that shows how much you know about the country.
I never said there wasn’t any I said I doubt they were just strolling around the streets in such large numbers like that. But seriously it’s a movie that had nothing to do with poc characters and everything to do with Merida.
Yeaah I’m pretty sure the majority of black people in Scotland, in the United Kingdom as a whole, were slaves. Shows how much you know about the country too.
So then if there actually were black people in Brave, everyone would be complaining about how it’s supporting slavery or something stupid like that.
There is seriously no pleasing you guys. :I
Actually they would have been leaders, warriors, scholars & traders. Google is your friend, it’ll introduce you to the Moors, King Kenneth & a wealth of history that movies like Brave have helped erase to create this delusion that black people didn’t exist on the global stage before slavery.
Not to mention that is was already stated that it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day whether or not there were POC in Scotland at the time because of the magic and talking birds and shit. If you can have that stuff you can have black and brown people. Children of color (and really adults of color too) deserve to be represented in movies and shows and books and they just fucking aren’t and it’s bullshit. Yay they finally made a black princess (who spent most of the movie as a goddamn frog, btw)!!! So it’s totally okay to make the next two princess movies contain not one single solitary person of color because HISTORY GUISE!!!!!
(or rather, WHAT I THINK I KNOW AS HISTORY BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THIS WHITE SUPREMACIST CULTURE HAS TAUGHT ME GUISE!!!)
But children of color don’t have feelings so it is totally okay that their self esteem is damaged by media like Brave. Or something. Never mind that Nala could have been a human princess if Lion King had been set in an actual African country like Mali.
"Ok we’ve been to ‘Total Fantasy World Inspired by Medieval Germany’ ‘Set in Mystical Medieval Scottland’ and now ‘Anderson’s Scandinavia’. They’re just going to the whitest places on earth on purpose now. It’s like a scavenger hunt for places that they can have plausible deniability for not including POC even as background characters."
The more I think about it, the more pissed off I get.
It takes Pixar 17 years to make a single movie featuring a female character. 17 years!!! That’s an entire generation of children raised not in the 1950s where one of the most popular companies doing animated films never made a single movie about a girl.
And when one finally comes out, some dude is all, “There are no role models for boys. Where’s the balance, Pixar?”
12 films featuring male characters. 1 film featuring a female character. And their last major feature film killed off the only speaking female (not counting the bird!) in the first 10 minutes of the movie.
But you want to talk balance and how all those poor little boys out there just aren’t getting their fair shake at the box office this summer.
too cute I can’t evenNO YOU ARE ANIMATED
I like how she has a wide, round face. It’s not much progress for Disney, but it’s a nice change from the heart-shaped faces we normally see.