Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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Carringbush2010

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when does crap this like get cancelled?

There is one piece of information missing there among the myriad of whatever whitey's are 'superior' at.

That is, does that qualify every single white person? Seems no solid parameters just 'general'

Pretty sure the homeless white vietnam vet wouldn't feel so superior, musn't be white, because they're all privileged and superior if that is the intended impression of that video.
 

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Is this cancel culture?

Dunno, didn't read it, but I reckon this is:

An Asian activist took exception to a shop selling Asian food when the owners weren't Asian. She tweeted about it, got support, and the business is being closed by the people who own the space they leased.

Because "cultural appropriation"...
 

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Dunno, didn't read it, but I reckon this is:

An Asian activist took exception to a shop selling Asian food when the owners weren't Asian. She tweeted about it, got support, and the business is being closed by the people who own the space they leased.

Because "cultural appropriation"...
Oh yeah that's f’ed up.

But, you know, Canada.

Although, you can see they might have a point in telling these people to fu** off. There are always details.


She also pointed out that Ripe Nutrition's marketing, which includes hot sauces called "jerk me" and "hot pho u" and refers to their broth bar as a "brothel," effectively sexualizes these traditional foods.
 

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Aso, Sia is copping a LOT of heat for her new music video film thing that is about autistic people. It's supposed to be a supportive film. She consulted with an autistic charity and cast a dozen or so autistic people as well as trans actors. But the main actor wasn't autistic, so, you know, she's trash.

 

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Aso, Sia is copping a LOT of heat for her new music video film thing that is about autistic people. It's supposed to be a supportive film. She consulted with an autistic charity and cast a dozen or so autistic people as well as trans actors. But the main actor wasn't autistic, so, you know, she's trash.

I thought the heat was multiplied when she got annoyed rather than listened to the arguments.

I just don't know why you would make an entertainment product like that and swap in someone without autism. It's a bit dumb. You had to know it was going to cause a fuss.
 

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I thought the heat was multiplied when she got annoyed rather than listened to the arguments.

I just don't know why you would make an entertainment product like that and swap in someone without autism. It's a bit dumb. You had to know it was going to cause a fuss.
Because it's called acting.
 

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In a music video?
...yes? Not sure why that makes a difference. I haven't looked into it but from the descriptions, it seems like its a series of music videos that makes up a whole short film or something like that. Regardless, doesn't matter.

I get wanting representation, and they did get it. But theres a limit to how much is fair to demand from someone making a film off their own bat that is specifically to raise awareness for your cause.
 

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I thought the heat was multiplied when she got annoyed rather than listened to the arguments.

I just don't know why you would make an entertainment product like that and swap in someone without autism. It's a bit dumb. You had to know it was going to cause a fuss.
The problem is that many in these Twitter mobs often presume bad faith/intentions on the part of the individual in the wrong - which is not always the case. This presumption leads to inaccurate misrepresentations (such as her 'mocking' autistic people) - which is largely what she got annoyed at. Sia claims that she did originally have an autistic actor for the lead role but they found the role 'stressful and overwhelming' and that there are 13 actors who are on the spectrum featured in the film.

There's a fine line between enhancing the representation of minorities in media and absurd back-seat casting criticisms from Twitter (some of the replies are literally "I'm an autistic actor - why not hire me?").
 

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The problem is that many in these Twitter mobs often presume bad faith/intentions on the part of the individual in the wrong - which is not always the case. This presumption leads to inaccurate misrepresentations (such as her 'mocking' autistic people) - which is largely what she got annoyed at. Sia claims that she did originally have an autistic actor for the lead role but they found the role 'stressful and overwhelming' and that there are 13 actors who are on the spectrum featured in the film.

There's a fine line between enhancing the representation of minorities in media and absurd back-seat casting criticisms from Twitter (some of the replies are literally "I'm an autistic actor - why not hire me?").
Another comment that resonated....

'Sorry folks, we are after someone to play a murderer, so if you've never murdered anyone, don't waste your time...'
 

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