When pushing politics is more important than doing research


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You know what would happen to an average Joe Soap like myself if I stopped doing my job properly? I would get fired and kicked out to the curb. So now I ask how Jen Yamato from The Daily Beast still has a job? This is a clear indication of what happens when you as a journalist, are more interested in pushing identity politics and feminism down your reader’s throats, instead of presenting people with a factual article. So where to start with this train smash of an article, well lets start from the top: “So while white nationalists find a foothold in the administration of an admitted pussy-grabbing president-elect, Moana offers a marvelous respite: It’s both a satisfying traditional Disney narrative and the most progressive film in the studio’s 93-year history, one with a fierce, noble, and confident POC at its center: a princess of color.” 

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So I am guessing Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, Lilo from Lilo & Stitch and Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame does not count as POC in Disney movies who also share the fierce, noble and confident traits just like Moana? But I am guessing you are way too busy playing politics and pushing agenda’s to even remember them right? Some of them were doing it 15-20 years before Moana even showed up. So no it isn’t/wasn’t the most “progressive” animated movie in Disney’s 93 years. Also technically Moana is not a princess but the daughter of a chieftain, and since it is a gender neutral term once she grows up she will become chief of her tribe. Which is a pretty far cry from being a princess, but hey who cares about technicalities and facts right?

[Editorial Note:] These people would probably lose their shit if they knew that the directors that brought the movie to life John Musker and Ron Clements are both male and white as they come…

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3 Responses to When pushing politics is more important than doing research

  1. Ethan Foyle says:

    What else would you expect from a chunky critic-of-colour who was one of those who jumped on James Rolfe for stating he doesn’t want to see “Ghostbusters 2016”

  2. “A heroine who doesn’t need a man to feel complete.”. Uuuuum…isn’t this a movie about a woman that seeks the help of a man to save her village? Is this “journalist” even talking about the same movie?

  3. “A heroine who doesn’t needs a man to feel complete”. It’s a movie about a woman that seeks the help of a male demigod.

    Is she even talking about the same movie?

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