Just wanted to take a moment to say, Robert Downey Jr: FUCK YOU
I’m always surprised at how much he gets away with this shit. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised…
reasons why i’m never going to be able to get behind rdj
Embarrassed to say that I did not know about either of these movies or this blatant racism.
I… You… What?
I can’t say anything for the movie on the right ‘cause I’ve never heard about it or seen anything from it or know anything about it.
But the movie on the left is called TROPIC THUNDER. It’s a comedy. And in it he’s playing a pretentious actor that’s so full of himself that he finds nothing wrong with using black-face. The movie… is about… how idiotic and full of themselves actors are. That’s the… entire point of a movie. This is like taking a still of a movie where he says FUCKING FAGGOT and saying, “Can’t believe he’s such a homophobe.” He… the entire point of him wearing that is to make fun of it. I don’t…
By saying him wearing that is racist and bad is the entire point of him wearing that.
[And apparently the second one is from A GAME OF SHADOWS where his character is dressed up in order to go disguised. I don’t… understand how that’s bad either.]
In neither of these movies was he being racist. One of Sherlock Holmes’ talents is being able to completely change his appearance and fool anyone. In Tropic Thunder he plays a character who is a famous actor and in the movie they point out how ridiculous it is that he’s playing a black man. It was a joke, he even says “I’m the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude” In A Game of Shadows, it was following the actual canon of how Sherlock would disguise himself.