Who are the Most Offensive Movie Characters?: #3 The Chinese Cat in ‘The Aristocats’
Shun Gon, ‘The Aristocats’
Even the animated Disney film ‘The Aristocats’ has crossed the line into racist territory! One of the cats exhibits extremely offensive Chinese stereotypes. He even plays the piano with chopsticks! It doesn’t get much more obviously racist than that. http://www.chacha.com/gallery/5753/who-are-the-most-offensive-movie-characters/55167
This is an interesting link - I recommend taking a look!
Not to mention that the lyrics that Sun Gon sing are “Shanghai, Hong Kong, Egg Foo Yong, Fortune cookie always wrong”. I mean, seriously?
That is a really interesting list! Star Wars The Phantom Menace appeared three times, the bastards.
Receipts, receipts, we got em, quite literally. Here are four receipts which have gone public via internet in the recent past:
- “Ching” and “Chong” — That’s what Chick-Fil-A labelled two UC Irvine students in December 2011. The image was posted on the internet, blogged on tumblr, and the offending employee named Lia got fired amid much defensive PR fluff from Chick-Fil-A.
- “Lady Chinky Eyes” — That’s how Papa John’s in New York City referred to Minhee Cho in January 2012. Cho tweeted the receipt, prompting Papa John’s to post on apology on its Facebook page and terminate the offending employee.
- “Chinx” — That’s how Hooters in Fresh Meadows, Queens, described Kisuk Cha and his girlfriend when they ordered wings and shrimp there in September 2012. Cha sued. The employee resigned and as far as I know the lawsuit is ongoing.
- “Ching Chong Lee” — That’s what CVS in New Jersey named Hyun Jin Lee in February 2013. Following Cha’s example, Lee has filed a lawsuit. CVS says the employee will be “counseled and trained”.
They keep giving us these receipts and we’ll keep filing lawsuits. Let’s do this.
Always keep fighting.
Sports Illustrated accused of using locals as ethnic props in their Swimsuit Issue. Not cool bro. Though fun fact, I played a Japanese extra in Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift.
What. The. Fuck.
Let me guess… “Its helping to bring needed attention to their culture?”
Swear to god, this shit isn’t even ARTISTIC AT ALL. It literally looks like SI was like “LET US USE OUR AWESOME PHOTOSHOPPING SKILLZ YES AND IT WILL BE TOTES APPEALING AND NOT AT ALL AWKWARD WOOOOT”
yes why NOT exploit poor people of colour for your exotic poverty porn appeal?
SERIOUSLY THE EXPLOITATION AND LACK OF FORETHOUGHT
THIS IS SHIT THAT EVEN A HIPSTER WITH INSTAGRAM WOULD BE LIKE “oh hell no, let’s try again without all that racist bullshit and lack of composition”
Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”.
TW: Sexism, racism, rape
AXL HURLEY FROM ESTILL SPRINGS, TENNESSEE IS ACTUALLY THREATENING TO RAPE SOMEONE
His comment reads, “Black girl, tell me my cookies are the best or die like your ancestors.”
Do not engage.
Upon inspecting him further
He’s a hipster piece of fucking shit
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PERSON!!!
Outrage in Delaware (ed: understatement of the young year)
This picture is from a Milford, Delaware playground. Milford is in Southern Delaware in the very conservative Sussex County. I originally saw this picture on Facebook, from a liberal friend downstate, who was sharing it via an original posting of the very nonliberal Dan Gaffney, a conservative talk show radio host. It is nice to know that the outrage concerning this photo is bipartisan. And what is so outrageous about it, you ask?
Well, you can read what it says in English. In Spanish it says (paraphrasing) “You have to have a permit to play here or you will be arrested.” The english version contains no information about needing a permit or else you will be subject to police action. It is an obvious intimidation tactic and a not so subtle “Whites Only” sign.
And, no, it’s not Photoshopped. The sign is indeed real.
Can there be a playground at which white supremacists and their kids get arrested?
LORD IN FUCKING HEAVEN
WHAT THE FUCK
THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
In English: Part time Hostess needed. Please walk in for interview.
In misspelled Spanish: Two people needed to wash dishes.
I hate earth.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Again, white folks think we make this shit up.
That’s right. I don’t want to draw people of colour. Why? I don’t find them aesthetically pleasing. And no, that doesn’t make me racist. I have nothing against people of colour. I don’t have a problem with them. Some of my best friends are people of colour, and I don’t think any less of them for that.
I just don’t find poc attractive. Kinda like I don’t find big noses or buck teeth attractive. Or curly hair, or bushy eyebrows, or super thin lips, or certain face shapes. Or a lot of Freckles. Or really huge butts. Or ginormous boobs.
I like to draw things that I find attractive or interesting, so that’s what I’ll draw. If it doesn’t fit into what I think is attractive or interesting, I tend not to draw it.
And I don’t have to. So all you “BAH YOU DON’T DRAW POC! YOU RACIST!” people need to stfu. People can draw whatever the fuck they want, and you can’t force them to draw something they don’t want to. They might be racist, they might not. But it doesn’t matter. We all have free will.
submitted by -belle-of-ponderosa
Don’t you dare use your friends that are PoC to justify your vile words. We people of color, we do not all look the same but words such as yours, have been used for hundreds of years to demonize our features, to stigmatize us. Congratulations, you are another no good racist artist. - Yazmine
so you find only white people attractive and interesting
that’s not racist at all!
Fuuuuuuck me. Here are some of belle-of-ponderosa’s comments:
“I never said they do all have brown skin. But do they have brown hair or eyes? Probably. People who think hating a colour is stupid: maybe, but it’s actually a psychological issue I have. The colour fucking makes me sick. I hate it. It makes me want to crawl out of my skin.”
“I just don’t find those who possess certain coloring (even people with white skin and brown hair or eyes) pretty.”
“I shouldn’t bother wasting my time talking to people who don’t even understand what racism is and just insult me when they don’t even know me over what I find attractive.”
“I honestly didn’t think people would get butthurt over me not finding features attractive. As for my shitstorm comment? Yeah. This whole thing is fucking amusing. I can’t believe people got so worked up over it. ”
“As for saying I’m somewhat racist: I am. Everyone is. People have little things that they think or feel that they don’t realize is racist. The ways in which I am somewhat racist are like, that I feel much safer walking past a non-native guy at night than a native one. Things like that.”
“Woot. I’m loving the shit storm I caused.”
In response to someone being called out as homophobic: “ Alright, yes she is. So what? Is it right? No. But she’s allowed to be that way. I’m racist in some regards. Is that right? Hell no. but I am, and I have the right to feel that way, just like she has the right to be homophobic. It’s not against the law to be a bigot. As long as she doesn’t go discriminating, it’s a non issue. ”
Edit: She’s deleted her tumblr. Good riddance.
In response to your question: “Where are you from?”
Why do you ask?
Is it your curiosity in the ‘origin of my features’?
Is it your fascination for ‘other’ cultures and what they have to offer you?
Why do you desire to establish an exact definition of my difference?
Why do you assume I desire, and am able, to define this difference to you?
Do you show the same interest in determining the ‘ethnic make-up’ of every white face that you see?
Isn’t everyone from somewhere?
Do you not have a heritage?
Why does whiteness make yours invisible yet my brownness make mine subject to your anthropological investigation?
Do you believe that I should be delighted to personally inform and educate you?
Do you think it is my responsibility to know, and always be ready to impart, the details of my cultural heritage?
Do you apply these same standards to yourself?
Why do you assume that I’d love to reminisce about what my family, or I, left to come here?
Did it not cross your mind that we may have left for good reasons that I do not wish to reminisce about, especially with a stranger?
Do you believe your curiosity is commendable?
Do you think I should be grateful for your ‘tolerance’ and interest in ‘diversity’?
Do you believe this is YOUR country to welcome me to?
While brownness prompts
“Where are you from?”
Your whiteness prompts
“What do you do?”
You wish to define me by my physicality but you expect to be defined by your actions and your intellect.
Have you travelled the world and been asked the same question?
It is not the same experience in a place where you had expected to be treated as a visitor.
Perhaps your whiteness provided a fascination, but wasn’t it also exalted?
Weren’t you still treated like a speaker at a podium?
Or don’t you see this because you are so used to being heard from that position?
Do you not realise that in expecting to discuss my brownness as subject of your fascination you position me as an exotic curio on a pedestal?
Do you think I wish to be a talking doll, spilling my secrets each time yet another curious child pulls my cord demanding that I politely answer your question?"
men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic
straight people don’t get to decide what is homophobic
cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic
white people don’t get to decide what is racist
people in positions of power
don’t get to decide what is considered oppression
that’s how we move backwards, not forwards
I just spent the last 4 hours talking to my white boyfriend about racism.
Like LITERALLY 4 hours of just talking to him, no bathroom breaks or anything
I talked to him about the how I internalized racism as a kid, the way people interact with me because of my Asian-ness, about fetishization, and a whole mess of other things JUST to iterate how strong his own white privilege is.
IT TOOK 4 HOURS
and we’ve been together for three years, so this isn’t the first time we’ve talked about race and racism.
It was EXHAUSTING. I got emotional through some of it because my culture is such a strong part of my identity and the whole thing was VERY personal
and near the end of it, he responded to what I said with something random, then was like “oh, I guess that opinion is white privilege, too”
and I was like YES *SO HAPPY* YES
AGAIN this is 4 HOURS of a conversation building on 3 YEARS of a relationship
It was SO good for us, but what I realize even more now is that this shit is HARD to talk about for people of color.
The whole experience just makes me angrier at all the white people who act like people of color (that they have no semblance of a relationship with) owe them a thorough and UNEMOTIONAL explanation of their white privilege.
I love my boyfriend dearly, he is my soul mate and best friend, but I got angry with him and spoke sharply to him when he derailed into a detached opinion.
If I can get so angry at someone I love more than anybody else for derailing my story, and forming random opinions that have little to do with what I’m getting at, then WHY THE HELL should I be nice to white people who do privileged shit? Why should any PoC?
Why the hell do they think they can just have all my personal stories of racism?
Why the hell do they think I can talk about this like a math equation?
Why the hell do they think I can just put it in one concise paragraph?
And the times that I see on my dash where people of color DO try to explain, all these racist people do with it is laugh, derail, and do their privilege dance to stomp it away. Then use it in their next post as an example of “people pulling race cards” and “people making everything about race.”
So FUCK tone-policers and FUCK racist people begging strangers for an explanation on their privilege.
Ugh SO much more to say about this, but I’ll end here for now.
And all the best wishes to you and your boyfriend.
I sincerely think I could never do that… date a White guy. I’m attracted to White guys; I’m attracted to guys of every shade….YUM! but I just feel like finding a White man who isn’t covertly racist (or sexist or homophobic) is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Finding White people who aren’t racist period is already hard enough… Adding romance to the equation just seems too arduous for me. What do you understand about racism? What do you know about White privilege? And all this before I even know if you can make me laugh and if you like to watch movies and cartoons.
Me: “My name is Guinan Chan. But, just write ‘G Chan’; it’s easier.”
Me: “Yes, but just use my first initial.”
Employee: “I’m sorry, but Guinan?”
Me: “Yes, it’s Mandarin. I realize that sounds unusual here.”
Employee: “I’m sorry, but you need an English name.”
Employee: “You need an English name.”
Me: “Okay… how about Pennebrygg?”
Me: “…with two Ns and two Gs.”
Me: “It’s English. It dates back to at least the 14th century.”
(My order arrived addressed to ‘G Chan’.)
YOU NEED AN ENGLISH NAME
for an order
Needed this on my blog.
Who claim to be against racism “no matter whom it’s directed at” always seem only to be against it when it’s aimed at White people. They’re never around when PoC are getting it in the neck from Whites. And if they’re around, they never do a gotdayum thing about it.
How do I know?
Because I’m one of the folks they never seem to bother to help or defend. I’ve had racist shit done to me in front of them and they never lifted a finger to help me nor even offered an encouraging word. But let me say some shit like “Damn White people!” after I’d been attacked, then they’d shake that finger they couldn’t bother lifting in my defense to chastise me for my “racist hatred” because they “won’t tolerate racism no matter whom it’s directed at.”
They can all go drown in a bog.
Oh, this pic?
HAHAHAH FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING RACIST. The guy who comments on this picture: