From what I have read, the “Rromani” characters are played by White people.
This has NOTHING to do with Rromani people & “privilege” or whether or not we are “White passing” because they chose White people for this show.
MOST television shows, movies, and other media portray Rromani as White-washed, or use White actors. Even “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” used White ACTORS & ACTRESSES.
THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC WHITE-WASHING OF RROMANI PEOPLE.
We are in the unfortunate situation of being perpetually White-washed in the media, while simultaneously being severely oppressed because in reality, we are not White.
Do you now see the huge problem with this?!
This is why we so adamantly oppose non-Rromani portraying us in the media.
RROMANI PEOPLE ARE NOT WHITE.
RROMANI PEOPLE ARE ROUTINELY WHITE-WASHED IN THE MEDIA.
RROMANI PEOPLE FACE RACISM EVERY FUCKING DAY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT WHITE.
WHITE-WASHING US IN THE MEDIA DOWN-PLAYS & INVALIDATES THE RACISM & OPPRESSION WE FACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
RROMANI PEOPLE ARE NOT WHITE.
MOST RROMANI ARE BY NO MEANS WHITE-PASSING.
MOST RROMANI DO NOT HAVE ANY CONTEXTUAL PRIVILEGES.
STOP INVALIDATING THE RACISM WE FACE.
STOP SPEAKING ON OUR BEHALF.. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.
RROMANI PEOPLE ARE NOT FUCKING WHITE.
The centrality of whiteness cannot be ignored when words likes flesh-colored and nude are used to describe light tan/beige even in the context of a darker-skinned woman.
So lemme get this straight – this is a Chinese play, the setting is China, they went to China to get the technical aspects right, but what they did not bring back from China was the notion that there are CHINESE PEOPLE IN CHINA!
That’s how this little boy:
grows up to become this dude:
And this Emperor of China:
can somehow be realistically played by this dude:
Oh, and this is their Chinese princess:
I’m hating the fuck out of whiteness right now.
they did an adaptation of the ORPHAN OF ZHAO
one of the most famous CHINESE PLAYS
and whitewashed the fuck out it?
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Apparently Ryan Murphy wants Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Blaine’s mom on Glee proving once again that he doesn’t give a fuck about race and whitewashing.
Heaven forbid you get a Filipina actress like Lea Salonga, who you know actually wants the part and who Darren wants to play the part.
No. Gotta have more white people.
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What the hell kind of lighting are they using in the Covergirl commercials that makes Sofia Vergara the same skin tone as my white as hell mom?
July 10 – August 5
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Choreography by Dan Knechtges
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
A compelling contemporary musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Nightingale tells the story of a young emperor in ancient China, whose luxurious but constricted life inside the walls of the Forbidden City is upended by the song of an extraordinary bird that lives beyond his reach. With music of Grammy- and Tony Award winning pop composer/musician Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater, and direction by Tony Award nominee and Playhouse favorite Moisés Kaufman, The Nightingale will captivate audiences with its poetic pop sensibility, while engaging them in the process of creating a brand new work.
This is a play set in ancient China, but there is only one person of Asian descent in the entire cast (not the main character.)
Actress Erin Quill says: This is not, Folks, like the time a Texas Children’s theater did an All Caucasian Production of HAIRSPRAY and you can claim, as they did, that they had no African Americans around to cast - this is a professional theater with a budget and access to any and every Asian American Actor in the country. It also boasts a Director of International Fame (a New York City based Director) and a Writing Team that have won TONY Awards - all they had to do was say, “Hey, this show is set in China, let’s cast some Asians up in here.
Angry Asian Man says: Congratulations to the one Asian American actress in the entire cast, holding it down in the imaginary musical world where mostly white people ruled China
I had to do a double take to realize this was Sofia Vergara! Whitewashed?
wow covergirl u aren’t even pretending
Holy shit, I had to read the description to know it was her. FAIL.
Look, look, I’m not a POC myself (being asian-latina) but this is disgusting. Since you cant submit links, I’ll put it here. Just, no.
So if your skin gets a tad darker, its a sickness. Yep, totally, its in the article.
CC: [Asians are people of color as well, jsyk.]
Can we just look at some of the sentences that are in this article? Like I’m actually tearing up. I can’t imagine what this must feel like, to be taught from birth that your dark skin is disgusting and undesirable and A SICKNESS.I thought the above comment of presenting dark skin as a sickness was a hyperbole, but it’s actually true. This article really speaks as though dark skin is an unfortunate curse.
“Dark Skin can be a bane for people who crave a fair Complexion.”
“Symptoms of Dark Skin:
The most common symptoms of dark skin are that the skin color turns to brownish to blackish.”
“Dark skins can be cured naturally using some easy measures. Know more how to treat dark skin naturally.”
“Home Remedies for dark skin:
Some of the useful home remedies for dark skin are present in below.”
And then the awful article proceeds to speak of how to treat and remedy dark skin.
Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of their blog letting them know exactly why this shit is racist.
SIGNAL BOOST: These folks need to know how disgusting they are for implying that being dark is a disease D:
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