sm’s stylists: *gives exo a reggae comeback and puts kai in dreads because he has the darkest skin, obviously mocking him and black people*
y’all: KAI IS A RACIST AND PROBLEMATIC, HE’S THE PROBLEM HERE, NOT SM OR KOREA’S ANTI-BROWN IDEAS, THIS IS ALL HIS FAULT. HIM BEING A VICTIM OF KOREA’S COLORISM? FAKE! HIM SAYING HE DOESN’T LIKE WHAT THEY DID TO HIS HAIR?! LET’S IGNORE IT!!
bts’ stylists: *give jhope braids just TWO MONTHS after this kai/hair controversy*
y’all: *mute because suddenly y’all don’t care about hair*
all of mamamoo: *dressed in blackface* *hwasa constantly using the n word to seem ~cool~*
y’all: unnies are ignorant!! let’s be nice and just educate them even though they’ve been at this shit for years :) girl groups are all perfect angels who can do no wrong so shut up you antis and misogynists
bambam: *gets set up by attention seeking nonblack americans and led to believe the n word only had a friendly meaning*
y’all: BURN HIM AT THE STAKE GOT7 IS CANCELLED, WHY DIDN’T HE STOP PARTYING FOR TWO MINUTES AND GOOGLE THAT WORD?!! WHY DID HE BELIEVE HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH DECENT PEOPLE?????! NAIVE AND PROBLEMATIC !!1!
mino: caught using the n word AGAIN
y’all: um :)) why didn’t bobby stop him :) how dare he not say anything to his elder while they are on camera :))) this is all bobby’s fault #supportwinnerscomeback
blackpink: *doing stereotypical native american hollers and circle dancing in boombayah* *incorrectly using aave to seem tough and ‘hood’
y’all: ROOKIE LEGENDS, BLAME THE COMPANY, IDOLS HAVE NO POWER, ESPECIALLY NOT IN THE BIG THREE!!
jackson: *wears dreads in a cf*
y’all: um why didn’t he stop this from happening??!! he has so much power what’s wrong with him? he should leave the group but he wont because BIG THREE PRIVILEGE!! got7 is cancelled again!!
namjoon: *uses the n word and apologizes and ~educates himself~*
y’all: that’s the only way an idol can move on from such a horrible thing, this is why we no longer hold that video against him
video from a while ago showing an idol using the n word: *resurfaces*
y’all: they didn’t apologize or take any steps to show they were sorry so let’s just brush it under the rug, stop digging up the past you ANTIS!!
kpop fans only care about offensive or ~problematic~ things when it’s not their faves who do it, which in itself is an issue. if one idol has to be held accountable for offensive shit, all idols need to be held accountable when they do the same thing.
RIP Jonathan Demme (1944-2017) - The acclaimed Oscar winning director of the masterful classic The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1993) died today. Director, writer, producer and actor, Demme was one of the most versatile filmmakers and professionals in the industry, and that also applies for the many films and themes he worked with which includes light comedies as with Melvin and Howard (1980); dark comedies (Something Wild (1986) and Married to the Mob (1988)), dramas like Beloved (1998); remakes of classics - The Truth About Charlie (2002) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004); extensive passages to musical genre, from New Order and UB40 clips to Talking Heads mega-documentary Stop Making Sense (1984) and more recently Neil Young - Heart of Gold (2006) and Ricki and the Flash (2015); and several kinds of documentaries, from Spalding Gray’s monologues in Swimming to Cambodia (1987) and Demme’s own cousin in Cousin Bobby (1992) to cover figures from politics like Jean Dominique and Jimmy Carter. Very few directors in recent years were responsible for developing a unique style that captured our attention and made us see films in a different way. Interspersed shots between hand held and stead camera (courtesy of regular director of photography Tak Fujimoto) and those close-ups with characters looking directly into the camera were part of his trademark; along with his great team of supporting actors who frequently appeared in his movies: Charles Napier, Obba Babatundé, Tracey Walter, Paul Lazar, Jason Robards, Kenneth Utt (producer of his films) and Roger Corman, with whom Demme made his first films.
Despite an extensive resume which also includes TV series direction and some acting roles, Demme highest peak in the 1990′s is what most audiences will remember: for presenting Hannibal Lecter in presence, style and reverence in The Silence of the Lambs; and with Philadelphia, breaking taboos as the first AIDS mainstream film in a time where the topic was usually avoided. Other credits include Handle with Care (1977),
(1979), Swing Shift (1984), Rachel Getting Married (2009) and A Master Builder (2012).
Guess what? You know those two kids on Stranger Things? Mike and Eleven?
They are fictional characters. Woah. No way.
Do I “ship” those characters on the show and want them to live happily ever after someday while eating eggos with lots of heartbreaking angst and cute 80s fluffy moments set to beautiful synth ballads along the way? YASSS. It’s too cute for words.
Do I “ship” the actors that portray those two characters (Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown). HELL NO.
One, they are actors. Paid, professional actors on a fictional show. Yeah, they’re kids but these kids have their shit together so much more that I did at their age. They are PROFESSIONALS. The show is not real life. It’s make believe. Awesome make believe. But still, not real.
Two: the actors are literally children. 14 and 13yrs old.
Are they entitled to have a normal, fun, platonic friendship if they want? Yes. Are they entitled to have fleeting on-set crushes and blush at each other during interviews and giggle at the slightest thing the other one does during a Snapchat. Yes, duh. All kids their age do stuff like that. (You should have known me in middle and high school…I had a new crush every week but most of those crushes became great platonic guy friends of mine that I still talk to now that I’m in my mid 20s).
Basically, stop harassing the actors on social media about their personal relationships with their co-stars. They don’t need people making them uncomfortable about their friendships or crushes or whatever. Respect them. Find your chill. They are NOT their characters.
The cast’s friendship is golden. I love it. Watching them interact with one another is so funny and special. These kids have it figured out. Just let them be kids.
Please be kind and remember that adolescence is hard enough without the whole world having a spotlight on your social life.