no not really, you ever listen to him? or you just take the word of the leftie labels?
its only appealing to a small % of the western audience and they are forcing it down everyone elses throats.
and I find it funny that you only seem to pop in and take jabs instead of contributing.
Let's say they want to adopt the Luther TV series to the big screen. And they send out a casting call that says the role of Luther should be filled by a white Caucasian actor. We'd be up in arms about that too. Would you find that funny too?
Fortunately, we don't need to guess. In Denmark, the Danish Statistics Bureau published stats on migration. Including crime:
Go to page 104, table 6.7. Migrants of non-western origin have a crime index of 135, and 252 when looking at their descendents.
These numbers hide something though. It includes the chinese, vietnamese and so on.
On page 108, you can see the table of indexes by country of origin. Libanese men are 2.56 times as likely to commit a crime as a native dane. And their kids.. Jebus...
Then, when you look at the actual crimes committed (not in this report though), you will see that its violence and rapes.
But at least we don't have to guess. The Royal Staticians are very well trained.
Immigrant crime is under-reported or in some cases not even investigated for fear of inviting racism. That doesn't mean immigrant crime is disproportionate. And frankly it doesn't even matter. Every crime should be reported and handled equally regardless of the perp's identity. That's the problem, not whether immigrants cause more or less crime than natives.
It is the point. Since the exact measures they take to avoid bias, fuels bias even more. Because immigrants get preferential treatment. And each time a group gets preferential treatment it ignites the racism.That may well be...but that wasn't what was being argued. Seems kinda beside the point, no?
Show me one example where your imaginary rule prevailed. Where they took an established character (or characters). Changed their race and or gender. And the resulting product got better ratings than before. Just one.I'm sure that's been done for a long time as an unspoken rule. If they thought it would sell better as a business decision motive it would be fine I should add.
OK I give you that.Starbuck. You can do it if it's got artistic direction behind it; I don't think that's the case here.
I was much more interested when Mads Mikkelsen was rumored. I can deal with Henry Cavill although I can't picture him with long hair but why the need to change Ciri ? I hope those same people would be ok if we did a Malcom X movie with Malcom X being played by Billy Bob Thornton.
And again, Malcolm X isn't a character, so that was a bad analogy, full stop. The validity of the argument (or lack thereof) is entirely beside the point. But since most people are driven by emotion, not logic...
Black Panther's identify is inextricably tied to his race (as are the identities of most of our culture's minority character's, which is in itself telling) in a way that a supporting character in a video game's probably isn't. Though not having played the Witcher 3, I'm not familiar with this particular supporting character, so perhaps I'm mistaken in this case? If not, it not really the same thing.
To think this is anything more than a political play is to ignore the lore ramifications. Now they have to address her parents, their respective kingdoms, etc. The director said she would keep her politics out of it, but now we're looking at a retcon of entire races or kingdoms to allow changing a character that has deeper background story ramifications than pretty much any other. It likely indicates they don't know the material and they're just going to be pulling story-lines out of their backside, probably end up a terrible bottle episode show like the majority of sitcom trash on TV now.
Funny enough, she was already a woman, you'd think having the most powerful character in the established universe as a woman would make them ecstatic as is. The Witcher series is already highly progressive in the number of strong female characters it has, and instead of thinking how cool that is, and just making the show in earnest, they have to screw with it and likely turn it into a heaping dumpster fire.
They tried this with 2 other popular book series shows and both of them crashed and burned because you didn't recognize the universe anymore. It has this effect where the show/movie feels like plagiarism. Either make something original, or don't screw with established canon. Notice how the overwhelming majority of Rocky fans loved Creed? That's because you made an original story with a minority character in the lead, a good one, that didn't take a dump on the legacy of the originals. They didn't Frankenstein something fans loved into a political pet project. Ghost Busters, exact opposite. They plagiarized pretty much the entirety of the original, shot it full of SJW garbage and turned it into a poor parody.
The good news is this continued BS will cause the expedited death of SJW culture, as the investors watch the ramifications of the trend on their bottom line. The bad news is we're going to lose our chance at some great shows because they refuse to honor the material the first time, and nobody is going to gamble on a second.
I loved Altered Carbon. Race and sex did not really matter in that show, because of the body switching at whim possible in that story. The primary antagonist was, at various times in the show, a 10ish year old white girl, an asian/eastern european girl/woman, a black man, and a white woman. The primary heroine was hispanic, her partner was a muslim that had catholic friends and he died a hero, the protagonist, was an asian/euopean boy/man, and a white man. The show pushed all sorts of SJW concepts. But you know what, I was fine with that. You know why? It was entertaining, and I had nothing invested in any prior lore or canon that may have existed prior to watching the show.
The Witcher is not like that. There is existing lore, there is a massive existing fan base, and there are preexisting expectations for any Witcher property. If the show is not being made for the current Witcher fans, who is it being made for? Ciri is one of the most powerful beings in the Witcher lore, why couldn't the SJW's just be happy that it was a woman, even if she is white? It is like they set out with the intention of failing so they could blame "bigots", and the "alt-right" whatever that means, and "manbabies".
Is he? Seems pretty unclear right now.
I don't know if the resulting product got better ratings than the original, but a Shakespeare movie back in the 90s, Much Ado About Nothing, where Denzel Washington played the role of Don Pedro. I doubt Shakespeare had a back person in mind when he wrote that play.Show me one example where your imaginary rule prevailed. Where they took an established character (or characters). Changed their race and or gender. And the resulting product got better ratings than before. Just one.
Because we don't have video proof for each crime, less conclude the opposite is true and do nothing.Let's assume for a moment that crime is being deliberately unreported. That doesn't imply a causal link between said crime and immigration.
In other words,
Premise 1: Crime is up
Premise 2: Immigration is up
Conclusion: Crime is up because immigration is up
...is an invalid argument, even if both premises are true. That doesn't mean the conclusion is untrue...just that it hasn't been proven. We just don't know.
One thing we do know is that immigrants have historically made terrific scapegoats for a variety of woes: Crime, unemployment, budget problems... it doesn't matter. Any time, any country: Immigrants -- especially undocumented immigrants -- lack a legal voice. They can't stand up for themselves, so they're an easy target.
TLDR: Nativist bullshit isn't new, and it isn't uniquely American, but it's still bullshit.
WTF!? Seriously, stay true to the source material you idiots. Do not take "token" minorities just for the sake of inclusivity (sp?), that will only degenerate the quality of the show.
Nah I think I read something about Steven Segal taking on the role of Luke Cage next season. Should be great. I also heard there's another remake of shaft, this time starring Steve Buscemi.No problem, next Xmen movie we'll cast Scarlet Johansen to be Storm. I'm sure nobody will care.
What is weird is that some people. Would defend the clear blatant racism of such decisions. And I don't mean it is racist against whites because they replaced a white character.This thread is a bit weird as some are whining about a character in a TV series is not white using specious arguments. Currently there are six pages in this thread and not many posts about the new TV series as such.
Well , yes, but unfortunately for you; they are sad in the same way as Frank Castle was sad about his family.Some of you folks seem like such sad sad people...
That much fresh air might take the sad people away from their whiskey (warm, neat, and out of a dirty glass of course ) long enough to let a little osbriety in , this might even invoke the outer shell of sleepy numbness to notice being poked at.Get out for a walk and get some fresh air.