You know, the ones who want people of color to shut up & stop demanding representation. To stop pointing out incidents of white washing, to cease actively resisting our cultural erasure, to stop ‘making everything a race issue.’
Because clearly from a white point of view, nothing has to be a race issue. White people already have all the representation they could ever want, and the crumbs from the table should be enough to satisfy the ‘others’.
Because the default human being is a white person, and every time there is a protagonist with a positive portrayal who is also a person of color, it is to be a victory shared by every person of color. You don’t have the right to want a princess or heroine from your own ethnic background-there are a few non white ones so just take refuge in that.
The angry white people are upset because we have made them feel as though they aren’t allowed to have an opinion. Just because they don’t agree that there is a racial aspect to every casting, they’re not racist. It’s not racist to want to silence the complaints of people of color. It’s just white people enjoying their privilege over us. It’s a luxury that we will never know.
It’s easy to say to a person of color who wants more positive representation should ‘stop whining on the internet about it’ and ‘go be a director or producer or something’. That is an acknowledgement of white privilege.
If a white person wants to see a positive portrayal of a white protagonist, they simply have to turn the page or look at nearly any show or movie. If a person of color wants the same, we must devote our lives & careers to that goal. We have to work ten times as hard as a white person in order to get the same thing they get simply by being white.
This is not news to us. We already know this. But many white people are tired of hearing about it and especially tired of being told that their opinions on the subject are meaningless, that they have no place talking about it. They don’t enjoy being silenced and being made to feel irrelevant.
We don’t like it either, and it happens to us extremely frequently. That is at the root of the problem. Why don’t we stop trying to silence each other and just LISTEN.
What is it about people of color wanting positive representation that upsets you so much? You say you are not racist, so how does it harm you if someone wants to put an end to whitewashing? How does my silence benefit you? I don’t think your silence benefits me.
Don’t bury your feelings of resentment and irritation. Share them if you have them. Let everyone around you know the true contents of your mind and the depth of your feelings on the subject. I want to know what you really think. Everyone should know where their friends stand.
The blog shittycosplay truly has gone to far. Others have reported their blog but with no success, we need numbers!! If you have never seen how mean they are to cosplayers, I suggest you check out their blog. But please, please,please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just type a little e-mail…
I would first advise reviewing your shitty grammar before you start posting tyrannical responses to our content. Secondly, I hate to break it to you but the last time I checked this is the United States of America and we have something beautiful called “freedom of speech” which means that we can deem your horrendous cosplay inexcusable based solely on personal opinion.
Actually, you incredibly shitty excuse for a human being, that is NOT what “freedom of speech” actually means. Also, I hope everyone associated with running this disgusting excuse for a blog falls into a pit full of burning Lego, naked. You’re disgusting and not even remotely as witty as you seem to think you are. Please leave the planet.
Does anyone else feel like drag queens are appropriating women’s culture? I don’t feel comfortable with men exploiting women’s societal expectations and pain for the purposes of comedy or sex. Cause guess what even if you’re gay man you still have MAN privilege.
It’s time to tell my story, isn’t it? I promised you. How to start? Oh yes, at the beginning. And the beginning already began months ago when a little german hobby-Loki decided to go to the Berlin Thor: the dark world premiere. Living in Berlin means for me to only…