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Jimmy Kimmel’s Casual Racist Jokes At Oscars Detracted From Diversity Wins
As we celebrated “Moonlight’s” win, people of color were still the butt of the jokes.

Sunday’s awards show saw the most diverse group of recipients in Oscars history. A record number of black stars won. The world celebrated the achievements of “Moonlight.” And the speeches were politically charged, with actors and directors speaking in favor of differences and against divisive walls.  

But then Kimmel used Mahershala Ali’s name as the butt of two different jokes.

Kimmel made a comment about the Best Supporting Actor award recipient’s newborn daughter’s name, saying that with a name like Mahershala, “You can’t name her Amy.”

Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He adheres to Ahmadiyya, a sect of Islam that has been historically persecuted. So, he could probably have done without Kimmel’s jokes designating him as different, as people on Twitter pointed out.

Kimmel also made fun of Asian names during the same skit. When an Asian woman in the tour group told Kimmel her name was Yulree, he turned the joke on her. When Yulree’s husband stated right after that his name was Patrick, Kimmel said: “See, that’s a name.”

In another moment that had some viewers shaking their heads, Kimmel lifted up “Lion” star Sunny Pawar, channeling the iconic “Lion King” scene in which Simba is held up over a cliff. It felt utterly well-intentioned, and the 8-year-old’s reaction even tugged at the heartstrings.

But as some viewers pointed out, the image of Kimmel, a white host, holding up a brown child who doesn’t speak English as a prop in a skit with African music playing has racial undertones that are impossible to ignore.


As someone who wants to go into the mental health field as a mentally ill person themselves...

Split is gonna be an amazing movie.

Hell my Psychological Adaptations teacher BADLY wants to take a small group of kids to go see it with her. We watched the trailer in class and kids who knew nothing about mental illness asked questions on how DID affected someone.

We’ve watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, read the book it’s based on and even watched Bates Motel. We’ve gone into the nitty gritty of what kind of trauma it takes to get to this level. And let me tell you the kids in this class LOVE breaking down why the human brain deals with trauma like this. Kids who all(except for the few mentally ill in the room) had an ableist point of view when it came to mental illness

(I stated I was bipolar during a discussion and immediately got looks but they all did ask for me to explain it more and they realized they were misinformed)

They’ve managed to understand that this is purely fiction IN LITERALLY THE EQUIVALENT OF 3 HOURS.

HIGH.SCHOOL.STUDENTS.UNDERSTAND.THAT.THIS.IS.FICTION.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL.

For fucks sake my final paper is even gonna be about if Anthony Perkins(Norman Bates in Psycho)is accurately portraying the body language of someone who has DID according to the DSM-5. Mind you THE MOVIE WAS MADE IN LIKE THE 60’S.

A lot of kids are doing a creative writing piece about Normal Bates seeing a psychologist and are going to be graded on if it is a normal sensible piece.

My teacher (who has a masters in Psychology a masters in English and is working on a PHD and is also mentally ill) is so excited about this movie she’s patiently waiting for the DVD so she can base a whole class around it like she did with Psycho(and is doing Lolita in three weeks I’m so mad I don’t need more English credit after this)

Anyhow.

Instead of yelling why this is ableist, take a moment to ask the person if they know any facts about DID. If not kindly explain that this is a work of fiction instead of yelling at them.

I never rant about anything on tumblr but I can’t stand all this “boycott” bullshit.

Edit: A vague call out by someone who blocked me immediately afterward is now a thing. Funny. Edit 2: I have officially gotten my first “kill yourself” anon. Thank you for your compassion.

I am endlessly troubled by “It’s not your place” rhetoric - you’re too young to be political, shut up. Singers actors artists should stick to what they’re good at and keep their opinions to themselves. How many times do we see “You need to keep to what you’re doing and stay out of politics.”

It is a very strange and yet effective silencing technique. Know your place. You’re not here to have a voice, you’re here to entertain us. You’re too young to understand. You’re a millennial, what do you know?

It’s an odd thing to witness. The assumption that a voting member of society can’t have an opinion because you’d rather ignore it. You’d rather like to picture your actresses as anti-feminist. Your musicians as nonplussed by racism. You believe this media was made for you, specifically, and that they can ruin it when they say unequivocally: no it’s not. You believe that the opinion of the youth is irrelevant even when they inherit the planet. You believe that anyone who speaks up against you is out of line.

Which begs the question. Who is allowed to have a voice? Who is allowed to speak up? You silence those with large platforms and dismiss the small ones. Do we all just turn a our head and stay out of politics? Leave it for the lawyers and politicians?

What’s wild is that the answer isn’t even yes to that. There are people evidently more deserving of office even if they’re unqualified, and we all know what that looks like now. And there are women who should have just stayed out of politics. Know your place.

lmluddite  asked:

OK important question. So important I signed up for Tumblr to ask it!! As a distressed American under the rule of a shitgibbon, I'm finding that politics is interfering with my celebrity crush. Pls. advise on how to best convince myself that even though some people (Oscar Isaac cough) never discuss politics they actually hate Trump and are taking action against him. (P.S.: love your blog, love your fics.)

Hello friend, welcome to Tumblr! I am so sorry for your political situation and so inspired by all the activism I see in resistance to it, and I understand that feeling that EVERYONE should be fighting this fight, as loudly and publicly as they can. I think that’s a legitimate feeling, but to me at least there are different ways of fighting. Some people in the arts feel comfortable taking to twitter and making unequivocal political statements that may unleash a barrage of hate from Nazis, white supremacists and assorted bigots and racists, and others don’t. But while that’s *one* way of showing where you stand, it isn’t the only way: I’m finding the statement “all art is political” increasingly relevant, and the work that someone chooses to do says a lot about where they stand. So someone who chooses projects about the Armenian genocide, or the immigrant experience of struggling to building a legitimate business venture, or desegregated public housing in the 80s - I see a very political statement in that!

Also I’m not American so forgive me if I misread this, but I think it would be unfair to compare Oscar Isaac to someone like, say, Chris Evans, who is a beloved triple-A rated leading man movie star, and as white and All American as they come. He seems like a good person who is using his platform to speak out, but because of his race and status he isn’t personally risking very much by doing so? A less established actor who isn’t white, on the other hand, might a) feel so personally attacked by the current administration’s rhetoric that they just *can’t* say anything because they’re freaked out and are an actor not an activist, or b) quite reasonably feel they risk being if not blacklisted, then at least pigeonholed as ‘that Latino guy who goes on about politics, maybe he’s just not quite right for this particular project, Brad.’ From the outside it looks like Trump is a white people problem, and while people of all ethnicities can resist, I think it’s fair to expect white people to do the heavy lifting and let the others make their statements more obliquely, or damn well hide if they want to.

And lastly, all actors are pretend people playing some internally consistent version of themselves in interviews, so what the hell do we know anyway? I’ve written read RPF, maybe they really are all sleeping with their co-stars! Or maybe not.

Actually that wasn’t the last this is the last: please know that I never forget for a second the fuckery going on in my own country (pot, kettle, you know how it goes) and how unsafe we’re making EU citizens feel in the UK. They have every right to yell about how unfair and wrong it is, but they didn’t get to vote and risk getting their businesses smashed up for it, so we have to yell much louder on their behalf because it’s our *fault*. 

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The (m) INTP and INTJ Realtionship

-Instead of having arguments, we have discussions where both sides are willing to hear and listen the others argument, sometimes we are even willing to change our opinion. 

-Dates include ritual habits like going to the same place, ordering the same thing. 

-Watching the same netflix show over and over are staples to filling comfortable silences. 

-Completely comfortable being our weird selves–including making weird sounds and all.

-Conversations about warcraft, politics, pokemon, dogs, which actor is on tv, physics, chemistry, math, philosophy can happen all in 15 min.

-Wake each other up when there is a rare pokemon spawning by the house. 

-Issues with emotional and physical contact are not an issue for either. 

-Both have a high interest in learning new things, when ever one brings it up, the other agrees and it happens.

-Laying in bed all day is always going to outweigh any romantic thing either one could do for the other. 

-Sassy, punny, and sarcastic comments are a million times more interesting than with any other type. 

-All things romantic are unconventional.