EtcetEraThreadMichigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Casting aspersions on reported news based on racial bias.
Let me be that guy: here we have an article by an asian journalist reporting the claims of an asian association that a black woman running against an asian candidate "allegedly" used racist remarks against asian people.
I'll wait for some additional evidence before calling this person a "piece of shit".
EtcetEraThreadTrevor Noah Responds to Criticism from the French Ambassador
ReasonUser Banned (1 Week): Gatekeeping connections to one’s heritage, restrictive and dismissive attitude towards identity and nationality.
This is another good point.
African-Americans tend to have this "panafrican" myth that in some way feels... hypocritical? Because they apparently strongly care about something (their heritage) yet they seem to know very little about it. Expecially in the context of a world cup where Africa isn't partecipating as a continent but as individual states.
There's no "Africa". Europeans know because we live next to it. Nigerians partying because Senegal won makes as much sense as Germans partying because France won.
Africa isn't this cradle of misery united by misfortune that is only waiting for one unifying event, a single joy to drag it out of the mud. It's a collective of different nations, ethnicities and cultures much like Europe and Asian.
Keep in mind that not all soccer players feel the same way. Mario Balotelli is a black italian football player who considers himself italian (like he is) but he's also proud of his african heritage. He, however, was adopted in a young age (unlike the french players, who are second generation for the most part). There's a huge difference between a french player going "I want to dedicate this victory to Africa/my african country of origin too" (something the right may use against integration but who cares) and a third party, from another country, trying to impose his view on integration on the french players, no matter their skin colour.
EtcetEraThreadKelly Marie Tran has deleted her Instagram posts due harassment she has received after The Last Jedi
ReasonUser Warned: Inflammatory Derailment
There's really NOTHING that could justify this kind of behaviour, but as for "hating" the character I think the only thing I can think of (I'm not going to touch these people's "opinions" with a ten foot pole) is one particularly egregious bit of bad writing her character is victim of at the end of the movie. And even that is just "WTF just happened and how did that make sense?" innocent thing, not an "OMG SW is now ruined woe is me" thing. Before that, her character barely gets anything to do and is generally charming all around.
Honestly racism and simply mob mentality targeting the newest, "weaker" entry in the cast are the most likely explanations. A part of the people who didn't like TLJ have been absolutely toxic about it and it's not beyond them running a hate campaign against an actress just to keep throwing vitriol at the movie.
I wouldn't think anything in particular of the GoW score on its own; it's sensibly below the metacritic average but hey, it may not be down their alley, 8 is a good score, yadda yadda.
What makes this entire thing putrid is the 7 to SoT. Yes, tastes are tastes but in no universe SoT is a 7 and GoW is an 8. And lo and behold, SoT comes from *ding ding* a british developer! Want to be harsh? Good, but be fair. They always pull this shit. They know everyone thinks they're biased, they know they're gonna be accused of it, and whenever there's the chance they slam some major exclusive to prop up the british game of the month. Like a clockwork.
I'll wait till I can read the reviews; if anything, the mental gymnastics should be entertaining.