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Bill Maher and his friends say extremely racist, disgusting things about Muslims.
Ben Affleck gets visibly fucking upset and angry and calls all of them out on it on live television in front of the entire world on the spot.
And yet there are people who are all “Don’t give gold stars to celebrities who act like baseline decent people.”
Excuse me, but Ben Affleck could’ve sat there and said absolutely nothing because he’s not Muslim, nobody in his family is Muslim, and Islamophobia doesn’t affect his life or the lives of people he cares about at all.
Ben Affleck could’ve NOT used that platform or his white privilege to call out other white men who probably would’ve brushed him off as hysterical and oversensitive if he had been a Muslim man instead.
Ben Affleck could’ve been just another silent bystander who MAYBE was a little bothered by what was said and MAYBE could’ve just tweeted something like “Well I disagree with what was said” sometime after the show was over, but did nothing when he had the chance to.
Seriously, speaking out against racism and injustice is something that should be encouraged. If this sort of thing inspires everyone to become better people and to speak out against these sort of prejudices then good for them. I don’t see why we need to constantly shut down people who are actually doing something good.
I’d love to see the mainstream media shine light on Muslim activists and organizations who do and say the same thing Ben Affleck has said as well as narratives that break the harmful Muslim stereotypes. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi was a huge inspiration for me, as was Little Mosque on the Prairie, Mooz-lum, and just about every interview with Reza Aslan that I’ve seen online. Not to mention the stories I’ve read about Nujood Ali, Malala Yousafzai, and Azar Nafisi. All of these accounts are insightful and inspiring and will change the way you shape your opinions about Islam and Muslims, especially if all you have to go by are the stereotypes. But when you need to change problems within your culture (and yes, our American culture does still have this problem with racist ideals, especially about Islam), it DOES help if people from within your culture are the ones who actively work to change it.