Black Entertainment : "Straight outta of Compton" offensive casting call

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  1. nilevalley

    nilevalley Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm not one way or the other about the "Straight outta Compton" casting call, maybe because i'm not sure how things are supposed to go. so, help me out; in casting for a part, aren't they supposed to be as specific as possible about the type of person they're looking to cast...so they don't end up with five thousand people who doesn't meet the criteria for the part. and, if that's the case, why the uproar? I mean, as someone ignorant of how casting calls work, in order to specify who you're looking for, don't you have to narrow it down to specifics? if you're looking for someone of a certain type, character, and background, wouldn't you have to mention someone/some group who exhibit those traits/characteristics? Obviously, someone gave her specifics about what they were looking for...in the characters that would be cast for the various parts.

    I'm not saying that you were offended, but since you started the thread, give me an example of how you would have done it in a non-offensive way...to get the desired results.

    here's your opportunity to teach someone who doesn't know; don't leave me out on that limb looking stupid.
     
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    okay...being from the deep south--Mississippi--i'm intimately familiar with the colorism issues, and if that's what you're tying to this...then, I understand your complaint. however, if you're casting a movie, and you need/want a light skinned African, a dark skinned African, and someone in the middle, how do you make that call without offending someone?
     
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    NV's absurd comments has led to her being added to my 'ignore' list as well!

    fyi
     
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    Baller too!!

    fyi
     
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    As per usual:

    Always let the other poster reveal what their true intent is, first and foremost!

    fyi
     
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    FEEL FREE to ignore me that is your right Mr. Chuck what I am suppose to do in your
    over blown mind weep? I just joined here so what does it matter? after 12,000 posts I am sure you have others who follow you.I don't and never will. I don't think you
    are worth it.

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    I just tried to post this thread in hopes of sparking a lively discussion about Hollywood's lopsided casting calls when it
    comes to black folks.
    I see someone misread the purpose of this topic. So some of the discussion was removed.That is to keep down discord. I just left a black discussion site where there was a lot of foul name-calling and constant battling back and forth
    this site wasn't moderated the way it should have been and it was just terrible to how the members went after each other.
    Next to them and their horrible criticism of each other "white trolls" looked like angels. Even though this site has strict guidelines on how members should interact with each other after my previous experience with "bad black forums" any sign of potential turmoil, makes me
    want to step back a while. Yes, I did remove some comments.Let's say I am going into a cooling off period.:qqb021:
     
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    i missed the whole thing? :11200:
     
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