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atrimus

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The Black Guardian
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Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 04:40:50 pm EST (Viewed 1054 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 12:03:21 am EST (Viewed 1136 times)



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    It's not every time. But when a black actor is playing a Nordic god, something is wrong. This isn't like Sam Jackson being Nick Fury. You're talking about cultural icons. I don't want to see a white guy playing Ogun or Shango or any other African god either. And you know there would be an uproar if that happened. Disney can't even make a movie about a frog without people complaining that one of the characters is too light skinned.


i don't think it was a PC move, but rather one to make money by drawing in a potentially bigger audience. otherwise i agree with you, for the most part. i'd rather see the movie first, to ascertain why a black actor was chosen for the role.


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    To compound this, one of Heimdall's nicknames is "The White God," and he is described in the Eddas as "the whitest of the Æsir."


isn't this a bit separate from Thor comics though?





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