lovelifelaurennn

Anonymous asked:

honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik answered:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

lovelifelaurennn:

therealdrmauraisles:

lovelifelaurennn:

therealdrmauraisles:

Uhh, not to be rude, but cant you just sit back, and enjoy the movie? You havent even seen it yet.

Not to be rude but I’m really tired of people saying go see the movie first.image

So a Taiwanese person who is offended should then go “try” the movie and if the movie is indeed racist then what? They now paid money to support a racist caricature of themselves and just helped perpetuate everything they were just fucking talking about. Damn, do people use logic or just float through their ignorant and self-centered existence not giving a fuck about how other people’s experiences are portrayed and used against them? No need to answer. God forbid you think about the actual world instead of killing even more of the few brain cells you have with racist and offensive idiocy. Absolutely every stereotype about POC furthered by the film industry is still around because of people like you. 

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Ok, I wanted to be polite, but shut the fuck up. Your taking a movie I’d be willing to bet you haven’t even seen and shitting on it because you saw FUCKING COMMERCIALS and you wanna turn what is probably a decent movie into a race issue. Why would people take you seriously if every time something even remotely challenges your ideas you act like a fucking cactus was shoved up your ass and you have to get justice. Guess what, I live my life afraid because someone could come up and kill be because I’m not the figure normal white person, but you don’t see me bitchin on everybody because someone made fun of me. It’s a movie. Christ, don’t you realize that if movies had to conform to your ideas of what is ok and not ok then movies would be boring. It’s an action movie for Christ’s sake. People die, people get shot. It’s not like POC were the only ones getting killed white people did too in the movie. So quit acting like your trying to save the world, like your doing some big service for the public and get another damn hobby, because trolling is not the best for you.

Wow, at first I thought your difficulty understanding that giving money = supporting something invalidated your dumb ass argument but that was overshadowed by your annoying ass white tears and your irrelevant and unwanted story. Bitch please.

Excuse me bitch who said you gotta go see it in theaters? Plenty of other ways to see a movie

Please pull that cactus out of your ass

Dear Tumblr,

This use to be a place of free ideas, where people could say what they thought, where people understood that it was just someones opinion and there was no need to get hurt.

That Tumblr is gone. Now has come the other side of the internet, where people think their opinion is the law and they cannot have a valid debate to save their life. I tried to be nice but I’ve had it with these people. If this keeps up we will never be able to state our ideas and the internet will become a place of fear. When you say things like “Damn, do people use logic or just float through their ignorant and self-centered existence not giving a fuck about how other people’s experiences are portrayed and used against them? No need to answer. God forbid you think about the actual world instead of killing even more of the few brain cells you have with racist and offensive idiocy” When all I asked is why you cant wait until after the movies come out and you’ve seen it to judge it, it lets me know that nothing I could say would let that person know they have crossed a serious line.

Your not doing a public service. Your not making the world a better place. When people spew out hateful and horrible things, they’re just being bad. If you have tried to reason with these people, you deserve an award, because they cannot be reasoned with and I am truly sorry for the time you wasted on them. 

Being an open gay man in the south I have been threatened and I understand that some of them truly do just want justice. However, throwing a tantrum is never going to win people over to your side.

Let this reach the people who need to learn that the internet is a thing of free ideas that is meant to be shared. Not a dictatorship of forced ideas.

lovelifelaurennn

Anonymous asked:

honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik answered:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

image

from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

image

lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

lovelifelaurennn:

therealdrmauraisles:

Uhh, not to be rude, but cant you just sit back, and enjoy the movie? You havent even seen it yet.

Not to be rude but I’m really tired of people saying go see the movie first.image

So a Taiwanese person who is offended should then go “try” the movie and if the movie is indeed racist then what? They now paid money to support a racist caricature of themselves and just helped perpetuate everything they were just fucking talking about. Damn, do people use logic or just float through their ignorant and self-centered existence not giving a fuck about how other people’s experiences are portrayed and used against them? No need to answer. God forbid you think about the actual world instead of killing even more of the few brain cells you have with racist and offensive idiocy. Absolutely every stereotype about POC furthered by the film industry is still around because of people like you. 

image

Ok, I wanted to be polite, but shut the fuck up. Your taking a movie I’d be willing to bet you haven’t even seen and shitting on it because you saw FUCKING COMMERCIALS and you wanna turn what is probably a decent movie into a race issue. Why would people take you seriously if every time something even remotely challenges your ideas you act like a fucking cactus was shoved up your ass and you have to get justice. Guess what, I live my life afraid because someone could come up and kill be because I’m not the figure normal white person, but you don’t see me bitchin on everybody because someone made fun of me. It’s a movie. Christ, don’t you realize that if movies had to conform to your ideas of what is ok and not ok then movies would be boring. It’s an action movie for Christ’s sake. People die, people get shot. It’s not like POC were the only ones getting killed white people did too in the movie. So quit acting like your trying to save the world, like your doing some big service for the public and get another damn hobby, because trolling is not the best for you.

kinneylove

Anonymous asked:

honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik answered:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

image

from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

image

lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

Uhh, not to be rude, but cant you just sit back, and enjoy the movie? You havent even seen it yet.