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Saturday, March 08, 2008

I'm Blacker Than Black Cuz I'm Black Yo!

Anti-drug activist Robert Downy Jr. is stirring up controversy in his new role as a very convincing Black soldier.

But the backlash has clearly begun as one comment on a showbiz blog Just Jared said: "I'm not black and I find it offensive; are there not any talented enough black actors out in the world that they feel the need to hire a white guy to do a black guy?"

"They are infering that there are no good enough black actors to play a black person.

"What is the significance of hiring a white guy to play a black part? what are they trying to prove? I bet its to get more publicity."

But in support of Downey's satirical role another comment on the blog said: "I'm black too, and if they were satirising black people yes it would be offensive. but they're not.

"It's FUNNY because they're NOT legitimising negative racial stereotypes, anyone with a brain in his/her head can see how painfully clear that is."

The film centres on a group of pompous actors making the most expensive Vietnam war movie ever made.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not related to your post but are you a fan of Alizée by any chance? The most beautiful girl ever...

3/08/2008 3:43 PM  
Blogger Venjanz said...

Yeah, you might say that...

3/08/2008 10:26 PM  

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