Anyone else not that hyped to go see Black Panther this weekend?
Before, I was intrigued by the trailer, but because of all the progressive shilling done for the film leading up to its release the past few weeks, I'm only seeing it because at least Infinity War comes next.
And to make it clear, I don't have a problem with liberal minded people so much as I have a problem with the ones who take being "progressive" too far. Nothing can be good because its simply good anymore. No. Everything nowadays has to be constantly pampered by the media if it happens to have a non-white, non-male, or even non-straight protagonist now.
Nowadays, any media product where the only thing talked about is how "progressive" it is turns me off of said product in a heartbeat which sucks because sometimes, it may have turned out that the product being talked about was actually good on its own merits, but because the media wouldn't quit making a big deal about the race/gender/sexuality of the protaganist or the "progressive" themes the product has, the creator of said product however noble their intentions might be unfortunately lost me as a customer.
And don't get me started on all the idiots on social media and news outlets who conveniently ignore that Black Panther is NOT the first black Marvel superhero to show up on the big screen (That honor goes to Blade.) or are using the fact that the film is predominantly black to bash on white people saying that Black Panther is their superhero and theirs alone. Basically "We wuz Kangs!" type mentality. I even saw a white person who said they were avoiding opening weekend for Black Panther because they didn't want to take away or suck up the joy from black audiences. WTF?
I live in a state with a strong African-American population and I've never seen a black person complain about a white person being in a theater showing a movie aimed at a black audience. Contrary to popular belief, nobody irl really cares about race/gender/sexuality the way progressive types would have you believe. My personal enjoyment of something isn't tied to whether there's an autistic character in it or not. Oh and speaking of which, the majority of my audience for Life of an Aspie is wait for it...not autistic themselves
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I'm grateful for what readers I do have and what they are doesn't bug me in the slightest so therefore, it only makes how I feel about the Black Panther situation worse because at the end of the day, he's not special in anyway. He's just another fictional character in a fictional movie made to entertain people and to say that he's a big deal because of the color of his skin takes away from who he is as a character. It's very shallow and disingenuous to me to only like a character because of surface traits, but that's just me. Rant over.