New Info for TF The last Knight: Sqweeks can only say chihuahua and Hot Rod has a french accent

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by w1n1fred, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. w1n1fred

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    I dont think there is a double standard. Alan Tudyk in DOTM was white and his portrayal was probably the most uncomfortable stereotype of the entire film.

    Also, just so you know, you may not see yourself as a racist but making a distinction between the white first world and a coloured first world definitely shows that you still segregate people by their skin colour. As a black person, being told by you that I am part of the first world but not your "white" first world is quite offensive.
     
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    This is where you entirely miss the point of what I was writing, because you look hard for online racism.

    Was making fun of double reactions. The distinction in reactions to stereotypes is there as is a fact. People DO react more if the stereotype is colored without giving it a second though.

    Chill out.
     
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    I wasnt offended. Just trying to be cheeky not realising you would get shit from people who where serious about it. So apologies for that.
     
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    ...Why?
     
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    Okay sure but in what way?
     
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    Christ. Do these movies even deserve the amount of 'racial stereotyping' uproar people throw at them?
    You know who should be the most offended here?
    Cybertronians, that's who. These films make them all into gun toting homicidal jagged-edged dicks.
    Poor bastards.
     
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    Million year civil war that almost destroyed their planet and spills over to other planets. They probably deserve that particular stereotype.
     
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    I get what you mean but that completely ignores the upraor at Alan Tudyk's character in DOTM... who is white. So I do not see the double standard.
     
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    MnemonicSyntax You know what happens to Messiahs, don't you?

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    I'm not sure what you're getting at regarding Alan Tudyk and Dutch. Can you elaborate?
     
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    I don't have a problem with Transformers having accents, as long as they don't turn into into caricatures (still trying to forget the Twins), but why exactly does Hot Rod have a French accent? I'm half wondering if this is how it happened.

    Studio Exec 1: You know, I'm thinking, since we're going European on this one, maybe we should throw in a few more accents amongst the 'Bots.

    Studio Exec 2: Scottish? Nah, done that. Maybe Italian?

    Studio Exec 1: Definitely a no-go. Ferrari might sue us. Let's try French. How does Hot Rod sound as a French 'Bot?

    Studio Exec 2: You mean the one with the flames?

    Studio Exec 1: That's Optimus.

    Studio Exec 2
    : But isn't Hot Rod supposed to have flames?

    Studio Exec 1: These are the movies. You can't have two' 'Bots with flames in the same movie. People might get confused. Just give him a French accent. That'll make him stand out. Hmm, maybe we can give him some sort of romantic arc with Arcee?

    Studio Exec 2: Didn't we kill her off?

    Studio Exec 1: We did? I don't remember seeing her in any of the movies.

    Studio Exec 2: Well, it happened pretty fast.

    Studio Exec 1: Damn, so hard to keep track of all these dead 'Bots.

    Studio Exec 2: Yeah. I know what you mean. There are times when they all look the same to me.

    Studio Exec 1: So then, French accent it is.
     
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    Sure, the overly gay stereotype. Did he need to wear a shirt with flowers on it and have such an over the top demeaner?
     
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    Wait, she really died? when?
     
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    ROTF, though she did apparently have three bodies at the time, of whom one survived, but it seems that she was also later confirmed to be dead by Cemetry Wind in AOE.
     
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    Huh? I thought he was portraying an ex-black ops guy trying to be 'normal'.
    Hell, he was the only thing I liked about that movie.
    Also, guys that wear flowered shirts are gay?
    Sounds like stereotyping.
     
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    Yeah, I don't remember anything about him being portrayed as a gay stereotype. He even said he has a girlfriend named India when Simmons mentioned about getting the chance to frisk Carly.
     
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    ...everyone seems to act like the G1 cartoon wasn't racist or anything. Carbomya...?
     
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    That was the joke. He aced like it was the first thing that came to his head when asked what her name was (and them asking was a jab at him acting stereotypically gay). But this is good, if no one here noticed that aside from me then it means it wasnt as overdone as movie podcasts said it was.

    Also, about Arcee dieing in ROTF, how does Cemetery Wind tell us she has been killed?
     
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    that doesnt mean its accepted now. The idea is that we arent 1985 anymore, we are more concious than before, or at least we hope to be. Stereotypes of races are not needed.
     
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    So that makes it okay..? Heck, they actually had someone in the studio who left the show because he was offended by it. They knew it offended him and they did it anyway.
     
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    I dont understand. My entire stance here has been that there should be no offensive racial stereotypes anywhere, anytime.
     
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