The First Annie Trailer Is Here, And So Are The Twitter Racists Mad That Annie’s Black

Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie tommorrow tomorrow GIF 2014(via)

The first trailer for Annie is here, and since it stars Quvenzhané Wallis in the lead role, releasing it is essentially the same thing as blowing a trumpet to summon the racism from the bowels of Twitter. BRING US YOUR IGNORANT, YOUR ENTITLED, YOUR HUDDLED (BITCHING) MASSES.

And they have answered the call, flooding forth from their scrabby old dens to remind us that “UM ANNIE IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHITE” and other similar gems. I’m sure Quvenzhané is fine and all, and I’m totally not racist, but etcetera etcetera etcetera. Basically a bunch of white people on the internet are feeling threatened, and it’s ridiculous.

And ridiculous in the sense of — if we’re really so concerned about staying true to the classic movie, then why isn’t anyone making noise about Cameron Diaz? Sure, she’s white, but historically, the role of Miss Hannigan has been played by someone talented, and in this case it looks like they’ve really gone in the opposite direction. I’m all for giving people a shot, but it only took about thirty seconds of her wooden, half-assed performance in the trailer for me to realize that the fact she was cast in this role is more disturbing than that scene in The Counselor where she inexplicably rubs her bare vagina down the windshield of a car.

But yeah guys, by all means — remind me why it’s so unacceptable that Annie is being played by a non-white (Oscar-nominated!!!!) actor. Have at ye, twits.

This is a Twitter user who appears to have deleted her profile between the time that I embedded her tweets and published the post. Probably because she was getting so much negative feedback.

She has a fun update on ‘I can’t be racist because I have black friends’. (In voiceover)L This time, it’s personal. 

 Great points, Taylor, but can you present more evidence?

Yes you’re right. That human being looks nothing like a cartoon. Let’s scrap the whole thing.

YOU HAVE DEFEATED ANNIE.

Don’t get me wrong, it looks amazing, but I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

And yet…she absolutely does have an afro. A curly red one, but you’re immediately incorrect.

Ryan describes a life redolent with a familiar oppression.

Word.

Annie comes out December 19th, so you have plenty of time to get the fuck ahold of yourselves before then.

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    • JLH1986

      Was there this much backlash when Michael Jackson did “The Wiz”. Which I loved almost as much as “Wizard of Oz”. I don’t get it. Apparently there is also some epic meltdowns happening over Michael B. Jordan playing “The Torch” in the upcoming Fantastic Four remake. I’m not looking forward to that movie, not because they have a black man playing what is depicted as a white man in comics, but the others movies sucked, they aren’t THAT old and I’m over the 18 MILLION remakes of movies made in the last decade.

    • Terry DeCarlo

      “Masses?” you mean like the “masses” of bla African Americans who proudly and openly voted for Obama just because he’s African American or do you mean a few thousand out of 247,263,543? I must say it is quite peculiar that they made all the good folk in Annie remake “Quvenzhané” what ever it’s called black and the evil, horrible head of the orphanage white (yes Cameron Diaz is white, do a little learning dummyheads). Peace out niggas. YOu know, I did not mean that to be racist. You just can’t F in win these days. Good grief. F ya all.

      • Jenni

        You win all the downvotes today sir for your shocking show of racism. (Also might not want to use your full name when you’re leaving HORRIBLE messages on the Internet)

      • Sri

        http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121103005348/glee/images/7/78/Troll_in_the_dungeon!.gif

        Just in case you aren’t a troll- You can say Black people. It’s totally ok. That was a bit of an issue in, like, the 90′s. Glad you’re staying up to date. Some people of African heritage prefer “Black” because African American assumes all Black people are American citizens and erases the complicated history of families with African heritage, like Afro-Latin@s. However, you shouldn’t say “blacks” because it takes away from the person-hood of people who are already dehumanized.

        I highly doubt that you could “get” the concept of reclaiming a slur by people that the slur was used against, and why those that belong to a group that historically used it as a weapon shouldn’t use it, so that’s all I’m going to say about that part.

        No one said Cameron Diaz wasn’t white, so I’m just confused about that part. “Sure, she’s white…” as taken directly from the text above.

        Oh, man. I was really hoping that this vacation day was going to be productive, but now I’m all wrapped up in the racist drama…

      • Chelsea DeLoney

        preach!!!

    • Moony

      I don’t already hate “Annie” because the newest child actress is black. I hate it because they’ve taken the classic aura of the original and warped it into a 21st century update that will surely leave the tale more dated than timeless. I hate it because the music is more funky than catchy. I hate it because Cameron Diaz is not the type of actress I would cast to play a threatening woman. I hate it because the original was perfect and I’m a personal fan of the saying; “Don’t try to fix something if it’s not broken.”

    • Carlos

      Ms. Rhiannon,
      Why was the a “remake” always has to be with someone black? why couldn’t this remake be with someone Asian? or “heaven forbid” with someone Hispanic? (the BIGGEST, and most UNDEREPRESENTED, minority in the U.S.). Notice how all the other remakes, the purport to show diversity, always go to a black actor/actress? if diversity is the purpose of all these remakes, isn’t diversity supposed to be based on DEMOGRAPHICS? or are you saying that black should have a monopoly on diversity?

      • Samantha Escobar

        Please name 10 remakes where black people were cast in roles that were originally white. I’m so curious about this monopoly!

      • Carlos

        Samantha,
        That’s easy, from Batman, the Fantastic Four, Annie, to Iron Side, etc etc etc. Now, you name me five rolls that have gonne to Hispanics, instead of blacks, when Hollywood was to change diversity by changing the race of white characters. It is because of people like you that one group has a monopoly on the concept of diversity

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        My favorite roll is the cinnamon roll! And then after that, probably a Tootsie Roll. Does this answer your question?

      • Carlos

        Ms. Rhiannon,
        Nice “mature” way of addressing a very serious issue. Why do you take such an immature approach? because you have no other way of responding!. White guilt is a powerful thing. :-)

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        …you are aware that I wrote the post you’re commenting on, right?

      • Carlos

        Obviously!

      • Samantha Escobar

        You forgot Tootsie Pops. Jerk.

      • Carlos

        Samantha,
        Show more pride in your own people, God knows that we need it!

      • Samantha Escobar

        Having pride in your background doesn’t mean having prejudice towards another.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Golf claps.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Samatha, don’t be ridiculous. A Pop is not a Roll. Show some more pride in your own snacks!

      • Carlos

        Ms. Rhiannon,
        Not even you believe the flat-out lie that you just wrote regarding the “cinnamon roll”/”tootsie roll” rotation. All we see is “tootsie rolls” (to use your childish analogy), and to make things worse, diversity is supposed to be based on DEMOGRAPHICS, which means that we should see more “cinnamon rolls” than “tootsie rolls”. But you can easily find out who is underrepresented in Hollywood, and who is way overrepresented. The question is, do you want find out the truth? or do you want to continue living in your white-guilt world. That’s cool if you want to have one group monopolize the roles for minorities, but then don’t justify it under “diversity” bc, by definition, diversity is supposed to be diverse, and it is supposed to be based on DEMOGRAPHICS!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh boy. I used the ‘analogy’ of Tootsie rolls to point out that you misspelled ‘role’, not to make any kind of connection to Hispanic people versus black people.

      • Carlos

        Ms. Rhiannon,
        The spelling trivial in comparison to your ignorance of what Hollywood is, once again, doing. If you’re gonna defend diversity, then ya gotta learn what it’s all about. You’re just not used to people calling you on it!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Trust me, I’m very used to being called on it.

      • candyvines

        Etc Etc Etc was my favorite movie this year!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yesssss.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Ms. Carlos,

        Thank you for your letter. I have used my Little Orphan Annie decoder ring to translate your missive, and I’m ready to respond.

        A was the remake always is has to be however they makes it!!! “Heaven forbid” notice the other remakes happen everything all the time! What is a black DEMOGRAPHIC all the time diversity?? It is the biggest BIGGEST one! WANNA PLAY MONOPOLY??

        So to sum up, we agree — black people are fun to play Monopoly with. And so are white people, and Hispanic, and Asians. Everyone is fun to play Monopoly with, so I wish we didn’t have to yell all the time.

      • Carlos

        Alexis Rhiannon,
        Your response makes no sense, and you very conveniently avoided the issue of REAL diversity. Why? because you know I’m right! I don’t see you complaining about Asians and Hispanics being underrepresented in Hollywood. Diversity is supposed to be based on DEMOGRAPHICS!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        This post didn’t complain about ANYONE being underrepresented in Hollywood, demographically or otherwise.

        This post points out Twitter users with racist responses to the fact that Annie is black in this version. You’re the only person bringing this other issue to the table — and while it’s a valid point, your delivery is nonsensical and completely disconnected from the issue at hand.

      • Carlos

        Wrong, Ms. Rhiannon,
        The issue of distorted diversity is very much related to your article. It is no coincidence that Annie was remade to be black. Hollywoods’s reasoning, as you probably know, is that the U.S. is becoming less white. But that doesn’t not means that it’s becoming more black, it is actually becoming more Hispanics. As I said before, whenever Hollywood wants to show us “diversity” they add a black actor, or change it to black. So yes, this is very much related to you article.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I don’t think they remade the movie with a black lead because the demographics of the U.S. are changing. I think it was because the producers wanted to make it that way. It’s not a political statement.

      • Carlos

        Wrong, Alexis
        The only people that Hollywood plays diversity-monopoly with are black, and yet, by definition, diversity-monopoly is an oxymoron. Get a dictionary, you need to learn what diversity is. I’ll give you a HINT, it is supposed to be based on demographics. But heck, you can even give a serious response, so I don’t expect you to research the concept of diversity.

      • Tiffany Holman

        Well I am sure she didn’t make this movie first off, so you are complaining to the wrong person. Secondly the producers of the film are black so I can understand them wanting to put a black spin on it. Thirdly if you feel so strongly about it write letters to Hollywood producers asking them for better representation. better yet screen write some of your own stuff for what ever ethnic group you chose….

    • PaintingChef

      People are ridiculous assholes. Also? That looks so good and it gave me lots of feelings and I may need to cry a little now…

    • Chelsea DeLoney

      I feel as though a number of these “twiddiots” are saying that Annie can’t be Black because the cartoon character had red hair. Although Quvenzhane Wallis doesn’t have naturally red hair, a lot of Black people do. In all sorts of beautiful shades of red. My mother was born with red hair (hint: she’s Black). People’s brains are so limited. I, for once, intend to see it and take my younger sister who is around Quvenzhane’s age to see it. But no, let’s not make movies that reflect our real society, just like in most (I repeat, MOST save a few) BBC period pieces where people of color seem to be missing. Yeah. Seems logical.

    • Aly Ahrens

      They are remaking Annie in a modern setting with a modern problem. I doubt the race issue will be pushed much, as it is a children’s film, but back in the 1920s like the setting of the original Annie, being a redhead was scorned upon. She was supposed to be seen as less. When you are remaking it in current times (which I love the idea of), you need a main character that people will judge by her appearance, just like the original intended. So yes, a black character is suiting. Not only is she adorable, she is a good actress and seems like a sassy girl perfect to play Annie. I was a bit surprised when the trailer introduced Quvenzhane (how do you say her name?) as Annie, but that was simply because I was expecting a red-head like the classic version. After about two seconds of going, “Oh, that’s Annie!”, I was completely over it. I was more surprised at the dog playing Sandy, as he doesn’t have the scraggly hair like in one of the movies. I’m very excited for this movie, and can’t wait till it comes out. And for the people saying Annie should have been a different ethnicity than black or white, I hear you. Let’s make a dozen different movies for every ethnicity. I’ll have lots of musicals to see in theaters and fangirl over, and you can have your ethnicity of choice as your favorite. Everyone wins!

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    • biglew1971

      Whites have been playing the roles of minorities for years, from black face, to Asian, to Indian, to Latino, don’t trip when it happens in reverse.

    • MellyG

      I’m a firm believer that if you are going to remake a classic, there should be a reason. Meaning, there should be updates, or something that sets it apart from the original, because if you’re going to do the SAME movie in the SAME time period with a cast that looks exactly the same….boring. However, if you’re going to update a classic, i’m all for that. And given that this is modern take on a classic, I think the casting choices make sense. Except for Cameron Diaz. Should have been someone like Kristin Wiig

      • Janine Janson

        Kristen Wiig would have been an AMAZING Miss Hanagan!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Ugh, I know. I would’ve been obsessed with that.

    • waltereg0

      They should have just dyed her hair red. Problem solved.

    • Me-Me

      I was going to say more but I will keep it simple. I do not like this. I do not like this movie and others being remade with a black kid. Say what you will, its my opinion and I don’t care if its NOT PC. Everyone is always so worried about offending others that you cant have an honest to goodness conversation about topics like this anymore, except perhaps behind a screen. I don’t like seeing black kids in a role I grew up with as seeing a white red headed hoyden. I don’t care if its not the acceptable thing to say, think, or feel.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        What bothers you so much about it?

      • Me-Me

        Well the short answer is I don’t like black people. I am trying to find a way to dig deep and find a way to explain that better. Not sure what I can say that would answer your question right. It bothers me everyone having to be so PC and scared to offend others. Because of that, no one feels free enough to discuss this type of stuff rationally and without rancor. You say you don’t like blacks, then all of a sudden instead of having a healthy respectful debate, you just get jumped on. Ignoring something like this, making it taboo doesn’t mean its not there. If we could be open and honest about this, I feel bridges could be built. But nope, cant offend anyone! There is a hell of a lot more racism than people think, its just not discussed outside of your inner circle. I hate seeing black people take over and in my eyes ruin childhood memories I adore. Making Footloose hip hop? Really? I honestly don’t care that black people say well whites this and that. I care that they have be forced on us, and tarnish something’s that are special. I know that’s not the PC way to say, think, feel but there are more like me than people know. Does that in any way explain anything? I tried..

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Where would the bridges be built? Between you and a race-relations seminar?

      • Me-Me

        No, the respectful exchange of views, opinions and reasoning. Why cant I respectfully discuss my racism with a black person without insults? How do you expect people to open up and see new ways if you cant talk about it?? Maybe let a black person genuinely be curious as to why I am that way, and ask and let me explain?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Do you feel that you’re open to seeing new ways? Because I think that might be the first step in this situation, not expecting a black person to calmly and rationally talk you out of your IRrational aversion.

      • Me-Me

        Of course I am. It don’t mean I will but I am willing to listen. Why shouldn’t I be able to expect a black person to respectfully conversate with me on this thing? I can discuss the most sensitive topics without being insulting, no matter my personal side. I am curious about black racism against whites, their side and id would like to explain my reasons, not just because I don’t like them. I have reasons. Nobody cares tho. All they hear is ‘I hate so and so’ don’t care if theres something behind it just that you don’t like other races. How are you supposed to learn if you don’t listen and aren’t willing to find out? Why is it ok for blacks to hate whites but not vise versa?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        It’s not okay for anyone to hate anyone purely based on their skin color. That goes both ways.

      • Me-Me

        In my case its deeper than that. Yes the superficial I just don’t like them but the whole thing being sexually assaulted by a black man 12 and then attacked and cut by one at 14. Kinda colors your opinion. My family was klan so I was raised that way but until I was assaulted, I really didn’t care. It all changed after that

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        It sounds like you have an aversion to bad people…and that you’ve confused that with black people.

      • Me-Me

        Well people in general I don’t like true. And bad comes in all colors, I know. My experiences tho were with black men who hurt me

      • Me-Me

        I am anti social and agoraphobic and people in the whole, I don’t like. I am always willing to give people a chance, regardless of color, if I feel I can trust they wont hurt me. My best girl Yo is a Mexican. Eh im kinda iffy on Mexicans but I love my girl. She accepts me for me and all my faults and can be myself and she don’t judge

      • Me-Me

        And I accept her for who she is. I don’t see her as Mexican, I see her as my crazy ass Yo

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        So, perhaps you could take a page out of…your girl Yo’s book and accept others for themselves with all their faults and not judge them on an element of their personhood that they can’t control.

      • Me-Me

        Um isn’t that what I just said?? pretty sure I did. I accept her for her faults and all and same goes her for me. But she has also proven she wont hurt me and our loyalty is ride or die. In the case of others, black, brown yellow, if I can trust that they wont hurt me or other shady shit, then you know what, lets go.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        In your original comment, you said SHE accepts you for you, not the other way around. That’s why I pointed it out.

      • Me-Me

        No it goes both ways. With her I can express myself, be myself and say dumb things or ask dumb questions and instead of getting all pissed off, she laughs and says your dumb. And same goes when she wants to start talking about her female lovers in detail.. And I can also go to her with real questions about racial things I may not get. And guess what? She helps me by explaining or whatever it happens to be, without being mad cuz she knows I don’t mean anything bad. She dates all races but doesn’t judge me or get down on me when I say things about other races, including hers. Why is that so damn hard to understand?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Because we have different opinions. Mine is that all races are equal, so it will be difficult for you and I to find common ground. Although I think I’ve made an admirable effort.

      • Me-Me

        No, I disagree. There is plenty of common ground. I would like to know why or how you feel that? Not the PC crap we are fed, the truth. Then it usually goes where one asks a question. You answer. You discuss your answer in detail. Then its the others turn, keeping it clean. We are all adults and any convo about this is done for the right reason with no offense. Like if I say something I feel against black people to a black person, even if its exteme, they listen ask questions then they tell me why they dislike whites. I listen and we see what comes from that. The nutjob above me seems to think I am the antichrist or the grand dragon of the klan, but obviously you don’t. Thank you for listening to me and not just seeing “RACIST”…

      • guest

        It is so interesting to me that you want us to see you as more than a racist. You are upset that that is the only part of you people are focusing on here.

        Aren’t you doing exactly that when you say you don’t like all black people?

        You are basing your decision on whether you like someone or not based on one aspect of their appearance. And something they didn’t choose or can change. You can choose or change being a racist and yet you don’t want people to see only that.

      • whiteroses

        I was raped by a Hispanic man. And yet… my best friend is half Mexican and my godson is Hispanic. So- there’s that.

      • Mel

        STOP. Just stop it immediately. You’re acting like it’s some person’s job to explain to you why you should not hate them based on the color of their skin. If you don’t get how truly out-of-your-rabid-ass-mind that is, then no one can help you. Take your nasty racism and move on! I’m going to take a huge leap and speak for all people everywhere and say that NO ONE CARES HOW YOU FEEL AND IT’S NOT ANYONE’S JOB TO CONVINCE YOU NOT TO BE A RACIST. Just stop.

      • Me-Me

        Blow me. You are the type of person I DONT want to talk to. Fucking read between the lines. And in no way was I insulting. You aren’t worth my time. Move along. Alexis is at least attempting. Peace

      • Mel

        Reading between what lines? You said you don’t like black people. There’s no subtext there. If you don’t grasp that that is “insulting” then you really are in bad shape. Alexis is “attempting” that’s for sure, but reasoning with people who make blanket, racist statements and then claim to be open and thoughtful is a waste of everyone’s time. It takes a special kind of arrogance and ignorance to pretend to be engaging and earnest when you have clearly decided that black people and Mexicans are inherently bad. Again, it is no one’s responsibility to try to convince you not be a hateful bigot. That’s on you.

      • Me-Me

        Go away. You are counter productive and obviously haven’t read anything I said. I said yes I don’t like blacks. Was I insulting? Did I call names or use derogatory language towards them? Hmm Nope! Because I can say I don’t like someone or something without being offensive. If I came out all F*k those N***rs or other inappropriate shit, I can see you attitude but I wasn’t, didn’t and don’t. I have found be respecting people no matter what you think gets you further in life. Sure lets keep a respectful exchange between people on opposite sides of a line on the same side as disrespectful and awful people. Ok, well I can dislike someone and still respect what they are saying. You, obviously don’t grasp that idea. Ok Bye now. You are getting old and I would rather spend my time on someone whos interested in finding ways to maybe in the future get rid of hatred..ok

      • Mel

        You are delusional and you make me sad. Not using a racial slur does not insulate you or allow you to pretend that what you said is not outrageously racist. It’s impossible to have a “respectful exchange” with a person who doesn’t understand why a statement like “I don’t like blacks” is 100%, without question or doubt, racist. I’m going to run far away from you now and only find solace in the fact that you are the meanest person I will encounter today, so my day can only improve from here.

      • Me-Me

        I know it was racist. But I wasn’t being disrespectful about it. Yes it is completely 100% possible to have a respectful exchange of differing views without resorting to nastiness. What is it that you are not getting? My god you are dense. How do people like you expect the world to move on and move past this stuff if you don’t think its possible to discuss things rationally and not insultingly? I am always open to new things and ideas. Cuz I love learning and you only learn by asking!! 2 people on very opposite fences, meet, talk ask questions while being respectful of that other person no matter what they say, is the key. For me anywho. Its called learning! ABout what the other says, how they feel, listening to them explain why they hate whites or whatever, and same goes. New information you might not have considered that could change the way you think, even if its only a tiny bit. Progress.

      • Jenni

        When’s the part where you come out and tell us that you’re a troll. Because you are right? There’s no way someone truly believes racism in itself isn’t offensive, right? RIGHT? HUMANITY, ARE YOU THERE, IT’S ME JENNI!?!

      • Me-Me

        Yes racism in itself is offensive. But discussing it doesn’t have to be. I respect others views and opinions even if I disagree. Its obviously too much to expect the same in return. I can be racist but not offensive.. God…

      • FemelleChevalier

        …Interestingly, I do agree with this particular comment. In Asia, homogenous countries (China, Japan, Korea, etcetera) have the tendency to be racist. The difference is that they are polite about it although they treat outsiders kinda different, especially westerners. They have a LOT of slurs that you can still hear from the elders, and no one bats an eye nor corrects them. Because you know, they are still hospitable and respectful even though fraternizing with someone not within their race is considered by most of the natives as “wrong”.

        But surprisingly enough, any halfies will be supported by the government, though yes, they are socially discriminated.

        I do admire your ability to separate your trauma (I’m sorry about that) from your perspective, but you have to understand that in a diverse country like USA, it is unacceptable to discriminate because the people are a collection of different ethnicities. No matter how you approach it, you’ll get negative reactions. Especially here in the internet.

        So you’re better off talking to others who knows you personally than to a blog site where everyone is anonymous and being PC is practically the norm.

      • Me-Me

        Thank you. yes you are right. That’s what my cousin said as well. Talk to people who know you and know what you mean. She said that first statement was harsh but all the others she had no problems. But we talked a bit ago and guess what. We made progress. But thank you, really.

      • FemelleChevalier

        You’re welcome. But please, never ever assume that internet is the place for mature conversations. Racism practically needs to be PC everytime, and it magnifies tenfold on the internet. Talk to someone personally, okay?

      • Me-Me

        I am a good person, strong morals and values. I don’t cheat, lie, steal or hurt people. I am compassionate and go out of my way to help other humans and animals. So knowing all that, just because I prefer to not associate with blacks people, makes me a bad person?

      • Jenni

        In short, yes. In long, see history.

      • Me-Me

        Well I disagree and so would all who truly know me and my heart. Good to know that a good person who does all they can for whoever they can, honest loyal compassionate, helping others, counseling drug addicts to get better is somehow null and void as a good person because my history tought me to be scared of blacks..hmm ok

      • Tiffany Holman

        Would you go out of your way to do the same for a black person? Would you turn them away if they approached you not knowing how you felt? If so, can you consider yourself a truly good person?

      • Mel

        Jenni, I just took a look at Me-Me’s commenter profile out of curiosity. Some advice: DON’T. This is not someone with whom we really need to engage. Back away slowly, and don’t make any sudden movements…

      • Me-Me

        And what did you look at? Me on the chastity topic helping people understand things, helping a younger girl out, offering advice from someone who knows?

      • Me-Me

        People like you keep this spinning around. So sad..

      • Me-Me

        I am always open to finding a way to get rid of some of this oppressive hatred. My way is finding people who will talk with me, try to work me down a path that could someday change that. But I want to talk to people who are willing to get down to sensitive stuff in an non offensive environment. And maybe by a black person, really listening to me, could open their eyes too. Maybe theres things we never thought of but how would we know if we don’t talk. I want someone to tell me why exactly I am the antichrist? Leave out that I don’t like black people, go read my posts on other threads and tell me that just because I dislike blacks, I am bad. When here I am trying to discuss a sensitive topic with utmost respect but getting bashed. I need to find a site to go where this can be accomplished because apparently here, they only see RACIST and not the million things behind it around it and the why. SO im going to stop wasting my time her and see if someone is up for such an exchange. Disappointed. I thought mommyish was more evolved.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        You’re actually on Crushable.com, one of Mommyish’s sister sites that occasionally links to us. So if you have an issue with us, please don’t hold it against them.

      • Me-Me

        I wouldn’t anyways. I will find a somewhere to go to get this. My cousin is engaged to a black guy. Ill just go ask her cuz at ;least she knows me and knows I mean no harm

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Just because you don’t mean any harm doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t doing any. Something to bear in mind.

      • Me-Me

        But by trying to learn other things..you know what- nevermind. You people just DO..NOT..GET..IT. ill ask my cousin. I can ask her the hard things and she knows me enough to know I am not trying to be offensive so thanks for the not great convo. I would have thought a person willing to try to understand and ask questions to maybe see a new way would have been appreciated. Guess not. So I will go get what you girls obviously cant see or get from someone who will talk to me without bashing me

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Were you hoping I would end this conversation also not liking black people? And if you think this was me ‘bashing’ you, you’ve never been on the internet before. I was absurdly respectful, especially given your viewpoint. ABSURDLY.

      • Me-Me

        Uh no dear. Not at all. But I guess I was expecting was some respect. Most people would jump at helping a person try to find a different way or open their eyes. I guess not here. I was wrong to think on an adult message board, I could find an adult to talk with.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        And also, after a sentence like this:

        “You say you don’t like blacks, then all of a sudden instead of having a healthy respectful debate, you just get jumped on.”

        …what are you expecting to have a healthy, respectful debate about? What’s healthy and respectful about ruling out an entire race of people just based on their skin color?

      • Me-Me

        Whats wrong with discussing these topics as adults without being vulgar? I can talk about this, religion, abortion ect without resorting to name calling and offensive language. A respectful debate and a exchange of views, opinions, feelings, regardless if the majority approve. Its so shameful to dislike such and such people. Why am I wrong? Try to get me to see your side and vise versa. Respect the person and what they are saying, even if you disagree. That’s what I am saying. Blacks hate us cuz were white. Wheres the difference? I would like to know the other side of racism from their eyes, without being vulgar or insulting

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    • gothicgaelicgirl

      that’s the point of a remake!!!
      if you want to get snotty over every detail then look at I AM LEGEND.
      In the book he is a bearded blonde german (I always imagined Techno Viking!) yetWill Smith did a great job!

      Look at the Bond films with Daniel Craig and how worked up everyone got cos- BOND IS NOT BLONDE!!!!

      Get over it, that is the point of a remake, the permission to interpret a film/book whatever, as the INDIVIDUAL director sees fit.

      Anyway, Annie was a crap musical lol Oklahoma is better. =P

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    • loneappdev

      Oh quit complaining – just don’t go see it. If you’re still hung up on this, remake a Tyler Perry movie with an all white cast. Madea could be played by John Goodman.