i'm phoebe, and ughhghghghg i hate writing about mes. i worry about my imminent death but am too lazy to make the most of my life every day. 19 and south australia. i post a lot of doctor who, and other tv shows/movies i watch. also things that i find entertaining. basically i blog what makes me happy.
#DOES NATHAN FILLION DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT BE BITTER ABOUT FIREFLY
He has a clause in each of his contracts that demands he gets a line to be bitter about Firefly
one day he’s gonna be in some period piece set in like the 1700s or some shit and he’s still gonna sneak in some line about a play with a crew of pirates whose run got canceled too soon
I can’t believe that it’s allowable to have such a RACIST and CONDESCENDING news report. I already knew CNN was a joke and never liked their reporting but this really is disgusting. I’ve been living in New Zealand for 5 years now, the Maori culture here is pervasive, rich and beautiful and this whole report ignores that, pokes fun at it and is highly disrespectful.
Please sign the petition for CNN to issue a formal apology.
This is obscenely ignorant of other cultures
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. Really? That woman who reported it — I’m not even bothering to look up her name because frankly, she doesn’t deserve that — is a fucking irritant. Any time I’ve seen her on CNN in the past, it’s a grating, irritating report that she has. This? This is fucking racist and xenophobic.
The mating dance of the Emu? Fuck your fucking face, you asshole. CNN has steadily been turning into FoxNews in the last decade, if you ask me. This just proves it.
Wow, I would like to say that I’m speechless, but I’m not. Actually, I’ve got quite a bit to say on this. First and foremost, this is a classic example of racism, and it sounds like it came from a Victorian text rather than a modern day news report. Their blatant and casual denigration of various native cultures while acting as though uptight suit-and-tie wearing white people is the norm is offensive on so many levels. So is the disregard of the native greetings. When people meet with the President in the White House or the royal family in London, aren’t they expected to shake hands respectfully, because that is the custom in the host country? What the hell is so different about expecting Western diplomats & leaders to observe the same level of respect in other host countries? Perhaps the only reason these forms of greeting are not even more popular is because of the brutal colonization of Western powers that had done their best over the span of hundreds of years to stamp them out and degrade them—or reduce them to humor like we see here. Another thing that I noticed in this report was their focus on the semi-nudity of native peoples. Don’t even get me started on the sort of Orientalist bullshit that is indicative of. But seriously, I am very offended by this. Like I said, it seems like something that would have been written at the heyday of imperialism, not 2014 for fucks sake.
A comment from Wiremu Shepherd who was actually involved in the performance above:
"I am of Maori and Polynesian descent. I am a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and I was involved in performing the haka powhiri for the royals. This news report was infuriating to watch.
The warrior (or kaiwero) pictured is a Warrant Officer who is in charge of bicultural matters within our air force. He is also one of the most intelligent, articulate, caring, humble people I know. He is fluent in te reo maori (the maori language) and knows our culture inside and out. His tattoos symbolise his genealogy both past and present, and are the result of many months of research. He is very proud of them. And I am sick to death with all the ignorant remarks and racist comments surrounding these pictures.
I am proud of my culture and this reporter just shat all over it. Everyone signing this petition has already listed various reasons why she should apologise so I won’t repeat them. But my message to Ms. Jeanne Moos is this. Fuck you bitch. Uppercut yourself and do some research before you decide to insult an entire race.”