Hollywood Reporter Further Exposes Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns' World of Racism and Intimidation

Apr 06, 2021 09:45


Over the past year, the #JusticeLeague actor has assailed #JossWhedon & Warners leadership for what he calls racist and inappropriate conduct while filming. Now he finally opens up: “I don’t believe some of these people are fit for positions of leadership” https://t.co/rqSDKnALIG
- The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 6, 2021

buffyverse / whedonverse, film director, black celebrities, behind the scenes, gal gadot, sexism, race / racism

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karis_azura April 6 2021, 14:12:01 UTC
Joss Whedon reminds me of every man I've worked for who had an over-ego because he finally got some modicum of power in his life. I know we say this a lot around here but y'all, men really were a mistake. (I'm sorry to those few here who are actually nice)

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maysins April 7 2021, 00:56:56 UTC
LOL, you ain't lying about men in power.

I feel sorry for Ray Fisher, but I also wish he didn't go so far with Hamada. When you are dealing with someone in power, someone who is Asian in power, one thing that East Asian don't tolerate is humiliation in public.

People in general don't like to be shamed in public, especially when it comes to office politics. When Ray called Hamada out in Twitter, that's when I knew Ray got himself blacklisted. Nobody likes to be shamed in public.

Ray should've done it like The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Do it in stealth, not public.

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rara8777 April 6 2021, 14:13:25 UTC
lol a white woman found no evidence of racial insensitivity? Shocking.

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emptyobsidian April 6 2021, 14:20:59 UTC
She probably saw that no one said a racial slur out loud on set so, therefore, no racism! Everyone cleared of any possibility of racism!

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rara8777 April 6 2021, 14:25:17 UTC
What are microaggressions? Racism is a clearly defined entity and our understanding of it has not changed since 1950. /s

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pseudonygma April 6 2021, 18:52:00 UTC
The very fact that we have so many words to describe the degree of racism... smh

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iluvpans April 6 2021, 14:18:37 UTC
"Katherine Forrest, a former federal judge who conducted the WarnerMedia probe, told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement that in interviews with more than 80 witnesses, she found "no credible support for claims of racial animus" or racial "insensitivity." Whedon declined to comment."

From experience, I'm gonna say that when (white) people say racist shit they're REALLY choosy about who they say that shit around. It's typically in front of the person they're saying the racist shit too AND people they know won't call them out on it.

It could also be and again this is from experience, that (white) people tend to not notice racist shit as they'll brush it away with "I know that in their hearts they didn't mean it." Or won't acknowledge shit because again, they like their white privilege.

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doubtmars April 6 2021, 14:43:10 UTC
This. And from having to call people out on microaggressions *it's apparent that a lot of them don't realize that's a form of racism too.

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potter_lover456 April 6 2021, 17:10:25 UTC
I've also found that when I'm in the office and it's just me and another white person in a room, they'll throw out a testing question. I remember a new coworker sliding up with a "so what do you think about all that Kaepernick stuff" and after I said I agreed with him, she never came to me again.

I'm sure if I had agreed with her, she would have thought I was her new racist best buddy to gossip with behind closed doors.

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gloeden2 April 6 2021, 17:11:30 UTC
For me, the proof has been shown by people who looked White to White people but were, in fact, p.o.c.
Story after story I've heard in media or in person, from those people talking about how in front of p.o.c. White people act one way, and then when they think they're only among themselves, say racist shit like it's going out of style and they gotta get it all out.

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polynucleotide April 6 2021, 14:18:40 UTC
"Joss told [Gal] he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie."

and he still did. flash falling face-first into diana's breasts for laughs was so cringy and humiliating.

joss is a huge piece of shit. and every ounce of goodwill i had towards geoff johns is gone. get rid of him.

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stillglows April 6 2021, 18:10:13 UTC
iirc gal didn't even film that scene it was a body double and that's why diana's face is turned away.

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hannahstarr April 6 2021, 18:20:56 UTC
yeah, she refused to film the scene so they had her body double step in

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rhapsodeeinblue April 6 2021, 19:24:50 UTC
Just to add to this thread, + he intimidated/threatened Gal's body double to do the scene (he locked her in a room and threatened her career)

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artemisofluna April 6 2021, 14:19:35 UTC
Fuck Jossssssss

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