> > She has said that she was under medication at the time she made the tweet, she's > even > > said she didn't know VJ was some (small) % black. The comparison between VJ and the > > character in question... neither of them have strong "black" characteristics. So > why > > is it that people want to automatically assume it was racially motivated? > > > > Is something still racist even when it wasn't intended to be? > > Did you read the post you're quoting/replying to? I'm not saying I think she's racist > - I'm saying I think she's a fuckwit and a liability for anyone associated with her > name. Whether the "joke" is racist or not, it's a shitty thing to say. She's been in > using her name as a brand in showbusiness plenty long enough to understand this. I > have no sympathy for her. > > Or are you trying to say that saying something to the effect of, "you look like an > ape crossed with a sandnigger," is not offensive? If so, you must live on a different > planet or something. There's no way you can spin it so the comment isn't derogatory.
I wasn't necessarily replying to you specifically, just adding to the topic. 'Guess I should've replied to one of my own posts, or stated so at the begging of my previous post.
As for the "you look like an ape crossed with a sandnigger" thing... Eh, that seems to be your idea/conclusion. I'd only suggest these corrections to that thought. Not technically an "ape", but a character from the movie (I have posted 2 other replies in this topic with embedded videos that show this comparison). And the "Muslim Brotherhood" is just referencing that she's from Iran. Her skin isn't even dark enough to give the impression she's Arabic (and she certainly wasn't dark enough to come across as black either). Yeah, there are different shades of skin of people that are Arabic. But I don't think that's the sentiment she was going for.
If I cared that much about it, I'd probably look into VJs political views. Being a former Obama appointee/staff member, it's a good bet that her stances aren't exactly conservative. But, if that's what Roseanne was going for... I can't say for sure. I just highly doubt she would've gone the "sandnigger" route.
This will be the 4th video I'm posting in this topic....