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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"'I'd Be Open To Any Ethnicity That's Not White"

by JASmius

Let me say right off the bat that I could care less who gets cast in the role of Nancy Drew in the Tiffany network's reboot of the book/movie/television franchise of the same name scheduled to debut next fall.  I'm never going to watch it, but even if I was, they could be black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Original American, Aborigine, Vulcan, Tellarite, Andorian, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Jem Haddar, Occampan, Pakled, Kazon, Devoran, Bajoran, Trill, Guauld, Vomnin, Vidian, Vorta....well, okay, I would take issue if they cast a tranny in the iconic role, but that'd be it.

The casting of Nancy Drew is not the issue for me.  The issue for me is a phrase used by the man pictured above:

A new Nancy Drew television series will feature a non-white actress in the iconic can-do, super-sleuth role, according to the Hollywood Reporter
"She is diverse, that is the way she is written," CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller told the entertainment news outlet. "[She will] not [be] Caucasian. I'd be open to any ethnicity." [emphasis added]

I want somebody to explain to me how that is not a flagrantly racist statement.  And before anybody makes the attempt, I want everybody to change one word in that sentence - substituting the word "black" for the word "white," so that it reads, "She will not be black.  I'd be open to any other ethnicity" - and try to convince yourselves that Glenn Geller wouldn't already have been forced to resign as head of CBS Entertainment already and been dragged away and hanged from the nearest tree branch by the Black Lives Matter crazies for such a public comment.  You can't do it, can you?  That's because it can't be done, because you all know the apocalyptic consequences that would have fallen on Geller like a near-Earth object for overtly and specifically excluding an entire ethnic group from eligibility for a big time (I guess) role like this.  But because he's deliberately discriminating against white actresses, that's somehow okay?  No, Glenn, you bald knob, it isn't.

And lest he leave any doubt, he made sure to double down on the self-loathing anti-white sentiment:

"We have a lot of new series in development, both series targeted to have full African-American or Latino casts but also many leads that are being developed [as diverse]," Geller said, THR reports.

So it isn't just with lead characters that Geller practicing flagrant racial bias, but with every last slot of every last new show his network has in production.  The man's race hatred knows no bounds, apparently.

"We're not casting color blind, we're casting color conscious." [emphasis added]

Remember this about the "#1 network," folks: It's run by a bunch of hoodie-wearing h8ters intent on shoving white actors to the back of the metaphorical bus now, and throwing them off the bus altogether ultimately.

Exit question: Does this constitute "getting whiteballed"?

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