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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:17 am

Scarlett Johansson Exits Trans Film ‘Rub and Tug’ Amid Backlash

Scarlett Johansson has exited the drama film “Rub and Tug” a little more than a week after her casting sparked backlash amid trans groups and activists, a source with knowledge of the situation confirms to Variety.

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson told Out Magazine, which first reported the news, in a statement. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. According to GLAAD, LGBTQ+ characters dropped 40% in 2017 from the previous year, with no representation of trans characters in any major studio release.”

“While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film,” the statement continues. “I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly. My production company, These Pictures, actively pursues projects that both entertain and push boundaries. We look forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide.”
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Post by Grammatron » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:35 am

The only reason anyone heard of this project

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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:22 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... story.html

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As an opinion columnist for Business Insider until my resignation Thursday, I had grown accustomed to strong reactions from readers when I wrote about Hamas (I’m not a fan) or the problems with accusations of cultural appropriation. But I didn’t see this one coming. Commenting on recent criticism of actress Scarlett Johansson for taking a movie role that called on her to portray a transgender man, I made the commonsensical and, I admit, not particularly original observation that actors specialize in make-believe and ought to be allowed to take any jobs they like.

The brief online post stirred immediate fury — among some of my Business Insider colleagues. As has been reported elsewhere, several people within the organization complained to the editor, who responded by scrubbing the ScarJo post from the site and instituting a new policy of requiring “culturally sensitive” work to be reviewed by an executive editor or an editor in chief before it can be published. As the Daily Beast reported, he also suggested that writers and editors talk with a group of employees who would volunteer to be sounding boards on issues of cultural sensitivity.
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Post by WildCat » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:21 am

In the UK the police now protect Socialist Worker activists from being interviewed/questioned by the public in public:

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Post by Giz » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:50 am

WildCat wrote:In the UK the police now protect Socialist Worker activists from being interviewed/questioned by the public in public:

Look, they can either tackle knife crime, acid attacks or clamp down on peaceful freedom of expression and association.

I have no doubt which option a U.K. police force would choose.

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Post by Witness » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:30 am

Terry Gilliam on diversity: 'I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian'

Gilliam was commenting on the row over diversity triggered by the BBC’s unveiling of its new comedy programming, announced in June, at which the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen emphasised the corporation’s commitment to “the stories that haven’t been told and the voices we haven’t yet heard”. In response to a question about Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Allen said: “If you’re going to assemble a team now, it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes. It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.”

Speaking at a press conference at the Karlovy Vary film festival, where he was presenting his new film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Gilliam said: “It made me cry: the idea that ... no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that, everybody represented... this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian... My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”

He added: “[Allen’s] statement made me so angry, all of us so angry. Comedy is not assembled, it’s not like putting together a boy band where you put together one of this, one of that everyone is represented.”
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:38 am

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:41 am

Witness wrote:
Terry Gilliam on diversity: 'I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian'

Gilliam was commenting on the row over diversity triggered by the BBC’s unveiling of its new comedy programming, announced in June, at which the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen emphasised the corporation’s commitment to “the stories that haven’t been told and the voices we haven’t yet heard”. In response to a question about Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Allen said: “If you’re going to assemble a team now, it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes. It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.”

Speaking at a press conference at the Karlovy Vary film festival, where he was presenting his new film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Gilliam said: “It made me cry: the idea that ... no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that, everybody represented... this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian... My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”

He added: “[Allen’s] statement made me so angry, all of us so angry. Comedy is not assembled, it’s not like putting together a boy band where you put together one of this, one of that everyone is represented.”
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 am



Besides, I thought Gilliam was an autonomous collective.

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:54 am


French butchers say they're under threat from militant vegans. And they've asked the French government for protection. What's at stake, say butchers, is not just the right to eat meat — but a way of life.

Didier and Sandrine Tass run their butcher shop on a busy street in Paris' 15th arrondissement. They've been here for 19 years. They know all their customers and discuss growing children and family vacations as they serve them. The Tasses say it's a great livelihood. But these days, the butcher and his wife are nervous about threats from militant vegans.

"If they don't want to eat meat that's their right," says Didier Tass. "But imposing their beliefs on others is like a dictatorship. Imagine you work 20 years building your business and then somebody comes along and damages your shop?"
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If the tweet isn't fake itself, Nigel never heard of Photoshop (quite visible, actually).
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:42 pm

I would banish the Papa John's guy just for making shitty pizza, if it were up to me
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Post by corplinx » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:30 pm

Papa John wasn't unseated by a twitter mob.

He was unseated by someone who had the knives out for him.

He's on a private conf call where people are supposed to be frank/open discussing hypothetical situations. He didn't call anyone a racial slur, he talked about the usage. Someone who wanted him off the board leaked it. Forbes, for some reason, thinks there is a story in this. "Man clinically uses racial term in frank discussion about corporate damage control".

The chilling effect is that Papa Johns will never have a closed doors frank discussion ever again. Everyone will assume someone else will just use it for leverage to get your job.

I could blame the victim and say 'he should have known better' since he's the easy target of a rich white male right wing asshole. But I wouldn't fault a rape victim who was a rich white female right wing asshole either just because she showed too much leg.

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Post by shuize » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:57 pm

This is long, but interesting. First time I've ever watched Steven Crowder, but I might give him another look when I have more time.



Short version: Activist "journalist" cannot seem to distinguish fact from opinion. Also cannot seem to grasp why, when writing a hit piece about something that took place on video, it might be important to include the video. Or, and this was my favorite, when reminded that one of the parties (the "victim" in her piece) admitted on video to making the threatening posts at the heart of the story (which she omitted from her article), she offers to quote the other party (Crowder) that "he believes that might be relevant."
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Post by WildCat » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 pm

shuize wrote:This is long, but interesting. First time I've ever watched Steven Crowder, but I might give him another look when I have more time.



Short version: Activist "journalist" cannot seem to distinguish fact from opinion. Also cannot seem to grasp why, when writing a hit piece about something that took place on video, it might be important to include the video. Or, and this was my favorite, when reminded that one of the parties (the "victim" in her piece) admitted on video to making the threatening posts at the heart of the story (which she omitted from her article), she offers to quote the other party (Crowder) that "he believes that might be relevant."
I watched that the other day, she is either completely clueless and incompetent or deliberately trolling him. I can't decide which.
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Post by shuize » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:27 am

WildCat wrote:I watched that the other day, she is either completely clueless and incompetent or deliberately trolling him. I can't decide which.
Yes. It's strange. Through most of the video I'd say clueless and incompetent. But the part where she offered to add a quote from Crowder about how he believed an admission from the "victim" to making the threatening posts "might be relevant," rather than directly quoting the "victim" admitting to making the threats (on the video), struck me as a completely dishonest attempt to dodge the issue.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:25 am

Is Steven Crowder that dude who does segments for Alex Jones, or am I thinking of someone else?

ETA: Nope, never mind, thinking of someone else. Mike Cernovich
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Post by Witness » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:11 am

It's weird as she mostly writes about local eateries:
Jessi Cape is a native Texan and dedicated bibliophile who writes primarily about food, film, and books. Her focus is often sustainability, women and children, and literacy.
https://www.austinchronicle.com/authors/jessi-cape/ (List of her articles.)

Perhaps she knows people at Juiceland and wanted to step in?

The contentious article (https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/f ... -comedian/), filed under "food", seems to have been amended, judging from what is discussed in the video – without mention of that save for a short "update" at the end.