I wish you would all shut the fuck up about Lucy I mean damn I saw the movie last night and I saw no traces or any racism in it.
According to most it focuses on a white woman in a foreign country which is racist to some of you but little do any of you actually know most of the movie takes place in France. Tokyo is just the starting point.
Apparently Lucy kills a Japanese man for not speaking English in his own country. She does not kill him. She simply shoots him in the leg because he cannot be of service to her. Many don’t account for her mental status as well. After the drugs were injected into her she lost feeling. She could not think straight as all logic was blocked.
Lucy was very logical in everything she did and I saw no racism or anything to piss any of you off. She never killed anyone she didn’t have to. She only ended people deemed as a direct threat to her.
It’s a damn movie and you’re all overreacting per usual. Just shut up and enjoy it.
In their zeal for defending the racism in this movie, this person seems to have confused Taiwan for Japan.
They made a mistake, people confuse where settings are all the damn time.
…This is actually really disturbing. Wryly observing that the OP mixed up two Asian countries (while OP was defending the white lady hero for shooting an Asian man for not serving her) means I need to chill out, that I was freaking out, and that I wasn’t correcting the OP calmly enough.
OP started their post with “shut the fuck up” and ended it with “you’re overreacting per usual, just shut up and enjoy it” but I’m the one who needs to calm down. Okay…
[For the record, in the US —historically and in modern day—white ethnicities and countries of origin are conflated and white ethnic identities erased for the sake of increasing the political power of white people, while Asian ethnicities and countries of origin are conflated and erased to remove political power from Asian Americans. Generally, when Asian American identities are confused there is an underlying dynamic of racism. That’s probably why you’ve not been in a position to “freak out.” (Though your definition of “freak out” appears to be “observe wryly that OP confused two Asian countries while OP was politely telling people concerned about racism to “shut the fuck up.”)]
OP literally just explained why Lucy shooting that man was not because of his race, but because she had a bag of drugs in her body killing her and people weren’t acting fast enough. I think you do need to calm down, she just mixed up the setting of the movie. It’s nothing to “wryly” make a big deal of.
DUDE SERIOUSLY; YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT PICKING YOUR BATTLES; BECAUSE LAST TIME I CHECKED 300 GIRLS WERE STILL MISSING IN NIGERIA; AND RATHER THAN RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THAT OR REALLY ANY OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUE; YOU’RE MAD BECAUSE SOMEONE MIXED UP 2 COUNTRIES IN AN INTERNET POST; LOOK AT REAL ISSUES RATHER THAN MISUNDERSTANDING SOMETHING AND ATTACKING A YOUNG GIRL FOR IT; AND BESIDES EVEN IF SHE DID SAY SOMETHING RACIST OR CALLED THE COUNTRIES THE SAME; YOU SHOULD EDUCATE HER; NOT SCREAM AT HER; AND SHE APOLOGIZED LITERALLY MINUTES AFTER; CALM DOWN;
This is a pretty fascinating microcosm of conversations about race in the United States and who is expected to be “calm” and “mature” and “appropriately sensitive.” The onus to be calm and polite and emotionally regulated tends to fall on people of color.
I see in the tags that the OP wants Taiwanese American women like me to “shut the fuck up” because we are “overreacting per usual” and we should just “shut up and enjoy it.” She speaks as if she is the arbiter of what is and isn’t overreacting. Her distress over seeing our conversation occurring…overrides any concern from her that the film might actually be racist.
This was ironic because even as she was trying to assure herself that the film is not racist and condemn us for thinking that it is, she was herself perpetrating multiple forms of racism in her post.
It’s sad because so often the people who have decided that something is not hurtful (racist/cissexist/ableist etc. etc.) are
A) Not part of the group that was negatively affected.
B) Simultaneously invalidating the -ism that happened while perpetrating the same -ism they are claiming isn’t happening. (eg. cis defenders of Dallas Buyers Club saying the movie wasn’t cissexist while being cissexist themselves)
It’s such a weird intersection of privilege, entitlement, and fragility.
People who need to “chill”: Taiwanese American women and their allies talking about how Lucy affected them and people like them
People who don’t need to “chill”: Person telling those women to “shut the fuck up”
People who needs to “correct calmly”: Person who wrote “this person seems to have confused Taiwan for Japan.”
People who don’t need to “correct calmly”: Person who wrote “It’s a damn movie and you’re all overreacting per usual. “
People who need to pick their battles because 300 girls are missing in Nigeria: People engaging in media criticism on the internet discussing how stereotypes and representation affect their lives and communities.
People who don’t need to pick their battles because 300 girls are missing in Nigeria: The OP who can’t bear to see a conversation about racism going on and this commenter who is more invested in protecting the OP’s feelings than listening to the people of color OP told to “shut the fuck up.”
People who “should educate, not scream”: Person who wrote “this person seems to have confused Taiwan for Japan.”
People who don’t need to be told to not scream: Person who wrote “shut the fuck up” and person telling people to calm down all caps.
Break it down for them real good-like.
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