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Bewitched is coming back and Samantha is coming back black

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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: Bluntone22
Why is this not considered cultural appropriation?


I think a fun experiment would be to make Sanford and son with an all white cast.

I would like to see what kind of outrage we would see. I have a feeling it would be the end of the world. Calls to boycott.

You would see those cries


Sanford and Son seems to be based on "Steptoe and Son", which was a UK comedy series made in the 1970's'.

www.imdb.com...





posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I dont know what the big deal is. Theres a lot of programming aimed at black audiences; always has been. They even have their own network.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
They won't be happy till they've ruined every show that was ever worth a damn.
First Ghostbusters and now this.
ffs.


Don't worry, derwood will still be a privileged white male, destined to be the running joke of the show.

edit on 24-8-2018 by SummerRain because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:18 AM
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Perhaps a remake of 'My Favorite Martian' with an illegal alien.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: TinySickTears

The only exception was a show called Julia, that starred a black woman. That show was in the late 60’s, just after the civil rights deal. There might have been a few black people with TVs around that time.


What about star trek or the Twilight Zone?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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I really hate all this, I want to see a black actor playing a black roll e.g. shaft, I don't want to see a white actor playing that part.
James bond is a white man that's what the actor should be who portrays him.

Black actors are just as good as white actors, I just don't like putting an actor of a different race as was originally intended is the right thing to do.

So many great black actors - Denzel, Lawrence Fishbourne, Idris Elba etc. I would love to see more parts/films written for them, just don't give them parts that were written for a white actor.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: SoEpic

Remember I Dream of Jeannie? In the pilot episode when Tony first lets her out of the bottle, there’s this blonde haired, green eyed lady who speaks Persian to him. How did it make any sense for a blonde white girl to play a Persian genie?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Remember I Dream of Jeannie? In the pilot episode when Tony first lets her out of the bottle, there’s this blonde haired, green eyed lady who speaks Persian to him. How did it make any sense for a blonde white girl to play a Persian genie?

Who knows what a genie looks like? You assume a genie would look Persian....were no white people or black people ever born in Persia? They would speak Persian.

The show was created with a white person playing the part, why change? Create a new show.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


I've been told by a High Priestess Wiccan that, in real life, Bewitched's Agnes Moorhead was an actual practicing and highly-revered witch in her day.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Could she make the dirty dishes wash themselves by twitching her nose?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.

I never said that - you assumed that which says more about you than me.
The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?
Using your logic then Shaft wasn't real so why not have a white actor? I don't agree, he was portrayed first as black and I would like to see that continue.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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IDK about your genies but mines blue.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: IAMTAT

Could she make the dirty dishes wash themselves by twitching her nose?


Hollywood always exaggerates for effect.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: SoEpic

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?



Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: IAMTAT

Could she make the dirty dishes wash themselves by twitching her nose?


Hollywood always exaggerates for effect.


Hence the goofy factor. Goofy doesn’t require any specific race.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: SoEpic

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?



Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?

Your argument should be that it should be changed to an Asian actor not a black actor!

The point is that that character was originally white, bring the show back but don't change major characters colours. It loses its identity.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: SoEpic

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?



Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?


You must be unaware of the latest Ghostbusters movie.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: dug88

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: TinySickTears

The only exception was a show called Julia, that starred a black woman. That show was in the late 60’s, just after the civil rights deal. There might have been a few black people with TVs around that time.


What about star trek or the Twilight Zone?


There was a kind of black star trek. It was a half hour movie made in 1992. Even though seriously hilarious it never got onto US TV.

Gay'n-word's from Outer Space (1992)
27:20



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: SoEpic

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?



Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?


You must be unaware of the latest Ghostbusters movie.


I couldn't even make it to the 10 minute mark.




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