Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:20 pm

So I hope you feel better.

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 10:20 pm
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Balk at The Awl, on people upset that Idris Elba, the actor who will play the Norse god Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s movie adaptation of Thor is, well, not Norse:

Now, I can understand how aficionados might want to see a certain degree of faithfulness to the source material (a cartoon) here, and I suppose arguing that one of the more interesting actors of the day should not be allowed to play a certain role because your associations with it (which come from a comic book) make it difficult for you to see past the character’s skin color does put you at risk of seeming intolerant, but I’ll be charitable. It doesn’t make you a bigot.

It makes you a cretin.

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