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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

    Quote Originally Posted by BriRedfern View Post
    Knowing nothing about this show I Googled images of the cast. People watch this?
    It's like Sex In The City but instead of laptop references, they now make Facebook references. And instead of horse-faces, they have pony-faces!

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

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    Again, this requires that the writer intended her comment seriously, and was not "overstating to the absurd for a laugh."
    It's obviously she was being ironic, but I think you would agree that there was some bite to that Tweet and it was thinly veiled. That is different from a person who is simply wishing for more.

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    A question I might ask is why the reviewer felt the need to address race as a negative for the show? Did he/she not realize the can of worms they'd be opening, especially when he/she is giving the show a typically good review? It just feels like shit-stirring for no good reason.
    That's a good question, and I think that she'll give you a direct and reasonable response. Not a passive aggressive one like the Mister Mets was comparing it to.

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Roman View Post
    A question I might ask is why the reviewer felt the need to address race as a negative for the show? Did he/she not realize the can of worms they'd be opening, especially when he/she is giving the show a typically good review? It just feels like shit-stirring for no good reason.
    the blogger that wrote the article is bi-racial and populates the world being represented in the show. She wrote about an aspect of the show that she wished was different while largely praising the show and how relatable it is.
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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

    Quote Originally Posted by capntightpants View Post
    That's a good question, and I think that she'll give you a direct and reasonable response. Not a passive aggressive one like the Mister Mets was comparing it to.
    Well I explained why there's likely an edge to the tone, but I think we've dissected the comment enough at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kedd View Post
    the blogger that wrote the article is bi-racial and populates the world being represented in the show. She wrote about an aspect of the show that she wished was different while largely praising the show and how relatable it is.
    I can get that, but again, whenever you bring up race (in a negative aspect), you are inviting heaps and heaps of trouble.

    To her, mentioning a lack of racial diversity is just an honest critique and is meant as nothing more, to plenty of others she's saying the show is racist and we should react accordingly. It is the internet.

    I honestly can't say how I'd react if suddenly the show I'd been working so hard on for years was suddenly being criticized for something like that. So, yeah, could the writer have handled it better, sure, but you have to realize, while this is an emotional subject for many people, it's likely an emotional subject for her as well.

    She said something smart-ass, it was received poorly, she retracted it. That should have been the end of it.


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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

    Quote Originally Posted by BriRedfern View Post
    Knowing nothing about this show I Googled images of the cast. People watch this?
    See, this is one of the reasons why the '70s is the best decade for movies in the last 20 years. You could cast people who looked like someone you could actually meet in reality and still get your film made.

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

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    I'm willing to overlook Arfin's tweet in response to the huge backlash to this (2 episodes aired) show.
    Don't you mean blacklash?
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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

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    Re: Is this writer from GIRLS racist, stupid or cleverly ironic?

    I think it's better they just ignore the whole topic. Asking a modern white American to address race is like asking a Victorian society lady to address sex. Not only are we unwilling to ever talk honestly about it, I think we're in such a deep twisted state of denial that I don't think we're even capable of doing it anymore. Well some are, but they're usually immediately silenced by the freaked-out white majority.

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