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  • Re: Sony Execs Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington In Big Flicks Because Black Leads ‘Don’t Play Well’

    We should make our own Hollywood but we will never be able to compete on the same scale


    the lack of diversity
    loch121 wrote: »
    Copper wrote: »
    we really comparing Guardians of the Galaxy to baggage claim though?

    those films are really white films? their huge productions with a white lead and few people of color in the cast

    fast 6 had 2 white leads the rest were a multi racial cast and made 238 million here and 789 million world wide..all fast and furious has made like 937 all together

    if those films you named are white films then Men In black is a black film which has 429 million

    if you want to compare films make sure their similar films with similar budgets and a predominately cast of one color

    Nah. that was just one example,but I wasn't comparing those specific films

    A black film has to have a almost all black cast so fast 6 or men In Black are black films

    Will has a white co star and Paul Walker is the star of fast and Furious films

    neighbors and baggage claim are more in the same ballpark

    Zach Affron who is a super star overseas had a big role in Neighbors ... Baggage Claim had no household names in it.. I don't see how you can fairly compare the two ticket sale wise

    So you consider Fast an Furious a white film because Paul Walker was one of its many leads even though 75% of the rest of the cast were non whites?

    Lol ...You are bending over backwards to defend these hollywood execs

    It's clearly not just about turning a profit
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  • Re: Sony Execs Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington In Big Flicks Because Black Leads ‘Don’t Play Well’

    mryounggun wrote: »
    As a nigga who knows exactly how studios work and the sort of thing that they are concerned with, this shit is common knowledge. In the end, Hollywood studios are concerned with money and money only. It's a fact that historically, movies staring black male leads don't do well overseas and these days the overseas market makes up a BIG portion of the box office. Will Smith is about the ONLY black star who bucks that trend sometimes.

    I'd say this is more of an indictment of how blacks are viewed overseas and anything malicious on the part of the study exec. But it does speak to their unwillingness to make art for art's sake and being a slave to capitalism.

    In the end...they trying to make that money bag as big as possible.

    Besides will smith in the last 20 yrs what other other person of color has truly been given the opportunity to lead a Hollywood big budget movie that traditionally do well overseas, domestically?

    No one

    So the "overseas market doesn't like blk people" argument to me just sounds like a weak excuse

    Don't get me wrong in certain parts of the world racism is rampant

    And I don't believe these execs are even bad people

    What I do believe is that white superiority is so ingrained in their minds that even if The Equalizer made $250 million in ticket sales overseas white actors will always be their first choice

    The absence of leading roles for Asians makes this even more clearer

    I could even argue Hollywood’s ignorance and close mindedness is actually costing them millions here in America ...they’re alienating a massive demographic of brown peope that could have helped out from what I read the worst US box office in over a decade
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  • Re: Sony Execs Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington In Big Flicks Because Black Leads ‘Don’t Play Well’

    Blacks have been funding, making movies that tells our stories since forever... Only diff is we don't have the same big budgets, backing as Hollywood flicks ... We don't own any theaters, which is a big, big problem ...

    It just kills me though when a white movie doesnt do well at the box office whether it be over seas or domestically we don't hear Hollywood blaming it on race

    Jennifer Aniston for example can put out failed romantic comedy after failed romantic comedy, and no one says "white" romantic comedies should end

    On the other hand the few times when a big budget movie with a blk lead fails rather than the film being trash or it being marketed the excuses are always: "Oversea markets will never embrace a blk lead", "Racism is to blame", etc

    Not saying economics doesn't factor in to casting decisions but this excuse that films with blk leads don't do well at the box office is weak, and where is the empirical evidence?

    I'm starting to ramble but ...

    One of the biggest artist in music today is Beyoncé a blk woman

    Kobe a blk man is worshiped in China

    Lebron James a blk man has one of professional sports top selling jerseys

    Sam Jackson a blk man is one if not thy top grossing actor of all time

    For decades Michael Jackson a blk man sold out arenas all over Europe

    Yet no major Hollywood studios wanted to pick up the movie "Red Tails" because it had blk leads

    Seems like Hollywood is the one with the problem

    they will use film to white wash every thing from history to dragon ball z but we can't get a blk or Asian spider man???

    And since Asia is Hollywoods biggest market you'd think more people of Asian heritage would get more leading roles ...that is if it were truly an issue of pure economics ... But obviously that isn't the case ... I wonder why?

    These Sony execs and others alike are clearly perpetuating, enforcing white supremacy under the guise of trying to make a profit ... Disturbing people are falling for their bullshit
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  • Re: Video shows John Crawford's girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead

    Looks to me as if a cover up was afoot... I don't buy the detective didn't know the gun Crawford was holding was fake

    And they want us to trust the system

    How can we ever trust a system ran by people who rather see a fellow officer go free than see a murderer held accountable for killing a blk person
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  • Re: Effigies of blacks found hanging by nooses at UC Berkeley

    loch121 wrote: »
    I may catch some hate for this,but it could it be possible that black ppl are doing this to make ppl remember blacks who got killed?

    Seems random for whites to put these historic racial killings back in the public with yrs on them.

    Seems like a reminder especially if the last pic really has the hash tag "I can't breath" on it

    I thought about that as well, but if you're trying to make a political statement in that way, you'd take credit for it, so that people will know what your message is.

    Maybe it was a group of blk students who did it but didn't want to bring any unwanted, negative attention to themselves which could possibly detract from the message they were trying to convey

    The images do speak very well for themselves