Black People : 'Hobbitt' Casting Director Fire for Racism!!

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Casting Manager Fired Over 'Hobbit' Race Dispute
    Peter Jackson's company dismisses the crew member after an actor lodged a racism complaint

    WENN

    A casting manager working on "The Hobbit" has been sacked over a British actress's report that she was turned down for a role in the film because of her skin color.

    More on 'The Hobbit': Racism claims create problems | Cast revealed

    Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, auditioned in the New Zealand city of Hamilton last week but said she was rejected because movie bosses wanted only "pale-skinned" actors.

    She said, "It's 2010, and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin. The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who wasn't pale-skinned."

    Bing: Return to Middle-Earth for more on 'The Hobbit'

    A crew member also reportedly published a newspaper advertisement calling for extras with "light skin tones."

    A spokesperson for Peter Jackson said no such instructions had come from the director's Wingnut production company, and a representative has confirmed that a casting agent has been fired over the incident.

    The rep says, "No such instructions were given. The crew member in question took it upon themselves to do that, and it's not something we instructed or condoned. ... The crew member in question has been dismissed. ... It's something we take very seriously."












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    Pakistanis are more racist than white people... i have yet to meet a Pakistani who is not racist, classic and xenophobic ...yet i have some meet white people who are not racist...

    sounds like she just whining .. so what if the director dose not want brown skinned people..you have the option of not watching the movie.
     
  3. Kemetstry

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    I have not found that to be true. I have several that work with and for me, they arent that way

















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    I threw my Special Adition Boxed set of the Trilogy,
    in the Garbage.

    Jackson is one of those Ausies raised to hate, indegenous people, and theUruki did not look like ,
    Black footbal players mixed with Klingon, and processed hair,
    in fact the ones that Tolkien described as tan or brown skin with wooly hair, were the hobbits

    George Lucas got that hate thing going on also with that planet of "spear chucking" elongated lipped brown skinned fly people, with the king with "dread loks"?, and gangsta gold, in Episode 2
    and Samuel Jackson doing the Mantan Moreland when he gets whacked
     
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    No problem from anyone about Koreans in the hood, or Pakistanis,
    in fact both get kinda ole family like if they havent seen you for a long time
     
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    That does seem kind of odd, why would anyone regadless of race desire to be ina prequal when they have no knowledge of any of the other movies?

    Folks like her, asiatic with brown skin and straight hair
    portrayed the brigand humans assisting Mordor in ships from the south in the Return of the King

    and there are no such villains in the Hobbit
     
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    Because it's fun to be an extra. It has nothing to do with knowing about the other three movies














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    you would want your daughter or son to be an extra in a movie that was blatantly racist?

    Becuase it's


    fun?
     
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