'Thor' fans protest black actor

Mar 8, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CANOE

Idris Elba as Heimdall in "Thor." LOS ANGELES - When Kenneth Branagh cast Idris Elba as Heimdall in the upcoming summer movie "Thor," some fanboys furiously insisted it was wrong for a black man to play a Nordic god often described as "the whitest of the gods." Fumed one fan in an online foum: "This PC crap has gone too far! Norse deities are not ...

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Idiots

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Mar 8, 2011
 
Can't they just put makeup on the dude?
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Mar 9, 2011
 
Idiots wrote:
Can't they just put makeup on the dude?
You mean like Al Jolson?
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Apr 17, 2011
 

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Apr 17, 2011
 
Idiots wrote:
Can't they just put makeup on the dude?
Sure they can, only if a white guy can be made up in black face for a movie. The Racists Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson would be fine with that im sure
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Hollywood is full of nitwits anyway. Who cares?

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Apr 17, 2011
 
Last Screenname Left wrote:
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Sure they can, only if a white guy can be made up in black face for a movie. The Racists Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson would be fine with that im sure
Already been done by Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder. Al and Jesse said nothing and the movie is pretty funny.
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Already been done by Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder. Al and Jesse said nothing and the movie is pretty funny.
Don't forget Gene Wilder in 'Silver Streak'.

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normal guy

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Apr 29, 2011
 
Since there is such thing as a channel for black people (BET) than i think its ok to use a white guy and stay accurate to the comic books and enroll a white guy for this part. There is nothing racist about being accurate. George washington should be played by a white man...i would protest if they didnt since it is a fact that he is white. Read the comics of thor and you will see he is white.
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Apr 29, 2011
 
I saw something on TV the other day, a preview during commercials, about the movie and it looked pretty clear that the lead actor playing Thor is a white man. By the gods! But I don't know about the size of his magic hammer. Hopefully he knows how to wield it.
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Apr 30, 2011
 
normal guy wrote:
Since there is such thing as a channel for black people (BET) than i think its ok to use a white guy and stay accurate to the comic books and enroll a white guy for this part. There is nothing racist about being accurate. George washington should be played by a white man...i would protest if they didnt since it is a fact that he is white. Read the comics of thor and you will see he is white.
Dude, in all honesty, how are you going to compare a REAL American hero like George Washington, to a fake Nortic god?
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Mar 8, 2013
 
South Bay Native wrote:
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Already been done by Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder. Al and Jesse said nothing and the movie is pretty funny.
Robert Downey Jr isnt white, he is a jew.
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Mar 8, 2013
 
Konrad wrote:
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Robert Downey Jr isnt white, he is a jew.
Yep! And they're casting Downey Jr as Himmler in "Good Ol' Boys" ( a Nazi drama ) due to come out in 2015.

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Mar 13, 2013
 
The dumb bastards also casted 5'7", 150 lb. Tom Cruise as 6'4", 220 lb. Jack Reacher. This ruined the movie for everyone who had read any of the books.

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