People of Color standing together makes a difference.
For three years, Asians and other people of color wrote and wrote and wrote articles and blog posts protesting the latest white washing of a POC-story-made-movie, GHOST IN THE SHELL Voice sound off about the hurt and disappointment over e-race-sure. made a difference...Again.
I'm a movie buff and I didn't even consider going to see it. Apparently a lot of other people felt the same way.
File this under protest works.
Paramount even had to admit it was the white washing controversy that did the movie in....and did the movie in big time.
“Ghost in the Shell” was expected to be a box office hit, considering the fact that it’s based on Masamune Shirow’s popular Japanese manga series of the same name and stars A-lister Scarlett Johansson. However, the big-budget film completely bombed on its opening weekend.
The film, which cost about US$110 million to make, only earned a measly $19 million in North American box offices over the weekend, Variety reports.
And what’s even more shocking is that the film was beat out by the debut of “The Boss Baby,” an animated feature about a talking infant, and “Beauty and the Beast,” which was first released three weeks ago. The films earned US$49 million and US$48 million, respectively.
So what went wrong? According to Paramount’s domestic distribution chief Kyle Davies, it had to do with the film’s casting controversy.http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/04/03/ghost-in-the-shell-box-office_n_15782680.html
I hope everybody involved lost WHOLE BUNCHES-A MONEY. I hope the white GHOST IN THE SHELL crew are calling up the WHITE GODS OF EGYPT white boys to commiserate.
Laughing in black girl petty over here.
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