Wow!! Totally unbelievable but true … “Jerry’s new piece gives us insight into the kind of folks who continue to worship the disgraced former president, as only he can. Here is an excerpt from it. I’ve included a link at the end to continue reading over at his site. Thanks, Jerry!”
Our good friend Jerry over at Grumpy’s Grumblings has another post that I’d like to share with you. Before I get to that though, I want to let all of you know that I’ve been sort of off the grid for a while. I’ve been doing some part-time work, officially retiring from the “semi-retired” status I’ve been in for the past nearly 6 years.
Unfortunately, it’s been a bit of a challenge tending to this blog. I’m going to do my best to get back to it, though. We’ve got a tough few months ahead and an important — no, make that, incredibly important, election ahead of us. We simply must not let the GOP retake any lever of power in this midterm election. The stakes are simply too high. The fascistic direction they’ve decided to take, led by the disgraced former president, portends a future where democracy’s survival in…
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TYhey always have to be contrarian … “I’m also on the side of making new stories with diversity in the lead characters. While I like a black Little Mermaid, they should do more new stuff like Princess and the Frog, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Moana.”
As this article in The Tempest points out, right-wingers have been upset over a black Little Mermaid since at least 2019.
Some conservatives are using the term “blackwashing,” stealing the term “whitewashing,” which is when a white actor plays a non-white character. I saw a few posts saying Disney should now do live remakes of Princess and the Frog and Moana, but cast white actresses to play Tiana and Moana.
But Tiana is black and Moana is a Polynesian. Ariel’s race in The Little Mermaid isn’t important to the story. Plus, fish girls do not actually exist.
Some people who’ve criticized the casting of making Arial black claim Disney is making a black actress piggyback on an old story. They would rather Disney create new stories and new princesses and make them black, so they can have their story.
I don’t mind there being a black mermaid and I think…
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