The sketch about African-Chinese relations, featuring a Chinese actress in blackface and wearing prosthetics, was watched by up to 800 million people in China. It's quickly become the center of a controversy about racial ignorance in the country.
Yep, apparently this dude thinks that Pocahontas is a bad word. Eric Trump's tweet follows the moment yesterday when President Trump called Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pocahontas at an event honoring Native America code talkers. Naturally people on Twitter were in utter disbelief over how unbelievably idiotic and seemingly detached from reality this guy is.
Her opening tweet about this really just somehow happening in the 'progressive' year of 2017, astutely sums it all up. Unreal. Let's just say that it doesn't sound like this is headed in any kind of good direction. Wonder how she even ended up exchanging numbers with him in the first place.
Okay, obviously we'll let you guys be the judge of this 'racist' cereal box ad, BUT while we're at it can we take a moment to appreciate how disturbingly bizarre, nightmarish (hellish), the little arcade thing is in this picture. Kellogg's....are you trying to keep the kids entertained with some lighthearted fantastical cartoons while they enjoy your product, or render them speechless with pure terror? Kind of hard to tell.
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, you come across this insanity seemingly devoid of all rhyme and reason. Yep, the blonde German glamour model in question claims she's transformed into a black woman, and further, plans on 'finalizing the process through undergoing facial surgery to ensure she has African facial features.' Someone queue up the triggered social media backlash....
A third-party vendor on Walmart's website went described a wig cap with a racial slur; and let's just say they're feeling the full wrath of the internet. To say they kicked the hornet's nest would be a vast understatement.
If I've said it before, I've said it a hundred times: Nothing makes a fight better like someone's pants falling down.
Here we have a classic example of why racism will get you smacked. According to the video, this guy got "jumped by some black people so he's a little pissed off." He's at the convenient store complaining about it, while a woman is trying to live her goddamn life. As these things tend to go, he keeps using the n-word, and "he kept on doing it to her over and over again." What happened? I think you can figure it out:
It goes without saying that racism will get you beat up. Sorry, but that's just how the world works. You can't just be blaming one problem you had on a whole group of people, and more so than that, you can't be using the n-word.
But man, is there anything more pathetic than getting beat up and then having your pants fall down. So good.
If there's one thing the denizens of Twitter, the Internet, the world really, are good for; it's banding together and taking up arms to stage a rage-fueled protest against anything remotely or absolutely evident of the proverbial 'whitewashing'. George Takei led the charge somewhat recently on that whole Doctor Strange business. Netflix went and kicked the hornet's nest with their new trailer for Death Note.
The upcoming live-action adaptation of the influential anime and manga Ghost in the Shell has faced a huge backlash for white washing the story's Japanese origins. Basically, people are none too happy with the fact that Scarlett Johansson, a white woman, is playing a Japanese character, another example of the classic Hollywood tradition of giving Japanese roles to white actors. Even John Oliver asked how white washing is still a thing:
So people are still asking how is this still a thing through the magic of Ghost in the Shell's social media meme generator, which allows users to make their own personalized poster. However, people are just using it to call attention to the film's white washing. See: