- Oct 25, 2017
That's not RLM's angle. Just one of their excuses. It doesn't explain why they apparently took offense to Brie Larson, why they've said in the past that only people "obsessed with diversity" even care about diversity efforts, and it certainly doesn't explain why they're singularly sensitive to "marketing tricks" when a non-white male is given the spotlight (like somehow marketing has had nothing to do with the prominence of white dudes in Hollywood cinema...).I see the pattern, that many people believe, that any kind of major representation is good representation. And RLM's angle, that those are just marketing tricks, are seen as problematic in this thread. You can disagree with them, but i just don't see, what makes them bigots.
This is their angle: a fundamental skepticism of the idea that representation is a thing we should strive for. The main issue for RLM isn't the limited/compromised nature of corporate diversity efforts, but the fact that any conscious attempt to make cinema more diverse apparently feels to them like an infiltration of their hobby by nefarious forces (whether it be corporations or people "obsessed with diversity").
I don't know that RLM are bigots, but they certainly seem to have a white centrist perspective straight from the South Park school of comedy and criticism. At the very least, as shown throughout this thread, that has certainly put them in alignment with bigots a few too many times.