Rachel Simon reports: For fans of Ransom Riggs‘ 2011 bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, one of the things that made the news of its big-screen adaptation so intriguing was imagining which actors would make up the ensemble. The book features a large cast of characters, from the eponymous children to the many adults who throw them into peril.
“I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just… I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, ‘OK, there should be more white people in these movies’.”
“Nowadays, people are talking about it more,” he says regarding film diversity. But “things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just… I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”
“I had to go back in my head and go, ‘how many black characters have been in Tim Burton movies?’ And I may have been the first, I don’t know, or the most prominent in that particular way, but it happens the way it happens. I don’t think it’s any fault of his or his method of storytelling, it’s just how it’s played out. Tim’s a really great guy.”
— Samuel L. Jackson
Of the film’s entire cast, Jackson appears to be the only nonwhite character, playing the villainous Barron, the leader of a group of creatures who aim to murder children with supernatural abilities. When I ask Jackson about the film’s lack of diversity, he says that while he “noticed it,” it didn’t deter him from taking on his part. Read the rest of this entry »
All Social Justice, All The Time. Forever.
Daniel Greenfield writes:
…There will never be equality. But there will always be a battle for equality. Like the Soviet battle for real Communism that was always doomed and that never existed as anything except a pretext for tyranny.
We will never be equal. Indeed we will lose all our rights in that battle. But the battle will define everything. It will all be social justice, all the time. Because there will be enemies that need to be crushed.
The left will create enemies solely for the purpose of destroying them. The Red Pioneers and the Hitlerjugend of today will be encouraged to rally and destroy the enemies of the people and experience that triumph of being part of a victorious collective stamping on a human face, marching Forward! on the “right side of history” to the glorious future that never comes.…(read more)
Source: Frontpage Mag
Recently, comedian Amy Schumer came under fire for some of the more incendiary jokes she’s told in the past. Schumer isn’t the only one who is being targeted by social justice warriors hell bent on erasing comedy from public life. This new brand of censorship is getting completely out control.
Shinzō Abe Protest in L.A.: People Who Weren’t Wronged Demand Apology from Person Not Responsible for WrongdoingPosted: May 1, 2015 | |
Protestors demand apology from Japanese PM for his nation’s role forcing women into sexual servitude during WWII. pic.twitter.com/5u2O9YxyEO
— Robert Holguin (@ABC7Robert) May 1, 2015