Date: 2016-03-15 04:49 am (UTC)
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I'm of two minds on this. The original Ghostbusters were 3 scientists and an ordinary guy. But it does irk me that it's "and the black guy/gal". And I can see the complaints about the stereotyped behaviors, even by a comic who's in on the joke.

But I also kinda see "so, what, we *can't* cast the black woman as the ordinary person?" and maybe a bit of "OKAY, FINE, criticism noted! But the movie is made, what do you want, blood?"

I do recognize that it's important to make these criticisms, even if some of the choices were more goofs than racist/sexist/etc.. (I'm not sure you can call casting a loudmouth black woman as a mere "goof," mind you. But I could believe that certain choices that deserve criticism *are* more goof than malice or indifference.)

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