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Hunchback of Notre Dame play cancelled over racism accusations

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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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In protest I'm putting on a production of Hamilton but I'm changing the plot to where everyone is dying of AIDS and shares an apartment building.




posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
Why does "esmerelda" have to be a girl?
Are there no qualified boys to play the role?
Were boys allowed to try out for the role?


You're right.

Clearly, cancelling this play was the right thing to do. There is just no way to fairly ensure that every role is played by an appropriate representative for the part.

In fact, I think acting should just be banned. The practice mocks the spirit of the characters who live inside each of us.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

In protest I'm putting on a production of Hamilton but I'm changing the plot to where everyone is dying of AIDS and shares an apartment building.


And make all the characters cats of some sort.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
And make all the characters cats of some sort.


Mormon cats.



edit on 8-2-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Only if one of them is former nun-aspirant who becomes an Austrian nanny.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I think you are on to a solution.
dont forget the witches and yellow brick road



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DBCowboy

Only if one of them is former nun-aspirant who becomes an Austrian nanny.


Just as long as the main characters are named Brad and Janet.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I'm now picturing "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" and "The TIme Warp" producing some kind of "Hamilton" style love child.

It is ... magnificent.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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to be honest i as a an american of tex mex descent was highly offended that selena was portrayed by a puerto rican lol



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Why even a human?

why they hate Dolphins bro?

Whai?



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:46 PM
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Maybe the lead girl originally cast was "the epitome of whiteness" but self-identified as something different? Ins't that a thing now too? Then who would be the racists? (As if calling for someones removal from a postion as such based only on the skin / eye color does not count for racist either) .

Which one wins if I self-identify as something I do not appear to be ostensibly, am I culturally appropriating what I believe I am?

All and all pretty much the crying wolf story and as mentioned before in this post - losing the meaning each time

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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Oh wow thats racist. I played big Jule in "guys and dolls" in HS. Im 5'5' and slim.

It was funny as hell. We never saw each others race. IMO, thats the point of drama class. Everyone becomes something else so as to tell a story.

These kids ruined it for themselves. We had Cubans, Mexicans, Blacks, Whites, Asians, and everyone you could imagine singing and dancing to white greaser pop culture from the 50s. ("Grease")

What a shame. These kids experienced regressive racism.


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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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Hunchback is a medical condition. It's cruel to name a play after someone on disability. They are protected by statutes.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

The Kyphotic Cisnormative of Notre Dame?



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

The Differently-Abled Little Person Who Rings The Bells of Notre Dame

New play name


edit on 8-2-2018 by ronjer because: That



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: carewemust

The Kyphotic Cisnormative of Notre Dame?


I think the queasy snowflakes would like that, lol.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: ronjer


a reply to: carewemust

The Differently-Abled Little Person Who Rings The Bells of Notre Dame

New play name



Obviously a hater of the hearing-challenged.

Why bells?

Why do you want to exclude the hearing-impaired?

Racist!



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: ronjer


a reply to: carewemust

The Differently-Abled Little Person Who Rings The Bells of Notre Dame

New play name



BELLS Offends some ladies who live in the south. It carries the connotation of southern bells.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:11 PM
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@ DBC and CWM...

LOLing.

I am self Identifying as a hearing impared southern lady now.
(Who you callin' Lady?)

And the beat goes on...laddi daddi dee laddi daddi da

The Kyphotic Cisnormative of Notre Dame? - MUCH better name BTW.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ronjer


a reply to: carewemust

The Differently-Abled Little Person Who Rings The Bells of Notre Dame

New play name



Obviously a hater of the hearing-challenged.

Why bells?

Why do you want to exclude the hearing-impaired?

Racist!


Right!

He was hearing impaired, Gabriel made him deaf.


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