Growing up is hard to do

This year’s Oscar Award Ceremony is called Blackout Oscars by the event’s host Chris Rock, a black actor himself. The reason, all the 20 nominees for the Oscars were white men and women. Rock went on to say that if there was an Oscar for the best host, he would not be called to host the event, as they would want a white man to win the award. Many black celebrities boycotted the event, including Will Smith.

Allow me to quote a few of the remarks made by Rock as reported in the Today paper by Christopher Toh.  ‘It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times…You’ve got to figure that it happened in the ‘50s, in the 60s, you know? Black people did not protest. Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time…Too busy because raped and lynched to care about who won Best Cinematographer. You know when your grandmother is swinging from the tree, it’s really hard to care about Best Documentary For Foreign Short, … adding that the “In Memoriam” package would high light “black people who got shot by the cops on their way to the movies”.’

And his final dig at the Oscars, ‘One solution to the diversity issue, said Rock, was to have “black categories” such as “Best Black Friend”….’

The Americans have grown up after years of slavery and discrimination against the blacks and they could laugh at themselves. Not that the discrimination is passe. They are no longer uptight that such things cannot be spoken for fear of being accused of being racist. Only immature countries would find such black humour, yes, anything bad is called black or yellow, taboo, cannot be spoken or be thrown behind bars when some silly racists would shout racism, I am hurt, very hurt by the remarks. Don’t call me black, I am African American.

To the bananas, you get the meaning of grandma swinging from the tree?


Anonymous said...

It is better to be a black American in America;
Then it is to be black in Africa.

It is better to be an American banana in America;
Then it is to be Chinese in Singapore or China.
Do you think Hong Kong booksellers will agree?

Hong Kong: Thousands rally over missing booksellers

Anonymous said...

What is so good about being Chinese?
What is there to be proud of?

5,000 years of slavery under Chinese Emperors.
Chinese Emperors okay ... not white people.
Ownself enslave ownself.

Rich Chinese bullying poor Chinese people.
Poor Chinese people bullying poorer Chinese people.
Chinese people are so stupid, we don't even know the difference between meritocracy and bullying.

Anonymous said...

Worry Not! Worry Not!

您放心! 您放心!

儿孙自有儿孙福! 儿孙自有儿孙福!


Anonymous said...

How long have Chinese Emperors bullied the Chinese people in China?
ANSWER: 5,000 years.

How long have white people bullied the Chinese people in China?
ANSWER: 1830-1930 ... about 100 years?

And what do stupid Chinese scholars focus on?
the 100 years of European bullying in China.
- talk about not seeing the elephant in the room

Chinese emperors inflicted worse atrocities on Chinese citizens than white people for more than 5,000 years.
- sigh.
- and it's left to bananas to have to point out this glaring fact of blindness to the "traditional" Chinese

Are Chinese scholars just a bunch of Emperor cock suckers?

Anonymous said...

Bananas are tasty.
The Grandmas that swing
from tree to tree and their
children will love bananas.

Bananas are welcome and
well like anywhere.

African Blacks in the US are
the extremely lucky ones.
Those that are stuck in Africa
can never dream of becoming
a M Jackson, Oprah Winfrey or
Many in the African Continent
are without power and water
supplies, not to mention airport
and subway system.

Anonymous said...

9.33 am anon, no power and piped water supplies are ok as they don't use handphone or computer. They can just chop a few trees to have fire to cook and go to river for water. Their main concerns are the lions that may hunt them for dinner when collecting woods or crocodiles when taking water from river. So they have many things to worry than whether some black dudes got an award or not.

Anonymous said...

All Chinese Emperors are dead meat now. You still having one giving you the nightmares, following you around, sticking behind your back?

Anonymous said...

To the daft 70% Singaporeans
- please read this

Why We're Ungovernable: The "Unprotected" Push Back
Peggy Noonan, former Reagan administration speech writer and current Wall Street Journal pundit has, like most of her peers, been wondering what’s gotten into the unwashed masses lately that makes them such unpredictable voters.

And she’s come up with a useful conclusion:

The rise of Donald Trump (and similar iconoclasts in other countries) is due to the gradual division of society into the protected — that is, people who make the rules and therefore benefit from them — and the unprotected, who don’t make the rules and end up getting screwed.
The latter have finally figured this out and have stopped supporting the former. Here’s her latest OpEd piece, in its entirety:

Americans are a free people.
Freedom loving people learn very fast.

Slaves (5,000 + 50 years of slavery) are stupid and slow.
70% of the slaves just don't get it.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Slaves are comfortable living under the rule of their masters. They feel so secure and safe within the four walls. Everything leave it to the master to decide. They only need a roof over their heads, 3 meals and enough clothing to wear. Other things do not matter.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Chris Rock has been thrashing the last remnants of racism in American culture, using his brilliantly scathing humour. Racism has made Chris Rock a very wealthy man, because CR plays the "black" card like a virtuoso. Why not? It's the American way to make lemonade and sell it for a profit, when the world hands you a bunch of lemons. (i.e.: seize on opportunity to make yourself rich lah)

Hollywood is just boring. The people are boring, most of the movies are fucking boring and of low quality. Occasionally you get a good one, but most of them are SHIT and appeal to generally the low IQ of people who can't wait to be "entertained" because they lead shallow and uninteresting lives.

Hollywood doesn't just dominate the film industry as a white-centered cultural behemoth under representing black America, but globally it dominates the film space. People from other cuntries also produce good films, but REGURGITATED VOMIT from Hollywood grabs all the space and attention.

Hollywood is declining, as it should for shutting out "other cultures". The entertainment companies making the most dough are in the GAMING INDUSTRY. Now that VR Gaming and associated content is growing quickly due to the hardware improving to a high level, and continuing to improve, Hollywood has now got serious competition and it is GLOBAL---mainly from the minds of people less than 30 years old.

Hollywood's problem is not that it disenfranchises black people. The BIGGEST PROBLEM with Hollywood is that it is mono cultural: it is run by white men (70% male, white) whose average age is mid 60's. So you can sort of get a picture of how "behind the times" the thinking is. No wonder they are LOSING to a group (under 30) of more vibrant, more open, infinitely more creative YOUNG PEOPLE from ALL OVER the world.

Fuck Hollywood. Time to die, dinosaur!