- 1 day ago
[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]
So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.
Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:
And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:
Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.
And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.
The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.
it’s a blog about pointing out (via contemporary records) that non-white people existed in Europe in the past. that means it’s a little weird how fantasy sword-and-magic stories never have any black people in them. and THAT FACT made reddit dudes angry.Source: medievalpoc
- 1 day ago
The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.
The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.
The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face.
Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.
tl;dr, yes, they made an Egyptian statue’s face white.
I might have shared that “sphinx” photo before, so here’s the story behind itSource: hellotailor
- 2 days ago
- 3 days ago
get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.
please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.
May I also add that The Prince of Egypt’s accuracy has been approved by not only Christianity, but by Judaism and Islam as well! So it’s actually the most accurately told version out there!
Prince of Egypt has always been one of my favourite movies. The fact that there was an awesome animated movie about Jews also made me feel less weird about being the only Jewish kid around when I was growing up.
I know there’s that whole thing where you get similar films coming out at the same time, but lauded directors making white man films that turn biblical stories into massive battle scenes?
What the shit?
In all fairness, it should be pointed out that the all-star cast of The Prince of Egypt was mostly white:
- Val Kilmer
- Ralph Fiennes
- Michelle Pfeiffer
- Sandra Bullock
- Danny Glover - exception!
- Patrick Stewart
- Helen Mirren
- Steve Martin
- Martin Short
but it’s still probably a better movie than Moses: Man of ActionSource: feferi-captor