Unable to hold her self-indulgently awakened views, Whoopi Goldberg makes headlines after calling out her critics. Dragon House And the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power as racists to express legitimate concerns about their treatment of their source material.
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“I want to start by saying that this isn’t real, okay?” Goldberg debuted on a recent episode of ABC’s the view. The new “Lord Of The Rings” series, rings of strengthAnd the Game of thrones prefix Dragon House Both are huge hits, but they don’t exist in the real world, okay? “
She argued, “There are no dragons, there are no hobbits; did you know that. And there are critics who say they are very awakened by the addition of diverse characters.”
“Are you telling me that black people can’t be fake people either?” demanded. “Is that what you’re telling me?”
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“I don’t know if there’s such a hobbit club. I don’t know if there will be protests, but, folks, what’s wrong with you all?” Goldberg continued, at which point co-host Sunny Houston noted, “The argument is [that the race-swapping of various characters] The source material betrays.”
For this, Goldberg, who is very confident, biased and ignorant, asserted that anyone who makes such criticisms “has not read the source material.”
Hilariously, Hostin then stepped in to confront a “JK Tolkien or something” fan — yes, actually.
Hostin declared in support of Anin Goldberg, unabashedly claiming to be a “fantasy madman,” “What I think is cool like, okay dragons, fire-breathing dragons, and white-haired people like that when they have small and violet eyes, but the blacks in them are just a bridge too far For these people.”
In an effort to reinforce its mockery of the source material of each fan series, the Star Trek: Picard The actress turned out to point out how the upcoming live-action Disney movies will be reproduced the little Mermaid – Based on the eponymous Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen – it will star Halle Bailey as an interracial version of the fair-skinned princess.
“Well, you’re all going to lose your minds when you see the new Ariel, you know, and I don’t want to bother any mermaids watching the show, because I know there are a lot of mermaid communities of different colors and when I say ‘different colors,’ I don’t play,” Goldberg said.
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“There are violet nymphs, and there are pink nymphs, and there are black nymphs, and there are Latin nymphs, and there are nymphs of all her ilk,” she added condescendingly. “And you know why it could be there? Because it is the world we would like to see better.”
“We would like to see as many people represented in fiction as possible,” Goldberg concluded, eventually instructing, “So, all of you, who have problems because of the presence of black hobbits, get a job! Get a job. Go find yourself because you are focused on wrong things.”
Of course, before one assumes she came up with these arguments on her own, it’s worth noting that Goldberg was only pushing the same rhetoric as both HBO and Amazon in an effort to counteract the legitimate criticisms raised by her fans. Game of thrones And the the Lord of the Rings privilege, respectively.
just last month, Dragon House Star Steve Toussaint pointed out that individuals who criticize the exchange of race for Lord Fellarion in Game of thrones A racist prequel, she states “They’re happy with a flying dragon. They’re happy with white hair and violet eyes, but the rich black guy?” [To them] This is beyond just pale. “
Taking a page out of the Toussaint playbook, rings of strength Star Lenny Henry made the same argument against critics of his show, deceptively dismissing any legitimate complaints fans might have in the process.
“[House of the Dragon star] Steve Toussaint keeps saying…the fundamentalists were talking about things [his casting in the show] Henry said. “They have no problem believing in a dragon, but they have a problem believing that a black person can be a member of the court. Or that a black person can be a hobbit or a dwarf.”
“And in fact, storytellers can do whatever they want, because they are storytellers,” the actor doubled. “In re-imagining these stories from 1,000 years ago, it’s not part of the canon everyone knows, it’s a re-imagining and re-weaving of the story.”
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Even Amazon Studios and Prime Video themselves have made some gruesome accusations of racism against them the Lord of the Rings Fans who have provided legitimate criticism of rings of strengthquestionable production decisions.
“JRR Tolkien created a multicultural world, by definition,” the series’ official Twitter account on September 8. A world in which free peoples of different races and cultures unite together, in communion, to defeat the forces of evil. Power rings reflect that. Our world has never been white, and Middle-earth has never been all white. BIPOC belongs to Middle-earth and they are here to stay.”
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