“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.”—Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)
“Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.”—my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)
The arrest of a Dutch teenager didn’t dissuade copycats. It created a noxious meme.
Almost 21 years old and I already hate the fuck out of teenagers.
I’ve hated them since I was a teenager.
Seriously? They arrested a girl for a very very very very very bad joke and people got angry. That’s normal. These kids are just trying to show how ridiculous the arrest was/piss off the people who did it/ show solidarity. Yes, the joke was racist and bad. No, it was not worth an arrest. And people realized that and got mad.
It’s not because the joke was racist, it’s because YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT BOMBS ON AIRPLANES.
IT’S NOT FUNNY. IT’S NOT WITTY. IT’S NOT CUTE.
Airlines can’t take shit like that lightly, especially because, I don’t know, planes have been blown up or used in terrorist activities how many times now?
WAIT. REALLY? IF YOU ASK ME, SHE SHOULD BE CRUCIFIED.
You idiots need an example of exactly what NOT to joke about. It was totally worth the arrest. Threats like bombs on airplanes do not get taken lightly because they are very real. She wasted the time and resources of hundreds of people trying to determine if the threats were true. And what if a bomb did happen to go off? How fucking shitty would that be? I have no sympathy for her.
I not only have no sympathy for her, but no sympathy for anyone who gets in any sort of trouble for doing stupid shit like this.
If you think this stuff is normal or acceptable you can fuck yourself.
Youth are just too out of control.
Can we just acknowledge that if this were a non-white POC who made the same joke (which would still be discriminatory/display inter-racial prejudice) and were arrested, there would be no Internet vigilantism to show ‘solidarity’ and ‘support’ for them? Can we acknowledge that her being a young, white European girl helps her be shown as an ‘innocent victim’ of her own naivete? Let’s not play dumb right now that these copycats are equally disturbed and none of this is funny, cool, a show of the power of the Internet community, or anything other than racist.