Mark Ruffalo is currently taking questions about the Dakota Access Pipeline. My first question is why is HE taking questions as opposed to the Sioux tribe and water protectors that have been there protesting from the start? Did he show up at the protests like Shailene Woodley or nah?
I understand wanting raise awareness, but a rich white celebrity is not an expert in what indigenous folks have been protesting for months, and risking their lives to do so. (I know I certainly dont have all the facts because I wasnt there day in and day out at Standing Rock, nor have I experienced racism/white supremacy/genocide as a white person.)
My second question is about presumably that ‘conversation’ he’s looking to have with the trans community about casting a cis dude a trans women, when he wasnt ready to have that conversation with Jen Richards.