SO FUCKING DONE WITH PEOPLE SAYING ART IS BAD BECAUSE IT’S ONLY GOT ONE RACE OF PEOPLE IN IT.
IF YOU DON’T FUCKING LIKE IT, MAKE YOUR FUCKING OWN.
I like how this was tagged in Disney racism.
If you don’t like how a
multi-million dollar, unavoidable-even-if-you-never-buy-into-it company, does media your children and all other children will probably see or be exposed to sooner or later regardless of what you do,
then… “go make your own?”
It’s not arts and crafts projects we’re talking about here.
When you don’t like the government, do you go create your own country? When you want to protest companies who use child labor, do you react by opening your own Nike shoe factory? When you eat a twinkie and realize the fillings gone rotten (a purely hypothetical situation given twinkie longevity…), do you start your own national bakery chain??
Or do you say something, alert people, try to make change or encourage change in channels you actually have access to?
Don’t hold other people’s actions up to a higher standard than you yourself are willing to uphold. You are requiring something of them that, if you think about it, is completely unreachable for the majority of people who lack both experience in producing films, and millions of dollars to invest in production studios.
And I’m responding to this individual post but only because it’s come up over and over again (even earlier on my page from just a few days ago). So I guess it bears repeating.
I’m also going to point out that if you think everything boils down to "the problem is it’s only one race," you’re just not listening. Stop having a knee-jerk reaction, and listen. If media was great about giving coverage to a lot of different people, no one would care. This isn’t about any race- it’s about media continually being white-centric, seeing white as default for any type of story, even fantasy. It’s about examining the long term effects of this repeated exposure. (<—scroll to bottom for links.) It’s about how people use “history” to uphold racial exclusion over and over again, not because it’s true (see above link), but because they’ve never been exposed to media that indicated otherwise.
And again: conversation might revolve around one or two films right now, as conversation will, but this overall discussion is about media that everyone is exposed to. It’s about changing that because it affects everyone. So to act as if it’s "if you don’t like it go do x instead" is missing the point. It’s beyond the individual in scope. If you don’t care about this stuff, fine. No one really asked you to, and I doubt you really think your media experience is going to be absolutely ruined if these devious complainers you hate so much get their way and it becomes more inclusive (with said inclusion being respectful, not stereotyped).
What exactly do you have to lose here by people advocating for inclusion? What do you gain by standing in the way?