Anonymous asked: How is it RACIST that they used a Latino actor for Khan?
Wrath of Khan is a great movie, Ricardo Montalbán is a great actor, but using a Latino actor to portray an (in cannon) Indian Sikh character is appropriative.That said, as I said in the post that you’ve read in great detail “but given the whole immigration quota thing at the time, it would’ve been near impossible to get an Indian actor to play Khan, and it was tremendously progressive for its time”. Wrath of Khan is not a perfect movie. Khan is a great villain, but I was definitely made uncomfortable by the whole “big, bad, brown guy” trope.
Assuming you are the same anon as the one who posed the last two questions, I am wondering what your endgame is. You seem to be trying to corner me, but this is perhaps because your anonymous questions translate abrasively over the Internet. I am not trying to make this conversation private to hide whatever shameful claim I have made. If I’ve said something untoward, by all means call me out on it. However, I would appreciate a de-anon’d conversation for the sake of civility on both ends. Thanks.
Anonymous asked: you still have white privilege though you look white
Yes, effectively, I do have white passing privilege because I’m light-skinned. I’ve never denied that. I tend to get questions once people hear my first/full name.
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re-blogging for Martin freeman
because he’s Martin fucking Freeman