I think racism is absolutely hilarious. The level of things that get under the skin of these crazy people baffles my mind, and the only way I can respond is with laughter. So, when I’m reading that a group called the Council of Conservative Citizens are boycotting the upcoming Thor movie because Heimdall, the legendary guardian of the Rainbow Bridge from Asgard to Midgard, is being played by Idris Elba, who is a black dude, I can’t help but giggle. According to these folks, this is apparently the worst thing in the world. They resort to the usual arguments, that the casting of Elba is more PC-ifying, multi-cultural-izing of America and BOOOO! BOOOOOOO!
The TriC, as I’m calling them now, has also associated itself with Boycott Thor, the official home for boycotting Thor because Elba is a black person. They also take the time to talk about how Black Panther, one of Marvel’s few black heroes, “…is explicit[sic] pro-black and the comics are viciously anti-white,” and goes on to source that Black Panther loves to fight racists, and they also refer to him as a “genius,” in quotes like that. I don’t even know what they’re trying to say there.
I guess giving these people more attention is exactly what they want, but they’re so goddamned ridiculous that it hurts my sides.[Via Spinoff]