“Abed: A.k.a. Danny Pudi, who plays the pop culture savant on NBC’s Community. Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo have directed several Community episodes, including the pilot, which probably explains how Pudi managed to land a short role as a SHIELD agent. (He talks to another guy about parking spaces.) Of course, it’s entirely possible that — just like when he cameo’d on Cougar Town — Danny Pudi is actually playing Abed playing a SHIELD agent, and Community creator Dan Harmon is planning on structuring an entire sixth-season episode on Abed’s entry into the onscreen Marvel universe which will somehow feature Alison Brie in a Spider-Woman costume.”—x (via sherralotz)
I kind of love the idea of Steve being bi. Like, when he was younger, he’d see a guy and think he was good looking, but he’d just stamp that down or chalk it up to being an artist and finding beauty in everything. Then he meets Peggy and he really likes her so he thinks of himself as “fixed”.
When he wakes up in our time he stumbles into learning about the different kinds of genders and sexual orientations and it just hits him like “Oh. I guess that explains it.” And after New York when things settle in to something like a routine and he actually has a chance to look around and Natasha starts on her mission to set him up, he starts to really accept and become okay with being attracted to men and women.
One day when they’re heading out on a mission, Natasha brings up another woman from SHIELD and Steve just goes “What about that guy who works in reception?” and he says it casually, but he’s really sort of nervous because she’s the first person he’s told. Natasha just pauses for a beat and looks at him before shaking her head “Kevin? No, he’s got a terrible hair cut. You can do better.” And after that she starts including guys in the people she suggests to him.
“When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.”—
“Things like racism are institutionalized. You might not know any bigots. You feel like “well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,” but you benefit from racism. Just by the merit, the color of your skin. The opportunities that you have, you’re privileged in ways that you might not even realize because you haven’t been deprived of certain things. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change.”—Dave Chappelle (via fourteendrawings)
“One of the most disturbing scenes in Disney’s “Aladdin” is when Jasmine must pretend to seduce Jaffar in order to distract him. The clothing that the animators chose to put her in, complete with the shackles, are all a white, colonial wet dream. And she’s the only Disney princess who’s had to use her body in this way to distract someone. Then there’s this scene in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” where Esmeralda is shimmying her hips and breasts and basically ends with a pole-dance sequence: a far cry from the delicate waltzes and pirouettes that Belle and Aurora dance. The simultaneous fascination and revulsion that Whiteness has for WOC bodies are unmistakably evident in Disney’s posturing of Jasmine and Esmeralda.”—The Jasmine Diaries Part II: ‘Exotic’ is not a Compliment
A perfect example of “desert flower” fetishization/exotification. Women of color are always shown as “others”, they’re seen as women who have to use their sexuality to save themselves (or worse, as people who are just inherently sexual by their mere existence).
We’re putting these sexualized images of women of color into cartoons meant for children, essentially brainwashing them to grow into adults who fetishize non-white women. Gross.
In French class today, this white boy tried to be funny by asking me, “Hey, is your favorite resturaunt Panda Express?” So I looked him dead in the eye and asked him, “Is your favorite resturaunt Cracker Barrel?” He said nothing.
All the white kids looked hella uncomfortable while all the minorities were in tears laughing.
Just because you like/listen to K-Pop, that doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to fetishize the Korean culture in general. Don’t say things like “Korean men are ao hot! All of them are cute.” THAT’S DISRESPECTFUL. And no, don’t come at me with bull like “It’s not a fetish if you love a culture.” Because YES IT IS. If you HAVE RESPECT for a culture, that’s a different thing. Having respect for a culture is okay. Respecting the beliefs and style of the Korean culture is okay. But being completely obsessed with it/the people is NOT OKAY. It’s NOT a compliment to say all Koreans are “hot” or “cute.” The same thing goes for fetishizing Asians in general. I’m getting tired of being told I “look so Asian,” or “You sound Asian.” Not all Asians are “cute” or whatever. Just because you like K-Pop, Anime, J-Pop, etc- THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN BE OBSESSED WITH EVERYTHING ASIAN. IT’S NOT OKAY TO THINK “OH, I WANT AN ASIAN BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/SPOUSE BECAUSE ALL OF THEM ARE SO GOOD-LOOKING.” SHUT THE FUCK UP. I have a few non-Asian friends who got into K-Pop recently, and I’m getting really fed up with them wanting Asian boyfriends. It’s offensive to both me and the Asian race alike. It’s disrespectful, and I DON’T take it as a compliment. Don’t be a Koreaboo.
So stop festishizing Koreans, and Asians in general. STOP IT. I can’t speak for all of them alike- but as a half-Asian American, I speak for myself- and I say: “SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP FETISHIZING US. IT’S RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL, AND RACIST. I’M TIRED OF IT ALL.”
So please, have some sense.
-from a fed up half-Asian who’s tired of having her race fetishized.
i love how “lmao” has evolved over the years from a genuine expression of mirth to the modern symbol of wet, unemphatic amusement; the mere ghost of an emotion, reflecting the journey of modern youth from innocent naievete to hardened apathy lmao