jueves, febrero 23, 2006

Have you seen my marbles?

L* said:

Sometimes I think I’m losing my marbles. And other times, it turns out that you’ve moved them.

So I know I read on a woman of color blog somewhere about how offensive it was on Desperate Housewives, the Alfre Woodard character talks about “putting down” her child, in the same episode where Eva Longoria buys the affection of a Chinese immigrant woman with a silver bracelet. (And, by the way, could THE MYTH OF THE BLACK RAPIST be any more in play in this show? )

Can I find said post anywhere now that I’m looking for it?

No, of course not.

do any women of color blogs come up when i try to google for it?

No, of course not.

And I’m really looking for it. Because, I don’t know. Stupid shows do and say racist things all the time. And is it a waste of time and energy to discuss them?

I don’t know.

But I do know that on American Idol, judge Simon Cowell described Filipino performer Jose “Sway” Penala as being “too pimp-y”. Oh, that’s right, when white boys sing Earth, Wind, and Fire and wear velvet or a sharp chapeau, they are “the bomb” and when a Black, or Latino, or FIlipino does it that “pimp-y.” Because people of color are only cool when appropriated by whitepeople or when appearing in white face.

PS the vote on Paula Abdul

Do you think Paula Abdul's face doesn't move when she talks because a) Botox is paralyzing her facial muscles or b) she's on major drugs?

appears to be C) all of the above.

And other people must be saying it too, because you could really see her smiling more last night, in spite of the paralysis.

2 comentarios:

brownfemipower dijo...

hey ktrion, that was mentioned by yellow baby on my blog in a comments section---ummm, I think it was in the picture of the white woman with the black woman comments section!!...

Pomegranate Queen dijo...

stupid shows definitely do and say racist things (desperate housewives, UGH!) and i'm so guilty of watching some of them (shame!)
I can't believe the crap on American Idol! Pimp-y?? What the fuck?
as for Ms. Botoxed-out Paula, I used to love her. I really did, she was kind of was my idol back in the day!