i support ruby rose in telling her story and everything and her treatment behind the scenes was horrible but i also think it's really interesting that she opens her mouth to say what thousands of people already know: that CW/WB is a terrible enterprise that mistreats its actors/actresses, and so many people immediately swarm to support and believe her.
and yet candice, kat, mame-anna, azie, javicia, vanessa, ashleigh, mehcad, ricky, RAY and so many others have spoken up for YEARS about how they've been treated and it's been crickets from fans and media outlets alike. it all comes back to the fact that nobody believes shit is going on until a white person says something. this is no hate to ruby because she deserves to tell her story but i just find it interesting that everyone so easily believes her and yet did not offer that same courtesy to the black actresses and actors who've been talking about this for years. it's almost like black people's pain and suffering doesn't matter.
EDIT: don't reblog this without the addition in the notes
hello wwdits fans, it's time to acknowledge that kayvan novak has done blackface, many times, and refuses to apologize for it because he sincerely believes that since he's not white he cannot be racist
for literal decades, US schools have policed the clothing of young girls and the clothing and hair of black students so meticulously it’s straight up harassment, but now that they’re being asked to enforce a mask mandate in schools, which, btw, is a million times simpler and easier to enforce than these absurd dress codes, they “can’t control students in that way” because they “value student’s bodily autonomy” stfu and tell us with your whole chest that you’re scared of the rich white soccer mom PTA head cutting funding and you don’t think anyone who’s a girl or black deserves bodily autonomy.
EDIT: please reblog this version which has some clarifications!
EDIT: stop reblogging this at all! leave me alone! if you want it on your blog that bad literally copy paste and repost it idc!
A Black man named Daunte Wright was murdered by police, and protesters are now gathering in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. This person is gathering donations to pay for protester gear/protection. Please donate.
That ao3 fic reminds me of how when George floyd was murdered like three days later some marvel fan made a fic like "on Tuesday george floyd was murdered. On thursday the avengers had a press conference" or some shit like it's literally heinous. White people just see our suffering as fodder for their stupid fantasies and it's so depressing and so demoralizing. How fucked up do you have to be to see us suffering and want to write about it? To sit there and research details about a Black man's murder at the hands of white supremacy, not to educate yourself in the hopes of being more aware about the world or to help the fight with others, but to headcanon how you think these fantasy characters that don't fucking exist might respond to a murder they wouldn't even have blinked at in-canon (and whose actors also frequently remain silent)? Ultimately all for views and likes? Do you people just hate Black people that much?
the entire production team of this show needs to be fired. they need new writers, new producers, new directors, new lighting people (give that blue filter up to god please i am BEGGING you), and most especially new showrunners. the pacing was ass. the effects were ass. the fight choreography was ass (which i don't understand because it was good in s1/s2). the set for tamaran was ass. the cgi was ass. the writing was ass. the dialogue was ass.
there was no love, no passion, and no drive in the creation of this season and it shows. the execs wanted to do a batfam show but didn't have the rights to and so forced it in a titans show to the show's detriment. i don't understand because the first three episodes were good, with the third one being the BEST of the season. you know why it was the best? because the focus was on the titans. it just kept getting worse and worse afterwards.
and this isn't even to get into the serious issues of racism that happened this season.
the fact that just like season 1 with kory's episode, komand'r got sidelined for dick and crane. or the whole thing with three black characters being shot for their character development, two of the three characters being black women -- who are BULLETPROOF in the comics! -- or the fact that kory/black fans were baited this season. the fact that the main characters of colour have had their storylines shafted to facilitate white men. the fact that one of the most important relationships attached to any titans related franchise was shafted and treated like it doesn't exist when if kory were played by a white woman this wouldn't have happened (i've said that over and over and i'm not gonna get into it right now bc i'm exhausted; main point is that there's a history of darkskinned women having their romantic relationships on television pushed aside or downplayed for white love interests). the fact that to this day gar has had no dedicated storyline or care by way of writing and that it's obvious and that ryan potter is TIRED of it.
the fact that anna diop is constantly baited by the show's intern (setting her up against TTA when those were the same fans responsible for her locking her social media accounts because of the amount of racial harassment she got from them, and that unsurprisingly she was ranked as the worst by the fans from that poll) and that her character's marketing has been drastically underutilized, (the goddamn starfire solo as her character promo when every comic fan worth their salt knows that shit doesn't deserve to even be acknowledged, but rachel got ntt as her promo so they know it exists -- the fact that all the main cast got prominent comics related to them as their promo but kory didn't -- also the fact that they used tta blackfire as kom's promo too; if you can't see the antiblackness idk what to tell you) and the way that they baited people telling us that she would get focus this season but we've had no consistency with her storyline. not to mention they've had her running around like some mammy figure trying to fix everyone's problems but no one has asked her how she is, another thing that has historical connotations when it comes to dark skinned women in media.
also babs, i am so sorry you deserved better than this and barring my personal feelings towards the introduction of db to this season, especially with how it impacted dk and whatever, the show relegating her to just dick's love interest was so offensive to me. like, he yells at her and the writers have her acting like that's okay? excuse me? especially when she dragged bruce for filth in the first episode? yeah i don't buy that fam. also the show not letting her lead when she's supposed to be the comissioner? tf is that about.
and as for the villains, it is so fucking laughable that the titans, the TITANS, were made fools of by the likes of jason and crane. the titans have fought literal gods and titans in the comics. the titans are on the level of the justice league. each of the superpowered members on the show can end those two men without even blinking so it's ridiculous that this season tried to make us think that they were so formidable, so dangerous that the team couldn't stop them. i do not believe it.
and the fucking copaganda of this season too? like what the fuck is that about. the entire point of superheroes/vigilantes is that law enforcement is corrupt and the policing system does not work and that the pigs are incompetent. so idk why the fuck this show of all things tried to feed that to us.
but yeah anyway this rant was long but i am heated. this shit pissed me off so badly like i am so angry it's insane. i hate when showrunners waste fans' time because they couldn't be bothered to write/produce a good season. it's even worse than game of thrones season 8 because at least the effects, set design and everything made up for the shit that was that ghastly season. like, it's just sad. very sad all around.
I hate the sheer amount of anti-Black bloggers on this site so much. Especially the popular ones who will continue to be popular and supported, all while avoiding criticism and blocking any Black person that dares to speak up against them. And it's not just white people getting away with being anti-Black, no it's non-Black POC to. And no matter how many times Black people make call out posts against them, WITH RECEIPTS, they still continue to go about their business and gain followers.
Now I'm not implying that literally everyone who follows anti-Black bloggers are anti-Black. There might be folks unaware of these call out posts and said person's bigotry but if you see them in the act and choose to either support them, continue about your business (a.k.a. ignore it), or anything but unfollowing them, I'm going to rightfully assume that you're anti-Black to.
Sure if conflict is something you don't want. I get that. But something that requires zero confrontation is unfollowing and blocking someone, and you not doing that after seeing them spouting bigoted shit makes you compliant with anti-Blackness. That tells me, a Black individual, that you're okay with anti-Blackness and it's nothing to you. It's normal. It's just as normal seeing a funny meme come up on your dash. You're okay with it and everything's fine. And in world were anti-Blackness is frequently normalized, we don't need more folks turning a blind eye to it.
Also if you see Black folks actively calling someone out on their anti-Blackness, listen and learn. Spread those posts and support Black folks. No amount of "But this blog is so funny!" "Oh but they're a big blog!" "But they make such good points!" (or the worst ones of all) "I'm not anti-Black because I don't reblog their anti-Black posts." or "I'm choosing to be neutral on all of this." is gonna erase their anti-Black behavior.
It's even worse if you claim to support BLM, be pro-Black, and or support the Black community because your support for us shouldn't be conditional. You should be listening to ALL of us. There shouldn't be folks who are allowed to be exempt from criticism of their anti-Blackness. That's not supporting Black folks and don't claim that you support us if you do such things.
‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video shows white policeman laying on top of crying black girl
“A video posted yesterday evening on Instagram shows a white police officer laying on top of a crying Black girl as she vomits and says, "I can't breathe," through labored breaths.
Someone contacted the Kaufman County, Texas sheriff's department to report that 18-year-old Nekia Trigg was jumping in front of cars in traffic. Trigg is a resident of Forney, Texas.
When the seven-minute video begins, an officer, identified as Kaufman County Deputy Conner Martin, is laying on top of Trigg as women around them scream.”
I haven't seen anyone talk about this yet on here and I'm not sure what else to do. The Instagram post was taken down but the video has spread to Twitter. Officers arrested her mother for asking to loosen her daughter's handcuffs, and Martin was reportedly not wearing his bodycam properly as well.
Please PLEASE fucking share. This monster has used his badge to abuse this girl and borderline sexually assault her and was only placed on leave.
people have a tendency to call black women entitled just because we ask for basic decency. especially black women in media. candice patton is a perfect example. so sue me if i'm not about to believe that anna diop was 'entitled' on the set of titans. especially after the bullshit that this show, its fans, white people, nonblacks, cishet black men, comic fans, cartoon fans, and the dc enterprise itself has done to her. she's allowed to be as entitled as she wants because y'all think black women should take any kind of treatment and just roll with it because you believe we need to be grateful for scraps. miss me with that shit.