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Old 12-17-2010
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Question Is Marvel Correct in Casting a Black Actor to Play a Norse god in THOR?

Idris Elba (ROCKnROLLA, "The Wire") plays a Norse god by the name of Heimdall in Marvel's THOR film. Heimdall is sometimes referred to as "The White God," which is why the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is planning to boycott the movie when it hits theaters on May 6th.

The group wrote: "Norse mythology gets multi-cultural remake in upcoming movie titled
THOR. It's not enough that Marvel attacks conservative values, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin. It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves. An upcoming movie, based on the comic book "Thor," will give the Aesir (god) an insulting multi-cultural make-over. One of the Gods will be played by Hip Hop DJ Elba."

The way the statement is written seems quite racist. But does CofCC have a reason to be angry?

Elba recently defended the casting, stating: "Thor is mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the color of my skin is wrong? If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."

Several fans have responded by stating: "This PC crap has gone too far. Norse deities are not of an African ethnicity" and "Asgard is home to the Norse Gods. I wouldn't expect to see many Brad Pitt types walking around in the Black Panther's Wakanda Palace."

CofCC has previously called Marvel "viciously anti-white" and even "racist," pointing to the company's Black Panther comics which have endless evil white characters, who are murderers and rapists, and are often racist.
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Talking To be PC, or to not be PC

Forget about THOR being just a plain, old black guy - I'd like to see him as an effeminate, Chinese hermaphrodite in a wheelchair, who's visually impaired and infected with HIV.
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Exclamation Consistency

All I ask for is consistency.

Honestly, I don't give a shit about this shit, but if there was a historical, mythological, or fictional character that was black (Spawn, for instance) re-imagined as a white guy, the outrage of the liberal media and interest groups would be like an anvil to the testicles.

I think it would be a little more ridiculous if they were to cast a black man as, say, Abraham Lincoln, but as a Norse God why anyone would care, I don't know. As an aside, Gerard Butler was cast as Attila the Hun in a relatively high-profile made for TV movie several years ago - didn't hear any bitching about that from the Council of Conservative Cunts. Fuck 'em.
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