- May 22, 2010
Huh? No, you have it totally backwards. The comic (or at least the opening of it) relies on you being aware of the shitstorms caused by things like Idris Elba being cast as Heimdall, and the rumor of Michael B. Jordan playing Johnny Storm. The people /against/ casting those actors as those characters (and similar situations with other characters in other movies) were upset about the race being swapped, the people who were /for/ it usually said something along the lines of "well the race doesn't matter anyway." The edit is poking fun about the way most of those people only seem to think that the race doesn't matter for /white/ characters, for minority characters it's suddenly very important.JimB said:The edited comic makes fun of the black guy for betraying his own position that race isn't important. That makes no sense because the black guy never says race isn't important. He just throws that back in the other guy's face after the other guy said it.Specter Von Baren said:I don't understand your argument.
Then why did you provide it, if it doesn't prove any of the assertions you make? Are you just trying to change the subject and hoping I'll drop the question?thenoblitt said:I never said that the article was the proof, I said this article is pretty non biased and lays everything out.
We're not talking about the strip any more, are we? Because the black dude in the strip wasn't trying to have it both ways. That's the people he was arguing with trying to do that; they're the ones saying race doesn't matter, so it therefore matters if a character turns black.Owyn_Merrilin said:Race either matters or it doesn't, you really can't have it both ways.
Basically both the comic and the edit rely on you having some background knowledge about a certain subset of the shitstorms that have hit nerd culture in the last few years.
Edit: I do see where the confusion comes from, but I don't think he was supposed to be quoting the other guy's argument. I think he had either managed to get the other guy to concede that the race wasn't an important part of whatever character they were discussing, or he was just going with it for the sake of argument. It's definitely something you need prior knowledge to get.