I don’t complain about that. I COMPLAIN ABOUT A WHITE SHREDDER, GODDAMNIT! WHY IS SHREDDER WHITE? There is no reason for him to be white!
And why does nobody care about them making Shredder white?
I liked him being asian. Now is he only a asia-loving white geek with too much money on his hands in this movie!
I care. It’s horrible. As is almost everything else I’ve heard about that movie so far. So far I find the designs terrible as well but it’s not my main concern at all ._.
Yeah, why isn’t there a bigger uproar about the whole whitewashed Shredder thing? Or the fact that Karai is apparently in the movie, but with “Eric Sachs” being Shredder’s adopted son, her role of any importance -and she definitely has one of importance in both the original comics and in the last 2 cartoon series- is effectively erased?
(I can give some leeway with Splinter as far as ethnicity goes, loathe as I am to admit it, since they’re using the “mutated rat” origin instead of the “a man mutated into a mutant rat” origin. I just pray that Tony Shalhoub uses common sense and DOESN’T use an offensively stereotypical ‘Western man imitating old Asian Man’ voice, i.e. like the 2k3 cartoon)
The issues with the movie go much, much further and deeper than ‘ew the turtles have noses/lips and look funny’, people.
You keep referring to Shaloub as white washing. You do realize that he is of Lebanese descent. He is Middle Eastern. He is an Arab American. He is not Caucasian. Granted he is not Japanese.
Bridget, Elliot, and Sean
I have often been haunted with a fancy that the creeds of men might be paralleled and represented in their beverages. Wine might stand for genuine Catholicism, and ale for genuine Protestantism; for these at least are real religions with comfort and strength in them. Clean cold Agnosticism would be clean cold water — an excellent thing if you can get it. Most modern ethical and idealistic movements might be well represented by soda-water — which is a fuss about nothing. Mr. Bernard Shaw’s philosophy is exactly like black coffee — it awakens, but it does not really inspire. Modern hygienic materialism is very like cocoa; it would be impossible to express one’s contempt for it in stronger terms than that. Sometimes one may come across something that may honestly be compared to milk, an ancient and heathen mildness, an earthly yet sustaining mercy — the milk of human kindness. You can find it in a few pagan poets and a few old fables; but it is everywhere dying out.
Bridget Anne Williams
5 lbs. 14 oz.
We have a crib, curtains, and some paintings are on the wall. Just about time for Bridget to come.
Morality did not begin by one man saying to another, ‘I will not hit you if you do not hit me ‘; there is no trace of such a transaction. There is a trace of both men having said, ‘We must not hit each other in the holy place.’ They gained their morality by guarding their religion. They did not cultivate courage. They fought for the shrine, and found they had become courageous. They did not cultivate cleanliness. They purified themselves for the altar, and found that they were clean.