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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #350 on: October 31, 2021, 04:04:37 PM »

Put me down for Kim Jong-un, with wig, who just escaped from North Korea and wishes to hide in America dressed as a liberal college professor.

Why would he need to hide?

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #352 on: November 23, 2021, 06:18:54 PM »

 :rofl:
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #353 on: November 23, 2021, 10:24:00 PM »

So math is racist after all.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #354 on: November 24, 2021, 05:50:20 PM »

Happy Thankskilling

The natives were practicing genocide, ethnic cleansing, slavery, and forced removal long before the white man showed up. They're just upset the white man was better at at.

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    Chancellor of DC public schools shares resources to decolonize Thanksgiving, including link to instructing readers to “use terms like genocide, ethnic cleansing, stolen land, and forced removal”.

    Closes by wishing “joyful start to holiday season.” https://t.co/BuY3W8ibDx pic.twitter.com/wVMIlfE8A9

    — Wesley Yang (@wesyang) November 24, 2021

DC public schools chancellor wishes everybody ‘happy Thanksgiving’ (after reminders about genocide, ethnic cleansing and stolen land)
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/11/24/dc-public-schools-chancellor-wishes-everybody-happy-thanksgiving-after-reminders-about-genocide-ethnic-cleansing-and-stolen-land/

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #355 on: November 25, 2021, 09:50:08 AM »

The natives were practicing genocide, ethnic cleansing, slavery, and forced removal long before the white man showed up. They're just upset the white man was better at at.

You nailed it.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #356 on: December 06, 2021, 04:15:41 PM »

I was on the fence on whether or not to start a new thread on this but anyway........

SF restaurant and self described "safe place particularly for queers and bipoc", kicks out three ARMED!, OH My Lenin!, police officers because their uniforms and guns made them FEEEEEL uncomfortable.

But it's okay if they return out of uniform now that they're getting ripped online.
https://twitter.com/SFPDChief/status/1467344805231403018

Woke San Francisco Restaurant Kicks Cops Out & Instantly Regrets It!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3gCOZEKDmU

Link to the article the STC he was referencing below. Note: It's hiding behind a paywall.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-restaurant-faces-backlash-after-asking-16676313.php

But here's a Foxnews link
https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-restaurant-owner-police-officer-denied-service-guns

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #357 on: December 06, 2021, 04:20:34 PM »

Woke SF business vs. corrupt SFPD is 100% a "hope for asteroid" situation.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #358 on: December 06, 2021, 04:25:23 PM »

Woke SF business vs. corrupt SFPD is 100% a "hope for asteroid" situation.

It's hasn't been the same since Harry left.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #359 on: December 06, 2021, 07:36:18 PM »

We had a local place relocate to larger digs, and then go full woke F the Police...
 
Well, you can guess how that worked out.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #360 on: December 07, 2021, 11:15:59 AM »

Didn't see anything in the articles about the F the PD issue... Any news articles on it?
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #361 on: December 07, 2021, 08:09:05 PM »

They put up some murals, etc... The local entertainment paper fawned over it pretty hard...
 
And now? Damn, I can't find anything...
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #362 on: January 15, 2022, 11:54:33 AM »

They've banned Rowling from HBO's 20th-anniversary Harry Potter retrospective because she has controversial opinions.
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In 2020, JK Rowling took to Twitter to criticize the gender-inclusive phrase “people who menstruate” and stated that “if sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.

"controversial"
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #363 on: February 26, 2022, 09:39:31 AM »

Fox News is Russia propaganda!

 The Lincoln Project wants Fox News banned on military bases
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/02/26/the-lincoln-project-wants-fox-news-banned-on-military-bases/
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #364 on: May 03, 2022, 09:12:56 PM »

Pro Dave Chappelle protester at anti-Chappelle protest. He has a sign on a pole. They destroy his sign, then start screaming that he has a weapon (the pole that the sign used to be on).

https://twitter.com/i/status/1450909084245430280

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/10/20/video-liberal-loons-at-netflix-walkout-break-mans-we-like-dave-sign-and-then-say-hes-got-a-weapon/

Apparently Netflix is blaming Chappelle for layoffs and their stock tanking and not their piss poor programing like Cuties.

DAMAGE CONTROL! Netflix employees put FAILURE on Dave Chappelle, not W0KE programming!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEijGjEW42E
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #365 on: May 13, 2022, 03:27:27 PM »

Netflix might be getting a clue:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2022/05/13/netflix-tells-woke-staff-tolerate-diverse-opinions-find-new/

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Netflix has told staff they must tolerate different points of view or find another job after the “woke” streaming giant suffered its first drop in subscribers for a decade.

In a memo to employees, the company instructed staff not to “censor” content that they disagree with even if they find it “provocative”.

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The memo, first reported by Variety, says: “Entertaining the world is an amazing opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and points of view.

“Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service.

“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.

“As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values.

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful.

“If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

(emphasis added)
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #366 on: May 13, 2022, 03:41:52 PM »

Netflix might be getting a clue:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2022/05/13/netflix-tells-woke-staff-tolerate-diverse-opinions-find-new/

(emphasis added)

Good. Maybe now the can work on a little more carrying stuff like The Witcher, Dark, Babylon Berlin, and The Highwaymen, and a little less on the Netflix Original brainwashing through saturation stuff.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #367 on: May 13, 2022, 03:53:39 PM »

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Netflix has told staff they must tolerate different points of view or find another job after the “woke” streaming giant suffered its first drop in subscribers for a decade.

In a memo to employees, the company instructed staff not to “censor” content that they disagree with even if they find it “provocative”.

“Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service.

“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.

“As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values.


I find it amazing that a company as big as Netflix has to figure out/explain/be reminded, that people don't want to pay money to watch only what the company thinks they should watch.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #368 on: May 13, 2022, 03:54:35 PM »

Good. Maybe now the can work on a little more carrying stuff like The Witcher, Dark, Babylon Berlin, and The Highwaymen, and a little less on the Netflix Original brainwashing through saturation stuff.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #369 on: May 13, 2022, 06:34:33 PM »

I think that was Netflix telling their non-woke staff to put up with the crap they are shoveling, or get another job.  Then again, I didn't read the article.
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #370 on: May 13, 2022, 08:16:44 PM »

Well this isn't helping

 Netflix Releases Resident Evil Trailer & Gets INSANE Backlash! Nearly 200,000 Dislikes Already!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMLCK5AOP5E

Netflix’s Resident Evil Showrunner Defends Albert Wesker Race Swap, Says Live-Action Adaptations Are “Limiting” Themselves By Casting Based On Character Accuracy
https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/05/13/netflixs-resident-evil-showrunner-defends-albert-wesker-race-swap-says-live-action-adaptations-are-limiting-themselves-by-casting-based-on-character-accuracy/
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #371 on: May 13, 2022, 08:21:21 PM »

Meanwhile

The Lord Of The Rings Fan Site Describes Fans Critical Of The Rings Of Power As “Toxic,” Questions Their Fandom
https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/05/13/the-lord-of-the-rings-fan-site-describes-fans-critical-of-the-rings-of-power-as-toxic-questions-their-fandom/
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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #372 on: May 13, 2022, 08:39:37 PM »

Well this isn't helping

 Netflix Releases Resident Evil Trailer & Gets INSANE Backlash! Nearly 200,000 Dislikes Already!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMLCK5AOP5E

Netflix’s Resident Evil Showrunner Defends Albert Wesker Race Swap, Says Live-Action Adaptations Are “Limiting” Themselves By Casting Based On Character Accuracy
https://boundingintocomics.com/2022/05/13/netflixs-resident-evil-showrunner-defends-albert-wesker-race-swap-says-live-action-adaptations-are-limiting-themselves-by-casting-based-on-character-accuracy/

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showrunner Andrew Dabb has argued that live-action adaptations of other media are “limiting” themselves by casting based on character accuracy to a given source material.
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As for the specific choice to cast Reddick, Dabb posited to the crowd, “I think when you are casting in the modern day and age, if you are limiting yourself based on, ‘Well, this character is blonde, so we gotta look at blonde actors,’ you’re gonna find yourself in a bad position.”

I don't necessarily disagree with him there. If it is well written, and the character and or story doesn't have intrinsically racial themes (looking at you The Dark Tower) the race of the actor isn't necessarily a big deal.

I would be interested in Scarlett Johansson's opinion  on that quote though.

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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #373 on: May 13, 2022, 09:15:37 PM »

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showrunner Andrew Dabb has argued that live-action adaptations of other media are “limiting” themselves by casting based on character accuracy to a given source material.

I guess that explains Hamilton.



... and possibly ... this:


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Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
« Reply #374 on: May 13, 2022, 11:30:29 PM »

From that link:

I don't necessarily disagree with him there. If it is well written, and the character and or story doesn't have intrinsically racial themes (looking at you The Dark Tower) the race of the actor isn't necessarily a big deal.

I would be interested in Scarlett Johansson's opinion  on that quote though.
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