TO ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE BITCHING AND MOANING AT ME FOR CALLING OUT “FIREFLY” AS ONE OF THE MOST WHITE-WASHED RACIST SHOWS OF RECENT MEMORY:
LET ME JUST SAY
YOU CANNOT MAKE THE ARGUMENT SIMULTANEOUSLY THAT ZAC EFRON IS NOT IN YELLOWFACE BECAUSE SIMON TAM IS WHITE
AND THEN SAY
“THERE IS NO RACE BECAUSE IT’S THE FUTURE”
AT THE SAME TIME
IF THERE IS NO CONCEPT OF RACE
HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU SAY SIMON TAM (AND BY THE WAY, “TAM”? TALK ABOUT A MOTHERFUCKING CHINESE LAST NAME I AM JUST SAYING) IS NOT CHINESE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SAYING THERE IS NO CONCEPT OF RACE SO THEREFORE EVERYBODY IS BEYOND RACIAL DISTINCTION?
THIS POST IS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE THE WHITE HYPOCRISY CANNOT MAKE ME LOWER MY VOICE TO AN INSIDE LEVEL
I. AM. DONE.
The entire show is whitewashed and culturally appropriative of East Asian culture—particularly China. The entire excuse for this was “Well China beat America in a race to colonize space” which is fine, but where are all the Chinese people in the show to give proof of this?
Like, everyone speaks Chinese, reads it, eats the food, etc, but no one in the show is Chinese. Tam is a Chinese last name but white actors play the family members. Better yet, let’s play this dumbass “no concept of race in the future” game.
You still have no one remotely resembling their Chinese predecessors.
[Joss Whedon stands in a black, leather jacket, grey t-shirt, and jeans. TOP TEXT: “Why do you write strong female characters?” BOTTOM TEXT: “Because you’re still asking me that question.” Joseph “Joss” Whedon]