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 06/01/2023 02:21 PM
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sandi

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Originally posted by: Fish Killer

According to Deadline, between the production and promotion costs, the perverts at Disney dropped $390 million into this white elephant. My math says it will have to gross something close to $800 million worldwide just to break even. Movie theaters take about half of every ticket sold. Half of $800 million is $400 million. If the movie grosses just $600 million worldwide, that is a $200 million loss, and that kind of domestic gross is still a big "if." Over its opening weekend, the remake came in below expectations. So the idea it could gross $300 to $350 million domestically seems, well, optimistic.


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 06/01/2023 03:44 PM
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Do you get turned on by chicks making out with chicks?

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 06/02/2023 05:15 AM
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 06/02/2023 05:17 AM
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Summertime Disney movie? It'll make money, never mind the racists.

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 06/02/2023 05:49 AM
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y'all say and follow anything to stay distracted from ukrain $ drain, not to mention the rediculously sad upcoming election of dementia dudes

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 06/02/2023 06:18 AM
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Sniper

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The weird thing about all this stuff is that it only goes one way.

You will never see Charlize Theron playing Tina Turner. You will never see Jake Gyllenhaal playing Barrack Obama. You will never see Matt Damon playing Muhammad Ali.

Why is everyone perfectly okay with these roles going in one direction but would be appalled by the examples I suggested?

I think ALL of it is fcking stupid, regardless of which direction it is going.

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 06/02/2023 06:46 AM
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Well snipe, Tina Turner, Obama, and Ali are black people.

Are you suggesting that a mythological human-fish trans-creature is automatically Caucasian?

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 06/02/2023 07:02 AM
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From WaPo, 2016 - https://www.washingtonpost.com...meone-who-wasnt-white/

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 06/02/2023 07:07 AM
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Sniper

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Originally posted by: RustyTruck

Well snipe, Tina Turner, Obama, and Ali are black people.

Are you suggesting that a mythological human-fish trans-creature is automatically Caucasian?


I'm suggesting that these swaps in movies are done by executives attempting to virtue signal and show the world how "non-racist" they are without realizing that most people don't go to movies to be preached to. These types changes to movies just annoy most people. It isn't because people need to see mermaids as only being white. It annoys people because this change was obviously made to preach to people. Had the original Little Mermaid been made starring someone of color, no one would think twice. If Disney made a sequel of Moana, staring a white girl, I wouldn't like that either.

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 06/02/2023 08:01 AM
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What you're saying is that you are offended by non-white (or non cisgender-hetero) actors portraying fictional characters that you accept as being canonically white and straight.

And you further question the motives of the business. The only goal of the business is to make money, they aren't interested in changing the world or changing racists minds either. They are calculating that by portraying diverse characters that they will make more money from bringing those formerly marginalized but economically capable fans than they will lose from racially grieving bigots.

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 06/02/2023 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by: RustyTruck

What you're saying is that you are offended by non-white (or non cisgender-hetero) actors portraying fictional characters that you accept as being canonically white and straight.

And you further question the motives of the business. The only goal of the business is to make money, they aren't interested in changing the world or changing racists minds either. They are calculating that by portraying diverse characters that they will make more money from bringing those formerly marginalized but economically capable fans than they will lose from racially grieving bigots.


Why not just make new movies or new characters? And I already said that I don't want to see Moana played by someone who is white. I don't want to see Pocahontas played by someone who is white. If someone wants to make that move, then they should create a new movie, with new characters instead of just being lazy and annoying.

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"The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," - George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f—k things up.” - Barack Obama

“End of quote. Repeat the line.” - wise words from Joe Biden

Edited: 06/02/2023 at 08:17 AM by Sniper
 06/02/2023 08:21 AM
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"instead of just being lazy and annoying"

There's nothing new in Hollywood. Just go see Fast and Furious 12 or something, you didn't actually care about the Little Mermaid except for the racial angle.

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 06/02/2023 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by: RustyTruck

"instead of just being lazy and annoying"

There's nothing new in Hollywood. Just go see Fast and Furious 12 or something, you didn't actually care about the Little Mermaid except for the racial angle.


I've already said that what they are doing is stupid, annoying, and lazy, regardless of which direction the change goes.

Are you saying that you would be completely fine with Disney remaking Enchanto using a white girl as Mirabel? This would also annoy me.

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"The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," - George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f—k things up.” - Barack Obama

“End of quote. Repeat the line.” - wise words from Joe Biden
 06/02/2023 09:53 AM
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What ethnicity are mermaids again?
 06/02/2023 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by: 3rdworldlover

What ethnicity are mermaids again?


This.



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 06/02/2023 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by: RustyTruck

Originally posted by: 3rdworldlover

What ethnicity are mermaids again? [IMG][/IMG]


This.


Not sure but apparently evil, lesbian, octopuses are always white.

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"The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," - George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f—k things up.” - Barack Obama

“End of quote. Repeat the line.” - wise words from Joe Biden
 06/02/2023 10:10 AM
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Historically, the legends of mermaids originated from dark skinned peoples.

They were dark long before they were white.

Griper, you need to read up on this first- you're coming off uninformed and rando-raging.

I mean, I know that's your thing, but...

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 06/02/2023 11:45 AM
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sandi

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I Love Mermaids!

Especially black Ones!!!

I just got a new Debit Card with MICKEY on it!

Life is good!!!!
 06/02/2023 11:46 AM
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sandi

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Originally posted by: Fish Killer

Do you get turned on by chicks making out with chicks?


no
 06/02/2023 12:58 PM
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RustyTruck

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Originally posted by: Sniper

Originally posted by: RustyTruck



Originally posted by: 3rdworldlover



What ethnicity are mermaids again? [IMG][/IMG]




This.




Not sure but apparently evil, lesbian, octopuses are always white.



I don't know about the new movie, but the original Ursula was pretty obviously a drag queen, likely trans.

But they're also a fictional character that could be played by any color actor.

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