I am really not amused at all the historical accuracy!!11!!! arguments here haha, but yeah, I feel ya. I just hate how obviously biased and racist people are while they act like they’re somehow superior for preferring “historical accuracy over representation” as if the things are mutually exclusive and as if historical accuracy is something they crave night and day.
These same people don’t give two shits eeever about the 2004304300343043040 inaccurate things that are IN EVERY DISNEY MOOOVIE (and I don’t think they should for a lot of it, like who cares that magical bears weren’t in medeival Scotland?) and in all aspects of our culture, but as soon as we have a discussion about insterting POC into our re-telling of history- (that they were a part of anyway, but even if we ignore that), suddenly “accuracy” is the most important thing to uphold ever and if you don’t like it or don’t value it about all else it’s because you’re uneducated and inferior to their giant history brains. Whevs anons, I see what you up to.
I would really love for all those Pseudo Historical Accuracy ™ people to give me a few reasons as to what would actually be the harm of showing POC in a setting they weren’t originally in (again, they were there, but for argument’s sake I’ll go with the erroneous assumptions). Like what is even your point? This is such a specific situation that you should be able to tell me exactly what the terrible after-effect would be of historical “inaccuracy” in this regard. Will the western world suddenly fall into anarchy because their understanding of a tiny segment of Scotish history is a little different?
Compared to the issues involved with under and mis-representing different races and cultures, the potential effects seem quite pale in comparison. And like, fyou anons, if this movie was being broadcast in medeival Scotland maybe I would understand your concerns that representation not be made in a big deal. But it’s not. You can’t divorce the movie from the fact that it is yet another movie being featured prominently in western culture that has no POC in it. Just because you put a little dressing of “history” on that current-era salad doesn’t make it more edible
#such a terrible metaphor, such a long rant
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- bonerack said: Also, if you’re watching Disney movies for a history lesson, you should probably stop doing that.
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- cassielfsw said: I’m willing to bet that if there were a movie made in a remote part of Africa at a time/place where there legitimately shouldn’t be any white people, and there was one anyway, these same people wouldn’t bat an eye.
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