It really frustrates me how, when people want to argue against casting a person of color for a certain role, they always resort to “UM OKAY BUT CAN YOU FIND A NATIVE AMERICAN ACTRESS WHO HAS X Y AND Z PHYSICAL TRAITS??” and then it forces people to argue that, yes, natives can have green eyes or black people can have red hair etc etc
when really the natural eye color and hair color of the actress of color should be JUST as inconsequential as it is for a white actress because GUESS WHAT??? There are things such as 1) hair dye 2) wigs 3) colored contact lenses.
Like, I’m about 95 % sure that Jennifer Lawrence is wearing colored contact lenses AND a wig in the Hunger Games but nobody seems to care.
Like when it comes down to it, there are very few physical attributes you cannot/should not change via makeup or cgi—and those are predominately skin color & physical disabilities. Pretty much everything else can be, and almost always is changed.
Staging can change how tall a character seems. Actors can lose or gain weight or muscle as the character requires. Tattoos can be stenciled on. Body hair can be added or taken away. Padded bras or binders can be used. Hell, they REMOVED Ralph Fienne’s nose for Voldemort.
Wigs and colored contact lenses are two of THE MOST frequently utilized aspects of character costuming & make up and when you say something like “Annie can’t be black because black people don’t have red hair!!” what you’re really saying is that you think that people of color should be barred from playing characters unless they exactly match up with the physical description in a way that white people have never, and will never, be held to.
i hate it when my “friends” just dismiss something i’m really passionate about like “oh you’re talking about that again” like shut up don’t ruin this for me do you know how many times i’ve pretended to care or even genuinely tried to get interested in what you like????? the least you could do is fake it rather than making me feel like a burden
This is one of the most hurtful things friends do
it’s literally canon that steve was jogging around the national mall for a few weeks and kept seeing this super cute runner all the time and then cap 2 opens on the day he finally got up his courage and picked out his tightest under armor shirt and just went for it
it infuriates me when people tell me “lifes too short to not forgive people!” like NO lifes too short for me to continually allow abusive and manipulative behavior in my life and live in a constant state of anxiety bc I want to be “nice” or whatever
There’s such a big difference between moving past what someone did to you, and forgiving someone for it. I’ve never understood why people think the latter is necessary in order to do the former.